Gulf International Bank
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Productive and fun with pool table

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We were building a new retail bank and we were sourcing and hiring new talents to fill the vacancies. Extreme pressure service level agreement deadlines good team work and fun work culture overall great experience
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Worst place ever worked for. racist and incompetent senior management.Nepotism and discrimination is rampant.

Enough said. If you have a choice stay away from GIB. Highly political. Groups by nationality create a toxic environment. The number of staff leaving is very high. The top management is very incompetent but thinks they are geniuses. Misplaced egos. Worst place to work for.
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High job security

Career advancement based on employee-manager relationship. High job security. Different career options / flexibility in changing departments Younger / new blood
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Long working hours, no job security.

Long working hours including weekends without overtime paid. No job security as all are hired as consultants instead of permanent staff. Huge discrepancy in pay between two employees with the same job title and within same department based on nepotism. No career advancement opportunities.


Good working culture and camaraderie between employees


Nepotism, high rate of staff turnover and no career advancement programs
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A nice place to work

GIB is a nice place to work but there are many processes which creates hurdles and slows down the rate of work and make too much interdependent on different teams.
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I was working at network department as a network support officer, l work on solar wind website, also working on clear swift for email monitoring and I was doing telephone configuration. Sending emails to network maintenance...
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Productive and fun workplace with a great planning

Productive and fun workplace with a great planning. Great manager and a friend. I was lucky that I was part of a great team that made the project vision become true. the team were perfect proficiently.
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Professional work place

The best working place to learn and develop a better/professional career life. they create a leaders for the future. The banking industry is dynamic and competitive.
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Productive work space

Productive work space. Challenging assignments. Very good place for candidates to build their overall knowledge of emerging technologies. Good team work
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Old school culture with a family kind of environment

A lovely place to have been with. Carries a professional standard and welcomes new staff. An ambitious journey of expanding into Retail Banking in Saudi Arabia. Wishing them the very best.


Friendly atmosphere


Lonely at times
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Fantastic Institution to work with

Gulf International Bank is the top Bank in Bahrain. It is a very good organisation and maintained a very high ranking in all aspects. Employer employee relationship is non questionable. Each unit is working in good spirits to obtain the goal. Organise cultural and social activities including family members and it is always a fun. Proud to be a member of Gulf International Bank.
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GIB is one of the best places to work with, they are following the most updated globally followed standard in information security and how to get the bank assets protected from rogue insider and from external cyber attack.
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Productive and tough work place

I have been working with GIB for more than 12 years. I have learnt a lot and got experience with all aspects of business. GIB been a such productive and perceptive entity which I recommend it for others to join in which they get the proper experience and development they need.


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medical insurance
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Unstable and ruled by shiaa

After cutcost plan, shiaa is controlling whom to keep and whom to fire, work has no vision , bank is struggling. Stupid IT managers are keeping outsource who are bluffing them and firing insource instead, playing dirty plan to support thier goals only and use cutcost plan as cover.




Cheap low class health insurance, old blood HR people
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Fun and Productive workplace with a good support from the management

- Check all the trouble tickets raised by the bank's staff and customers. - Review the systems checklist and devices. - I have learned a lot specially in Banking environment.
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The people in GIB are nice. The job advancement is a problem as there are no promotions and salary increases.

The work culture in GIB is moderate and it is just like any other place. The management is not stable and always changing. This creates a disturbance in the work flow and decisions are random and sometimes harmful. However, the people are very nice and the company always tries to promote family life style.


nice culture


poor management
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Good opportunity to learn and earn

At GIB, they gave appropriate opportunity to all hard working people with clear attitude. I have learned more devices testing while working with them.
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Very productive environment

I liked the way they treated employees. Transparency is something you can notice there. Collaborative work is encouraged. It's easy to communicate with any department's head since they have open offices for all employees.
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Fun workplace , very productive

Dedicated team Very helpful in learning new things Everyday was enjoyable learnt new HR policies and practices Assisted in various projects and presentations
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Large bank with great vision

The bank has a gr8 vision to launch the first online bank in the Middle East but does not have the right management who would understand the work involved.
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Good institution

a true whole sale investment bank with deep pockets to invest


Government institution


laid back attitude
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Based on 28 reviews

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3.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.8 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.0 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.3 out of 5 stars for Management
3.4 out of 5 stars for Culture

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