Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews

Updated June 29, 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. Don't join

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    No pros except now it is closing in Asia and employees are going to get paid out. Run by mediocre people (mainly) even avg. staff end up looking good. It does pay well, to be honest but that is about it.

    Cons

    Many - take my word for it. Do not join as I have been with them for many years. It is a complet racist org and basically for people from UK. Run by hill billies and wanna-be.

    Advice to Management

    Take some management courses and learn how to not be inward looking and racist. A complete UK based org now with hill billies running it. Third class org. Use to b a lot better few years ago!


  2. Good for now

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Pros

    Good people and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Constantly changing environment and no long term job security due to business strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency via constant communication.


  3. Helpful (1)

    RBS Stamford CT

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Near to train station.

    Cons

    All employees working at RBS, Stamford CT, DO Not escalated assault or harrasment accusation against the Directors. Employee relations Team will frame you and fire you. They do not care who is right or wrong. All they favor is high up people. Plus the operation department is a joke. MD hires his friends from across the street and let them run their monkey business. It's a joke! People with lack of professionalism and caliber are assigned as the leader and manager on duty. Waste of resources and Money.

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional and accountable to your employees.


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  5. Retrenching to just UK

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    Former Employee - Originator in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Originator in Stamford, CT

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people and internal technology

    Cons

    Strategy always shifting, back office technology needed investment, could not be competitive with pay due to the UK FSA


  6. Trade Control Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Pros

    Good work culture. Laid back, almost too laid back. No real dress attire. Nice office. Good people all around.

    Cons

    Declining business. High attrition. Management doesn't do a great job communicating job security in the middle of restructuring.


  7. Windows Systems Administrator

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    Former Employee - Windows Systems Administrator in West Valley City, UT
    Former Employee - Windows Systems Administrator in West Valley City, UT

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of really good people to work with, great culture. The benefits are good and the organization provides a lot of complexity to gain a better understanding of how to run a multi-OS, multi-domain environment

    Cons

    RBS is still dealing with some tough financial conditions from the 2008 downturn. The political climate with the UK government owning so much of the company has made it really difficult to have confidence in a longer-term employment in the US.


  8. Good company for work life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Work life balance. Good technical work. Good leaves policy.

    Cons

    Uncertainity. Investment banks are under pressure due to regulations.


  9. Svp

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good community of people

    Cons

    Management is very strong in their beliefs, are unyielding and ultimately under serve customers

    Advice to Management

    Listen to customers


  10. Investment banking summer analyst

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland as an intern

    Pros

    the firm has very good culture

    Cons

    bad firm going forward and bad future


  11. Ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Life work Balance is good

    Cons

    No career growth at all

    Advice to Management

    be honest and open about the reality of the environment do not give people fake hopes



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