Bank of Ireland

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  1.  

    stable conservative traditional old school

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  2.  

    Slow paced and unsatisfying work envoirnment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quality people, good business structure and exceptional exposure and experience. Good work life balance

    Cons

    There is a high resistant to change, new ideas and innovative people. There is little opportunity to develop your career. Frustrating systems. Too much red tape.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Pretty Good

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

    I worked at Bank of Ireland

    Pros

    Satisfactory Benifits and good workforce

    Cons

    Too much politics in the workplace

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    long career, not looked after, not worth it in the end, glad to be gone

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some good people, well known brand in Ireland, good size so there's scope to get experience in many areas

    Cons

    Bad management, little support of professional development, managers now knowing what they want, how they want to get there, but are sure it's their teams fault.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train and support you staff, pay attention to your own goals, mission statement and values

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Your average bank

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Executive in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - IT Executive in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Motivated workforce, collaborative environment, flat hierarchies

    Cons

    slow decision making; high on politics; senior management lacks courage to make decisions, likes to run the shop 'cloak and dagger style'; aged, very complex and risky technology mix

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify your products, take out complexity, streamline your operation, realise you are a small bank, and root out the arrogance sometimes displayed towards shareholders and customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    A great place to work - but no career progression

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

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

    Pros

    The hours
    The people - the team are wonderful

    Cons

    No career progression. If you are in any way ambitious, this is not the place for you

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work

    Current Contractor - Designer SOA in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Contractor - Designer SOA in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good scope of work.
    Better learning environment.

    Cons

    Work culture is very wired.
    So many managers with less or no output giving huge overhead.
    Many vendors and chaos work environment.
    Needs effective leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep eye on quality output of your employees rather than going through words and statements.
    If there is cost overhead then you being leader is responsible rather than your employees since you could not able to identify the gap at right moment as well the right resource and show him/her the right track.

  9.  

    Fun however opportunities were scare in my department

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Role in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Operations Role in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Standard working hours,
    Subsidised canteen,
    Great co-workers,
    The company does care about you,
    Excellent money for my department (but we were a special case)

    Cons

    With such media focus on all banks cost cuts are inevitable. This is the only reason you will run into difficulty with management.
    Some managers are promoted based on length of service who clearly shouldn't be in the role. This is by no means always the case. There is some serious talent within the company.
    There were very few career growth opportunities. My core reason for leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to engage in staff more personally for example, wen at team update meetings don't just read an update sheet to me. I can do that. Otherwise i'd consider all my management team highly professional and caring.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    ok- not bad - not great

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

    I worked at Bank of 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
  11.  

    very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland

    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

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