RBS Greenwich Capital

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RBS Greenwich Capital Reviews

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
42 Reviews
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42 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good work life balance but a lack of direction

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I worked at RBS Greenwich Capital full-time

    Pros

    Good work / life balance and decent compensation. Not too much office politics. Line managers trust you to do your own work with minimal supervision, but you are therefore responsible if anything goes wrong.

    Cons

    Lack of direction. Process improvement projects are initiated with a lot of gung-ho before falling to the wayside. There is poor communication between local teams and the London office (RBS UK) teams when implementing projects that affect both sides. Also in light of recent events, there is confusion as to the future of the bank.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    good co

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RBS Greenwich Capital as an intern

    Pros

    good people, atmosphere, building, food

    Cons

    poor pay, nothing else bad to say

  3.  

    Will RBS in stamford survive?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at RBS Greenwich Capital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    the building is nice and most of the people are great to work with
    cafeteria, coffee shop and convenience store in house are nice but prices are kind of high
    convenient location near the train station for nyc commute
    benefits are good and salary is good to start but lower than nyc
    good if you are starting out to get some experience in a bank

    Cons

    things are really bad in stamford now because everyone is getting laid off or leaving
    morale is very low and there are lots of empty seats
    after you are hired you won't ever get a raise or a bonus again and they don't tell you that before you start so people come for a few years and then leave because no bonus or increase
    with all of the people leaving you have to do even more work
    rumors are that they are shutting down salt lake city office and people are wondering if this company is going to survive at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be honest with people when yhou hire them they they won't get an increase for years if at all
    stop changing your mind about business decisions you make and then reversing cause its hurting the company and morale
    cut all the senior managers who were responsible for the businness decisions youre now changing and get some new senior management with some better ideas if you can attract them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    RBS sinking ship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RBS Greenwich Capital

    Pros

    used to be good, with high standards etc

    Cons

    no leadership, falling apart kind of scenario

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get a grip

  6.  

    Lots of uncertainty, with little company upside.

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

    I worked at RBS Greenwich Capital

    Pros

    Good work / life balance, probably because the compensation package isn't that great. If you live nearby with a car, the location is great. The people I worked with were awesome, down to earth.

    Cons

    Reverse commute is a drag if you want to live in the city. There isn't a lot of room for professional advancement within the company. Don't expect a great bonus or much in the salary department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could use more transparency in the review process and scoring criteria.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    It has been one of uncertainty.

    Current Employee - Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Analyst in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at RBS Greenwich Capital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people you meet. We are all trying to the make of best of some very difficult cirmcumstances. Something that can be lost on managemnet. It's not what you know but who you know.

    Cons

    Salaries aren't great. No bonus for last four years.

  8.  

    It *WAS* an amazing place to work, not anymore

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RBS Greenwich Capital full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    When I left, there were still a lot of smart bond traders to learn from; they were "stuck" because of family situations, need for benefits that required seniority, etc. When they are not frustrated beyond ability to speak, one can learn a lot from them.

    Cons

    It has become a British government bureaucracy -- unresponsive, endless red tape, rules decreed by a committee of clueless management thousands of miles away (who obviously never spoke with a real customer in their lives).

    I left as it became clear the British government viewed the bank (which is 82% UK government owned) as a low cost alternative to having London staff on unemployment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management doesn't listen to employees or customers. British politicians are trying to minimize losses. None would listen to advice given here

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Blah

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RBS Greenwich Capital part-time

    Pros

    Flexible time/space, art, decent people

    Cons

    Unpaid, but makes sense as an intern

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  10.  

    This was not at all a positive experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Vice President in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at RBS Greenwich Capital full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work / Life balance is pretty good. Nice building and decent cafeteria. Company was smart enough to limit their exposure to areas of competence. They exited businesses where the risk was higher than they wanted.

    Cons

    I wanted to leave within 2 months of arriving. There are so many issues with their infrastructure that trying to fix them will only temporarily alleviate them. Requires an overhaul. I was meant to address many of these gaps and didnt realize that they had been known problems for years, and were not or could be fixed. many of the people there had been in their roles for too long. They are unwilling to change things to improve, only stick with what they know works

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and address the problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work, only downside is pay is a little less competitive

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

    I have been working at RBS Greenwich Capital full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The pros are the Culture, Opportunity

    Cons

    The on is that the Pay isn't as competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees better instead of trying to add creative ways to give back - this will make everyone happier

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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