Pros: good work/life balance
Cons: very cheap, poor bonus, conservative culture, poor leadership
The best thing about this place is the hours because there's very few A-type personalities here (so if you are one of these, you will hate it, trust me) so people are more concerned about face time than anything- reflective of the antiquated culture that dominates. The pay is among the worst in banking, and there is little job security as they make regular cuts like a bulge bracket. The bonus is also one of the worst unless you are senior management (EVP and up - although there is no job security here, either). The culture is super conservative and you will work with/for mostly white men in their 40s and up if you are in any type of front office role. There is also a very ingrained hierarchy here, so I've seen really talented people overlooked just because of age or lack of experience- and then they leave and become superstars at real banks with real managers. I don't know very many people at mid-level careers who succeed here, but I know all too many who have left and become extremely successful elsewhere, which just goes to show what you're dealing with at BNY, and lack of leadership overall. that said, I would definitely retire here; workload is so light for a senior manager, you can easily coast into retirement just by being likable.