- Habib Bank AG Zürich18.Juni 2019 (Geändert am 20.Juni 2019)
The working climate has never been a brilliant one and has deteriorated significantly. People from too many countries and with different cultures work there, so the bank is lacking a common denominator. The Muslim culture always rules!
Of course you can have a better boss or a worse - usually with Swiss bosses it's easier to deal with. However, be prepared that it is common practice that they threaten you with dismissals to supress your behavior.
Sometimes colleagues stick together, but the next day may also turn against you. Satisfied with 1 or 2 good people.
Habib has not invented empathic communication, and you may well experience over the months that you are being yelled at or verbally attacked by superiors or colleagues. The general rule is: it's always your fault! The company has a strong blame Culture.
This must be a joke :) This is not a place for a modern woman with a brain.
Umgang mit älteren Kollegen
The situation is twofold. Habib has been hiring elderly men who have been dismissed by other banks (ie UBS) but on the other hand they do away with female employees with 50+ or 60+ after a decade or more of service.
Karriere / Weiterbildung
This is a very education-adverse company. Especially senior people who lack some education are inherently malevolent against younger inspiring people with a drive.
Gehalt / Sozialleistungen
They pay more than badly paying banks but worse then what is achievable for qualified people in the market. Once you get in you can expect no significant move to the upside. If you should be promoted to some kind of higher level, they grant you only representation fees only for some thousand franks. Bonus is at 2'500 - 5'000 CHF per year and is the same for everybody. In the mid-term you will fall behind your peers in other banks.
For "expats" from Pakistan etc. the fortune is different - they receive/received special treatment with private schooling, cars, promotions etc...For them it's a jackpot to work there.
Their IT is really bad, no service behavior, IT system called "Hplus" is from the desert and can only be used there.
Umwelt- / Sozialbewusstsein
The owners do have social conciousness - they seem to be regularly supporting foreign schooling etc. but to my knowledge mainly for the benefit of their ethnicity (Pakistan).
The only good thing here is that you can leave at 17.30; however, under the age of 45 you will have only some 20 days annual leave (above 45 it is 26 days). Besides, they don't pay any overtime and - God forbid - there is no flexible working hours or home office.
Bad bad in the industry, and Mandy people seem to kno about the top-down image of the owners / management onto employees. It is mainly the ethnics and personal relationships in the clan that count within the bank!
- In the long-run this company will need significant changes.
Let me think about this....
Please refer to my comments above. Some people in the bank you may find likable of course. Get prepared to look for another job in two years or so, if you are lucky you find one.
- FirmaHabib Bank AG Zürich
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