Allied Irish Banks Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
24 Reviews

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  1.  

    Pleasant

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    Current Employee - Credit Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Allied Irish Banks

    Pros

    reasonable hours, great people, open communication, good benefits

    Cons

    progression freeze at the moment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    resume progression

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Credit Analyst at AIB

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    Current Employee - Credit Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Allied Irish Banks

    Pros

    Great work environemnt and very committed upper management. Not too challenging and work hours are not long. Rarely do we work on the weekends.

    Cons

    Almost no promotions. Difficult to change positions within the firm especially now. Currently no promotions of salary increases. Hard to see a future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that if an employee deserves a poromotion he/she should be enttiled to it. People aren't going to stay at AIB once the job market opens up.

  3.  

    Good compensation and benefits, bad morale/attitude towards work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Risk Analyst  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Risk Analyst in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Allied Irish Banks full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I really liked the people I was working and my direct supervisors were incredibly smart and capable. There were certain aspects of the job that I liked and there certainly seemed to be plenty of training opportunities and potential for advancement.

    Cons

    The whole company culture just seemed destructive to me, no doubt due to what had happened in years gone by. It felt like a lot of the work we were doing wasn't actually that valuable and we were just doing it to be seen to be busy. The senior manager of our department was completely clueless as well and pretty much summed up everything that's wrong with Irish banking culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office and company culture needs to be totally changed, either through removing old hierarchical structures or some other way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    If you still work here - leave now! I promise things will get so much better!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bank Official  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Bank Official in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Allied Irish Banks full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The only pro i can think of is the friends I made there. We were united in our misery. That being said, when I meet up with friends who still work for the company, It saddens me to see them so upset and beaten down working for such a place.

    Cons

    Where to start...Honestly every facet of the structure is flawed. If blame rolls down hill, then the hardworking "front line" staff are drowning in it. The way the staff (by "staff" I mean members of the branch I worked in who were not upper management) are treated is appalling. My old branch (It rhymes with moconnell meet) had the worst HR manager I have ever had the displeasure of coming across in my life. Personal vendettas were used on a daily basis to berate, belittle and demean unfortunate members of staff to which she had taken a dislike. Why not complain?? My colleagues did, on mass, and nothing happened.
    There is also a culture of people pulling endless sickies, no ownership of work tasks and a bloated lower management that have zero training and zero clue ow to run a small business, let alone a bank.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Commit Seppuku on live TV.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't waste 10 years like I did, toxic culture, soul destroying work environment, a Draconian boys Club!!

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    Former Employee - Bank Official/Personal Relationship Manager  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Bank Official/Personal Relationship Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Allied Irish Banks full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The only pro of working in AIB was the friends I made. We kept each other going through the rough times.

    Cons

    1. Company Structure - I was working in branch banking where you went in at entry level as a Bank Official and in order to progress to the next level which is known as Officer Grade you need to get promoted. Once you are an Officer you are considered a member of management and you can then climb up to Assistant Manager then Manager of various grades. This all sounds achievable to anyone who works hard towards whichever level they are capable of however the reality for most of my colleagues was very different. There are hundreds of bank officials in the network who have over 10 years experience, working roles such as SME Specialist, Business Relationship Managers, Personal Relationship Managers, Customer Service Supervisors, Foreign Exchange Supervisors, Mortgage Arrears Specialists and Mortgage Consultants who were never promoted and are still known as bank officials with a salary of buttons to match. AIB is returning to profitability on the backs of the poor souls left in branch banking. We used to call ourselves " The Ants in Dungeon of the Economy"
    2. Promotions - Time and time again we saw those who treated others like the bottom of their shoe promoted over worthy candidates. When someone who actually deserved a promotion got one it was a rare moment of joy.
    3. Redundancy's - deserving candidates of 30 years service and more overlooked in favour of those who made going on the sick their career so AIB chose to get rid of them with a golden handshake rather than punish them through the proper channels. There are still people on the sick who regularly post their lives on Social Media for all to see. Sack them !!! Everyone knows who they are.
    4. Culture - you could only imagine the culture that results from the points mentioned above. Soul destroying misery.
    5. Lunches - AIB top brass decide that the minions in branch banking no longer deserve an hour lunch and slash it in half just like that. People need that hour to recharge, to feel normal, to have a chat, to confide in a friend and sometimes to cry and dry yourself off. I promised myself that day going back down the stairs from the canteen with my lunch still in my teeth that enough was enough. I deserve better than this.

    To conclude It was the best decision I ever made. I only wish I hadn't wasted 10 years on them. If your still in AIB don't be afraid to jump.I had a job within a fortnight. The one good thing about being ex AIB is that other companys know we are able for anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I couldn't be bothered you never listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    No opportunities to progress

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Credit Card Recoveries  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Credit Card Recoveries in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Allied Irish Banks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    9-5 working hours, overtime available, good people to work wih

    Cons

    No opportunities to progress career, boring job roll, lack of management support, biased promotions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Average

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Developer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Allied Irish Banks part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nothing much changes, if you like that kind of thing.

    Cons

    Nothing much changes, HR are oppressive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and at least be proud of what you do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    good

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Allied Irish Banks full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    good place to work. great place to learn.

    Cons

    lots of politics and progression options aren't great.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    AIB is Changing for the better, but still limited development opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Allied Irish Banks as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    fast changing environment
    sense of community
    Given responsibility to make change

    Cons

    Everything is about cost reduction and returning to markets
    Promotions based on time served not ability
    overly bureaucratic
    lack of willingness to take ownership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote people based on talent and ability not time served.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A great place to work in the early years but poorly run from 2002 onwards and unilaterally reneged on contracts.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allied Irish Banks full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Dominant position in local market.

    Cons

    State-owned, no independence of action, unable to attract/retain talent, unable to pay market-level compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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