I worked at State Bank of India [SBI] full time for last 19 years. I worked in different segments of Banking viz., Rural banking [Agriculture], Retail banking [Personal segment & Small Business finance] and Corporate Banking.
We, in SBI, have the opportunity to learn and gain knowledge through customized training programmes. These training programmes help to understand various concepts related to Banking like Risk Management, Capital Adequacy/Basel Norms etc.
The promotion policy of the Bank has improved in the recent years. People get promotions on a regular basis, based on their experience and performance.
Salary Benefits and other perks [travel allowance, leave fare concession etc.] are good, but not on a higher side as compared to other Government organisations/departments. Looking to the work pressure and the commitment required to meet the expectations of the top management, the compensation is low.
SBI is a brand in itself and the main benefit is the job security.
Good in terms of getting exposure in various facets of banking, Risky at times when given responsibilities of currency chest, ATM or loans
Repetitive work, Work culture not so good, Poor HR practices and stagnant career growth. Also, there is no fixed line of specialization.