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RBS Greenwich Capital Reviews in Stamford, CT

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
41 Reviews
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  1.  

    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 for 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.

  2.  

    Will RBS in stamford survive?

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    • 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 for 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
  3.  

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

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    • 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 for more than a 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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  5.  

    This was not at all a positive experience

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    • 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 for less than a 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Used to be good, now terrible

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

    I worked at RBS Greenwich Capital full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits are good, nice work environment. Fairly good technology, convenient location if you live in Fairfield or Westchester county.

    Cons

    They are bleeding money and talent. I highly doubt they will even have an investment bank presence in the Americas within five years. There are no pay raises or bonuses. The head of RBS Americas is terrible. They are being out competed on every product except MBS, and that is just reliant on FED buying of their product which will probably end. High turnover at all levels. Complete unknown on future strategy or outlook.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't think there is advice to give as management changes so quickly. The ones in RBS Amercias aren't worth what they are paid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice looking building. Decent cafeteria.

    Cons

    Back stabbing environment. Everyone expecting to get laid off. Company in trouble and nobody's safe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close up shop and go back to the UK

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    No one liked working there.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Associate in Stamford, CT

    I worked at RBS Greenwich Capital full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent people and training. Reasonable base salary.

    Cons

    In general, I saw low job satisfaction and no real relationship between effort or success and reward. There was no real potential for bonus and the company is still in the middle of reducing headcount.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs more transparency, especially in regard to bonuses and salary. Saying its a meritocracy and being a meritocracy are very different things. Also, culture cannot be created by saying "this is our culture now" no matter how many emails you send. It just doesn't work that way. Get rid of extra layers of bureaucracy and promote a flatter organization. The entire company is afraid of HR.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work at

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at RBS Greenwich Capital as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Work done is appreciated and the management provides an opportunity for you to take charge and get things done!

    Cons

    Open seating proves detrimental to work and privacy..

  10.  

    General Accounting & Travel Entertainment Analyst

    Former Employee - General Accounting Analyst  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - General Accounting Analyst in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    I was truly blessed in be involved a successful investment banking firm for almost 20 years. I able to meet many amazing people, and the relationship will continue after I left the firm.

    Cons

    I feel disappointed my position relocated to Utah. I able to trained the new people for 3 weeks.
    I wish them well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish the Senior Management was more open to the job situation.

  11.  

    Disfunction-a-plenty

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very short commute, i live in the area

    Cons

    senior management hires people without looking into backgrounds. regulatory (banking and federal) violations get swept under the rug. Compliance functions are not taken seriously - they are run by project people (that are basically temps) who don't know the rules and have no relevant backgrounds. Their biggest talents are looking busy and checking project plan boxes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    wake up and clean house

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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