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Royal Bank of Canada Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
227 Reviews
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227 Reviews
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Royal Bank of Canada President and Chief Executive Officer Gordon M. Nixon
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Adequate work/life balance relative to other large investment banks (in 30 reviews)

  • The culture and work environment is very motivating and inspiring for creativity (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • The bank is fast paced making work/life balance tough (in 10 reviews)

  • Senior Management can be all over the place sometimes (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Canada

    Pros

    start with lots of PTO; the company is pretty good to the employees

    Cons

    my manager was difficult. I felt locked down in my department with no room to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't micromanage so much...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Okay place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Recruiting Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Recruiting Coordinator in New York, NY

    I worked at Royal Bank of Canada as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked as a temporary contract recruiter, the location and office space was great, employees were friendly

    Cons

    long hours, there is a substantial difference between permanent and temporary employees

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good culture, ok hours and interesting work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Quantitative Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Quantitative Summer Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    If you like a more relaxed culture and want to work for a growing investment bank. Company value is great and the people there are very friendly to each other

    Cons

    The company doesn't give you the sense of prestige like some other banks like Goldman or Morgan Stanley.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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.

  6.  

    Would recommend RBC

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Canada full-time (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
  7.  

    good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    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

  8.  

    Summer Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Royal Bank of Canada as an intern (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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern in Alternative Assets Group

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

    I worked at Royal Bank of Canada as an intern (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
  10.  

    Great Place to work ... in Canada

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  11.  

    The company overview of RBC capital market

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trader in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Trader in New York, NY

    I worked at Royal Bank of Canada full-time (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

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