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European Investment Bank Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jun 7, 2019

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3.6
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European Investment Bank President Dr. Werner Hoyer (no image)
Dr. Werner Hoyer
36 Ratings
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  • "The pay is not quite sufficient to live in Luxembourg(in 13 reviews)

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

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    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

    European Investment Bank2019-05-29
  2. Helpful (3)

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

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    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one can face management culture (individual cases) which is completely unacceptable and which still exists due to outdated HR approach.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.

    European Investment Bank2019-06-07
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Came a cross a very good team"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    - put emphasis on qualification, - give younger people a chance to prove their worth, - have for each position a s structured induction program (e.g. systems learning materials, internal procedures manual, etc.)

    European Investment Bank2019-03-15
  4. "Great place to work"

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    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.

    European Investment Bank2019-02-15
  5. "Good life/work balance."

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at European Investment Bank for less than a year

    Pros

    A good life/ work balance.

    Cons

    You are doing the exact same job.

    European Investment Bank2019-02-10
  6. Helpful (11)

    "Think it twice"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    People with indefinite contracts doesnt matter if they work well or not, are goood profesionals or not: They remain at the bank forever. Paternalistic management does not help to a healthy and proffesional environment. Risk avoidance provokes more problems than te risks themselves: management should dare to take non-popular decisions.

    European Investment Bank2019-02-09
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Positive experience"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Luxembourg
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    outstanding work environment, work life balance & international exposure

    Cons

    bureaucracy,slow pace of work and sexism

    European Investment Bank2018-12-14
  8. "Graduate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at European Investment Bank full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, prestigious institution, good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Graduates can be treated as Administrative Assistants, no real career development.

    European Investment Bank2018-10-15
  9. "Trainee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at European Investment Bank full-time

    Pros

    good atmosphere, good work-life balance

    Cons

    in general the length of bureaucracy

    European Investment Bank2018-09-26
  10. "Rare opportunity for a banker to do something actually useful for the world"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Luxembourg
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at European Investment Bank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The work is actually meaningful, not just for making profits for the shareholders. International environment. Good pay. Excellent life/work balance.

    Cons

    The politics and the bureaucracy

    European Investment Bank2018-09-24
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