Close Brothers Employee Reviews about "career progression"

Updated Nov 1, 2021

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39 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. 1.0
      Former Employee

      CBAF

      Nov 1, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Bonus, good colleagues, new offices.

      Cons

      No career progression, long hours, no work-life balance, low salary, big responsibility for low pay, senior management are only interested in increasing the book value, sales people are prioritised over everyone else.

      4 people found this review helpful
    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Company

      May 19, 2021 - Administrator in Manchester, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good company, great people, enjoyable to work for

      Cons

      Working hours flexibility, Career progression,

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Too much bureaucracy

      Aug 17, 2020 - PMO Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Large organisation with good career progression opportunities

      Cons

      Large company which treats employees as a number rather than a person. Victim of its success that the company is too fragmented and has no real cohesion.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good company with great work life balance

      Feb 11, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance Majority of colleagues are nice people

      Cons

      Slow change Low ambitions No clear paths for career progression

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Not bad place to work

      Sep 17, 2019 - Infrastructure Engineer in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits Work life balance lots of new technologies

      Cons

      Unstructured approach Politics No career progression

      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      My New Role - Close Brothers Asset Finance And Leasing

      Aug 15, 2019 - Business Development Executive in Wimbledon, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people - I love coming to work every day, career progression - already had the chance to interview for a scheme to train employees for senior management positions and I've only been here 5 months, the company ethos and continued company growth, competitive salary and package, regular social events. Experienced and intelligent Managers who are incredibly supportive but still treat you like an adult and let you get on with your work - they only intervene if you ask them to.

      Cons

      Nothing to report as of yet.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Company

      Aug 14, 2019 - Administrative Assistant in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work/life balance, they really care about you as an employee and good career progression

      Cons

      No cons or negative feedback

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work for an old school company

      Jul 31, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work life balance Decent bonuses and great pension contributions Push to develop modern capabilities, e.g. robotics and customer experience People are mostly friendly

      Cons

      Deep hierarchies Need to know people to make things happen Old technology Focus on sales people mostly Lack of career progression

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      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Traditional values with a current twist

      Apr 5, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work environment both at branch and head office level. Small enough to know people very quickly and big enough to plan and work on your career progression. Lots of extra benefits and attention to employees well being, for example an extra day of holiday for Christmas shopping and for your birthday, healthy snacks available in every office. You don't feel like a number compared to other corporate organisations.

      Cons

      Technology and the way is used needs improving but is a recognised issue and work is on its way to sort this out.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Both good and bad points

      Mar 4, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Culture and People in company

      Cons

      Lack of career progression in current role

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