685 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date

2 people found this helpful  

A waste of energy

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - KYC Analyst  in  Jersey City, NJ
Former Employee - KYC Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland

Pros

Plenty of time to look for another job, long lunches, lots of free time and laughs. Time off was never an issue and when work was necessary, minimum requirements were accepted.

Cons

Nothing to learn, no motivation or expectation of advancement. A dead end for sure. Witness extreme organization failure with absent management consumed in their personel affairs.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Remember, the workers are vital and will support if respected.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Royal Bank of Scotland

  1.  

    Possibly good for someone with patience, family and wanting a relaxed job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Pros

    Every place has its pros/cons, but having said that people are generally friendly/pleasant. Overall, firm culture is laid-back. Work hours aren't bad.

    Cons

    Uncertainty about medium or long term direction.

    Total Comp will be less than other banks. Some corporate title-inflation exists (e.g. VP's getting promoted unexpectedly to MD) to narrow pay differential.

    No sick leave, sick days come out of vacation leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Any specific requests/guidance from them would be really appreciated and acted upon, quickly.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Low Morale

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Associate in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance -- lots of vacation time and short hours for wall street (~60 hours week); Generally nice managers and coworkers; well respected energy banking group and traders

    Cons

    Commute to Stamford; All bonuses are deferred for 3 years; harder to win deals with mediocre bankers and a mid-tier name; focus on debt with very little M&A or equity capabilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are unhappy about the commute, so reward them with other perks (and street level pay, which means not deferred)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Royal Bank of Scotland.

Worked for Royal Bank of Scotland? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.