Royal Bank of Scotland

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    RBS

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Money, financial package, looks good on a cv

    Cons

    Company is being taken apart

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide support for people as they maybe diamonds that are just a bit rough

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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    Not the right company to start your career

    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Graduate Training Program is great and lot of support from people.

    Cons

    Peers are not great, you may get poor quality work depending upon the team(few good teams only), slow progress as evident in any big company.

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    Poor management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Pros

    Flexibility and stability. No more than that.

    Cons

    Very bad lower level management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Saps any positivity out of you

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Well paid but tying itself in knots around the risk management frameworks. Pleasant offices to work in, on the whole. great location in central london

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and authoritarian the closer you get to capital markets businesses. conservative in decisions around back office functions, unless there's an immediate cost benefit to the front line businesses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look further ahead and sacrifice some short-term gains for longer-term returns and brand loyalty. loosen the reins to allow customer-facing staff to do what's right for the customer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Place to Learn

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Operations Analyst in New Delhi (India)
    Former Contractor - Operations Analyst in New Delhi (India)

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    You can learn a lot

    Cons

    Poor Remuneration.. slow management.. lack of communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Currently work for RBS

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head of Product in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Head of Product in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Pros

    Systems and processes generally work
    Quality people
    Good buildings and infrastructure

    Cons

    Too much governance
    Risk adverse to the point of not doing anything
    People to busy to be useful or helpful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Journey Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good exposure but depends on which area you work in. Digital is the most rapidly growing

    Cons

    Very slow in implementing products and hence fall behind when it comes to competition

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Political football

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trading and Sales in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Trading and Sales in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Tolerant of mediocrity, easy work hours, effective environment for political operators

    Cons

    Political football, unable to plan further than the next bonus round. Three major changes of strategy in the past 3 years, first dropping equities trading business then retail products then any geography outside UK, Core Europe and US. The COO office has grown rather than shrunk throughout these changes, with the addition of more and more strategy staff in addition to the inevitable increase in compliance staff. The result is that fewer sales and trading staff need to produce revenue to support more and more middle office staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about where revenue is generated as much as you do about expenses and consider compensation as an investment rather than an expense . The best service you can do for clients is to have honest, intelligent and correctly incentivised employees manage their areas rather than adding further rules to the compliance manual. Prune back deadwood in COO office before it further stifles growth and innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Unusual

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Pros

    Friendly staff members and good benefits including free drinks. Pay slightly above average but otherwise not many pros of the job.

    Cons

    limited breaks, only 20 mins per shift. Management were generally unaware of the needs to their staff. Very tight security giving the feeling of lack of trust.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Manager Driven Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Pros

    Some of the project does not have any work

    Cons

    Manager Driven Company
    HR has no role if you are are not comfortable with your manager

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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