Its a sweat fractory..good if you are single..if you are a mother and looking to restart your career please do not even think about ICICI as they expect people to work late, environment is not very friendly, no support in terms of crèche etc is provided.. so you either end up resigning or end up frustrated
ICICI Bank is a women friendly organisation.I myself had got 6 months maternity leave and afterward extended it for few more days.
Pros: a)Hard Work is recognized and rewarded.
b)Good learning experience.
c)A pioneer institute in banking
Cons: a)Timing are quite stretched.In branches it 12 hrs of work.
b)Competitive and some time there may be lots of pressure for targets.
Apart from all these ,a lot depends on department one is working and on personal front bosses plays an important role.
I have worked with ICICI Bank for almost 11 yes and have had a mixed experience with them.
1. There is a strong backup from HR team in ICICI Bank. My son wants well n needed surgery when he was 10 mths old, The medical helpline and the HR guys helped me a lot in getting things in place while I was busy with his surgery.
2. Work wise it is a very demanding work place. You will need to be in office for minimum of 10-11 hrs invariably depending on the profile you are assigned.
3. As far as growth goes it's a very debatable topic. I personally didn't have a good experience as far as the promotion go as I wasn't in favour of doing anything except my work. Feedback related to my work was A+ but as far as other non work related things were concerned I wasn't as per expectations.
ICICI does not discriminate with women when it comes to their growth. That’s the best part. Just because you are a woman, your promotion or growth is not held up. If you deserve it, you’ll get it.
But at the same time, it carries the same policy while handing over the work assignment. I used to come back at 9 or 9.30 at night from a desolated and highly unsafe area but I had no option as the banking hours were till 8 pm.
ICICI Bank is a Very Women Friendly place to work. In the sense that there is no discrimination between a man and a woman. But I wouldn't expect any specific Women friendly schemes or facilities there.
It's a very competitive and dynamic organisation which does not differentiate between a Man & a Woman be it targets, working hours or promotions. It would be an extremely demanding job so at times we might have to compromise on our personal life.