Standard Chartered Bank

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Standard Chartered Bank Reviews

Updated 21 September 2014
Updated 21 September 2014
593 Reviews
3.5
593 Reviews
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Standard Chartered Bank Group CEO Peter Sands
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance does exist, but there are some individuals who slog like slaves (in 47 reviews)

  • Nice working environment inside the company (in 38 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance based upon projects (in 19 reviews)

  • long working hours, low pay, no recognition at work unless youre an indian (in 15 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Experience at company depends on team

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    Current Employee - Preferred Relationship Manager  in  Karāchi (Pakistan)
    Current Employee - Preferred Relationship Manager in Karāchi (Pakistan)

    I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, Self management of approach and results, Rewards and awards for hard work - effort counts.
    Best feature - if you have an amazing idea and a plan behind it, and if you can go to the executives directly (bypassing your boss if he's an idiot), then they will listen to you and support you.

    Cons

    Your experience depends entirely on the Branch manager and Regional head - there were some great and terrible ones in the mix. But no one can take away your rewards or benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the siloed thinking within each segment, function and division.
    Allow low level employees (at the grassroots level) to feel comfortable in approaching executives for improvement ideas.
    Create opportunity for employee to voice innovative ideas - through a competition or dropbox.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    supportive work culture and good learning environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    Flat management and flexibility, you can always shoulder more responsibility if you would like to grow.

    Cons

    Salaries are ok. And sometimes there are too much work...no time for personal training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to works

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Officer  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Senior Officer in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work life balance as they have flexi hour with good working environment

    Cons

    Face pace company with high expectation and work overloaded

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great work life balance and very motivated staff

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexi-working hours and work at home policies. regular trainings by external coaches. work hard play hard mentality.

    Cons

    Not good business outlook. Expanded too quickly into investment banking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on core businesses and phase out investment banking.

    Recommends
  6.  

    fabulous place to work among the Indian MNC banks

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    Former Employee - Relationship Manager-Preferred  in  Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager-Preferred in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    office culture is the best....one gets to meet like-minded people.

    Cons

    compensation is relation to work one puts in can at times be an issue

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Employer for learning

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sub- Officer  in  Colombo (Sri Lanka)
    Former Employee - Sub- Officer in Colombo (Sri Lanka)

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good company to start your career, paid well for a starter, fabulous infrastructure, excellent people

    Cons

    too responsibilities handled by single person, tight deadlines, extended hours of work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to start a career

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly environment and team work
    good remuneration

    Cons

    High bureaucracy
    Limited space for progression

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You can trust the people you work with. In the main, they are nice people. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Matrix organization can sometimes may decision making slow. Dealing across countries and bosses in other continents can make life hard at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing the company values. They are meaningful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to learn

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CDD Analyst  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - CDD Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Boss encourages work-life balance. will not ask you to OT unless urgent. Bosses are very straight forward on what is their target, willing to listen and offer assistance. Given chance to prove yourself.

    Cons

    Communication with colleague who are not IT proficient can be very frustrating when rushing for deadlines and juggling among deadlines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructuring that takes too long to finalize had embedded unnecessary stress among team.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    emerging markets, good management, inter-company mobility

    Cons

    small scale, less strategic way

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take some bottoms up feedback

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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