Royal Bank of Scotland International

www.rbsinternational.com
Profile Unclaimed

Royal Bank of Scotland International Reviews

Updated February 12, 2015
Updated February 12, 2015
138 Reviews
3.0
138 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Royal Bank of Scotland International CEO Ross McEwan
Ross McEwan
12 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance and flexible working hours are definitely the best about RBS (in 24 reviews)

  • Good working environment and prospects (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Going through a tough phase of restructuring due to cost pressures, too many changes, centralized decision making (in 4 reviews)

  • No new opportunities, No onsite (in 4 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Good Work-life balance

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

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Excellent opportunities to get involved with extra-curricular activities. 9-5 culture. Work is interesting and challenging. Training and development opportunities. The role is what you make of it. Good employees are respected and celebrated.

    Cons

    Weak management with little decision making power or knowledge of what is going on. Compensation and benefits are rather low compared to similar companies. Company name is not well respected and can be a little embarrassing to admit that you work there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more decisive and timely in your decisions. Don't leave employees waiting for considerable amounts of time due to management indecision.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Project Manager

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

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland International as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, and to work for.

    Cons

    The company is constricting by 50% over the next year.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Associate in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Pleasant atmosphere, great colleagues (not managerial). Good learning environment. Managers will harp over every little mistake - be careful

    Cons

    Poor management. Management will lie straight faced to you. Management will knit-pick at every little mistake you make like its the end of the world. No room for growth, bonus, raise, or cost of living adjustments. Get used to being taken advantage of. Very antiquated systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow a pair

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Decent place to start out

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

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland International (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Not a typcal Wall Street gruleing job. Great people and atmosphere.

    Cons

    Low compensation, low salary, company constantly expecting you to do more with less resources

    Recommends
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people to work with, decent work life balance but pay is lousy

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

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    While RBS is still an admittedly huge bank with numerous bureaucracies and redundancies, it does still feel like a smallish shop where everybody knows everyone else. Good people to work with, but the stable of knowledgeable personnel is shrinking everyday as they continue to pay less than market.

    Cons

    Huge disconnect between performance and pay. As a mid level manager, I have no say into how much my directs get paid. Why should I think my boss has any say into how much I get paid? There is a tangible sense that unless you're "in the circle of trust" you are excluded from key projects and opportunities for growth. Takes months to announce "strategic review" impacts to the business, meanwhile everybody already knows through the rumor mill. Crushing burden of working at a UK government owned bank with all the inherent politics involved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent in compensation setting. Give managers the ability to have say. Improve communication from the top down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    ......

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

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland International

    Pros

    Some good people who actually want to help you succeed and close knit groups usually result in good working relationships.

    Cons

    This place keeps tripping over its own feet. Moral is as low as ever, and management generally stays out of view leaving extreme ambiguity and lack of leadership. Problem retaining top talent because of reformed comp structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your people more often. Do a town hall, make some gesture other than a one off email blast so people may believe the ship is being righted and can gain a sense of hope that RBS is on the right path.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Analyst program has great structure and provides a positive experience for growth and learning

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

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland International

    Pros

    The analysts and well supported by the firm and the pay remains fairly competitive across the street

    Cons

    Limited growth after the analyst program. The management is less inclined to promote the younger generation when their own jobs are on the line

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

    corporate culture is more straight forward

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

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland International full-time

    Pros

    nice building, nice location

    Cons

    transfer internally is a little bit hard

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland International

    Pros

    It's good experience in the financial services industry and starting salaries are pretty good. The benefits are pretty good too. Health insurance, dental, 401k...

    Cons

    The firm is a sinking ship. There's no raises or bonuses even after years of work because the firm is doing so poorly. There's no incentive to work hard and management is horrendous. There is a huge divide between offices and relationships are horrible, even with teams you support. You get worked like a slave and management will nit pick every tiny mistake no matter how small or insignificant it may be. There's no appreciation for anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better training to managers.

  11.  

    Great people, great culture, some uncertainty over the future of the firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - M&IB Intern in Stamford, CT
    Former Intern - M&IB Intern in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland International as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are truly one of a kind and incredibly easy to get along with and work with
    Good Comp
    Room for advancement
    The hours are actually pretty good for I-Banking

    Cons

    Some concerns over UK ownership
    The train ride from the city can be annoying especially since most of the younger analysts/associates/VPs live in the city

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strong leadership to show a steady hand is at the helm

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Royal Bank of Scotland International Photos

nifty chn
Inside RBS lift

+ Add Photo

Work at Royal Bank of Scotland International? Share Your Experiences

Royal Bank of Scotland International

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.