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Bank of Ireland Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
42 Reviews
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Bank of Ireland Group Chief Executive and Director; Chief Executive, Retail Financial Services Ireland (RFSI) Richie Boucher
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  1.  

    Good company benefits, nice employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland

    Pros

    Great work life balance, good location

    Cons

    Salaries not in line with some positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time

    Pros

    employ friendly, good work, growth

    Cons

    nothing, work life balance is good

    Recommends
  3.  

    Workings as a PM in BOI

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities to learn. Good training available for permanent employees. Standard bank working hours, flexi time available. Made some very good friends in the time I spent there.

    Cons

    Recent changes in the IT structure has seen mass voluntary redundancy in the IT and Business Change departments.
    Morale has been very low in recent years as a result of this. Pay increases frozen from 2008 until after I left in 2012

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    clear communication on company strategy require to give staff reassurances

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Official in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Official in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Bank of Ireland as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, good conditions, good benefits including canteen with reduced prices, decent social life, lack of nasty competition between staff, management were generally approachable.

    Cons

    Work was not particularly stimulating, lots of older staff who don't contribute much and are paid better with better conditions than younger, harder working colleagues, pay not great by standards of competitors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More promotional opportunities for younger, ambitious staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Quite a decent experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bank Assistant in Galway (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Bank Assistant in Galway (Ireland)

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly workmates and good customer relations. Reasonable salary and time off. All in all quite a decent company to work for.

    Cons

    The last few years have been in a very difficult economic climate. A lot of customers are very disgruntled with the reduction in personal service and in some cases are taking it out on frontline staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the management seem to be too far removed from the customer base and only think in terms of targets.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    stable conservative traditional old school

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Staff enjoy great supports due to the company's legacy and union involvement. Training and development are supported and encouraged.

    Cons

    The culture is resistant to change, resistant to challenge and resistant to new ideas. Once decisions are made they are stuck too rigidly rather then being continually assessed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be mindful of the consequences of actions.
    The Bank is hundreds of years old, long term planning is required
    Resist the urge to focus solely on quick wins

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    A great place to work - but no career progression

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The hours
    The people - the team are wonderful

    Cons

    No career progression. If you are in any way ambitious, this is not the place for you

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Fun however opportunities were scare in my department

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Role in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Operations Role in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Standard working hours,
    Subsidised canteen,
    Great co-workers,
    The company does care about you,
    Excellent money for my department (but we were a special case)

    Cons

    With such media focus on all banks cost cuts are inevitable. This is the only reason you will run into difficulty with management.
    Some managers are promoted based on length of service who clearly shouldn't be in the role. This is by no means always the case. There is some serious talent within the company.
    There were very few career growth opportunities. My core reason for leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to engage in staff more personally for example, wen at team update meetings don't just read an update sheet to me. I can do that. Otherwise i'd consider all my management team highly professional and caring.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland

    Pros

    at bank of ireland every one works for each other, every one gets on well because we will strive to achieve the same goal

    Cons

    during my first year in the job i had to work very long hours, maybe even 12 hours a day 7 days a week

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good, but not great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland

    Pros

    Great, friendly staff who are a pleasure to work with and who appreciate the importance of a good work/life balance

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits are not to the standard that is available elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Different sectors of the bank should be treated differently dependent upon performance

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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