United Overseas Bank Reviews

Updated 22 Jan 2021

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United Overseas Bank Deputy Chairman and CEO  Wee Ee Cheong
Wee Ee Cheong
319 Ratings
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  1. Featured Review

    "Trying times a true judge of firm's character"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Singapore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Overseas Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Always do 'right by you' when the times are tough Pay-for-performance philosophy Commitment to upskilling its workforce Great human beings as colleagues

    Cons

    Typical challenges faced by large organizations (e.g. slower decision making, hierarchical, etc.)

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  2. "Friendly work environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - KYC Analyst in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Overseas Bank part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly work environment that is great for everyone

    Cons

    Dont really have any thing to complain during my experience there


  3. "Nil."

    4.0
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Singapore

    I have been working at United Overseas Bank full-time

    Pros

    Workload is managable and work-life balance

    Cons

    Lower chance to get promoted

  4. "PBA"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Banker 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Overseas Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Good career progression if you excel and meet targets, a client facing sales position. - Decent salary and incentives

    Cons

    - Product offering is limited - Culture can be toxic and practices questionable

  5. "Good Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Overseas Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary and almost guaranteed bonus

    Cons

    too many layers of hierarchy

  6. "Business Associate"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Business Associate in Singapore

    I have been working at United Overseas Bank full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent employee benefits, culture feels alot like a "family"

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, conventional working styles, manual

  7. "Personal Banker"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Singapore

    I have been working at United Overseas Bank full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Competitive salary and career progression

    Cons

    No complain, management to help

  8. "Good company with competitive environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Overseas Bank full-time

    Pros

    High income for high performer

    Cons

    Very competitive environment. Poor insurance benefit for staff

  9. "Good platform for future moves in SME Banking"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Business Financial Manager in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Overseas Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast promotions for above average performers at the entry level (up to 2 promotions in 18 months). Clear bonus structure where you make what you achieve.

    Cons

    Extremely sales-driven culture, with many mid-level micro managers. Though not the worst, the role overall pays less compared to comparable roles in Singapore with commission-based remuneration.

  10. "Salary"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Manager in Singapore

    I worked at United Overseas Bank full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work culture and helpful colleagues

    Cons

    May have long working hours depending on which department

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