Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Royal Bank of Scotland Group Chief Executive Ross McEwan
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Pros
  • The work life balance here is very good (in 194 reviews)

  • I found the work environment to be very friendly and encouraging (in 40 reviews)

Cons
  • No work/life balance Long hours (in 19 reviews)

  • Senior management need to be reviewed (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Senior Treasury Sales Associate in Calumet City, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Treasury Sales Associate in Calumet City, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time

    Pros

    Good Company to work for.

    Cons

    Restructured Business and is no longer servicing Global Cash Management clients.


  2. Sr. System Administrator

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong and reliable team Well made corporate values, policy's, procedures and standart's Well motivated staff and Management Board

    Cons

    bureaucracy, stagnation, lack of development


  3. Senioe Vice President

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Paternalistic approach to employees and to staffing needs in general

    Cons

    The got caught up in the down sizing trend in 2001

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on employee wellbeing and it will increase productivity.


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  5. Sr software developer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good working environment; casual atmosphere, allows flexibility in working hour unless project demands it

    Cons

    opportunity for growth is more with people who are vocal and have contacts than how smart you are, or how much you have contributed.


  6. System Access Maintenance

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. A long, varied and rewarding career.

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    Current Employee - Director, International Treasury Sales in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director, International Treasury Sales in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Variety, opportunity, team, experience, mobility

    Cons

    downsize, reduction, total comp, leadership, autonomy


  8. It was a great environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are the best. Really smart. Hilarious!

    Cons

    Too often a new manager takes over a department and needs to make his/her mark by changing things. If isn't broke - don't fix it.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you have to do - you owe the UK taxpayer.


  9. The Bank offered an opportunity to work on a global team

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time

    Pros

    Staff is very dedicated, friendly group

    Cons

    The US footprint in the US is shrinking

    Advice to Management

    Expand rather than shrink their global footprint


  10. Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time

    Pros

    Wlb is good... Great facilities...

    Cons

    Compensation is the main drawback...


  11. Technical specialist

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    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance. Coworkers are professional and very helping. Great ambiance and very comfortable working environment.

    Cons

    Job insecurity as company is shrinking US business. Management is not trying to retain intellectual and experienced staff.

    Advice to Management

    Future strategies should be communicated clearly to the employees.



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