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8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 7 ratings in 2017)
"A global financial institution with diverse opportunities."
Culture
9.2 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.2 / 10
 
Hours
9.4 / 10
 
Salary
8.2 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.8 / 10
 
 
Training
6.8 / 10
 

Pros

  • A supportive and open culture helps people to feel comfortable in the company.
  • Flexible working hours means that people are able to keep a good work/life balance.
  • Graduates are happy with the level and variety of work they are given.
  • The salary is seen as competitive and fair for the industry.

Cons

  • Some offices are considered to be small and occasionally crowded.
  • Processes in the company make some feel that changes can be slow to be made.
  • While a lot of training is provided, many feel that it could be better tailored to individuals.
  • Past the manager stage, some find progression to be competitive.

What insiders say about...

"There were online tests, a CV review, a video interview and an assessment centre...."

"It feels like I'm at home as everyone is so relaxed and really friendly. My current..."

"The offices are clean and tidy."

"Your work hours can differ depending on what team you are in and the deliverables..."

"It's good. It could be higher as the rent is so expensive in the surrounding cities,..."

"Health allowance benefits, pension, Brighton football game tickets as we own the..."

"Competency-based questions as well as industry-based questions."

"I haven't heard of anything specific but the company's values encourage it."

"Managers are very helpful in onboarding you into the company and teaching you what..."

"This is a big strength of the company. There's a lot of diversity across the organisation..."

"You can look into higher-up jobs about 18 months after your grad scheme."

"I am given a good level of responsibility and encouraged to question the work I am..."

"I've had very good leaders who have always been happy to help me develop my career...."

"There are still quite a few bureaucratic processes that can sometimes get in the..."

"AMEX started as a shipping company and is not a bank."

"A global financial institution with diverse opportunities."

"The work/life balance was really appealing."

"I didn't find my current Continuing Professional Development training programme particularly..."

"Specific training for different departments such as finance, marketing, technology..."

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