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Bank of Ireland Reviews

Updated August 2, 2014
Updated August 2, 2014
38 Reviews
3.2
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Being resilient means taking the worst form of institutional bullying and living to tell the tale about Bank of Ireland

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    Current Employee - IT Department  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - IT Department in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    None really. Senior Executives at the Bank involved in bullying their workers out of their jobs, so that the senior mangement can earn their bonuses

    Cons

    A culture of fear as a result of the 'voluntary' parting initiative which resulted in a number of their employees being told that 'their roles were eliminated' while contractors were brought in to back fill the roles. 1.5 years later those same roles are being advertised internally and externally. Bank of Ireland has exhibited sharp practice and treated their employees with the same contempt they treat their customers with. the only thing is that the regulator and consumer associations protect the customer. who is protecting the employees?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you know who you are. if you haven't been shamed out of it already...go no.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland

    Pros

    good fun, you know yourself lad

    Cons

    hard work, you know yourself lad

  3.  

    Bank of Ireland is changing for the better.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, AR

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Significant & exciting change agenda
    Exciting times ahead for the business
    Interesting mix of new technology driving how the bank does its business
    Bank very supportive of staff doing further education & upskilling

    Cons

    Some resisters still have influence, especially some of the longer serving staff
    Middle managers need to up their game & change management abilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the change agenda

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Don't bother

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    Current Employee - Customer Advisor  in  Tallagh (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in Tallagh (Ireland)

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some nice people in the office

    Cons

    They tried to introduce themselves like a really friendly company that will help you in case of confusions and will take you to the stars. It's not true- after your training no one really cares about you. There is no career opportunities and salary is VERY low. Management doesnt know as to what is going on in the office. Atmosphere is a bit stressful, they really try to push you down sometimes. I dont look forward to go there everyday

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more interested in your employees opinions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Improving the way they do business

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland as a contractor for 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 ManagementAdvice

    promote talent not time served

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It was nice to work with BOI. Not any more.

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    Current Employee - Test Analyst  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Test Analyst in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible with working hours. There is a good mix of people to interact with. Free tea and coffee facilities. It used to be a very nice place to work.

    Cons

    They don't look after their staff. The morale is very low. All the good experience is being lost due to outsourcing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Get in at the right level and salary

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    Current Employee - Relationship Manager  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Very few.
    A few years ago when the banking system was functioning properly my division (Private Banking) was actually a good place to work. There were social events, bonuses and scope to progress.

    Cons

    No attempt to boost staff morale, depleting numbers and a general lack of direction for the business. There is a lot of pressure being applied to sales staff which is inceasing every year. It's not the worst place to work in but be sure to negotiate hard for a salary and level you are happy with because you'll be stuck there until you leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In the absence of any big changes happening in the way the bank is run, they should try to do what they can to boost morale, which was being done even up to quite recently. Banks can't be seen to be looking after their staff! That's just the small stuff at the surface. Generally speaking Irish banks are just not a good environment to work in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Slow paced and unsatisfying work envoirnment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time for 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    stable conservative traditional old school

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    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 for 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
  11.  

    A great place to work - but no career progression

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    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time for 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

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