Royal Bank of Scotland

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Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.1 665 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

Royal Bank of Scotland Group Chief Executive Ross McEwan

Ross McEwan

(42 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 163 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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    Worst work experience of my life... No Joke!!!

    Team Leader (Current Employee) Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsStarting salary was very aggressive & competitive.
    Good training program.

    ConsDirector & VPs (i.e. Management). Talk about incompetent. Decisions are not based on performance. Rather, they are made on pure emotion with no logic or backing. I have never been treated so poorly in my life by an employer. The whole Management team, starting at the top, have their head-up their a@#es.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a new job as an Analyst in a dark basement far far away.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible place to work at. People cannot leave quick enough

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Stamford, CT

    ProsBenefits are ok.
    Office in Stamford is nice. Cafeteria offers a large variety of food for breakfast and lunch, not cheap but quality is ok.

    ConsAtmosphere is toxic. People are just waiting to be fired or to find a new job outside RBS. If the job market was better the building would be empty.
    Bank is basically run by the UK government and it shows.

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

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    No growth prospect

    Risk Manager (Current Employee) Stamford, CT

    ProsGreenwich capital used to be a great company. Since it was acquired by RBS, the culture has changed and it is hard to see any pros

    ConsThe company has no growth prospect: the business is shrinking, people are leaving, bonuses are gone and it is hard to see how the company will reimburse the UK government. New grads come and go as they realize the grim outlook.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire half the people, double the pay for the one who stay and productivity will come back... without incentive don't expect to get anything from your employees

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

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    Just plain awful!

    Vice President (Current Employee) Stamford, CT

    ProsCompensation and 401k were good

    ConsSlave drivers with no thought to employee's concerns

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe HR Director should stop worrying about the right season to wear open toe shoes and learn about human capital management and employment law

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    Unfortunate place to work that I would not recommend to anyone.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Cranston, RI

    ProsBenefits besides pay.
    There are a few good people but most everyone has blinders on and can't think outside the box.

    ConsLack of leadership or accountability.
    Do not listen to employee feedback.
    Do not care of career path and could care less if you leave
    Senior Management is disconnected from what is actually going on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed a changing of the guard and need to streamline processes.

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

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    Frustrating, involved lots of work and no recognition.

    Systems Analyst (Former Employee) Stamford, CT

    ProsThere are some bright people and the facility is a very comfortable place to work.

    ConsThey are so hindered by their failures that they can not afford to hire people but rely on contractors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt is broken and unlikely to really ever be fixed. I had never seen the word impariment in a financial statement before I worked at RBS. Thanks for the painful education.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Regretful experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Stamford, CT

    ProsGreat benefits and very laid back culture.

    ConsManagement lacks leadership experience and is unapproachable

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A waste of energy

    KYC Analyst (Former Employee) Jersey City, NJ

    ProsPlenty of time to look for another job, long lunches, lots of free time and laughs. Time off was never an issue and when work was necessary, minimum requirements were accepted.

    ConsNothing to learn, no motivation or expectation of advancement. A dead end for sure. Witness extreme organization failure with absent management consumed in their personel affairs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember, the workers are vital and will support if respected.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Pathetic

    Analyst (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsExposure in Indian Operations, Apart from this I could not find anything better at RBS.

    ConsPolicies, verbal policies. Employees have to fight for their salary increment which is due for not less than 10 months.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on being employee centric.

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

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    "Good to Great" was on old slogan. The reality is "great to horrendous".

    Senior Developer (Former Employee) Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    ProsIn the past we worked hard for our customers, there was great teamworking and we were rewarded fairly well. Recently the only good points for me were being paid, working within walking distance from home and school.

    ConsHardly anyone left with banking or technology/system experience. The managers don't care about their staff or working environment, they only work out what they need to do to get the biggest pay rise or promotion. The majority definitely don't care about customers. They rely on poorly paid staff in India who are stressed out and haven't a clue what they are doing. I worked there for 24 years and only in the last 2 did I come across bullying, blackmail, no trust, people lying.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNew high flyers can bring fresh enthusiasm to a place but they must listen to the older, wiser staff. They must learn to listen to staff and always stand up for their team. Remember the bank used to be a great place to work. It will only get back there when they use the little experience that they have left. I may have left but I still no people that work there and see the state they are in.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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