Royal Bank of Canada

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Royal Bank of Canada Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
448 Reviews
3.5
448 Reviews
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Royal Bank of Canada President and Chief Executive Officer Gordon M. Nixon
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267 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance- Flexibility in terms of taking time off and family emergency (in 21 reviews)

  • Good work environment here -many of the staff are career focused and want to move up (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior Management can be all over the place sometimes (in 10 reviews)

  • Culture terrible, Capital markets management very much old boys club with no consideration for work life balance or listening to their staff (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Seriously get better management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Bank of Canada

    Pros

    Great benefits and ok pay.

    Cons

    Management on the Capital Markets side is terrible. Backstabbing is very common.

  2.  

    Would recommend RBC

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    RBC continues to grow, not only in business, but in the community - helping children with their education, mentoring them and providing guidance to help prepare them for their futures; playing a part in the process of protecting our water supply; and in various other ways. Also, RBC encourages and supports work-life balance.

    Cons

    Depending on the manager, career advancement can be challenging.

    Recommends
  3.  

    good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Canada as a contractor

    Pros

    people are nice at the company

    Cons

    usually you have to work late, leave after 6pm

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  5.  

    Summer Internship

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    Former Employee - Summer Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Royal Bank of Canada as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very laid back environment and extremely helpful colleagues.

    Cons

    Tech internships should be more structured

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Intern in Alternative Assets Group

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Royal Bank of Canada as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Very relaxed office. Good work load. Mediocre teaching

    Cons

    Post-Intern recruiting process was not ideal. Did not have solid structure, you must find additional projects to work on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to work ... in Canada

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    Current Employee - Trade Support  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Trade Support in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The player in Canada so plenty of job opportunities.

    Cons

    Growing player in US market so they tend to hire outside applicants and less apt to hire internally "projects".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The company overview of RBC capital market

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    Former Employee - Trader  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Trader in New York, NY

    I worked at Royal Bank of Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Competent and creative employees and nice place

    Cons

    intense competition among employees, not cohesive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Strong, growing internship program

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    Former Employee - Investment Banking Summer Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Summer Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Royal Bank of Canada as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    given a lot of responsibility, exposed to a variety of different deals, work with senior bankers

    Cons

    program is still being developed, not as organized as hoped, sweat shop

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to start

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Royal Bank of Canada as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    good culture and a very safe place. I would recomend this place tothose who still want to have a life

    Cons

    low visability which hurts prestige and pay might not be as good as those top american firms on wall street

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I liked it.

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    Current Employee - Equity Trader  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Equity Trader in New York, NY

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Canada

    Pros

    High payout. Access to capital. Good support. Good benefits. I liked working there was profitable every month I worked there.

    Cons

    Management wanted to change my deal as soon as financial crisis hit. Was profitable every month, never took drawdowns, they didnt care. Raised commisions, lowered payout. So I left

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont change employees deals for no reason. Asses each person on their own merits and dont force profitable traders to subsidize unprofitable ones.

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