Royal Bank of Scotland
3.1 of 5 654 reviews
www.rbs.com Edinburgh, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
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3.1 654 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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    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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    ok

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosthr wlb is good enough

    Consrole clarity is not there

    Advice to Senior Managementproactive planning n decision making

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The people are doing their best but the company is a zombie.

    Head of Products (Former Employee)
    Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    ProsThe retail bank is definitely headed in the right direction and for years has been headed by well intended senior managers. NatWest is still a strong brand and many Customers are very loyal.

    ConsThe culture just can't seem to move forward. The meddling from the government means that the bank is over capitalised but that leaves it without any ability to lend. There is constant cost cutting and the technology is ancient.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClear out the middle management. Those who are left are the definition of average.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The people are great immediate line management is good, but the people at the top still make bad decisions.

    Several Starting As A CSA Ended As DCH (Former Employee)
    Southampton, England (UK)

    Prospay is ok and the value account benefit tops up your salary considerably, the people are great and no one parties like RBS staff

    Consgoal posts constantly moving if you find it difficult to meet targets

    Advice to Senior Managementconsistency, clear leadership, make targets achievable and stick to them stop changing them to get out of paying bonuses to the little people

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

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