Royal Bank of Scotland
3.1 of 5 656 reviews
www.rbs.com Edinburgh, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.1 656 reviews

                             

69% Approve of the CEO

Royal Bank of Scotland Group Chief Executive Ross McEwan

Ross McEwan

(39 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work-life balance is fair and constant monitoring of your growth as an individual here"
    in 151 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 15 reviews
  • "Commute, Poorly managed areas and senior management constantly change gears"
    in 27 reviews
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    RBS not good to work for!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Stamford, CT

    Prosnot a good employee at all!

    Consmanagement is extremely poor, 'clicky' department

    Advice to Senior Managementneed to take more time to engagement and listen to employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great work-life balance!

    Software Designer (Former Employee)
    Chennai (India)

    ProsWork life balance
    salary
    perks like free food, free transportation, excellent insurance

    ConsLack of clarity in vision from higher management

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on specific goals

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Pathetic

    Analyst (Current Employee)
    Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsExposure in Indian Operations, Apart from this I could not find anything better at RBS.

    ConsPolicies, verbal policies. Employees have to fight for their salary increment which is due for not less than 10 months.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on being employee centric.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A rollercoaster

    Implementation/Training Leader (Current Employee)
    Manchester City Centre, England (UK)

    ProsGetting time during my awful training session to apply for jobs

    ConsPersonal growth has been diminished with underpayment and redundancy

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you believe someone to be an Subject Matter Expert (SME), take their advice instead of treating the business like a game of chess.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Learning Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork-Life Balance is very good.

    ConsPolicy about promotion is not attractive

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Caveat emptor

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsOn the whole nice people, not too many egos, good work life balance,30 days holiday, lots of volunteering opportunities.

    ConsPoor management confused at where the bank is going, not surprisingly due to Govt interference.
    Terrible compensation- staff with no pay rises or bonuses for > 5yrs. Few promotion prospects, lots of Offshoring. Low morale, with many people just waiting for pay outs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementForget the ever changing monikers such as "make it happen", "do the right thing". Be honest with your staff and pay them properly to stay or go. Do not keep them in limbo.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good people, bad bank due to historical reasons, India management top-notch.

    Assistant Vice President (Former Employee)
    Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    Pros- Lots of new opportunities coming to Gurgaon Technology office, supported by pressure on bank's costs.
    - Objective reviews, great people in India.
    - Interim out-of-turn hikes for top performers.
    - Good focus on trainings
    - One of the very few Investment Banks that follow the local office hours
    - More structured than other I-Banks (I have worked with 4 other different IBs in India)

    Cons- Salaries falling behind the curve causing exodus of top talent.
    - Junior to middle management in London just trying to save their jobs.
    - Management structure changes too often as pressure of undoing all the wrongs too high
    - Extremely high public scrutiny in the UK media

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement doing a great job.
    Need to bring structure to payscale revisions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Haven't got rid of the old wood

    HRBP (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    Prosgood benefits, nice people, work from home

    ConsBad behaviours are not called, peoples own agenda not what is best for RBS, bonus round is really important for most people even though they are bankrupt ( UK govt had to barrel them out). A culture of keeping people in their boxes - worked in HR and painful lengths of process and their is no team work - old school HR I think the average service of the HR exec is 18yrs need new blood with lean thinking.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMove on your HR exec team! Nothing will change while they are around.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful place to work

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

    ProsThe 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Business banking - good experience but not in the long run

    Business Adviser (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    Pros- friendly atmosphere
    - work 9 to 5
    - all the training provided

    Cons- low salary increased by time you served not so much by merit
    - very limited opportunities for promotion

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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