Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews in United States

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
684 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is fair and constant monitoring of your growth as an individual here (in 163 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 16 reviews)

  • Commute, Poorly managed areas and senior management constantly change gears (in 27 reviews)

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  1.  

    Awesome

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland as a contractor for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    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 for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Operations Analyst

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    Current Employee - Operations Analyst  in  Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good culture.. People are willing to help you out. Reasonable hours.

    Cons

    Compesnsation. Location is not in New York City. The firm's reputation in Europe is not good at all and not too much better in the US.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Pay with Troubled Company

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, great office (North American HQ), most people are friendly and professional

    Cons

    The future of the Bank is unstable, especially in the US, and layoffs can happen without notice. Most contractors working there are overpaid and do less work than most other positions that pay a fraction of their pay rates. But that's the reality of big banks and why they're great if you have a secure job there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten up on the big spending and poor acquisitions and maybe so many jobs won't be cut

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Work Life Balance, But too Much Focus on Company change, not enough employee retention

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Taylorsville, UT
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Taylorsville, UT

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

    Pros

    Utah office - fantastic work life balance, great hours.
    Salary is competitive based on experience
    Great people to work with

    Cons

    There are way too many company initiatives employees are expected to be on board with (without adequate reward). Initiatives are a blatant cost/headcount reduction exercises.
    Not enough employee recognition, development and reward

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward employees to increase staff retention and morale

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    RBS good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland as a contractor

    Pros

    Great corporate benefits Great pay and opportunities
    Good working environment

    Cons

    No work/life balance Long hours

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to start

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Pros

    Day to day is good, work-life balance is a plus,

    Cons

    Constantly donwsizing, restructuring
    Commute to Stamford is not ideal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistency and stability would go a long way in satisfying employees

  9.  

    Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work-life balance is really good.

    Cons

    They moved to very congested location, which wasted a lot of commute time.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Supportive culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time

    Pros

    Senior managers are approachable. There is mentoring program as well

    Cons

    Sometimes things are slow to be done. And you could not find the person you want.

  11.  

    Excellent US operation hampered by financially troubled parent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Global name recognition, great benefits, top rated employees

    Cons

    Limited US footprint, not much innovation going on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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