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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.

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  1. Fantastic Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mortgage Consultant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Mortgage Consultant in Bristol, England (UK)

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Independence. People have good amount of space to work and generally a nice environment. Top company all round and cannot do enough for people.

    Cons

    None at all. Keep up the good work.

    Advice to Management

    None keep up the good work.


  2. Fantastic colleagues and line management, terrible culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    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 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Colleagues are almost universally enjoyable to work with. Fun, hard working and helpful, and I was astonished to see the level of talent and creativity. I can't certainly complain about (nearly) any of my direct managers either. Options to move around branches and departments fairly easily, which keeps the work fresh and interesting. Good social culture.

    Cons

    The absolute stereotype of an old-school, hierarchical, rigid organisation, motivated by and managing through fear. There are small change initiatives, but they are tiny drops in a culture that needs to change from the top down. There is no room for employee empowerment or new ideas. I have heard fantastic ideas and suggestions from those "in the field", starting with the cashiers, but the suggestions are either not listened to at all, or die somewhere along the escalation hierarchy. Executive management are also making severely unintelligent, illogical business decisions, changing the things that are actually working well, and leaving issues affecting productivity to fester. The extremely late "upgrade" of the IT systems is a great example...

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so afraid to think outside the box. You have an absolute wealth of talent and creativity in your loyal work force, who would happily help the Bank into the 21st century (or even the 20th). You cannot be everywhere at once, so set up a good process for both receiving and acting on employee feedback (something better than the silly, nondescript Gallup polls). Those doing the core jobs have tons of suggestions for improving productivity.


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