Royal Bank of Scotland

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Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 664 reviews

66% Approve of the CEO

Royal Bank of Scotland Group Chief Executive Ross McEwan

Ross McEwan

(41 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is fair and constant monitoring of your growth as an individual here(in 159 reviews)

  • Nice work environment at Stamford CT, state of the art building and work spaces(in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is pathetic for some departments(in 16 reviews)

  • Commute, Poorly managed areas and senior management constantly change gears(in 27 reviews)

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    Operations Analyst

    Operations Analyst (Current Employee) Stamford, CT

    ProsGood culture.. People are willing to help you out. Reasonable hours.

    ConsCompesnsation. Location is not in New York City. The firm's reputation in Europe is not good at all and not too much better in the US.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Pay with Troubled Company

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee) Stamford, CT

    ProsGreat pay, great office (North American HQ), most people are friendly and professional

    ConsThe future of the Bank is unstable, especially in the US, and layoffs can happen without notice. Most contractors working there are overpaid and do less work than most other positions that pay a fraction of their pay rates. But that's the reality of big banks and why they're great if you have a secure job there

    Advice to Senior ManagementLighten up on the big spending and poor acquisitions and maybe so many jobs won't be cut

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Work Life Balance, But too Much Focus on Company change, not enough employee retention

    Operations Manager (Current Employee) Taylorsville, UT

    ProsUtah office - fantastic work life balance, great hours.
    Salary is competitive based on experience
    Great people to work with

    ConsThere are way too many company initiatives employees are expected to be on board with (without adequate reward). Initiatives are a blatant cost/headcount reduction exercises.
    Not enough employee recognition, development and reward

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward employees to increase staff retention and morale

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    RBS good company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat corporate benefits Great pay and opportunities
    Good working environment

    ConsNo work/life balance Long hours

     

    Good place to start

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDay to day is good, work-life balance is a plus,

    ConsConstantly donwsizing, restructuring
    Commute to Stamford is not ideal

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsistency and stability would go a long way in satisfying employees

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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWork-life balance is really good.

    ConsThey moved to very congested location, which wasted a lot of commute time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Supportive culture

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSenior managers are approachable. There is mentoring program as well

    ConsSometimes things are slow to be done. And you could not find the person you want.

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    Excellent US operation hampered by financially troubled parent

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGlobal name recognition, great benefits, top rated employees

    ConsLimited US footprint, not much innovation going on.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Review the Associate Position at RBS

    Associate (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsRBS is an internaltional bank that offers opportunities around the world. The bank itself has been through a great deal, but has still committed itself to its products. The working environment there was funa dn friendly. The people at RBS were tremendous.

    ConsRBS has been around the industry for many years. Prior to the ABN merger it was regarded as one of the safest banks. However, due to its history many bankers have grown up with the company. Therefore, many bankers have been there for years, and the bank is not top heavy. With the downturn of the economy these bankers have decided to stay on longer. The growth opp at RBS is limited.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive a better path to your junior staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    VP in Human Resources

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork life balance is better than most big banks in the industry

    ConsBeing in the region means that often your the last to know, since the UK doesn't like to collaborate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote from within, don't always just go to the market you have great talent in the bank.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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