Royal Bank of Scotland
3.1 of 5 592 reviews
www.rbs.com Edinburgh, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.1 592 reviews

                             

70% Approve of the CEO

Royal Bank of Scotland Group Chief Executive Ross McEwan

Ross McEwan

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54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Work-life balance is fair and constant monitoring of your growth as an individual here"
    in 144 reviews
  • "Nice work environment at Stamford CT, state of the art building and work spaces"
    in 32 reviews
Cons:
  • "work life balance may act as a problem as the commitment towards job increaces"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Senior management need to be reviewed"
    in 26 reviews
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London driven, weak local management, poor strategy, but good people

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood people, common purpose, good balance

ConsPoor leadership, no strategy, infighting

Advice to Senior ManagementChoose a direction, move forward

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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no room for growth

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time for more than 5 years

Prospeople are laid back and great to work with

Consno room for growth and seniority matters. So suggestions go unheard. Some managers and seniors are too proud to listen to others. Some managers probably should never been managers and find excuses to avoid work; company also finds excuse to avoid bonus payout. Lack of recognition or awards.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to what others are saying. Don't look shoot down everyone's inputs and thoughts. Just because you don't think it'll work. Some advice are actually worth the time to look into. Also, please stop looking for scapegoats whenever stuff doesn't work out. It creates a very hostile environment.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good expereince work wise, but a lot of uncertainty in most US locations excluding Stamford, CT

Prime Brokerage Analyst (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland as a contractor for more than a year

ProsFast paced enviornment, great co-workers.

ConsLack of long term outlook in some areas

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

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If you like constant transitions and a creaky foundation, look no further

Director (Former Employee)
Stamford, CT

I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat people
Location in Stamford was great since I lived in the 'burbs

ConsLocal management afraid/unable to make tough decisions
Senior management in London make all the calls
Few people really have your back regardless of how much value you added.

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

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Career opportunities in a very challenging environment

Audit Manager (Current Employee)
Stamford, CT

I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood career development opportunities.
Very good work/life balance.

ConsA lot of uncertainty at this point in time.

Advice to Senior ManagementClearer and assertive communication. No sugar coating.

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

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Very Political environment

Manager (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood salaries and benefits and great co-workers

ConsVery political and little room for advancement

Advice to Senior ManagementOpen the doors for advancement to everyone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Perhaps the worst work experience of my life.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Stamford, CT

I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time for more than a year

Pros* Nice building
* Some perks
* Some decent hardworking people

Cons* Gossipy / backstabbing behavior is encouraged
* Transfers between departments are shunned
* Don't end up on anyone's hit list... you'll be gone before you can say "haggis"

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a good look at who's managing the place. You'll find the inmates are running the asylum.

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

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Worst work experience of my life... No Joke!!!

Team Leader (Current Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time for more than a year

ProsStarting salary was very aggressive & competitive.
Good training program.

ConsDirector & VPs (i.e. Management). Talk about incompetent. Decisions are not based on performance. Rather, they are made on pure emotion with no logic or backing. I have never been treated so poorly in my life by an employer. The whole Management team, starting at the top, have their head-up their a@#es.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet a new job as an Analyst in a dark basement far far away.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I wouldn't work here again

Analyst (Current Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat work/life balance. For the most part, very nice people in the Salt Lake City office.

ConsIncompetent and impotent management that spawns from the very top. They do an excellent job a creating anxiety in the workplace and encouraging you to wonder if you'll loose your job - though not because of performance but because of consolidation or cutting or because they believe in patronizing their employees. If one outperforms, outpaces and outlearns colleagues, upper management will not do anything about it. No meritocratic structure.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't breath anxiety into your employees and when you promise raises, make sure you can deliver. You need to find a better way to keep and promote top talent. Your rats are jumping ship.

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 company to work with

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time for more than a year

ProsManagement hears you out whenever required

ConsSalaries needs to be better negotiated

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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