Workflow Coordinator in Manchester, Greater Manchester
Good stepladder for graduates
Pays below the Manchester Industry standard, but is a good starting place for entry level candidates to learn about Banking and office life. Thank you
Graduate Analyst in Manchester, Greater Manchester
Disappointing Graduate Role - Poor Training, No Direction, Dont know why they bother..
The Graduate roles at Manchester office has been highly disappointing from feedback of grads in my cohort, and seems has been the case for the past few yrs since the programme was brought in. The roles are billed as having lot of technical training and for good progression, when in reality the roles are processing - for the students who dont know this is literally copying and pasting dates and fee amounts all day (research "Settlement Process roles" before applying to understand!). As such, management seem to be focussed on putting a ceiling on developing grads so they stay in their roles for a long time.Any grad who has ambitions outside of processing should consider roles in other locations, or perhaps doing 1 yr at BNYM Manchester to get a foot in the door (whilst doing additional learning on the side) and then moving on externally (as there is a lack of opportunity to progress internally) - a lot of previous grads have done this... Having said this, be careful to not show frustration (which is quite a natural reaction when being made to copy files from emails to folders day in day out all day) as a lot of grads seems to have probation issues where they are forced out after 6 months - shocking! Worse that the higher calibre grads seems to have this issue more than the those who are happy to sit there.. Feel overall the office is nice, central location in Spinningfields/Piccadilly, networking is good, everyone is quite friendly and the management structure has been thinned out so easy to reach out to senior members of staff. But this doesnt account for how low level the roles are and how being in that kind of processing roles will erode the skills of any talented graduate if there too long! Also there is a bit of a show-off culture at BNY Manchester office where a lot of things considered fairly normal at other firms are put on LinkedIn and hyped up - feel there is a bit of an inferiority complex where Manchester office maybe feel insecure about the roles compared to the more technical ones in other offices and try to big themselves up a bit?
Quality assurance testing analyst in Manchester, Greater Manchester
My BA has no sense at all, since the pandemic has started she has not even once asked me if I am doing good health wise. People are working at the bank for more then ten years and are still struggling where as me I’m only there for a few months and my BA from one of the branches in Europe expects from me to learn on my own in this remote environment which is very challenging. I joined the company of thinking my job role is test Analyst and I will testing the software not actually making the data to test. Such a big company but poor management shameful!!
Team Manager in Manchester
Great for career building but only up to Manager level
BNY Mellon is a good company to work for if you are just starting out and looking to get a feel for a corporate career. Fairly decent starting salary and decent overtime rates. Good way to build experience. However at Manager level in the thick of operations, it is extremely stressful with increasing demands from higher level management due to an ever-increasing workload, reduction in staff numbers and efficiencies that are promised in lieu of replacing staff but that do not occur. Work life balance is impossible to achieve, and is not nearly rewarded enough. At manager level, you are salaried for a standard working 35 hour week but are expected to work in excess of 10–12 hours a day, without overtime pay. Change is a constant, and rarely for the better, and the attitude is to to do whatever it takes, for however long it takes to manage an unmanageable workload that has you set up to fail.
Legal Entity Controller in Manchester, Greater Manchester
Great place to work
Thoroughly enjoyed my time at the bank. Nice people, good work-life balance, very flexible to me as a parent and location in Manchester was good. Job kept me challenged and engaged.