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Bank of Ireland Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
37 Reviews

3.2
37 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.  

    A good place to work, but could improve conditions

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

    Pros

    A large company with opportunities to move between divisions

    Cons

    The technology used is very poor & old age practices that can frustrate people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be more visible day to day.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work, but we can be a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Manager.
    Current Employee - Manager.

    Pros

    Good culture.Good employers but we can get better

    Cons

    Performance Salary & benefits behind the market in some roles. Incentivise performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on speed of decisions & improve communication

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    See the longterm, rather than shortterm

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

    Pros

    A reasonable employer, with reasonable compensation.

    Cons

    When immediate superior is only interested in their own progress, and has little interest in improving the lot of the people who work for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think of the long term, and not the short term apparent benefits.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Proceed with caution

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Director in Stamford, CT

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Communication with employees has been poor.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not happy with experience at Bank of Ireland.

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Work towards recognizing opportunities and taking calculated risks for greater rewards

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Blech

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

    Pros

    Good pay, reasonable time off.

    Cons

    Senior management is a joke and unless you are a favorite, you do not get promoted. All hiring is based on who likes who best, not about competencies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a good hard look at HR practices!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good, but not great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Great, friendly staff who are a pleasure to work with and who appreciate the importance of a good work/life balance

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits are not to the standard that is available elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Different sectors of the bank should be treated differently dependent upon performance

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Unless the price is right, look for another bank.

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    Current Employee - Relationship Manager
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager

    Pros

    Good workers, great team environments, and hungry individuals. Good Benefits and 401k package. A lot of face time with upper management, able to voice opinion (however usually falls through the cracks).

    Cons

    The division I work for used to be very nimble, think on the fly, and have an entrepreneurial mindset. However over the last 2 years the company has literally been on hold with any strategic thinking. This organization may be a positive one in the future when it pulls its head out of the sand, however currently I would not recommend this organization to anyone unless the price was extremely right.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think proactively not re actively. Think about innovation to stay ahead of the curve rather than following the pack. Global expansion is key to diversification.....BOI does not think this way. Make calculated risks for future rewards (currently extreme minimum risks are taken which equals minimal gains to lower level employees).

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    very good

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    Pros

    at bank of ireland every one works for each other, every one gets on well because we will strive to achieve the same goal

    Cons

    during my first year in the job i had to work very long hours, maybe even 12 hours a day 7 days a week

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    ok- not bad - not great

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

    Pros

    I liked the 35 hour work week. Almost no overtime. Good atmosphere. Nice people. It is possible to maintain a work - life balance.

    Cons

    not to challenging. training only for starters nothing after that. salary not great. poor benefits. structure of company not great.

    No opinion of CEO

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