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Decent Bank

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Local Bank with lots of Singaporeans. Many Old Timers. Bonus is decent but base can be low. Does take care of its employees. Work life balance is there.
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Poor work ethic

Outdated systems Long hours generally but compensated so it’s fine.Generally colleagues are great,but still office politics do occur, But every working place has politics so its still fine i would say,
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  • Energizing work tasks
  • Clear sense of purpose

Good place to work but compensation low

Compensation is low but bonus is generally ok. Ample annual leave and family care leave which is sufficient each year. However, feel that base compensation can be improved.
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Good workplace

Alot of opportunities to learn and take on different roles. Able to gain alot of insights on financial industry and banking industry. Good start for those who are keen to join
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Productive

a typical day at work starts with the daily routine inspection of your equipment and then you will meet with your technicians for delegation of tasks and to discuss the concerns of the day.
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Regional bank trying to promote good HR practices

Worked for 3 years in the Tech & Ops Division. A typical asian bank where rank and hierarchy is very important. Promotions are far and few, and at the SVP level and above it is impossible unless the Group CIO herself endorses it.
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Great people but limited room for growth

Great people but limited room for growth. As opportunities seems to be given based on vintage rather than caliber.Had a great direct boss but that was not enough to fight the culture.

Pros

Friendly culture, great direct boss

Cons

Fast-paced
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Awful Place to work in

Everybody OTs, colleagues act nice to your face but then backstab and gossip about you once your back is turned. Old time staff have no patience for newcomers and bully them.Management is toxic also.

Pros

None at all

Cons

Long hours, toxic and backstabbing colleagues, poor management
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Customer oriented, productive, good staff welfare

My 14 years of dedicated service in UOB have given me opportunities to learn something new and challenging. My experience included learning Bank's products, providing good customer service, handling of cash transactions, attending to customers' needs and queries, solving customers' bank issues.
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Huge salary discrepancy

Salary is 20-30% lower as compared to other local banks. They do not appreciate home grown staff. Dinosaur age operating system and terrible management team that do not take feedbacks for improvements.
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A place suitable for retire

In overall, I would say UOB has been improving over the years. Previously their pas was below average than the market but recently they started having salary matching due to loss of talents to other banks. Holding a sales role in the bank, it’s stressful but I would say the sales management is still considered lenient as compared to other banks.

Pros

Good people

Cons

Indecisive management, slow paced
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Disturb

If you like drama and backstabbing . Is a ideal place to be. Paper general with zero battle experience. Emepror choosing harem very disturb plus you need not do well to promote just ensure all cca being partake will be best way to promote like red sparrow
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Toxic environment and suppressing management

Toxic environment created from toxic management. Endless grinding for KPI and hitting target is never enough. Easily get a bad management that plays the corporate ladder card and threatening game. The only slightly good thing is moderate salary and commissions (which can be easily withdrawn or deducted too) but most likely the reason behind all these are the low in demand for this kind of job.
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Good colleagues are the way to live

Hectic and fast paced. Urgent and high volume work that is fit for two person. For the slower ones, minimum OT until after 8pm daily. Poor management and planning. Usually hands out instructions when things already happened. No forward-planning. Favouritism within department. Salary is not competitive.

Pros

Strategic location

Cons

High volume, manpower, management, planning
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Good Salary, but High volume customer facing

Local premier Bank facing High volume customer and crowd. That's why offer a good Basic Pay with benefits. It is a steep learning curve and be ready to Take up challenges.

Pros

Good AL, offer High basic

Cons

Long hour, paper works lot, mass market
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Formal workplace

Good career advancement.Can learn a lot thru various departments. Good system implemented for the staffs..Used to have mant processes and long working hours but now, they Bank have streamline and make processes more conducive for staffs and more work life balance.

Pros

Fun workplace

Cons

Long hours
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Very hierachy

Stressed at work.Workplace culture is looking after yourself.If you do not have comrades at work, you are doomed.The hardest part of the job is beating the clock when if comes to deadline.

Pros

Big Organisation

Cons

Difficult to move inter division
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Nightmare company for everyone

Under pay staff and very poor planning and management. Will ask you to do work at odd hours like weekdays 11pm or even on weekends afternoon randomly.

Pros

Nil

Cons

Lowest pay in the industry. Treat you as a slave.
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Program Manager

• 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

Pros

Work Environment

Cons

Long Hours
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Long hours working + Non-stop Sales chasing (weekly)

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 - 

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

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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Based on 345 reviews

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

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