Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews

Updated April 24, 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. A great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very bright people and a can do attitude everywhere

    Cons

    Very big organisation and lots of people

    Advice to Management

    Keep at it and hopefully things will turn around. Don't sell the Investment Division.

  2. kwesiga nicholas worked as co-opreative manager

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Newyork, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Accountant in Newyork, Scotland (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    exploit my resources and face abroad the working environment

    Cons

    so interesting to share the working experience

    Advice to Management

    coo-operation and being innovative and creative to increase the market share

  3. Good Bank to work for, pays well, good work life balance though a bit conservative.

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    Current Employee - Software Designer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Software Designer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    1. 30+ leaves per year that is not counting 12 sick leaves, 2 casual leaves and 2 Restricted holidays.
    2. Develop in latest frameworks and languages like Spring 3.x, Java, Python and so on
    3. Fast Cycles of DEV. 2-4 weeks of Agile Sprint.

    Cons

    1. very Conservative org
    2. Pay is less compared to other banks.

    Advice to Management

    1. Try to be more Open.
    2. e-Commerce is taking away our engineers. Are you listening?

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  5. Good place and nice people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to work. Learned a lot from colleagues.

    Cons

    Under restructuring process, going through a lot of changes.

    Advice to Management

    no

  6. Good work life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Pros

    Nice company for female
    Very good work life balance
    Attractive benefits
    free transportation and food

    Cons

    No promotions and less growth in career

    Advice to Management

    Nope

  7. A lovely learning experience with outstanding professionals and experts in theyr field

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Pros

    Culture, clients, attitude twords clients, employees

    Cons

    Instability, no long term thinking

    Advice to Management

    Should actually plan long term

  8. Good organization, great colleagues but uncertain future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big bank too big to fail!!

    Cons

    Hard to prove yourself in the large team

    Advice to Management

    R&D

  9. Great company to start.

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    Former Employee - Intern in Warsaw (Poland)
    Former Employee - Intern in Warsaw (Poland)

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great, experienced people, atmosphere, clients

    Cons

    Quite bureaucratic institution: long procedures.

  10. Very good company

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great work culture
    have strong and really good processes both for software development and other company related
    very employee friendly e.g awesome food, cab service and other employee engagement programs
    gives you flexibility in terms of work options...
    you will really learn good standards of programming , agile

    Cons

    bonus,
    cost cutting,
    less on site opportunities

  11. 10 years of rich experience in ITIL

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Worked with HP, IBM, RBS. All are reputed brands. I have very good experience & knowledge in ITIL.

    Cons

    no Cons, Iam afraid at this time.

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