Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews

Updated October 25, 2014
Updated October 25, 2014
732 Reviews
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732 Reviews
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Royal Bank of Scotland Group Chief Executive Ross McEwan
Ross McEwan
70 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is fair and constant monitoring of your growth as an individual here (in 185 reviews)

  • I found the work environment to be very friendly and encouraging (in 41 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is pathetic for some departments (in 18 reviews)

  • Commute, Poorly managed areas and senior management constantly change gears (in 28 reviews)

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  1.  

    Satisfactory place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    People willing to teach you. Not very aggressive.

    Cons

    Lack of stability and growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more positive culture,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Moving on to build a stronger bank for its customers - a good employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Conduct in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Conduct in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    Customer focused culture, strong CEO (Ross McEwan)

    Cons

    Promotion can generally only take place when a role exists and not always when capability means that it is the right thing to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remuneration/ promotion could be enhanced to deliver a more engaged workforce and improve competitiveness in the market place

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    6 Years of experience in Investment Banking

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Good Management and Environment. Working together

    Cons

    Changes in organisational structure. Market conditions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    One of the better Financial Institutions, whether you like it or not

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team atmostphere, whether contractor or not, staff were treated the same and encouraged to get involved with RBS activity. Benefits were opened up to contractors (as per recent regulatory changes) and the average day rarely went beyond 9 to 5. The majority of staff are positive, and look to the future to build a better bank, and trying to put 2008 behind them.

    Cons

    Some of the old RBS bad behaviour still remains in some individuals; bullyboy and nepotism can run rife, which simply proliferates, with very little retribution. Salaries don't tempt to stay either unless you are in it for the long haul - contracting elsewhere is extremely tempting... or returning as contractors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very nice people, great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Intern in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People genuine and always willing to help.
    A lot of responsibility and exposure to senior figures given from the outset.
    Great working environment.
    Encourage self development.

    Cons

    Scheme involved too many activities away from the day to day roles on the internship. It was difficult to work inconstant on the projects set by my team ,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Friendly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate Director in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Autonomy, good people, well located, excellent holiday, interesting work, market visibility, good team culture, made friends for life while working there

    Cons

    salary, uncertain future, redundancies, lack of progression in current environment, stigma of name in the general populus,can be hard to get recognised for good work

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Application management @ RBS

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Pros

    Free cabs , good oncall allowance, yearly bonus. ..

    Cons

    Too much burocrecy. .. more politics... no challenging work..IJP are just eye wash and who is managers pet he-she gets chance....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont spoil name of RBS with your dirty politics... behave real leaders..

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Market's Summer Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Markets Summer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Markets Summer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I found the work environment to be very friendly and encouraging. Management is visible and easy to approach, even the CFO worked within 10 meters of my desk. Lots of opportunities to rotate around through different teams as well as divisions. Management encourage this and are very receptive to any questions you might have. Well structured internship with continuous education about both about the firm and industry

    Cons

    Not a very competitive work environment, there is also poor morale at the moment about the future of the firm, how markets fits in and the opportunities available for young employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    One of the best bank in NCR

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

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

    Pros

    Number of leaves,Work environment and good culture

    Cons

    salary is not as good as in other banks like MS

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    10 Week Summer Internship in a Rotational Sales and Trading Program

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Markets Summer Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Markets Summer Analyst in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Rotational
    Laid Back
    Self Directed
    Weekly Presentation
    Access to Upper Management
    Culture
    Must be proactive

    Cons

    Many hours (6am-6pm)
    Lack of Direction at times (very independent internship)
    Not much to do besides meeting with traders / miscellaneous projects

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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