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BNY Mellon Reviews

Updated 9 Nov 2019

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BNY Mellon CEO Todd Gibbons
Todd Gibbons
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "No work-life balance"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BNY Mellon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good temporary job for a few months, overall nice people across all company, I made a very good friends there. Sadly these are the only pros I can think of.

    Cons

    work - life balance is a joke - they expect a lot of overtime (some people are doing 30 hours per month). You will be expected to work during the weekends. BTW - for most of your overtime you will not be paid, also you cannot take a time in lieu instead. Unable to take a full break or a lunch break at all, because of "urgent matters". Be prepared you will be declined time off because "there is no adequate cover in... the sister - department" (despite your job has nothing to do with that business line). Be also prepared to forget about your life after work - to plan anything after your contractual hours, because you rarely will leave on time; - no clear structure of the process, millions of systems instead of one proper, light years behind industry leaders. It takes 3 minutes to process one task, but another 20 minutes to do administrative job around it (mostly manual work)... - team spirit - depends on the team, but the one I worked was not a team, but a wrestling ring. It was run by 2 supervisors against whom there were official regular bullying claims logged to HR by number of people because of their scandalous attitude towards the staff. Despite of that management and HR did nothing and they are still working. Number of workers on stress leave. They intended to hire the best staff in the industry, however after 2 months of working with those 2 ladies, the best people were rated as miserable. Staff turnover is getting extremely high, everyone knows why, but management denies to do anything about it; - constant need to proof yourself to extend the contract, constant unknown if you will be working there in next months or not; - lack of training provided, staff learns on own mistakes; - supervisors have very little or no influence of the process in their teams, despite they are being held accountable for any single mistake; - excessive workload, you will get 3 things to be done in the same time - how long without a proper break, overtime can you survive there in such conditions? - management technique - "put a lot of pressure". They don't care or they don't want to care about the job and issues their employees are doing;

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    Advice to Management

    open your eyes.

    BNY Mellon2013-08-23
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Company reveiw"

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    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BNY Mellon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Infra, Good helpful people, very nice leaves, promotion hike is good, gratuity,

    Cons

    work life balance, extra work hours, yearly hike is bad

    BNY Mellon2019-11-07
  3. "Don't plan on retiring from BNY Mellon. Layoffs occur multiple time a year, every year."

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BNY Mellon full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and Work Life balance

    Cons

    Company changes direction with almost everything every single year. The company has been chasing its tail for 10 years. Layoffs are a part of life at BNYM. Quarterly layoffs are moral killers. Backing up others due to staff reductions should be written in as a 50% requirement in job descriptions.

    Advice to Management

    Spend the money and do it right the first time. Try being a real bank and lend money to custody clients and you may find it easier to win new clients. The bank has the best client services and custody platform in the business but yet is hemoraging clients to other custodians who actually loan money.

    BNY Mellon2019-11-09
  4. "Slow Paced, Low Pay"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Finance Controller in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BNY Mellon for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance with a low stress environment.

    Cons

    Not good communication between teams and departments, low pay, not much room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to grow and learn more.

    BNY Mellon2019-11-07
  5. "Not a company if you have high expectations in BNY Mellon Technology"

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    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Pune
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BNY Mellon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary, Work-life balance, Easy to fool the management

    Cons

    Such work-life balance that you don't have a work at all. No innovation. Such a meager work that you complete it in 2 days for a 2 week sprint.

    BNY Mellon2019-11-06
  6. "Lead Developer on Third Party App"

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    Current Employee - Lead Developer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BNY Mellon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Wide Array of Talent. Options to move across as well as up.

    Cons

    Work Life Balance needs to rethought.

    BNY Mellon2019-10-21
  7. "BNY Mellon"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BNY Mellon full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pension, opportunities to broaden skillset, supportive management

    Cons

    Long hours, high stress, low work-life balance for management

    BNY Mellon2019-10-20
  8. "Very Good"

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    Former Employee - Operations Executive in Pune
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BNY Mellon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    GREAT WORK LIFE BALANCE and Great Work Culture

    Cons

    Monotonous Work, Job like data entry

    Advice to Management

    Have some job rotation

    BNY Mellon2019-10-18
  9. "Senior"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BNY Mellon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance is great

    Cons

    Salary is very less now

    BNY Mellon2019-10-17
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BNY Mellon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance because there is no work

    Cons

    Disorganized management, managers do not care about you, low pay, very little room for growth and crappy coffee

    Advice to Management

    Be better.

    BNY Mellon2019-10-26
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