European Investment Bank Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 16 May 2020

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3.6
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European Investment Bank President Dr. Werner Hoyer (no image)
Dr. Werner Hoyer
39 Ratings
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  • "The pay is not quite sufficient to live in Luxembourg(in 12 reviews)

  • "High risk of loosing employability as all roles are too EIB focused(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing atmosphere"

    5.0
    Former Intern - Trainee in Luxembourg

    I worked at European Investment Bank for less than a year

    Pros

    Good life-work balance; Impactful organization

    Cons

    Nothing relevant to mention at the moment

  2. "Not a great environment"

    2.0
    Former Intern - Trainee 

    I worked at European Investment Bank for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance, good salary and benefits

    Cons

    Bad culture, hierarchical People are there to get a golden shield from real life

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  3. "Good on average"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in Luxembourg
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at European Investment Bank for less than a year

    Pros

    Global environment, good work life balance and great laboral advantages.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical structure and difficult to progress within the organisation.

  4. Helpful (4)

    "Be very careful!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Professional in Luxembourg
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at European Investment Bank full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work-life balance. Free international school for my children.

    Cons

    Be very careful: there are good teams, but also dungeons with bullies. Ask for advice of several people before joining.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "The potential of the organisation is unexploited"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at European Investment Bank full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It is an European institution so you can have good work/life balance and high salaries and allowances compared to the work you do. Easy to make connections, and there are a lot of social activities. The mission of the bank is very good.

    Cons

    It is very difficult to progress, and networking is way more important than merit. Extremely bureaucratic and political. People like to talk too much of themselves and their results but they do not work to get things done.

  6. "Good place to work"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Luxembourg
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at European Investment Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good environmment to work , work-life balance

    Cons

    Red tape, absence of motivation

  7. Helpful (3)

    "Can be an excellent place to work depending on the team"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Luxembourg
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at European Investment Bank full-time

    Pros

    Can be an excellent place to work depending on the team. Good benefits, work/life balance and may be a rewarding experience.

    Cons

    In some areas like Risk Management one can face management culture (individual cases) which is completely unacceptable and which still exists due to outdated HR approach. Unless there are significant changes in the organisation, potential employee must think very carefully before accepting the offer. Unfortunately, not much information is publicly available in order to make an informed decision.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Came a cross a very good team"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at European Investment Bank full-time

    Pros

    - Some very competent - very good work life balance

    Cons

    - pay inadequate, - bad/nonexistent induction program, - administratively sluggish, - place too high an emphasis on experience, qualifications take secondary place. - very conservative and resistent to change.

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  9. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at European Investment Bank for less than a year

    Pros

    International atmosphere, impact oriented bank, good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Junior profiles are hardly demanded.

  10. Helpful (14)

    "Think it twice"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at European Investment Bank full-time

    Pros

    International, multicultural. Good work-life balance specially for families with children.

    Cons

    Luxembourg is very small and lacks cultural life. The Bank is burocratic, not transparent, good performance is not recognized and bad performance allowed. High risk of loosing employability as all roles are too EIB focused. Big difference in benefits if you dont have children.

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