Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews

Updated July 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. Sr. System Administrator

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


  2. Customer service officer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    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.


  3. management untrustworthy

    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance better than other banks

    Cons

    management untrustworthy, shrinking the bank and not growing


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  5. Entry Level Field/Office Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Pros

    Qualifications: UMTS installation of eNodeBs including power, ground and data cables, frames, and routers for LTE and CDMA per MOP instructions. 1st, 2nd, 3rd 4th carrier commissioning, integration and upgrade, and RF configuration of 2G, 3G and 4G networks, as well as , integration and troubleshooting of RBS 6101 & 6102 LTE and CDMA 1900 & 800 DUL's and DBA's and VSWR. Nokia installation, commissioning and integration equiptment.

    Cons

    None that can be stated


  6. Don't join

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    No pros except now it is closing in Asia and employees are going to get paid out. Run by mediocre people (mainly) even avg. staff end up looking good. It does pay well, to be honest but that is about it.

    Cons

    Many - take my word for it. Do not join as I have been with them for many years. It is a complet racist org and basically for people from UK. Run by hill billies and wanna-be.

    Advice to Management

    Take some management courses and learn how to not be inward looking and racist. A complete UK based org now with hill billies running it. Third class org. Use to b a lot better few years ago!


  7. Don't be tempted. Do your research

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

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good, especially health insurance. Most people are friendly and try to be helpful

    Cons

    I would Google the company and then infer what the culture is like here. Yes, that bad. Headcount is aggressively being reduced. They are looking for any reason to fire people.

    Advice to Management

    All the spin in the world doesn't help. Morale is bad here. I would say more but what is the point.


  8. Uncertainity at RBS

    Current Employee - Director and Head in Sleepy Hollow, NY
    Current Employee - Director and Head in Sleepy Hollow, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Not the best place to work right now, as RBS is in the process of winding down their businesses in the U.S. and around the world.

    Cons

    The business outlook for the next 1-2 years is negative. No communication between the senior management and employees.

    Advice to Management

    In times of uncertainty within the bank, the senior management need to have better communication and transparency to keep up employees' morale.


  9. Implementation

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland

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

    Pros

    Generous vacation policy, low pressure. Company still has amazing products that are legacy from ABN Amro days.

    Cons

    Not committed to business. Closing up shop in scores of countries. No growth potential for existing employees.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on a sustainable path to profitability to ensure that you can retain a multitude of talented employees by A) compensating them fairly B) Treating them with respect


  10. Interest Rate Derivative Confirmation Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Interest Rate Derivative Confirmation Analyst in Fruit Heights, UT
    Former Employee - Interest Rate Derivative Confirmation Analyst in Fruit Heights, UT

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, employee development, excellent people, learning environment and interesting work.

    Cons

    The computer systems need to be updated, company is in recovery.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees!, stick to the game plan, do what's right.


  11. Director

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Some European type benefits, like paid time off, are much better than similar US companies. Good 401k matching structure as they deposit matching funds on each paycheck.

    Cons

    The U.S. subsidiary is being massively downsized. UK centric control marginalizes the regions. Government ownership and complete regulator control drives business decisions. Very slow to implement changes. No one makes decisions and no one knows or communicates what is going on in a very turbulent and troubling time

    Advice to Management

    Decide what to do in a timely manner and execute. Stop creating new 5 year plans every year. Stop creating new slogans and cultures every few years.



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