RBC Capital Markets Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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RBC Capital Markets President and Co-CEO Mark Standish
Mark Standish
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Pros
  • Work/life balance very good but declining (in 9 reviews)

  • Some of the people are nice to work with/for (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours and high pressure environment (in 4 reviews)

  • Also, the branches take a review on the back office employees (which that is what I did) and even though the reviews were very good (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great company !!!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at RBC Capital Markets (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits Flexible Family friendly location downtown

    Cons

    None in my experience there.


  2. Fast growing bank with nice culture

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RBC Capital Markets full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    One of the fastest growing top banks with a culture of respect

    Cons

    Not much to say on the negative side


  3. Vice President

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at RBC Capital Markets (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great company, good pay, growing

    Cons

    a little slow and conversative


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  5. Associate Director

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RBC Capital Markets

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice place to work with good people.

    Cons

    Management slow to make changes.


  6. Helpful (1)

    CSA

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    Former Employee - Registered Client Service Associate in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Registered Client Service Associate in Seattle, WA

    I worked at RBC Capital Markets

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The office space is nice, the staff is friendly. The systems are semi-user friendly.

    Cons

    They undervalue support staff. Managers pick and choose favorites, and spend money on things rather than giving deserving employees compensation. Lots of red tape and gossiping.


  7. Client service associate

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    Current Employee - Senior Registered Client Service Associate in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Registered Client Service Associate in Florham Park, NJ

    I have been working at RBC Capital Markets full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly work environment but can be very cliquey.

    Cons

    Management should recognize the support staff in more ways than just providing breakfast or lunch a few times a year. Compensation is below par, as are the bonuses. Management tends to play favorites with the support staff which leaves the rest of us feeling very undervalued. This is a tough balancing act type of position. The brokers are never wrong and management always sides with the brokers. This company is not one I would recommend, as I have worked for others, and the hierarchy was different. Currently looking for a CSA position elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Shape up and appreciate your support staff. Get on board with playing fair, compensating more fairly and cease playing favorites.


  8. Solid, Growing Firm.... Not there yet

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at RBC Capital Markets full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Growing firm -Not looking over shoulder -Decent hours for Wall Street -Good energy

    Cons

    -Brand recognition not there yet -Hard to get out

    Advice to Management

    Treat junior employees better


  9. good company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GPS/ICI/ADP SPECIALIST in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - GPS/ICI/ADP SPECIALIST in Edison, NJ

    I worked at RBC Capital Markets (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    best job ever - good company

    Cons

    moved to toronto canada recently

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. Helpful (1)

    look for a job elsewhere...

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RBC Capital Markets

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    nice benefits and decent pay, but you can get comparable benefits and pay elsewhere.

    Cons

    horrible culture, managment not great, advancement does appear performance based


  11. Helpful (1)

    Canadian I-Bank

    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY

    I worked at RBC Capital Markets (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many have worked at RBC for over 25 years. Small and trying to catchup to other I-Banks so pockets of entrepreneurialism still exist. Can make an imprint in areas and product groups that still need development.

    Cons

    I agree with the prior posts about senior management and promotions for multiple roles globally going to Canadians as well as the notable gender bias presented under the veneer of 'RBC nice'.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and promote outside of the usual group of execs. Truly embrace diversity in practice including leaders from other nations and cultures.



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