BNY Mellon
2.8 of 5 997 reviews
www.bnymellon.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

BNY Mellon Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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2.8 997 reviews

                             

64% Approve of the CEO

BNY Mellon Chairman, President and CEO Gerald Hassell

Gerald Hassell

(255 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "good work/ life balance, mentorship program is very beneficial, networking is to move up"
    in 83 reviews
  • "It offers good benefits, very laid back and relaxed working environment"
    in 53 reviews
Cons:
  • "No room for growth, once someone gets to middle management, the career growth is shut off"
    in 22 reviews
  • "Senior management is not engaged at all in the day-to-day operation of the company"
    in 39 reviews
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Started my Career

Senior Manager (Former Employee)
Nashville, TN (US)

I worked at BNY Mellon full-time for more than 5 years

ProsTons of opportunities all over the world. Exposure to big business strategies, cutting edge technology, education assistance, good benefits, and international experience.

BNY Mellon was my school so to speak. I broke into the management game here, learned tons, was given opportunities to challenge mindsets, and introduce new ideas.

I was lucky enough to find a company that brought me on board with almost virtually no experience. I worked hard, smart, and networked smart. I was able to excel and grow as a professional.

ConsThe dollar rules all. There isn't as much investment in staff as I think is appropriate, and the executive management teams are very much old school New York. During my tenure, I saw years where raises and bonuses were frozen. In some of the firm's low cost markets, pay was exceptionally low, it was very difficult for me to hire High Caliber employees at the pay ranges we offered.

Advice to Senior ManagementRe-Think how much you want to invest in your work force in low cost markets. It was the driving factor in why I left, and I know others have left for similar reasons. Re-Evaluate the return on investments when it comes to your employees. Happy employees will always outperform their unhappy peers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Temporary Contract for 9 months

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at BNY Mellon as a contractor

Prosfriendly staff, fair delegation of workload

Conspoor salary, & lack of motivation

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Summer Trainee (Former Employee)
Brussels (Belgium)

I worked at BNY Mellon as an intern for less than a year

ProsWork life balance ; Teamwork ;You will work hard and learn a lot, and it will be worth it. Great chance to grow both personally and professionally working in a multicultural environment. You will follow a number of training courses related to banking and finance.

ConsRelatively low compensation for the banking industry and only few opportunities in Brussels office. Only back and middle office positions offered in Brussels.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Acceptable to begin a career

Associate (Current Employee)
Syracuse, NY (US)

I have been working at BNY Mellon full-time for more than 5 years

ProsYou will learn about the financial industry to some extent. If you show initiative, drive, and ability, you will be rewarded with more work and responsibility. I wouldn't recommend staying here too long, but there is value here for an early career professional (emphasis on early). Time off is generous; you likely won't be asked to work beyond your scheduled hours.

ConsThe level of competency of some of your co-workers will be shocking. This is a place that the unskilled and unmotivated are permitted to hide/float by. If you don't work in NYC or Pittsburgh, you will be largely ignored. Very low pay compared to industry.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Lots of projection experiences

Senior Cash Reconcilation (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at BNY Mellon as a contractor for more than 10 years

Prosprotensional growth within system real time

Consworking with irate customers daily

Advice to Senior Managementconsideration for ideas

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Up to you to make the most of it

Relationship Manager (Former Employee)
Dublin, CA (US)

I worked at BNY Mellon full-time for more than a year

ProsWell established business, with great facilitates for education and career and personal development, it's really down to you go take charge of your experience as the company is so big and middle management can be lacking in people development skills

ConsVery split between the business units with no interaction between colleagues

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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No growth

Operations Analyst (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at BNY Mellon full-time for more than 10 years

Prosfriendly people ,global environment ,interact with many different departments, you get to learn different aspects of the business

ConsNo growth ,No motivation for good people to move to the next level, associates do the same job for years. Moral is very low, raises are very low

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote people who deserve to be promoted , Have more incentives for company growth ,raises & compensation is very low ..Mangers don't encourage good workers for promotion..

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Created a variety of elearning courses in Captivate. Training Project Manager for offshore transitions.

Corporate Learning Manager (Former Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA (US)

I worked at BNY Mellon full-time for more than a year

ProsWork from home 1 day a week

Conslayoffs, hard to interview for posted jobs

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Terrific company to work for. World class investments company where invaluable experience & knowledge can be attained

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

I have been working at BNY Mellon full-time for more than 8 years

ProsFantastic group of people, excellent team atmosphere and 'can do' spirit. Strong focus on diversity and inclusion

ConsEvening conference calls with overseas colleagues

Advice to Senior ManagementMove out of your offices more frequently, walk the floor and mingle with staff

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Challenging and exciting experience

Business Analyst III (Current Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA (US)

I have been working at BNY Mellon full-time for more than 3 years

ProsEnjoy people on my program and learning about the organization

Consconservative in every way....compensation, culture, management style

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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