KBC Bank Reviews

Updated 22 May 2020

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3.5
65%
Recommend to a Friend
67%
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KBC Bank CEO Wim Verbraeken
Wim Verbraeken
28 Ratings
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  • "Senior management treat staff very badly here(in 5 reviews)

  • "Working at KBC in 2018 - is broadly similar to working at AIB in the 1980's(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Supportive and fun environment but needs to be more transparent"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KBC Bank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Collaborative environment Supportive good atmosphere Work life balance is great

    Cons

    Moved teams regularly little communication from senior management The career opportunities aren't great, it isn't clear how to progress

    KBC Bank2019-08-29
  2. "Good work life balance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Advisor in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at KBC Bank full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance Vhi Good pension

    Cons

    Not a lot of progression

    KBC Bank2020-05-22
  3. "Good"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Dublin, Dublin

    I have been working at KBC Bank full-time

    Pros

    Positive ambitious outlook. Better for pay reviews than another retail bank.

    Cons

    Cramped seating space in the canteen!

    KBC Bank2020-05-18
  4. "Kbc bank"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at KBC Bank full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good leave entitlements, good benefits

    Cons

    Average salary compared to other financial institutions

    KBC Bank2020-05-14
  5. "Good company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mortgage Specialist 

    I have been working at KBC Bank full-time

    Pros

    Motivating, engaging, fast paced, inclusive, collaborative

    Cons

    Sometimes stressful and micro managed

    KBC Bank2020-04-28
  6. "Very good bank with a nice culture"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Business Consultant Financial Markets in Brussels

    I have been working at KBC Bank full-time

    Pros

    Good culture Good salary perfect worklife balance

    Cons

    in Brussels, but good to do by train or by foot

    KBC Bank2020-04-10
  7. "Horrendous - HR hell!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at KBC Bank full-time

    Pros

    Absolutely none. I would not recommend working in the HR department.

    Cons

    Extremely poor management Bullying culture Poor communication Micro-management Really poor HR knowledge within HR leadership team Poor decision making e.g. decisions in HR are often made based on personal opinion and Company politics rather than whats best. Style of management is to 'kick', not to lead HR staff often told 'if you are going to act like children, then we will treat you like children' Oppressive environment No development opportunities (sneered at) Certain senior HR people plagiarise other peoples work to ensure self preservation (and to secure their bonus). Performance management is non-existant. Staff are constantly marked down in yearly review and NEVER rewarded. Policies and procedures are not adhered to internally. Toxic environment and culture HR sick leave is really high. HR staff turnover is high. People are scared to 'speak up' and when they do, they are bullied out. Others resign. Aggressive and passive aggressive behaviour towards staff

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    KBC Bank2020-04-18
  8. "Nice team and environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credit Risk Analyst 

    I worked at KBC Bank full-time

    Pros

    Good team to understand risk profile of bank. Opportunities to learn from different business areas.

    Cons

    Can take a number of years to progress.

    KBC Bank2020-03-01
  9. "High performance and great opportunities"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at KBC Bank full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits and lots of opportunities

    Cons

    High expectations, long hours

    KBC Bank2019-12-15
  10. "Good Company - Bad Apples"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at KBC Bank full-time

    Pros

    Most members of management are very approachable, interested to hear your ideas.

    Cons

    One Area Manager broadly known to be a bully by everyone who reports into them. Experienced team members being treated inexcusably by them, old school manager who tries to shout the problems away.

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    KBC Bank2019-12-10
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