Royal Bank of Scotland
3.1 of 5 655 reviews
www.rbs.com Edinburgh, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.1 655 reviews

                             

69% Approve of the CEO

Royal Bank of Scotland Group Chief Executive Ross McEwan

Ross McEwan

(39 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    London driven, weak local management, poor strategy, but good people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood people, common purpose, good balance

    ConsPoor leadership, no strategy, infighting

    Advice to Senior ManagementChoose a direction, move forward

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    no room for growth

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prospeople are laid back and great to work with

    Consno room for growth and seniority matters. So suggestions go unheard. Some managers and seniors are too proud to listen to others. Some managers probably should never been managers and find excuses to avoid work; company also finds excuse to avoid bonus payout. Lack of recognition or awards.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to what others are saying. Don't look shoot down everyone's inputs and thoughts. Just because you don't think it'll work. Some advice are actually worth the time to look into. Also, please stop looking for scapegoats whenever stuff doesn't work out. It creates a very hostile environment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good expereince work wise, but a lot of uncertainty in most US locations excluding Stamford, CT

    Prime Brokerage Analyst (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsFast paced enviornment, great co-workers.

    ConsLack of long term outlook in some areas

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Career opportunities in a very challenging environment

    Audit Manager (Current Employee)
    Stamford, CT

    ProsGood career development opportunities.
    Very good work/life balance.

    ConsA lot of uncertainty at this point in time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClearer and assertive communication. No sugar coating.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very Political environment

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGood salaries and benefits and great co-workers

    ConsVery political and little room for advancement

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpen the doors for advancement to everyone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work with

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsManagement hears you out whenever required

    ConsSalaries needs to be better negotiated

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Just work, (be content that you have a job, be quite, oh…and please work a little more)

    Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
    Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsGood starting pay and good experience for your next job.

    Cons2 years with no pay raise or bonus. Most of my co-workers feel like you just need to do your job, make no mistakes. That said very few have any incentive to do more as there is no pay incentive to do so,...and the boss knows that, so he will ask you to do more... in a nice British way.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI know the Queen owns us, but please share some of the wealth from our labors.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice area to work

    IT Analyst (Current Employee)
    Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsGood Environment
    Nice people
    Smart people

    ConsCareer Advancement/ Salary Advancement
    Low salary

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lack of clear direction

    Too Specific (Current Employee)
    Stamford, CT

    ProsGood name to have on your resume
    Good professionals, coworkers

    ConsDwindling bonuses
    Dependency on UK Tax Payers' sensitivity
    The bank is driving talented people and key SMEs away

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf I say this, I could be identified, so I won't say it until I am somewhere else.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Don't recommend

    Accountant (Former Employee)
    Bridgeport, CT

    ProsVery large international company, lots of room to move around to other opportunities. Many friends were able to be relocated from Connecticut to Atlanta within the companies.

    ConsVery bearucratic, back stabbing to get to the top. Typical big company corporate culture where you can't speak up against your manager without your job being on the line even if what you had to say would help improve things.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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