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RBC Capital Markets Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
122 Reviews
3.6
122 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work can be interesting if you're passionate about it, work life balance is fair (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)

  • Technologically, in terms of the back office systems, they are somewhat lagging behind (in 3 reviews)

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    RBC Capital Markets

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RBC Capital Markets full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good people still remain in NY. Pretty rapid change and turnover in personnel in capital markets. Very good place to lateral into - training is better at the larger US banks.

    Cons

    Decent work life balance for an investment bank. Bank has gotten more political in recent years as it has hired senior managers laterally.

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    Exciting, promising, and very inclusive.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate, Global Investment Banking in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate, Global Investment Banking in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    People are down-to-earth, smart, friendly, and exceptionally passionate about their work, their clients, and about RBC. The company does a lot to invest in the employees and makes you feel wanted, rewarded, and informed to the best of their ability.

    Cons

    I believe this is more of an industry con, but too many books are done, some of which are not even required in the first place. Specifically to RBC, it is probably the best time to take lead and move officially into bulge bracket.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to make the process of pitches (pitches book related work) more streamlined and simple.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good bank, moving up league tables

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at RBC Capital Markets full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Moving up league tables
    - Stable bank

    Cons

    - Mediocre bankers
    - Bonuses not as stable as they used to be

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RBC Capital Markets

    Pros

    Excellent culture as compared to other global investment banks

    Cons

    For better or worst, not the most nimble organization

  6.  

    Great place to work!

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

    I worked at RBC Capital Markets

    Pros

    I really liked the team that i was working with and my managers were great. The work was challenging and I felt like there were many opportunities for growth and career development.

    Cons

    I wish my managers had been more flexible with allowing me to work from home.

  7.  

    Meh...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Finance in New York, NY

    I worked at RBC Capital Markets full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I was satisfied with the work-life balance. The work environment is pleasant. People are generally nice You're not pressured like other organizations.

    Cons

    RBC Capital Markets is not considered a "top tier" bank in the United States, and it shows in SOME of the colleagues I've had the pleasure to work with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Investment Banking Summer Analyst Experience: Overall great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Investment Banking Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Investment Banking Summer Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at RBC Capital Markets as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    As a summer intern they give you exposure to actual work you would complete as a full time analyst. They offered great opportunities to meet and network within the bank. The

    Cons

    For the first week of training, the people hired weren't the best. I think overall it was fine but even people within the firm felt that a different group for the first week training should have been selected but other than that I had a great summer experience.

    Recommends
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    SALES ASSISTANT

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

    I have been working at RBC Capital Markets

    Pros

    Great company to work for
    Great work life balance
    Great management team
    Provides great foundation for learning the markets
    More benefits

    Cons

    Hard to pivot into a higher ranking role with more responsibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should hire more sales reps to bring ini more revenue

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Decent Company and moving up

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Equity Research Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Equity Research Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Taking share and generally positive attitude (which is a nice break from a lot of places on Wall Street today)

    Cons

    Pay is slightly below the comparable Wall Street firms (for associates). Promotions and ability to move up is no better than other places.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay appears to be entirely determined by experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great company, great people, fluid strategy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at RBC Capital Markets full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    RBC is a rock solid company. Pay is ok. Benefits very good. Long tenure of employees. Invests a lot in employees and the brand.

    Cons

    The corporate strategy of the US firm, seemed to change every couple of years. Technology is some of the most antiquated on Wall Street, but they are catching up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider higher and more diverse compensation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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