Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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Pros
  • Potential to give excellent working oppurtunities and help main the work-life balance (in 194 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Work life balance used to be good here but now it's extremely demanding (in 19 reviews)

  • Senior management never follows thru with ideas or current business plan (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Wlb is good... Great facilities...

    Cons

    Compensation is the main drawback...

  2. The Bank offered an opportunity to work on a global team

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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

    Staff is very dedicated, friendly group

    Cons

    The US footprint in the US is shrinking

    Advice to Management

    Expand rather than shrink their global footprint

  3. Analyst

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for fresh undergraduates, goid working environment, near to train station

    Cons

    Worst management. HR does not takes assaults and harrasment seriously, if they are high up in Director position.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up!

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  5. Was a great place to work, but future is uncertain

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    - The people are great, and senior management is very approachable
    - Good work/life balance
    - Talented professionals who are great teachers

    Cons

    - The Bank is consolidating significantly and will have a very small US presence going forward
    - Employees are left in the dark on changes in strategy. It's not uncommon to see something in the news before hearing about it from senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent and be more proactive in holding on to your best people.

  6. Ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Life work Balance is good

    Cons

    No career growth at all

    Advice to Management

    be honest and open about the reality of the environment do not give people fake hopes

  7. It has been great experience. I like it here and people are great to work with.

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Vice President in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    As US Operations is becoming smaller it is hard to see long term career.

  8. Company in significant worldwide consolidation.

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Analyst in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland

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

    Pros

    Great team environment and work life balance. Also great 401k match as well as base starting salary. Office is a great location and nice.

    Cons

    Company is consolidating on worldwide basis to the UK. There has been significant voluntary and involuntary turnover which has had a large impact on general morale. Not a place to start a new career in the US as the company future is in the UK

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with employees and retain them by giving adequate raises/promotions/bonuses especially to analysts/associates.

  9. Good till the end.

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    Former Employee - Vice President Operations
    Former Employee - Vice President Operations

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland

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

    Pros

    close to home less than 20 min commute

    Cons

    management is clueless and they do not provide enough feeback.

    Advice to Management

    Be hones and upfront with employees.

  10. People and culture are great.

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    Current Employee - Analyst/Associate in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Analyst/Associate in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Great people and work environment. You are able to move internally and solid work life balance.

    Cons

    Not good pay and barely any bonus and lowest compared to other banks. Slowly exiting US and Asia. Exiting many businesses so learning is not the greatest.

    Advice to Management

    Not much they can do. Really just try to keep people happy which I found is done in most groups.

  11. RBS Securities

    Former Employee - Director in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Director in Stamford, CT

    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

    Work-life balance is great, benefits are average. Stamford location is great if you live in Connecticut. They have their own duty-free shop on the 8th floor, which is nice.

    Cons

    Uncertain future, never try to park your car in the garage after 9:30am, although that might be getting better with all the lay offs.

    Advice to Management

    Make up your mind on the US Investment Bank strategy, clearly convey it to the employees and move on!

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