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Bank of Ireland Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
38 Reviews
3.2
38 Reviews
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Bank of Ireland Group Chief Executive and Director; Chief Executive, Retail Financial Services Ireland (RFSI) Richie Boucher
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland

    Pros

    good fun, you know yourself lad

    Cons

    hard work, you know yourself lad

  2.  

    Analyst

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    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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    Bank of Ireland is changing for the better.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, AR

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the change agenda

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Learning Experience

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    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.

  6.  

    Fantastic

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    Former Employee - Security Compliance Officer  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Security Compliance Officer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    First if all, the environment is vey conducive and pleasant to work in. The managers, although very strict but very caring. Management try as much as possible to be very flexible with work times in order to put a balance between work and home front. The staff in Bank of Ireland are very friendly and accommodating.

    Cons

    There isn't any downside really, all you need to know as a staff is just try as much as possible to be hardworking , punctual, give it your all and you will be happy. And maybe in recent times, there has not been career progression.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What I would say really is keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Work Culture

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

    I worked at Bank of Ireland as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great working environment, superior are approachable and has no airs

    Cons

    Company seems to be downsizing, as seen in public news

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget to recruit talent at times like this

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Workings as a PM in BOI

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

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good opportunities to learn. Good training available for permanent employees. Standard bank working hours, flexi time available. Made some very good friends in the time I spent there.

    Cons

    Recent changes in the IT structure has seen mass voluntary redundancy in the IT and Business Change departments.
    Morale has been very low in recent years as a result of this. Pay increases frozen from 2008 until after I left in 2012

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    clear communication on company strategy require to give staff reassurances

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, good conditions, good benefits including canteen with reduced prices, decent social life, lack of nasty competition between staff, management were generally approachable.

    Cons

    Work was not particularly stimulating, lots of older staff who don't contribute much and are paid better with better conditions than younger, harder working colleagues, pay not great by standards of competitors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More promotional opportunities for younger, ambitious staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Quite a decent experience

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    Former Employee - Bank Assistant  in  Galway (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Bank Assistant in Galway (Ireland)

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Friendly workmates and good customer relations. Reasonable salary and time off. All in all quite a decent company to work for.

    Cons

    The last few years have been in a very difficult economic climate. A lot of customers are very disgruntled with the reduction in personal service and in some cases are taking it out on frontline staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the management seem to be too far removed from the customer base and only think in terms of targets.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    stable conservative traditional old school

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Staff enjoy great supports due to the company's legacy and union involvement. Training and development are supported and encouraged.

    Cons

    The culture is resistant to change, resistant to challenge and resistant to new ideas. Once decisions are made they are stuck too rigidly rather then being continually assessed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be mindful of the consequences of actions.
    The Bank is hundreds of years old, long term planning is required
    Resist the urge to focus solely on quick wins

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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