Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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Royal Bank of Scotland Group Chief Executive Ross McEwan
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. VP Regulatory Ris

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    Current Employee - Vice President - AML in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Vice President - AML in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) great work-life balance 2) great colleagues

    Cons

    1) Bureaucratic 2) Poor direction - gets more confusing with every re-org (better now in 2015)


  2. Political downsides but a varied role

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Varied broad role with interesting mixture of product development, management and improvement. If you are passionate about continuous improvement for customers this is the role for you.

    Cons

    Politics and game playing at senior levels is rife, expect projects to be delayed whilst in fighting between execs on direction runs its course

    Advice to Management

    Not sure what this section is really asking but it's mandatory so I have typed in the box


  3. Assistant Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working depending on line manager/business area, exposure to different areas on the organisation, bank moving towards a better culture

    Cons

    Opportunities for development/promotion are rare, environment can be toxic with managers only out for their own self and little thought for junior staff

    Advice to Management

    Consider the advise of more junior staff when making decisions, we do know what we're talking about as we actually do the job.


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  5. Reasonable company to work for but lacks innovation and new technologies

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life is balance is good.Lots of holidays.Has academy which helps in learning new skills. Average salary is OK if not that good.

    Cons

    Most of the projects are old and are in kind of maintenance mode.

    Advice to Management

    Everything does not work in delegate mode.Sr. Management should learn this fact to reduce load from middle layer as this layer is over stressed.For others its perfect work life balance.


  6. Good for longterm

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, lot to learn, lot to work, food facility, cab facility, people are helpfull

    Cons

    No such onsites available, if available which also very short span of time


  7. Work life balance

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

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

    Pros

    Good for experienced developers due to work life balance.

    Cons

    Not much of learning curve


  8. No growth and highly bureaucratic

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    Former Employee - Do Not Wish in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Do Not Wish in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good infrastructure, helpful human resource personnel, specially the one who interviewed me.

    Cons

    no growth, no hike in salary.

    Advice to Management

    Please acknowledge people who work hard or who are good at what they do.


  9. software designer

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    Former Employee - Software Designer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Software Designer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance, free food, good training on financial domain, free cabs

    Cons

    not too technical work for techies


  10. Sales Associate

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    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.


  11. GTS FI SALES

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    Current Employee - GTS FI SALES in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - GTS FI SALES in Seoul (South Korea)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with Decent system setup Work and life balance Supportive and good benefits

    Cons

    Slow paced Always doing something after an accident Very slow with decision making

    Advice to Management

    Think of alternative issues when coming up with some propaganda



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