The only good thing is the brand. Unfortunately, it ends there.
Pros: the brand.
Cons: everything else.
A typical day at work mainly consist of constant bickering, shouting and often wondering if you will still have a job by tomorrow. Instead of words of encouragement, managers and supervisors always seem to find a way to put you down even more. They call it "pushing", but there is a fine line between encouragement and pushing, and no two employees have the same personality. One might respond different than the other, which unfortunately supervisors and managers fail to see. In turn, you create a perpetual state of discouraged employees. With their hopes zapped and their dreams crushed.
The culture that has been instilled is terrible. They only seem to care about numbers. It doesn't seem to matter how you get it as long as you get it. No importance to customer service and customer satisfaction. They only care about one thing - NUMBERS!
Forget about work-life balance. It isn't happening here. The moment you finish training (which is probably the 2nd best thing after the brand) "work mode" is permanently switched on - until you resign or get terminated. Even as you sleep, you see your boss' face and hear his/her voice. You wake up in the middle of the night with thoughts of: "how to do what they're asking me to do?"
Standard Chartered does not fail in making you feel expendable. There is no job security whatsoever, and those who last longer than a year is changed permanently to someone they did not expect nor wanted to become. A hallow shell of their former self - empty and discouraged.
It is borderline slavery and I'm hoping to save you from it.