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Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 661 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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    Has it's ups and down, but over all a good place to work

    Loan Administrator (Current Employee) Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsGreat work / life balance. From day one I had 20 days of PTO to use each year, plus all the banking holidays. A great starting wage. The company has a strong focus on volunteer work, which is good to give back

    ConsThe banking industry is still going through a recovering faze after the '08 crash. RBS is majority owned by the UK government, and the raising level of auditors and regulators is staggering. Morale is low, as positions are being taken back east, or to India.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to keep the lines of communication open. It is good to receive communication from that perspective.

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

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    Dead end job

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Southampton, England (UK)

    ProsI was there almost 3 years and was given lots of responsibility which was good and made me fees important. The people working there are great and made it all the better.

    ConsThey got us to do lots of extra work outside of my job title without paying any extra. There was nowhere to go.. they laid off lots of people above me so I was just stuck doing what I was doing. Even if I had got promoted, I probably would have been made redundant! Also the bonus is capped so no matter how hard you work, its always the same amount you will receive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to start rewarding people fr all the extra work they are putting in.. IE pay rises!! Also, stop hiring everyone through agencies... they are uninterested people that you hired cheaply.. and it didnt help us people out at all that were working hard to train them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great work-life balance!

    Software Designer (Former Employee) Chennai (India)

    ProsWork life balance
    salary
    perks like free food, free transportation, excellent insurance

    ConsLack of clarity in vision from higher management

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on specific goals

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Learning Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork-Life Balance is very good.

    ConsPolicy about promotion is not attractive

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Work Life Balance, but limited prospects.

    Senior Change Analyst (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGood Work Life Balance, flexible benefits package
    Flexible time/working hours (come in early, go home early)
    Great people to work with.
    Relaxed environment and as long as you get your work done, no officious-ness

    ConsLow base salary, topped up by "flexible benefits package".
    "Dead-man's shoes" - Have to wait until someone dies to get promoted.
    Not great career progression
    Too many systems/processes that are unclear and inefficient.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good work/life balance, but lots of egos

    Quant (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsSome smart people still, good work/life balance

    ConsBureaucracy, Depressing environment, egos, feeling of a downward trajectory

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    This is my first job, the overall experience is good.

    Associate (Current Employee) New Delhi (India)

    ProsGood work life balance, proper training are provided to freshers, focuses on employee training and development, friendly and supportive seniors.

    Conspay and benifits, negligible rewards and recognition.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should focus on rewarding an employee who does an exceptional job and also try to retain the employees who have a great track record in the past.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    6 months in RBS

    Senior Analyst (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsThe only valid reason is Salary increment (for those who are less paid initially in their jobs), and a good brand name (at least the market have that impression)

    ConsNo work life balance; limited growth opportunity, too many levels of hierarchy. The bonus and hikes are minimal and on the lower side of the industry average

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease be more transparent

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

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    Good life work balance

    Senior Risk Analyst (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    Pros1 hour lunch break
    9 to 5

    Conslow salary
    too much restructuring taking place

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the good employees

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

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    Poor management, but generally a pleasant place to work

    Vice President (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsReasonable pay and a more balanced culture post recession. Generally, nice people to work with. Reasonable facilities. Could be worse.

    ConsWeak management, inappropriate pressures from government lead to poor commercial decisions. A very large operation of several businesses, still somewhat bureaucratic.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a long term commercial view like most successful businesses.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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