Bank of Ireland Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Bank of Ireland Group Chief Executive and Director; Chief Executive, Retail Financial Services Ireland (RFSI) Richie Boucher
Richie Boucher
29 Ratings

Pros
  • It is possible to maintain a work - life balance (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • alot of old school dead weight in senior management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Good experience with BOI

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    I worked at Bank of Ireland (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I was an intern under the Retail Banking division. As an intern, I was given relevant work and the freedom to work on my tasks. I also had friendly and helpful colleagues who taught me the basics of the job. I like that the relationships/communication within the division were not very hierarchical. Furthermore, I was not expected to work overtime and could leave if I had completed my tasks.

    Cons

    Due to the financial crisis, the workforce had to be reduced in the following years and a number of positions were removed entirely. Thus, sometimes I could not contact the person with the most knowledge about a certain task.


  2. Good company benefits, nice employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance, good location

    Cons

    Salaries not in line with some positions


  3. Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere. Supportive of your professional development. Sensitive to work-life balance.

    Cons

    Projects can take some time to complete.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Bank of Ireland is changing for the better.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, AR

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Significant & exciting change agenda Exciting times ahead for the business Interesting mix of new technology driving how the bank does its business Bank very supportive of staff doing further education & upskilling

    Cons

    Some resisters still have influence, especially some of the longer serving staff Middle managers need to up their game & change management abilities

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the change agenda


  6. Great Learning Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bank of Ireland

    Pros

    Did my internship there so teaching was very prevalent. All departments I worked taught me a lot. Moving around was encouraged.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons of working at this company. The weather in Ireland is very cold so that is why I decided to leave the country and therefore the company.


  7. Management in Ireland not great in communicating the truth to their employees.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, friendly people - really do try to make sure that you understand what you are doing and help you along the way.

    Cons

    Management in Ireland not great in communicating the truth to their employees. Mislead in where the company is going and their compensation to their employees.


  8. Not happy with experience at Bank of Ireland.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very Casual Environment. Easy to communicate on a personal level with management.

    Cons

    Lack of Strategic vision of management that limits future growth of busines. Due to this lack of vision, I feel that the company long term success has been greatly compromised and therefore the future growth of the employees (raises, training, learning, etc.) has been reduced much lower than it should have been.

    Advice to Management

    Work towards recognizing opportunities and taking calculated risks for greater rewards


  9. Helpful (2)

    Proceed with caution

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Director in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Comprehensive Benefits and less prone to lay-offs; Work life balance respected;

    Cons

    No bonuses awarded, nationalization risk and downward pressure on compensation beyond that seen at competitors;

    Advice to Management

    Communication with employees has been poor.


  10. Customer service role

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    hands on approach from managers, broad spectrum of activities every day ranging from direct debits to account opening to SO's

    Cons

    good experience for a role just out of college but a bit repetitive, Management were extremely friendly


  11. Bank of Ireland

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

    I worked at Bank of Ireland

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big company, great place to work!

    Cons

    May be a lack of oppurtunities!



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