Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
684 Reviews

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Royal Bank of Scotland Group Chief Executive Ross McEwan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is fair and constant monitoring of your growth as an individual here (in 163 reviews)

  • Nice work environment at Stamford CT, state of the art building and work spaces (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is pathetic for some departments (in 16 reviews)

  • Commute, Poorly managed areas and senior management constantly change gears (in 27 reviews)

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  1.  

    One sentence is never enough to describe one of the best work experiences I have ever heard. SUPERB!

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    Former Employee - Clerk  in  Manchester City Centre, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Clerk in Manchester City Centre, England (UK)

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Equality, team building activities, human understanding, pay, training.

    Cons

    It kind of makes one bummed out to not be able to express their true feelings without fear of ridicule or expulsion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to look at talent that can be found in folks just temporarily passing through.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Satisfied

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    Former Employee - Regional Human Resources MIS and Technical Analyst  in  Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Regional Human Resources MIS and Technical Analyst in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Challenging Environment...had a wonderful collegue team and seniors to work with

    Cons

    Work life balance could be imprioved

  3.  

    Spring Week - Corporate Banking

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    Former Employee - Spring Week Intern  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Spring Week Intern in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    + Access to senior members of staff
    + Given opportunity to display knowledge/ability
    + Transparent(ish) assessment process
    + Feedback given
    + Nice location to work in

    Cons

    - Feedback included criticism for the sake of criticism rather than suggesting meaningful improvements
    - Some employees were quite downbeat about prospects for the comapny
    - Seemed to be a lot of dead wood employees floating around, not really interested in the restructuring taking place

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful place to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company invests a lot in employees' development and training. Managers are great - friendly and helpful, real experts in their area, leading others by their own example.

    Cons

    Haven't found anything negative. Brilliant experience all in all, great colleagues and wonderful place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    The Royal Bank of Scotland

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    Current Employee - Complaint Handler  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Complaint Handler in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Significant refocus on customers, their needs and serving them well. Outstanding and valuable brands to be associated with as a member of staff.

    Outstanding commitment to the environment, being a leader in lending for renewable energy and substantial community engagement opportunities for staff to be part of.

    Cons

    None really - some staff are unhappy with compensation levels but ultimately it was important to show restraint in pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to steer the bank through the uncertainty - things are on the right course so continue going forwards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great work place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Great and detailed training. Customer focused organisation.

    Cons

    The management has to retain the talent and circulate them with in the organisation .They are good in retaining the employees but the role changes are really slow and in the same stream .

    The pay is a bit less than the market but one who is in for a new carrier that is no other company who can beat the training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please push your senior manager and assistant great talent to other BU units once a year to have a great talent pool ,which will reduse the high paid non performing easy to goo long time expert &specialist to new aeras

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Truely "ROYAL" in real sense!!

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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    One definately realises the best after leaving RBS :)
    I was always proud of and I am still proud to be associated with this great organisation.

    1) People centric. They really treat you like a human being rather than just bodies with a suitable mind to binge on which most companies are nowadays.
    2) Every individual is treated with respect. This is what I like the most. Even the contracters are managed with great respect (although some of the contracters given to us are really DUMB but nobody used to yell at them... that's the culture which makes it royal and not some local bodyshop)
    3) Quality of work is good but since project delays are common so execution takes time which takes away the real essence.
    4) PAY is decent
    5) The best part - FOOD is AWESOME !!!! Yummy... hygienic....
    6) Transportation is another very strong selling point since very few companies really bother to provide decent transportation ....

    Cons

    1) Some managers are from poor service companies and they are not absorbing the real culture/values of the company.. they cant digest people leaving at 5 so they will always be looking for some stupid reasons to make you stay longer.... these FOOLS are not realizing that this will take them nowhere....You really have to be the part of a company to grow with it....
    2) I never understood the criteria of bonus distribution... although it gives an impression that it is given to people closer to the immediate manager....
    3) Hikes are really bad for average performers... only 20% employees are above average..So if you are in that 20 it will be really good else you will have to look outside after a couple of years for your own appaisal :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DONT HIRE MANAGERS FROM SERVICE COMPANIES. They will never understand the values on which is organization is laid.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    very good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Pros

    no doubt it is the best employeer

    Cons

    Senior management need to be reviewed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not too good work

  10.  

    Best Pace to Work

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    Former Employee - Software Designer  in  Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Software Designer in Chennai (India)

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good work life balance. Need to work extra time only when it is really needed.fantastic team.

    Cons

    cannot expect for much career growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    employees look out for career growth rather than their salary packages. So this one item management needs to concentrate

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    3-month intern

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    People here are professional and all working hard. They are friendly to everyone in the group, no matter what kind of work you are doing. You are encouraged to learn new knowledge and skills.

    Cons

    Some departments, like investment banking, would have heavier workload so that they would work overtime a lot than others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very good

    Recommends

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