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Assistant Vice President5 reviews
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Very hierarchical but expected.
Work life balance is not very good.

Career advancement not as easy as other banks.

Steep learning curve.

Management generally is capable.
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A typical day at work involves different activities, including, vendor management, problem solving, user management and many others.
It is a fast paced environment which includes long hours and constantly being on-call for service requireement
Cons
Long Hours.
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The company is a very friendly environment for someone who wish to learn as they provide many good opportunities for someone to grow and hone their skill sets and knowledge
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I work with a team of 10 to 12 Customer Service Executives. A typical day starts of with a 15-minute briefing for the team. Assist with approval functions in system, feedbacks from customers and letter or email writing. Attend meetings and work with various departments.
Pros
Young and vibrant work environment
Cons
Long hours
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Experience in OCBC - Infrastructure Project Management

No of Years - 4.5 Years (2 years as Contract + 2.5 yrs as Permanent)


Profile - Planning, Desiginig and Implementing Infrastructure for projects related to banking applications. Infrastructure includes - Unix system (IBM AIX, Solaris), Windows systems, VM and other common infrastructure like ISDN, lease lines and PGP encryption software.


A day on OCBC - Management stresses on small turn around times for marketing projects and each employee is given minimum 5 projects to manage in a given time. More time is spent on projects planning with little time to devote to personal life.


Advantages - Individual gets the benefit from the fact that you get better experience to manage risk and your skills for planning gets better as you cannot afford to make mistakes in such a controlled and tight timelines.


Hardest Part of the job - Planning timeline for multiple projects so that it doesn't coincide with other projects milestones.
Pros
Good experience on managing risks and controlling your project budgets and timelines
Cons
Too less time to dedicate for personal life
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