Bank of Ireland
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www.bankofireland.com Dublin, Ireland 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 7, 2014

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42% Approve of the CEO

Bank of Ireland Group Chief Executive and Director; Chief Executive, Retail Financial Services Ireland (RFSI) Richie Boucher

Richie Boucher

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42% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsProjects can take some time to complete.

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    Bank of Ireland is changing for the better.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Dublin, AR

    ProsSignificant & 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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the change agenda

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Learning Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsI 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.

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Stamford, CT

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

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

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    Not happy with experience at Bank of Ireland.

    Operations Manager (Current Employee)

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

    ConsLack 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 Senior ManagementWork towards recognizing opportunities and taking calculated risks for greater rewards

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Director (Current Employee)
    Stamford, CT

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

    ConsNo bonuses awarded, nationalization risk and downward pressure on compensation beyond that seen at competitors;

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication with employees has been poor.

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    worked for BoI for 3 years

    Operations Role (Former Employee)
    Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    Prosnone, very disappointed in work, people and organisation

    Conshorrible atmosphere in the department , people gossiping about everyone, no scope for development, no talent management , management had no interest in the team, discrimination on the nationality grounds, lack of imagination and innovation
    the worse place I have worked for...

    Advice to Senior Managementchange in organisational culture, leadership,mission and vision

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

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    Career building.

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    ProsIn the early years of my time with bank of ireland there were plenty of opportunity for personal growth and development, but as the economic climate changed this changed also.

    ConsPersonally for me the location of the IT Department where I worked did not suit as it was not on a main public transport link.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Improving the way they do business

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsImproving out dated and redundant processes, embracing technology, 9 - 5 hours, positive atmosphere.

    ConsProgression is about time served not about talent. career model seriously needs to be looked at. alot of old school dead weight in senior management

    Advice to Senior Managementpromote talent not time served

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Don't bother

    Customer Advisor (Current Employee)
    Tallagh (Ireland)

    ProsSome nice people in the office

    ConsThey tried to introduce themselves like a really friendly company that will help you in case of confusions and will take you to the stars. It's not true- after your training no one really cares about you. There is no career opportunities and salary is VERY low. Management doesnt know as to what is going on in the office. Atmosphere is a bit stressful, they really try to push you down sometimes. I dont look forward to go there everyday

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more interested in your employees opinions.

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

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