EBRD
3.6 of 5 27 reviews
www.ebrd.com London, United Kingdom 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 31, 2014

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EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti

Suma Chakrabarti

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77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Executive Secretary to Director

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at EBRD as a contractor for more than a year

ProsGood working environment and opportunities to grow and learn. You can learn a lot about the Bank and how it helps their 36 countries of operation.

ConsA very low turnover of support staff and consquently not enough roles

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good standards

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at EBRD as a contractor

ProsIt is a nice place to work

ConsThere is some politics in the environment

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

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at EBRD

ProsGreat environment, especially for those who come from countries of operations

ConsSome processes that are out of date but management seem to be working on improving them

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Very rewarding experience with good opportunities to influence emerging markets and sectors

Senior Banker (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsVery reputable international financial institution offering excellent opportunities for well rounded professional growth in a truly multicultural environment. It has challenging objectives and operates in private sector environment. It could be considered as a safe harbor in the time of crisis by someone, but it is due to its counter cyclical nature. Very good and supportive professional culture. No one would stub you in the back.

ConsGrowing bureaucracy. Institution is becoming very rigid due to ever growing number of restrictive policies imposed by its shareholders (public governments). Starting from certain level "glass ceiling" exists for career progression for the nationals from the countries of operations. While compensation itself is not that bad it is highly influenced by the shareholders' governments and is lagging behind the market for similar type of institutions. In other words the institution has private sector objectives and set of skills, but public sector pay.

Advice to Senior ManagementSenior management needs to fight to chance certain policies which have become obsolete and slowing down the institution. The Bank also needs fresh blood at the senior management level below the level of the President and Vice Presidents.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fast, fun paced and rewarding

Secretary (Former Employee)

I worked at EBRD full-time

ProsGreat benefits with 2 weeks vacation available immediately upon hiring. Company parties and retreats.

ConsResident offices are a little disconnected from London

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

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Good place to work, very international.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at EBRD

ProsInteresting people working at all levels.

ConsCareer progression can be hard in times of low turn-over.

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Good

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at EBRD

ProsA good working international environment

ConsNot too much staff turnover

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Safe harbour to wait till crisis is over

Principal Banker (Current Employee)
Moscow (Russia)

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

ProsGood work-life balance, appears to be a Brand name on the market, allows to maintain good professional qualification (provided the work period does not exceed 5 years)

ConsBureaucracy, mean salary, enormous number of senior staff

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I enjoyed working at EBRD

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at EBRD for more than 8 years

Prosa) The troops in general are great to work with.
b) Good Restaurant, reasonably cheap.
c) Very plush good looking offices.

Consa) No promotion paths most mangers have been in same position for years.
b) Behind the times from an IT point of view dont stay long or you'll be out of touch.
c) Some managers are out of their depth.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication is key. Stop making short term financial decisions to feather your own nest at the expence of working performance of the bank as a whole.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Peaceful, at times boring, at times stressful due to the attitude of the management.

Senior Portfolio Officer (Current Employee)
Moscow (Russia)

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

ProsGreat people; friendly environment, though largerly depending on the team.

ConsCareer opportunities and working atmosphere greately varies from team to team.

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