Bank of Ireland

  www.bankofireland.com
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Like a public sector dinosaur, acting as Individual business units not a company.

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Former Employee - Business Partner in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
Former Employee - Business Partner in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Good salary package and benefits, great pension and lots of holidays. Get to work with some really knowledgeable people

Cons

Unbelievably slow to make decisions, some can literally take years. More politics than your average parliament.Way too many meetings wasting peoples time, lowers productivity . No trust in employee skill sets. Every consulting organisation in the country has been through the place on a regular basis, "writing strategy papers, advising on change, reviewing decisions. You can't make a decision without some consultant being paid too much for their uniformed opinion on it. No open communication and a culture of shoot the messenger. Executive management have no acccountability for poor decisions made. You'd be sacked in most other companies for the millions of euros of wasted company funds.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pick a strategy, tell your staff clearly where the company needs to go. Get rid of all the consultants and trust your staff. Invest more in training them on hard skills. Make decisions faster and hold senior execs acccountable for their decisions.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
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42 Other Employee Reviews for Bank of Ireland (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    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 (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
  2.  

    It was nice to work with BOI. Not any more.

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    Current Employee - Test Analyst in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Test Analyst in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible with working hours. There is a good mix of people to interact with. Free tea and coffee facilities. It used to be a very nice place to work.

    Cons

    They don't look after their staff. The morale is very low. All the good experience is being lost due to outsourcing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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