Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Royal Bank of Scotland Group Chief Executive 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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156 Employee Reviews

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  1. Interest Rate Derivative Confirmation Analyst

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    Former Employee - Interest Rate Derivative Confirmation Analyst in Fruit Heights, UT
    Former Employee - Interest Rate Derivative Confirmation Analyst in Fruit Heights, UT

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, employee development, excellent people, learning environment and interesting work.

    Cons

    The computer systems need to be updated, company is in recovery.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees!, stick to the game plan, do what's right.


  2. Wonderful company to join

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment and work-life balance

    Cons

    Nothing as such to specify here.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to specify here


  3. Awesome

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Stamford, CT
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing environment at Stamford, CT location, great people, uplifting environment and extremely supportive managers

    Cons

    Bank is not doing too good, so lot of budget cuts.

    Advice to Management

    none


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  5. Was Outstanding...

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    Current Employee - Trader in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Trader in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    ...prior to the government takeover. My review is based on that timeframe, which I understand is very different from now. Excellent pay and bonuses. Managers that had reasonable expectations and looked out for their employees. Allowed a lot of latitude to do the job as seen best fit. The very best earned promotions, the average kept their jobs, the worst got removed- just the way it should be. Outstanding benefits even compared to peer group.

    Cons

    Upper management all in the UK, which meant USA employees sometimes felt left out. Missteps by a few cost a lot of people money and jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Things are different from when I was there so no comment.


  6. Senioe Vice President

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Paternalistic approach to employees and to staffing needs in general

    Cons

    The got caught up in the down sizing trend in 2001

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on employee wellbeing and it will increase productivity.


  7. Sr software developer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Pros

    good working environment; casual atmosphere, allows flexibility in working hour unless project demands it

    Cons

    opportunity for growth is more with people who are vocal and have contacts than how smart you are, or how much you have contributed.


  8. System Access Maintenance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. A long, varied and rewarding career.

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    Current Employee - Director, International Treasury Sales in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director, International Treasury Sales in Houston, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Variety, opportunity, team, experience, mobility

    Cons

    downsize, reduction, total comp, leadership, autonomy


  10. It was a great environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are the best. Really smart. Hilarious!

    Cons

    Too often a new manager takes over a department and needs to make his/her mark by changing things. If isn't broke - don't fix it.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you have to do - you owe the UK taxpayer.


  11. Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wlb is good... Great facilities...

    Cons

    Compensation is the main drawback...



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