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Not so ideal for people looking for work life balance

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January 29, 2019
It is a sales oriented culture and long working hours, not ideal for people looking for work life balance. Colleagues and bosses wasn't too helpful, even HR people were grumpy too.
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July 12, 2020
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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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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May 19, 2020
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Personal Banker (Former Employee) - Central Singapore
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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December 4, 2018
Working at a local bank is pretty straightforward regardless of position/department/function. There is a tacit understanding of job stability but with a trade-off of lower renumeration relative to industry peers in other companies.
Pros
Job stability
Cons
Poor compensation and benefits
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