Bank of Ireland Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Bank of Ireland Group Chief Executive and Director; Chief Executive, Retail Financial Services Ireland (RFSI) Richie Boucher
Richie Boucher
8 Ratings

Pros
  • It is possible to maintain a work - life balance (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • alot of old school dead weight in senior management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Not happy with experience at Bank of Ireland.

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very Casual Environment. Easy to communicate on a personal level with management.

    Cons

    Lack of Strategic vision of management that limits future growth of busines. Due to this lack of vision, I feel that the company long term success has been greatly compromised and therefore the future growth of the employees (raises, training, learning, etc.) has been reduced much lower than it should have been.

    Advice to Management

    Work towards recognizing opportunities and taking calculated risks for greater rewards


  2. Management in Ireland not great in communicating the truth to their employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, friendly people - really do try to make sure that you understand what you are doing and help you along the way.

    Cons

    Management in Ireland not great in communicating the truth to their employees. Mislead in where the company is going and their compensation to their employees.


  3. See the longterm, rather than shortterm

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    Former Employee - Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A reasonable employer, with reasonable compensation.

    Cons

    When immediate superior is only interested in their own progress, and has little interest in improving the lot of the people who work for them.

    Advice to Management

    Think of the long term, and not the short term apparent benefits.


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  5. ok- not bad - not great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I liked the 35 hour work week. Almost no overtime. Good atmosphere. Nice people. It is possible to maintain a work - life balance.

    Cons

    not to challenging. training only for starters nothing after that. salary not great. poor benefits. structure of company not great.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Your average bank

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    Former Employee - IT Executive in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - IT Executive in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Motivated workforce, collaborative environment, flat hierarchies

    Cons

    slow decision making; high on politics; senior management lacks courage to make decisions, likes to run the shop 'cloak and dagger style'; aged, very complex and risky technology mix

    Advice to Management

    Simplify your products, take out complexity, streamline your operation, realise you are a small bank, and root out the arrogance sometimes displayed towards shareholders and customers.


  7. Pretty Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Satisfactory Benifits and good workforce

    Cons

    Too much politics in the workplace


  8. Slow paced and unsatisfying work envoirnment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quality people, good business structure and exceptional exposure and experience. Good work life balance

    Cons

    There is a high resistant to change, new ideas and innovative people. There is little opportunity to develop your career. Frustrating systems. Too much red tape.


  9. Improving the way they do business

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Improving out dated and redundant processes, embracing technology, 9 - 5 hours, positive atmosphere.

    Cons

    Progression is about time served not about talent. career model seriously needs to be looked at. alot of old school dead weight in senior management

    Advice to Management

    promote talent not time served


  10. Career building.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In the early years of my time with bank of ireland there were plenty of opportunity for personal growth and development, but as the economic climate changed this changed also.

    Cons

    Personally for me the location of the IT Department where I worked did not suit as it was not on a main public transport link.


  11. Cronyism still around

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some nice people, well known around Ireland and UK. Getting better at listening to staff.

    Cons

    Low pay, expected too much for what we are able to do. Massively under staffed.Not much scope for career progression or development unless you want to be a manager. Outdated systems which affects both staff and customers. Management pat each other on the back while the lower staff do all the hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Recognise the hard workers more, they take the brunt of the complaints from customers and public.



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