Close Brothers Reviews

Updated Jan 18, 2022

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3.6
62%
Recommend to a Friend
76%
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Close Brothers Chief Executive  Adrian Sainsbury (no image)
Adrian Sainsbury
20 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance is good in this(in 28 reviews)

  • "Big company with a very good benefits package(in 12 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Favouritism with senior management(in 17 reviews)

  • "Working hours flexibility, Career progression,(in 11 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Nice place to work

      Jan 18, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Warm and friendly people, very family oriented

      Cons

      Constant management changes happening throughout

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Decent UK challenger bank transitioning for the worse

      Jan 12, 2022 - Risk Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great UK banking culture Work life balance

      Cons

      great culture being diluted with recent big 4 additions Pay could be better

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good and bad

      Jan 12, 2022 - Senior Customer Services Executive 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay Bonus People Convenient Office

      Cons

      Behind the times Fast paced without fixing issues

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Nice company to work for

      Jan 11, 2022 - Graduate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice people, time taken to train staff and well located offices

      Cons

      Pay and career progression not great

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good Place to work

      Jan 11, 2022 - Business Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team to work within, thoroughly enjoyed

      Cons

      Lack of leadership within the division

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great benefits

      Jan 11, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible hybrid working, great employer pension contributions.

      Cons

      Long working hours for Finance Teams.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place

      Dec 22, 2021 - Process Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great environment and great people

      Cons

      At times can be slow in moving forward

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Amazing work culture

      Dec 3, 2021 - Operational Risk Analyst in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really relaxed working environment, good opportunities and internal mobility.

      Cons

      Other banks pay more and the bonuses really vary.

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      Close Brothers Response

      HR Business Partner

      Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Investing in our people is crucial to the ongoing success of the business, so we appreciate your dedication to continued professional development and the value this brings to Close Brothers

    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Very good

      Nov 15, 2021 - Senior Credit Risk Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very good workplace where they care about the people and with interesting projects. Good salary and good bonus.

      Cons

      Too hierarchical compared to consulting.

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      Close Brothers Response

      HR Business Partner

      Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone can thrive, so it's great to hear that you have experienced this, and that our efforts to ensure a fair pay structure are paying off

    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Review

      Nov 11, 2021 - Senior Customer Services Executive in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good bonus Decent pay Good culture

      Cons

      Trying to fire to quick Doesn’t fix a problem before moving onto the next project

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      Close Brothers Response

      HR Business Partner

      Thank you for posting, pay is an important part of everyone's lives, so we are glad we are meeting expectations in this area.

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