Royal Bank of Canada

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Royal Bank of Canada Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
479 Reviews
3.4
479 Reviews
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Royal Bank of Canada President and Chief Executive Officer Gordon M. Nixon
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance- Flexibility in terms of taking time off and family emergency (in 26 reviews)

  • Good work environment here -many of the staff are career focused and want to move up (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • The bank is fast paced making work/life balance tough (in 8 reviews)

  • Very difficult to move up if you do not have any connections (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Worked 8 and half years retired in January 2014. You did not have that year in your files

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Private Banker Officer in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Private Banker Officer in Miami, FL

    I worked at Royal Bank of Canada part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It is a very solid bank. Worked in private banking for a period fo 20 years with same executive. Would like to go back to work but not in private banking. My immediate superior can be contacted any time for references. Presently in Europe will return June 6, 2014.

    Cons

    There is always training and I love the personal contact with the client. Have developed beautifu relatonships with them. You become part of a family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None to make a comment. They know exactly what they have to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Bank of Canada full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Employer to work for.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great Company to Work For

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate, Global Markets in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate, Global Markets in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Excellent people, lots of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Enjoyed all of my time there

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work at

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Ontario, CA

    I worked at Royal Bank of Canada part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great environment,professional attitudes it is a great organization to work and grow within

    Cons

    A little boring at times monotony

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    RBC Capital Markets

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to work with a lot of benefits.

    Cons

    Well from my summer intern position, I did not find any cons with this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great group of people, really knew how to work as a time

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Royal Bank of Canada

    Pros

    The energy and passion of the people I worked with

    Cons

    Long hours, waking up early isn't great.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Royal Bank of Canada

    Pros

    Best place I've ever worked. Enjoyed most of the people I worked with. Compensation and benefits were good. Company affords people the opportunity to demonstrate their capabilities, particularly compared to many other investment banks.

    Cons

    Brand recognition is not what it is for other firms or what it could/should be. It is unfortunate, because I've worked at more "name brand" banks where the people were highly incompetent and where the work was poor - at RBC the brand recognition isn't as good, but I felt the people and the work we did was significantly better than at other "name brand" banks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No significant feedback for senior management.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great bank.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Canada full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work life balance if that is what you want. Opportunity to work above and beyond of your mandate if you want to.

    Cons

    Non-standard employee benefits are close to non-existent, e.g there is no tuition reimbursement, practically useless employee rates for mortgages and loans.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you are doing, but stop being so cheap on the employee performance awards and employee banking benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financing Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Financing Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Canada full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, excellent coworkers and great opportunity for advancement.
    There are many career opportunities so you can work as a consultant, project manager, career banker or any other role that meets your objectives.

    Cons

    sometimes bureaucratic and some managers need more training to ensure their team is engaged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure you don't let good employees fall through the cracks. They become disillusioned and leave.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent

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

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Canada

    Pros

    No pressure in work. Great training and manager is always there to help.

    Cons

    Not good for Students going to school

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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