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CLS Bank International Reviews

Updated 19 Dec 2019

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2.5
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8 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work/life balance but a lack of formal career development/path structure(in 8 reviews)

  • "As a small company there are often opportunities to grow the company, whatever position you are in(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Toxic Management at a great location"

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    Former Employee - Risk in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at CLS Bank International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    International travel to the UK for projects and business as usual.

    Cons

    Politics plays a very large role at this employer.

    CLS Bank International2019-12-17
  2. "Very bad environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at CLS Bank International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    None no work life balance, no raise

    Cons

    Its like school what time you are coming and going. HR and upper management sleeps in same bed

    CLS Bank International2019-12-19
  3. "Great Place to learn new things"

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    Former Employee - Technology Intern in Woodbridge, NJ
    Recommends

    I worked at CLS Bank International part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Office culture and people. You learn new technologies with a lot of fun.

    Cons

    No Cons honestly. Great place to start as an intern.

    Advice to Management

    More employee events can help them to learn about each other.

    CLS Bank International2019-11-08
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Some chiefs should not be there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at CLS Bank International full-time

    Pros

    Small company with a straight forward purpose

    Cons

    Culture is controlled by the chiefs. Some of whom are ego driven and reactive rather than proactive.

    CLS Bank International2019-07-06
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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

    I worked at CLS Bank International full-time

    Pros

    Overall good culture within organisation. Most people are down to earth and friendly. Salary levels are reasonably good. Hours are reasonable for financial sector.

    Cons

    Most of the project managers fall under a new individual who frankly doesn't understand project management and makes rash ill thought out decisions. There is a lot of governance and audits done on the projects which can make delivery rather cumbersome at times.

    Advice to Management

    Choose senior management staff more carefully and with greater due diligence.

    CLS Bank International2019-05-14
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Messy"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at CLS Bank International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Avoid this place- all politics and confusion Good benefits

    Cons

    the politics and the environment are toxic

    Advice to Management

    The industry is a changing environment- what are you going to do?

    CLS Bank International2019-06-17
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CLS Bank International part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Learned a lot while here

    Cons

    Didn’t like the company values

    Advice to Management

    None

    CLS Bank International2019-05-03
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Nice enough place to work, but can be very bureaucratic unless you are in a few nice projects"

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    Current Employee - Anony Mouse in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CLS Bank International full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good if you dont mind process and a very regulated environment Some exciting and innovative projects going on Nice people. Good camaraderie within departments

    Cons

    Many areas are very control focused Major projects last many years before they see light in production because failure is not an option and you have to document everything a thousand times over to the regs.

    CLS Bank International2018-09-29
  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Technology in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CLS Bank International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Clear direction and investment in employees at all levels. The work in the last three years has become much more innovative and interesting.

    Cons

    None significant. It’s not a 9-5 office. People are committed and work hard.

    Advice to Management

    Keep Clear lines of communications open.

    CLS Bank International2018-07-22
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start or finish your career."

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CLS Bank International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Solid foundation FX, Project, IT, Security and FX Settlement best practice. Good work/life balance but a lack of formal career development/path structure. Pay & benefits competitive but bonuses pots not as high as normal banks due to non-profit nature. Great place to learn first class standards.

    Cons

    Competitive internally due to it’s relatively small number of staff. Ability to work in in both NY, Japan & London. Often management infighting and battles for the top job/s. Growth as a company is limited due to the fact that CLS was built for one purpose so you employees will not benefit from increased profits.

    Advice to Management

    Improve career path maybe with bilateral secondments to SM banks.

    CLS Bank International2018-03-23
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