Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Royal Bank of Scotland Group Chief Executive Ross McEwan
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Pros
  • The work life balance here is very good (in 194 reviews)

  • I found the work environment to be very friendly and encouraging (in 40 reviews)

Cons
  • No work/life balance Long hours (in 19 reviews)

  • Senior management need to be reviewed (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Sales Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Treasury Sales Associate in Calumet City, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Treasury Sales Associate in Calumet City, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time

    Pros

    Good Company to work for.

    Cons

    Restructured Business and is no longer servicing Global Cash Management clients.


  2. great culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwich, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwich, CT

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great culture, friendly, great working environment

    Cons

    not so good management and career developement


  3. Senior counsel

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    nice building good amenities nice gym good benefits

    Cons

    Poor culture org in decline


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    Operations Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time

    Pros

    Employee's are much more laid back, and easy going compared to other firms

    Cons

    -Morale is down with the extreme downsizing of business -The firm is restructuring their focus on UK clients

    Advice to Management

    Management has gotten much better at laying off employees, but I would be greatly concerned on the skills of senior management


  6. Operations Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice work and life balance

    Cons

    There are no career advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees


  7. Never ending cuts

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Vice President in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time

    Pros

    smart people, flexible hours, great looking building. Comp is ok compared to other financials..

    Cons

    uncertainty, no growth opportunities, more layoffs coming,. The eventual size of the overall business is in doubt. doesn't look good for 2016


  8. Investment banking Analyst

    Former Employee - Technology Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technology Summer Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people and the team are great. And stamford is a nice place to work.

    Cons

    Working on the investment banking side was depressing because of the pending restructuring of the north american banking business. A lot of people left during my first few months on the job.

    Advice to Management

    More clear vision of where the firm is heading wouldn't hurt


  9. Sr. System Administrator

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong and reliable team Well made corporate values, policy's, procedures and standart's Well motivated staff and Management Board

    Cons

    bureaucracy, stagnation, lack of development


  10. Customer service officer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent base pay. Good bonuses for up sell and cross sell of mutual funds and insurance.

    Cons

    Bad work life balance. Not recognized for the hard work. Management sucks. Doesn't appreciate good employees.


  11. management untrustworthy

    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    work life balance better than other banks

    Cons

    management untrustworthy, shrinking the bank and not growing



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