DBS Bank
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Productive and fun workplace

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Fun workplace with nice colleagues, great place to learn about the banking industry. May be challenging at times due to meeting target and handling customers
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Stress free and fun workplace

pros: good staff benefit a lot of annual leave and dbs staff is good management that listen to feedbacksystem are very advance cons: low pay slow progression
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stressful when it comes to delivery. long hours

stressful when it comes to delivery. long hours work. management help is less. weekends work will be in place and you cant expect to learn anything other than project. self learning ZERO bcoz you wont get time. as weekdays are tiring, you will try to rest on weekends where you can find refreshment?

Pros

learning.. only learning nothing else

Cons

long hours, no work life balance, you wont learn anything other than your project bcoz you wont get time.
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Worst job ever with toxic culture

- Toxic and unprofessional middle management, forever criticize, whining and gossip about colleagues and team members- Meetings always got no focus and no outcome-Instead of focusing on work, people like to poke their nose into team members personal matters and privacy- Poor leadership, often have different directions on dealing with projects, confusing the entire team- Manager often say one thing but do another thing, then blame the staff for doing it

Pros

No good reason for staying in the bank

Cons

Noisy and gossiping team leads and MD who like to talk non stop
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REward

Rewards and big bonuses, good teammates. have a townhall to hear senior management update. skip level. feedback to CEO, there is a check for junior management to make sure senior management direction are done.
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Bad management and culture

Stressful environment, management not supportive of representatives, work very long hours (even on AL/PH) no work life balance, really bad experience
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Good culture

People are very friendly and salaries are fairly compensated. Good CEO and management style. Many fresh graduates and a fast-paced environment to learn from each other and good seniors.

Pros

Free snacks from time to time

Cons

Not much
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Wealth planning manager

Good starting pay Culture depends on branch colleague and managerOverall the company cares a lot of benefit Will come back to DBS again if I can…. Yesp
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Poor management

Poor management who do not know how to tap into the value of staff. Lots of differentiation between contract and perm staff.Toxic culture. Some colleagues are nice and some likes to boot lick
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better off elsewhere

management needs to review people in leadership positionsfriendly colleagues is the most enjoyable part of the jobworkplace culture can be quite toxic

Pros

friends

Cons

leaders not the most competent
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Coop

Best bank in world v good colleagues only problem is too cold aircon sometimes below 20c, should give all staff a free parka sometimes people are good with sales
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Management should improve

Management doesn't seem to be clear what they want and team culture is very untransparent. It is difficult to do proper data analysis work when the boss does't quite understand and doesn't show appreciation.
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Great company, management and culture

Great company to work at. People are generally and genuinely helpful and collaborative. Senior management is well-respected in the industry and listens to employee feedback. Only thing is some departments are siloed, yet there are many job overlaps between teams. Also, career progression is slow, and increments are minimal.

Pros

Good benefits, collaborative culture, good management

Cons

Slow career progression, hierarchical, complex org structures
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Good manager

Worked with individuals that know their responsibilities well, managed to learn things and manager will guide us throughout the journey. Work in office for 2 days and the rest remotely.

Pros

welfare taken care, dont disturb during leave

Cons

not much opportunity after contract ends
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Good starting place to enter the banking industry

A good starting ground to understand banking operations for fresh graduates. Met alot of helpful colleagues who will assist you should you meet any issues with your work, overall a very stable company
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Interactive

Good culture staffs are helpful . Able to work in teams and work towards common goal. Work life focused but most of the time things evolved quickly in the department.
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Evil Boss decides everything

The overall culture is good. Unfortunately I had a evil boss who likes to show many patterns and made you uncomfortable and purposely excludes you from some of the jobs.

Pros

Big organisation

Cons

Evil boss
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Stable environment that empowers you, opportunities to grow and learn. Patient supervisors.

Had a good experience because I worked in a small team that collaborated cross-functionally with internal and external stakeholders. Hence, I managed to receive good exposure in a short amount of time.

Pros

Relatively competitive salary, interesting and meaningful projects, great colleagues with good work ethics, pleasant environment to work in.

Cons

Workflows can be a bit messy because the bank is so big, approvals for projects take very long, approval processes are complicated and involve many parties.
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Good place to work

Good place to work. People work hard. Expectations are high, however, the worklife balance seems to be ok. Salary is ok, can be competitive. Bonus seems to be optimistic.

Pros

Work life balance

Cons

can be stressful at times.
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Biased, inhuman but well paid

DBS IBGT at CBP was a nightmare. People are ready to walk all over you at the slightest opportunity. you name the type of discrimination and this place is a breeding ground for it. Racial, language, age, gender. Meetings are full of inappropriate jokes.

Pros

Salary and bonus i guess

Cons

If you want to be alive, get out
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Forward-looking and employee-centric

Very good culture, fast and open minded adoption of new technologies, learning and growth opportunities are very much encouraged. Bosses on the IT side are generally friendly and push you to constantly upskill. Overall a very good experience.
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Based on 520 reviews

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3.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.4 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture
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