RBC Dexia
2.8 of 5 51 reviews
www.rbcdexia.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

RBC Dexia Reviews

Updated Dec 13, 2013
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2.8 51 reviews

                             

64% Approve of the CEO

RBC Dexia CEO José Placido

José Placido

(22 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Compensations are nice and work environment was nice"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Good work life balance, able to work shift hours so can get in and out early or what ever suits you"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "it would be nice to see senior management invest in their staff more"
    in 4 reviews
  • "They tried to outsource all the jobs to Malaysia without getting the OK from the regulator or from the clients"
    in 2 reviews
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Good Place to begin Career...

Tech Support (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at RBC Dexia

ProsThe people are good to work with. Lot's of industry experience and willingness to train and teach Junior Staff. Work environment pace very fast.

ConsLimited upward promotability. Unable to advance as area always looking to outsiders to bring in expertise. Once bitten / twice shy / three strikes and I was out...

Advice to Senior ManagementOffice is small, opportunities limited. Noticed lots of externals coming into organization into Senior positions. A little un-motivating as you don't want to try hard to work due to lack of recognition

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frustrating and demotivating

Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at RBC Dexia full-time for more than a year

Prosgood location close to financial core

ConsDisorganized management, excessive meetings, poor vision, exploitive managerial techniques, unhappy staff

Advice to Senior Managementneeds better vision to manage personnel more humanely

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great bunch of employees, terrible management (most of them are gone now)

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I have been working at RBC Dexia full-time for more than 10 years

ProsUnder the old management, spending was out of control, no clear direction

Now under RBC, it's integration pain, but should be much better with RBC management

ConsJob loss, Treatment of RBC Dexia employees

Advice to Senior ManagementWhoever you are keeping, treat them well, not differently than other RBC employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good people, dying company

Senior Technical Analyst (Former Employee)
Sydney (Australia)

I worked at RBC Dexia full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood people in some areas. Others are very self-serving and will try to palm off work to other areas and avoid any liability for mistakes or deliverables.

ConsPoorly paid. Not growing. Management seems intent in cutting off their nose to spite their face. A lack of investment in employees nd off-shoring is the wrong focus for client service and attracting new clients.

Advice to Senior ManagementInstead of sending roles overseas find some salespeople that can win new business.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Depressing experience, I really saw how NOT to run a company

Senior Fund Accountant (Former Employee)
Zürich (Switzerland)

I worked at RBC Dexia full-time for more than 3 years

Prossome nice people but most of them have quit over the last 6 months

Cons-Poor Salary
-Extremely bad management
-French Mafia, if you aren't French then you have no chance in this company. Basically all the French speakers have been sent out to all the other branches from Luxembourg and have their own little clique. If you don't speak French then you have no chance to go any where in this company. They look out for each other and persecute the others.
-They tried to outsource all the jobs to Malaysia without getting the OK from the regulator or from the clients!!! Since then this company has gotten worse and worse.
-There is a hiring stop in Zürich and lots of people have quit, those that are left have to do more and more work, who in turn also get tired and also quit!!

Advice to Senior Management-Be honest
-Hire some good workers who speak more than one language!
-Listen to your workers we deal with the clients everyday we know what they want

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Pretty good experience on a challenging global project, but too many hands steering the ship.

Senior Project Manager (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at RBC Dexia as a contractor for more than a year

ProsStrong PMO approach, methodology, etc. Development of standards, templates, processes, auditing etc. were still in progress but on the right track.

ConsThe IT teams are very fragmented, making collaboration very challenging. There were too many hands steering the ship on a global project, several changes in the management and operational teams, and a lack of willingness to deal with poor vendor performance.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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RBC Dexia work experience

Senior Program Manager (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at RBC Dexia as a contractor for less than a year

Prossenior management leadership skills are not the best

ConsNot worse work life balance

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Company in transition

Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at RBC Dexia as a contractor for more than a year

ProsThe Senior Managers and Directors of the area I was in are professional and approachable. They created an environment that was positive despite the turmoil created by the uncertainty of the future of RBC Dexia in Toronto.

ConsThe project was extremely segmented with management in Luxembourg. Communication was spotty at best thus a lot of down time waiting for deliverables from other teams. Team managers were great but project management was terrible.

Advice to Senior ManagementShould assign Project Managers who have some understanding of the application will be helpful

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very focused on the clients

Supervisor (Former Employee)
Melbourne (Australia)

I worked at RBC Dexia full-time for more than 3 years

ProsCollaborative team environment, all ideas are listened to and considered.

ConsSometimes the hours are very long to deliver what the client needs. Are to advance within the company without moving to another country.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work, but with a very low budget

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Madrid (Spain)

I have been working at RBC Dexia full-time for more than 8 years

ProsVery professional people that try to do their best with few resources.

ConsThey were trying to improve, then RBC bought the whole company and resources are getting worse than before if it were possible!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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