Royal Bank of Scotland
3.1 of 5 592 reviews
www.rbs.com Edinburgh, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews in United States

Updated Mar 27, 2014
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2.6 77 reviews

                             

50% Approve of the CEO

Royal Bank of Scotland Group Chief Executive Ross McEwan

Ross McEwan

(2 ratings)

35% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Shrinking US presense

Consultant (Current Employee)
Stamford, CT

I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland as a contractor for more than 5 years

ProsGreat headquarter building. Young management team.

ConsLocation, work life balance, company in transition

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Bank that is not doing too well- lookong ahead to shave about a fourth of the workforce

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood people, good buildings and facilities

Consoutmoded technology, poorly run organization, constantly getting fined for legal and procedural violation, constantly bleeding money. threat from the parliment in UK, means bad bank with no pay increases, bonus or any acknowledgement of merit.

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

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Change and more change.

Vice President (Current Employee)
Stamford, CT

I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThere's a lot of work to be done to put the business back on track, so there are plenty of opportunities for personal growth/development. Leadership is strong in certain areas.

ConsLots of uncertainty for the future of the business. Press indicates significant downsizing is possible. Has been subject of negative press for the last 5 years and will no doubt be the subject of negative press for years to come. Hard company to be proud of working for.

Advice to Senior ManagementEvery year it feels like the strategy is changing - make significant changes and get it right, instead of lots of small strategic shifts that have little/no overall impact.

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 comp ,vague leadership

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland

Proscomp, benefits, hours, location, employees

Consmanagers, workload, work vs life balance

Advice to Senior Managementtake initiative, do not be so politically correct

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

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Not a lot of room for growth. Most of the management is in Stamford and not a lot of promotion opportunities in SLC.

Tax Operations Analyst (Former Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

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

ProsGreat work-life balance. I never worked more than 40 hours per week. Good time off and new parent leave benefits.

Consmanagement is all in stamford

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I worked with a great group of professionals

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsGreat opportunity to be exposed to new projects and new ideas. Easy to take a leadership role and get feedback on performance.

ConsThe culture does not encourage decision making. There are far too many hoops and processes to jump through for the simplest of decisions.

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Challenging

Compliance Analyst (Current Employee)
Stamford, CT

I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time for more than a year

ProsHigh turnover therefore opportunities to step up and learn abound. Easy access to senior management if you are willing to put in work.

ConsPoor pay, no raises or bonuses. Terrible commute from NYC. Bureaucracy.

Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation needs to be improved.

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

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Royal Bank of Scotland could be better.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland

ProsHuge Global Presence, many branches

ConsNo opportunities for growth or development at present.

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Great place to get your foot in the door

Operations Analyst (Current Employee)
Taylorsville, UT

I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time for more than a year

Pros-Competitive starting salary with excellent benefits package
-Excellent experience with a company that seeks recent college graduates
-Opportunity to learn valuable skills in international banking

Cons-Company performance still suffering from financial crisis
-Limited opportunities to move up the ladder
-Operations last chosen to receive any financial increases

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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London driven, weak local management, poor strategy, but good people

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood people, common purpose, good balance

ConsPoor leadership, no strategy, infighting

Advice to Senior ManagementChoose a direction, move forward

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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