Build Your Career in PBZ
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The foundations of our successful business are our employees, who actively take part in the modern development of the bank, and in creating constant changes. PBZ, as an innovative and contemporary bank directed at internal development, provides an environment in which you can evolve in the direction you want. To us, the universal way of achieving a career is not a mystery: by efficient work, by goal completion, by the continuous development of competencies, by responsible managerial behaviour, by the acceptance of diversity, by team contribution and personal proactivity. All the prerequisites are there, you just need to put them to use.
“The world is as interesting as we are curious”
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Who we are
PBZ kindergarten Čigra
Following the policy of social responsibility and employee care, the PBZ Group by the opening of a corporate kindergarten, in 2012 has entered a narrow circle of employers who strive to provide better working conditions for their employees. The decision of the Bank’s Management Board to co-finance part of the kindergarten programme cost for the children of PBZ Group employees is an additional benefit, which together with the subsidy of the City of Zagreb, making the price of private corporate kindergarten very acceptable. The kindergarten can accommodate a total of 93 children, with more than 80 children enrolled each school year.
At the PBZ Group, we recognise the importance of caring for the health of our employees. We have, therefore, since 1995, made available to all our employees the participation in preventive health check-ups every two years. As a part of the Intesa Sanpaolo International Healthcare Programme, all PBZ Group employees have access to the world's most respectable medical experts and treatment at the best clinical centres in the world.
At the PBZ Group, we also organize various sports sections which PBZ Group employees can join and which also enable to our employees to lead a more active and healthy lifestyle.
Privredna Banka Zagreb received the Key Difference Award 2011 in the gender equality category and was, also, one of the finalists in the general equality category. The Bank has, in its award entry, proved real respect, as well as regulating and organising numerous activities aimed at which are directed to true and unlimited supporting of the principle of prohibiting discrimination and principles of respecting all differences based on gender, age, disability or ethnicity. The award is a part of the project “Encouraging Diversity on the Croatian Labour Market” and is awarded by the Human Rights Office of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, in partnership with the Mobbing Victim Assistance and Training Association and the Institute for Labour Market Development.
Privredna Banka Zagreb is one of the first Croatian companies that received in 2014 recognition as the MAMFORCE COMPANY® for excellence in implementing family-friendly policies. The tradition of responsible human resources management provides PBZ employees with a broad range of benefits, helps them achieve the ideal work-life balance and promotes the optimum career development.
By creating social security, we want to influence the satisfaction of the Group's employees and thus create good interpersonal relationships that are a precondition for developing a healthy team spirit. The social protection of PBZ Group employees implemented through numerous activities. Through procedures and regulations are clearly stated the conditions and ways of providing employee care in order to protect them against various risks that may arise due to certain life circumstances and situations affecting their social stability and safety. In a broader sense, social protection also covers a wide range of social issues, such as providing assistance to severely ill employees and members of their families or socially vulnerable employees and their families. Within these activities, we provide assistance children of deceased and former employees and provide subsidies for the purchase of school books to our employees who have school-aged children.
The main goal of the Association is to create a variety of opportunities for raising the quality of spare time enjoyed by its members. Sports sections cover the entire PBZ network, providing our employees from all over Croatia with the opportunity to participate in organised and group workouts. We organise various sports competitions throughout the year and international competitions organised by the Parent Bank under the slogan “We are Intesa Sanpaolo Group”. As further possibilities of improving the quality of life of our employees, were arranged numerous discounts and benefits with various service providers and shops which our employees can use.
Internal Newspaper PBZXpress
In 2006, the Human Resources Department has in cooperation with the PR & Marketing Department launched the internal gazette – PBZXpress with the aim of improving internal communication within the PBZ Group. PBZXpress is distributed among the entire PBZ Group every month, with each employee personally receiving his or her own copy. PBZXpress is distinguished by its focus on employees who shape it by contributing their suggestions and ideas, at the same time making our employees the authors of articles published in the gazette.
How to join the PBZ Group?
We base the selection of new associates on how their key competences best suit them for individual positions, enabling them to reach their full potential at their new workplace. Different methods are used in the process, in order to ensure that the evaluation of competences is as objective, effective and reliable as possible. Each candidate included in the selection process for a position within the PBZ Group goes through three or more rounds of selection, all of which require that certain criteria be met before the candidate is advanced to the next round. Psychological assessment which includes cognitive abilities tests and a personality questionnaire is conducted in the first round of selection. The next step is an interview with the Human Resources representative, and the managers of the organisational unit which employs the new employee participate in the interview in the third selection round. Depending on the position to be filled, the selection process may additionally include a foreign language test, a test concerning the command of MS Excel, preparation of professional presentations and/or an additional selection interview.
