Royal Bank of Scotland
3.1 of 5 654 reviews
www.rbs.com Edinburgh, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated Jul 6, 2014
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67% Approve of the CEO

Royal Bank of Scotland Group Chief Executive Ross McEwan

Ross McEwan

(18 ratings)

47% of employees 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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    Good work/life balance, but lots of egos

    Quant (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsSome smart people still, good work/life balance

    ConsBureaucracy, Depressing environment, egos, feeling of a downward trajectory

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Work Life Balance, but limited prospects.

    Senior Change Analyst (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsGood Work Life Balance, flexible benefits package
    Flexible time/working hours (come in early, go home early)
    Great people to work with.
    Relaxed environment and as long as you get your work done, no officious-ness

    ConsLow base salary, topped up by "flexible benefits package".
    "Dead-man's shoes" - Have to wait until someone dies to get promoted.
    Not great career progression
    Too many systems/processes that are unclear and inefficient.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Diversity champion

    Fraud Analyst (Current Employee)
    Manchester, England (UK)

    ProsThe bank has a warm environment, which champions diversity. Whether that be your ethnicity or sexuality or a multitude of other qualities. My personal experience found that the work hours were very flexible which suited me as I was a student at the time.

    ConsI enjoy a varied workload which challenges me and stretches my capability. I found my role grew very monotonous.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA suggestion would be to do cross-departmental switching of roles every year/two years to give a much more rounded skill base of employees. A talent management scheme for employees who are seen as rising stars would be beneficial for those who achieve great yearly performance, giving them the prospect of promotion.

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

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    Poor management, but generally a pleasant place to work

    Vice President (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsReasonable pay and a more balanced culture post recession. Generally, nice people to work with. Reasonable facilities. Could be worse.

    ConsWeak management, inappropriate pressures from government lead to poor commercial decisions. A very large operation of several businesses, still somewhat bureaucratic.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a long term commercial view like most successful businesses.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good life work balance

    Senior Risk Analyst (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    Pros1 hour lunch break
    9 to 5

    Conslow salary
    too much restructuring taking place

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the good employees

    Yes, I would 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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    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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    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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