Standard Chartered Bank is a leading international bank with a presence in 59 of the world’s most dynamic markets, and serving clients in a further 83. Our purpose is to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, and our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, here for good.
Standard Chartered Bank Americas was established in New York in 1902 and has a strong and diverse talent pool of employees where over 55 nationalities are represented. It is this kind of diversity that helps us to understand local markets, challenge preconceptions or limitations and deliver true value to our clients.
Headquartered in New York, we are currently present in eight locations across North and South America. Our Americas presence is a center of expertise for product groups that allows us to provide a range of services, platforms and capabilities to better meet clients’ needs, no matter where they are based in North and South America.
1095 Ave of the Americas, 37th floor, New York, NY
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Tapping into opportunities to offer feedback and ideas. For example, last year, the Bank came up with a watercooler challenge to tackle how colleagues can keep collaboration going while enabling a flexible workplace.
The objective was to work with our colleagues to co-create ideas to recreate ‘watercooler moments’ in a flexible workplace. We wanted to replicate real-life connection and collaborative moments – those unplanned office encounters that often lead to innovation but don’t happen as naturally when some or all of us are working from home.
Out of all the great ideas received, two have been selected by the judging panel to proceed to the next stage: SC Billy, an app which aims to be a one-stop shop for all staff engagement, connecting colleagues from across the globe virtually or face-to-face; and CoffeeMeet, a platform leveraging on a machine-learning based matching algorithm that helps make connections between colleagues who might otherwise never have met.
They have the opportunity to help make real, lasting change that goes well beyond wealth creation alone. From supporting global trade and investment, to helping people, companies and communities grow and prosper. We encourage our colleagues to do everything in the best possible way. It’s what makes us different.
Employees have the freedom and accountability to make a real difference to the work you do, challenge where we could be better and find new opportunities for innovation.
With the Bank, colleagues will be part of an inclusive community driven by integrity and transparency that balances how we do business with our promise to be here for good.
Offering unrivalled opportunities to work with people from many different cultures and backgrounds, and build relationships and partnerships on a global stage. We believe this diversity sets us apart. It also allow us to listen to new ideas, challenge each other’s viewpoints, unlock innovation and help us reach our full potential.
We ask colleagues to set Performance Goals, alongside of their Growth Goals. In addition, colleagues have the opportunity to set aspirational goals and are encouraged to have regular check-ins with their People Leaders to discuss their progress on their performance goals.
Performance Goals are goals that drive achievement of team goals and business outcomes (in line with responsibilities) — these are set annually. Growth Goals are goals that focus on behaviours, skills & capabilities for improvements and can be set at any time. Aspirational Goal are ambitious goals (outside of the day-to-day responsibilities) that aspire to solve complex business problems or support our Stands, these can have a multi-year duration.
Colleagues and People Leaders are expected to have a minimum of 4 performance conversations per year, including an end-of-year conversation. Colleague performance will be assessed against progress against individual and team goals / targets, adherence to the Bank’s valued behaviours, feedback received, and role expectations.
We are a purpose led bank. Our purpose is aspirational but grounded in reality. We believe that we play a unique role in driving commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity.
We’re taking a stand to help solve some of the world’s most critical problems – lifting economic participation, helping emerging markets reduce carbon emissions, and supporting a fairer model for globalization. As well as addressing societal challenges, we believe these long-term ambitions will stretch and motivate everyone to deliver our strategy faster and better.
Our People are what makes us a great place to work. We have the best colleagues who are friendly, passionate, helpful and always willing to go the extra mile.
We also have great employee resource groups (ERGs) that offer many great opportunities for our colleague to get involved and feel included. With a major focus on D&I, we have publicly disclosed our ambitious gender and ethnicity targets.
We take a four pillar approach to wellbeing for our colleagues – Financial Wellbeing, Social Wellbeing, Physical Wellbeing, and Mental Wellbeing. We believe that wellbeing is important and that colleagues can be more productive, creative and motivated if they feel comfortable, healthy and happy at work. Therefore we always strive to support the wellbeing of our colleagues.
Living out our purpose, modeling our values and advocating for inclusion.
In doing so, colleagues can continually appreciate how we:
-Do the right thing, value braveness, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do
-Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from both the things that go well, and those that don’t!
-Are better together, creating an inclusive place where each person is valued for being themselves, collectively working toward sustainable solutions
The Standard Chartered benefit provides a comprehensive benefit program that recognizes the holistic needs of our colleagues and helps them continuously navigate through life’s journey. It includes:
-An award winning, best in class 401k plan which includes company funded contributions of up to 8% of base salary;
-Market leading leave program with 20 weeks paid time off for employees who give birth and 10 weeks paid leave for other new parents of newborns, in addition to 20-25 days of vacation, 2 personal days, 1 wellness days;
-Extremely affordable benefit program which the Bank highly subsidizes or covers the entire cost and includes choice of medical coverage, dental, vision, short and long term disability coverage and group term life insurance with a benefit of 3x annual base salary;
-Wide range of additional voluntary benefits including back-up child and eldercare, legal assistance, pet insurance, auto, home and supplemental life, hospital and accident insurance, identity theft protection.
We have a great hybrid working environment which allows colleagues to agree a schedule which works for them and the business with their People Leaders (agreeing the days in the office vs. the days they work remotely each week).
When colleagues signed up for Hybrid working, they were given a one time allowance of $770 USD to set themselves up with proper workstations and equipment as long as they work at least one day per week at home . Colleagues were also given the links to our corporate partners who provided discounts on home office furniture and equipment.