Round of selection
Upon completion of the selection process, each candidate who has been included in one of the selection rounds receives feedback. The data of the candidates involved in the selection process remains in the PBZ Group’s database for future tenders. There is a possibility of contacting the candidate again in case of an open position which is in accordance with their professional skill set and interests.
Presentation of the employer
In order to meet potential candidates and present job opportunities and career prospects within the PBZ Group, we cooperate with numerous institutions, higher education institutions, and student associations.
Therefore, the PBZ Group attends career days of many universities throughout Croatia. In the past year, we were available at the Faculty of Organisation and Informatics, Faculty of Science, and at events organised by the eStudent student association. In collaboration with the VIDI magazine, we hold a presentation of PBZ Group’s IT and communication technologies for the best students at universities of technology once a year and give away 100 free annual VIDI magazine subscriptions.
Frequently asked questions
What does PBZ Group’s selection process involve?
The selection process is identical for all candidates and includes psychological testing as a first step and, in most cases, two rounds of selection interviews. For particular tenders there is a need for an additional round that includes assessment of specific knowledge relevant for the open position.
What if I don’t live in Zagreb and I am unable to attend a selection event there?
For all candidates who are unable to take part in the selection process in Zagreb, we arrange an online selection process in the form of psychological testing via our partner site at https://www.careerathand.com/ followed by a Skype interview.
What do psychological tests involve?
Our psychological evaluation includes cognitive abilities tests and a personality questionnaire without focusing on domain-specific knowledge. You can find more information in the “Selection process” section.
How long does a psychological test take?
A psychological test at the Bank’s premises takes about two and a half hours, with about one and a half hours required to complete an online evaluation.
What can I expect after sending an application form to firstname.lastname@example.org?
If everything is all right with your application, you will receive our thank you message via e-mail. If we need to hire a candidate with your professional skill set, we will contact you in order to include you in the selection process for the open position.
How long do you keep my personal details in your applicant database?
Candidates’ open applications are stored in our database for a period of twelve months. We invite you to resend you application after the expiry of this period to let us know that you are still interested in PBZ Group as an employer. If there are changes to your professional CV, you can also send us an update earlier.
What does a business “dress code” mean?
A business dress code excludes clothes unsuitable for a business environment, jeans, or sportswear, and trainers.
How to pursue a career in the PBZ Group?
When new positions are opened or filled, we also offer the opportunity to our own employees who are looking for a different experience than their current one. By taking part in internal recruitment, our employees build on their previous knowledge and, at the same time, organisational units gain new vigour and strength within their own ranks from individuals who know how the system works, yet provide a new and different perspective.
Employees of the PBZ Group, member of the great Intesa Sanpaolo banking group, have the option of taking part in the international internal recruitment of the ISP Group, and in that way have an opportunity to gain international experience in the mother bank, or in one of its other members. By working abroad, most often for two years, the employees gain precious expert knowledge, develop their professional competencies, and master foreign languages. The international arrangement is temporary in nature, and with its expiration, the employee is returned to their initial organizational unit within the PBZ Group. By working in an international team, tolerance for diversity, diverse cultures, customs and habits is additionally being developed, which significantly enriches not only the person but also the organization to which they belong. Upon their return to Croatia, and with the sharing of such experiences, our team is becoming stronger in the spirit of tolerance, respect and understanding of clients and colleagues. The knowledge and experience gained, as well as its selfless sharing with colleagues, can be an additional factor for further the advancement of the employee in the PBZ Group. Previous international experiences foster the significant interest of the ISP Group in our employees, but also further applications of our colleagues. Some employees have already returned, some are still in international teams, and some are currently planning to go.
My PBZ story
Office Director in the Zagreb Region
I joined the PBZ team in 2005 and my first job was as a bank clerk after passing the professional exam, I worked as a personal banker, where I gained experience in credit operation and later I worked as shift supervisor where, along with various other assignments, I assisted the office manager in controlling all the business processes and budget realization.I gained my first experience in management in 2007 as the manager of an office with 10 employees, and in 2008, as the office director, I took over the management of a strategic office with 22 employees and the responsibility for the overall business and quality of work, a hundred percent of budget realization, profitability and successful business activity. My work day is extremely dynamic and includes the application and supervision of all aspects of Retail business, cooperation with colleagues from other Bank departments and conversations with the most demanding clients. Upon arrival, new employees I am introducing to the business usually first ask what is unique about it. My answer is:
1. we work with clients
2. we work with their money
3. we handle a lot of information which must be faithfully presented
4. clients have to leave satisfied if we want them to return
The demands of clients and the business environment are getting more and more complex and, therefore, for successful business, continued professional training in general knowledge of banking operations, as well as in the accompanying soft skills and competencies is paramount. After receiving my degree from the Faculty of Economy in Zagreb, I finished the three-year PBZ Business School and gained another degree in the field of General Management.I completed many programmes in the field of communication and salesmanship, coaching and motivation, and gained the authorisation from HANFA for representing in accordance with the Insurance Act. . I come to work by bicycle and I always leave with a smile.
