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Only concerned on numbers. Management pushes you for figures only. No work life balance. Staff welfare is undermined. Ostracised if you do not fare well, constant peer pressure to clinch the most sales.
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• UOB Testing Project has been divided into 4 Tracks
o Data Lake (DL) & Data Discovery Store (DSS)

o Teradata Analytics and SAP (TAS)

o Financial Risks and Returns (FRR)

o Data Masking

• SLA Data Mart Project also divided into 4 Tracks for a

o Customer from lead generation to Account Opening Process (Design & Development)

o Data Mart Creation and Reports Generation
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Work Environment
Cons
Long Hours
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Truth Story:
-1-2 mth class training with salary paid (learning process)

-Roles play, practical, validation & test after class training

-Tough life start below:

-On floor (Roadshow & Branch ATM tagging. working hours: i) roadshow: 11am - 6pm or sometime even late, until 8pm or Mall close. ii) Atm tagging: Branch operation hours, until 9.30am - 4.30pm (stand whole day), after that, required back Toa Payoh do cold-calling until 9pm (1 week: 2-3 days) *Long working hours

-No off day on weekend allowed, mostly on weekday. *If no sales, (depend team leader), sometimes no offday for week, bcoz leader show face, unless you are thick face & dont care your leader

-Weekend mostly Roadshow/ stand ATM machine get customers

-Selling: ONLY saving endownment plans & insurance protection plans given to sell

-Target: count by RPoint: (please understand bank term in calculation for insurance by yourself). Average you need sell 15 policy++ for 3 months.


-Happy or not need depend who is your leader guide you. Some leader will proper guide you, but some worst, only know chasing monthly target, and don't know how to teach/guide, only keep on pushing with Harsh way.


-Don't expect you will have proper office (unless calling in HQ), otherwise mostly is travel whole Singapore for bank branches/ roadshow at diff Mall

-Some leader only know talk big but don't know how to sell, their past experience don't really help you in fast-paced environment. Their Top selling insurance plans last time might be no longer exists today anymore.

-Be prepared on multiple paperworks and procedure to do
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Pros
If you are fighter, overcome the obstacles
Cons
If you think this job is easy, better ask first, job roles as above.
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Good work life balance, well paid, good team work, great environment and friendly team leader.
excellent knowledge base to troubleshoot the problems.
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The working environment is one of the worst I've seen, frequent last min change of road show location, working hours not taken into consideration, have worked 3 weeks straight of 12hrs shift without a single off day. after failing probation due to covid 19, retrenched without any empathy. After retrenchment, refuse to pay my commission even tho manager made a verbal promise.
Pros
transport allowance
Cons
bad management
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For people who is willing to work long hours with rewarding salary, UOB is the place to try as their sales acquisition side is fairly rewarding if you hit their target monthly
Pros
Aws
Cons
long hours
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A typical day at work comprises of clocking the KPI for all outlets and preparing powerpoint slides weekly.
Management in my department is very caring, helpful and fun. Knows when to have fun and time to get serious.

Hardest part of the job was the beginning when I do not have any banking background and the terms to understand, but gradually I managed to pick up pretty quickly.

I find my job scope pretty enjoyable as I get to learn many things and get exposed to different banking opportunities.
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Toxic working enviornment. Not where you want to be if you want to learn and grow. Most people managers there are not suitable to be managers in the first place.

A company stuck in ancient times with a Small, Medium Size company mindset.


Severely lacks intellectual capital in the company. Most staff in the company are only interested in their own interests and paycheck rather than doing what is right.


Plenty of back-stabbing politicking and boot-licking


No flexibility in working hours


No collaborative tools or spaces (Need to have private discussions in corridors!)


Ancient office infrastructure (analog phone)and technology. What is pantry space ?
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bureaucratic, toxic colleagues, lacks technology
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As a Personal Banker in UOB, it was sales driven and client-oriented. This was a fast-paced and competitive working environment. The overall culture more towards mico management as you will need to hit your KPI and keep yourself up to date to the economy.
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Was there as a temporary staff as a Technical Writer. The responsibilities there were to help standardize the documentation for presentation to Audit.
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A good place for fresh graduates keen to join the banking industry. Staff benefits are pretty competitive compared to market with 23 days annual leave starting this year.
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Company is in transformational stages and there are clashes of people and cultures.

Managers tends to micro manage and over reliant on external consultants.
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Do not be deceived to think that just because your colleagues are relaxed and local, they are forthcoming. This place is a place where you cannot let your boss know your aspiration as it will be used against you i.e. use it to threaten you that you will not do what you aspire rather than helping you to fulfill your dream.
Pros
Good training ground because gives you all the work
Cons
Long hours, constant re-org
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Employee contributions are always welcome and appreciated.
There is staggered working hours to allow staff the autonomy to work at the times where they are comfortable with however, this does not apply to all roles.
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It is political and management do not really bother to give you proper training. It’s like a trial and error. What else do you want me to type. Nth else
Pros
Well known company
Cons
No work life balance
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Most likely to continue with contract renewal
Some benefits applicable to contract employees

Efficient onboarding procedure

Secured network but hassle-free access
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Amplify errors, hard work not appreciated, but enjoy dealings with clients and other colleagues in other departments. Growth to handle complex cases, learnt to be self motivated and independent.
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Have to perform Overtime almost typically everyday, sometimes even on weekends. The current FTE headcount does not meet the requirement as the income volume of work far exceeds the FTE headcount.
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Nice place with nice people. Had a nice mentor who was willing to teach me whenever I was curious about anything and everything. Management abit slow but will definitely help you if needed.
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Typically everyday it was 14 hours of stressful work. You have to be available to come to office at any time on weekends. Friday evening was so stressful & frustrating in the fear of weekend work plans.
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During my internship there, every day was full of challenging tasks and it was one of the most meaningful experiences in my life. I learned many soft skills, related to the project management, communication, etc. within the team. My supervisor gave me lots of helpful advice which influence me over the years. Overall, they provide employers a great working environment.
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