State Bank of India (SBI) is the largest commercial bank in the country and in order to maintain smooth functioning of its large network, it recruits officers across the offices every year through Written Examination, Group Discussion and Interview. Lakhs of aspirants apply for the post as this is the dream job for a number of banking aspirants look forward to getting into the prestigious organization. But many of them are confused regarding the job profile as well as the work culture of the bank. Nowadays, we often hear about private bank employees given targets to fulfill and also getting fired for poor performance. Is it the same for PSBs as well? Many wonder. We shall try to decode that in this article.
SBI PO: Responsibilities at a glance
As a SBI PO, you are in an executive position and it becomes your responsibility to take decisions for the best interests of the bank. Let us find out what are your responsibilities as an officer of bank:
SBI PO: So do I need to think about the targets?
The simple answer to the question is, from day one, you have to keep an eye on the targets given to the bank because if your branch is not able to perform well, you will be taken to task by your reporting authority i.e. your branch manager. So, yes, you have to sell the products as well as have to do your bit of cross-selling. The silver lining is that you are not in the line of fire if you are not able to achieve your targets. You may be given a piece of his mind by your manager but that is it. Nothing more than that but if you want to get to the top of the ladder, performance is the easiest way to reach there.
SBI Probationary Officers are far better off than officers of private sector banks in terms of target or sales based targets. It is difficult to predict what is in store for them in future especially when the field of banking is going through a drastic change and everybody has to adapt to these changes in order to keep its boat floating. So, it is better for the banking aspirants to get ready to do marketing and sales along with daily routine since being prepared mentally does not do any harm but not being so, may do, in future.