Risk Management Department Director
I work as the Risk Management Department Director and I’m in charge of a team dealing with rules and processes of decision-making in relation to the Bank’s credit operations. Of course, with internal methodologies and rules of conduct, the focus of activities is the building of information systems that, on the one hand, contain the rules concerning fast and automated decision-making on the basis of internal statistical models, and on the other, also support decision-making in cases of great and more complex loan requests. I was employed by the Bank after receiving a degree from FER, an unusual choice among my student colleagues, but an education in engineering showed itself here as both useful and applicable. I began a structured internship in several of the Bank’s organizational parts and afterwards there was an 18 months period of education and work in the mother firm in Milan. Upon my return in Zagreb, I chose to pursue a career in Risk Management as it seemed interesting, challenging, new and technologically advanced. Every day is a new challenge for me, an opportunity to learn, solve problems and meet new people.I consider the environment in which I work to be the most important part of the job: from colleagues in possession of extraordinary qualities, who help each other and always are ready to accept a new challenge, to supervisors who are there in case something doesn’t go as planned and who encourage enthusiasm and proactivity. In short, with all the intricacies of the profession, at number one are the people around me who make this work worthy of effort.
Training and Development
PBZ Business School
We do not leave the improvement of basic business and managerial skills to chance. We have created and implemented one of the longest corporate development programmes in Croatia – the PBZ Business School.
Over a thousand students already developed their core competencies in a structured environment and continue to realise their potential to their own and the Bank's benefit. We are proud of the recognisable corporate culture and business practices we have developed. Engagement, performance, loyalty and promotion are just some of the visible results achieved by the PBZ Business School.
Still, the main advantages of attending the PBZ Business School are connecting with colleagues, expanding the social network, creating friendships, and sharing experiences. That really is our wealth without the price.
Training and Development
We monitor, support and empower our employees on their career paths.
We provide training opportunities in specialist and managerial directions in accordance with employee's interests.
We are opening up new horizons through co-financing of further employee schooling. We believe that learning and development are an investment, not a cost. Because we know that learning is not achieved by merely listening to lectures, we design development activities using different tools, interactive channels and methods. Take advantage of the stimulating and supportive environment in which “the only constant is change”.
Students in PBZ
Scholarships from the STEM area
Privredna banka Zagreb continuously invests in technological development and quality personnel because investment in intellectual capital is the basic precondition of excellence in the quality of services and high competitiveness in the modern banking market.
If you are:
- an excellent student attending the third or higher years of full-time university study programme of electrical engineering, computing, informatics, science-mathematics and related university study programmes,
- tempted to work in the banking sector,
you have the opportunity:
- to make studying easier,
- to work in a cooperative, innovative and technologically advanced environment after completing the university study programme.
Apply to the competition of Privredna banka Zagreb for awarding scholarships from the STEM area, and if you are selected, you will gain the right to a monthly scholarship during your full-time university study programme amounting 3500 Kuna net throughout the calendar year.
In addition, after completing the university study programme and following the offer from Privredna banka Zagreb, you will enter into a trainee employment relationship exactly in Privredna banka Zagreb.
Details of the competition and its conditions are available at the website http://student.pbz.hr/stipendije/ and https://karijera.pbz.hr/#stipendije.
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Traineeship in PBZ
Apply the acquired knowledge from school and university in the real sector, in one of the leading banks in Croatia, by performing unpaid traineeship in PBZ.
What to expect:
- opportunity to gain first work experiences lasting up to four weeks (160 hours) in various organizational parts of the Bank, taking into account your preferences and interests and current organizational possibilities
- experienced, professional and highly qualified mentors
- pleasant and stimulating working environment
- acquiring new personal and business contacts
In the application we expect you to show us the following:
- you are a full-time pupil / student
- you have good grades
- at least one of your professors recommends you for this traineeship
- you are motivated to work in a particular organizational part of the Bank
- you are ready to commit yourself to work tasks which will be assigned to you during your traineeship.
When selecting candidates for traineeship, we give preference to pupils/students from the field of economics, especially finance and banking, and students from the STEM area.
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