Royal Bank of Scotland

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Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews in United States

Updated September 1, 2014
Updated September 1, 2014
697 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.  

    RBS not good to work for!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    not a good employee at all!

    Cons

    management is extremely poor, 'clicky' department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to take more time to engagement and listen to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointing experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    Office location and some of the people

    Cons

    No room for advancement. People are not encouraged to grow. Not a good place for someone who is motivated.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sinking Ship

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    The employee benefits are really good, but that is about all

    Cons

    Management is terrible, no vision. The analogy of the Titanic sinking and the crew organizing the deck chairs is very fitting for this company. I have not received a raise or a bonus since I started.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Career dead end

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Vice President in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of nice and quality people there.

    Cons

    Very depressing culture. Morale is awful and getting worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people like professionals and don't just offer bonuses to the few; this creates a dual class org structure - the haves and the have nots

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Risk Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Vice President in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    The Bank has a very good group of people, but it is losing them to the competition as it is failing to keep up with compensation. (4 Years without bonus and salary increase)

    Cons

    No Annual salary increase
    No bonus
    No promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your people or keep watching them walk out the door......

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Government ownership affecting Morale and Comp and in fine it's a negative drag on personal dev. and quality of work

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    Current Employee - Associate  in  Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Associate in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    Relatively High Base Salary. Good presence in the fixed income and wholesale markets which offers an edge in client relationships.

    Cons

    Low morale, teamwork or focus on developing junior members. Low to nonexistent bonus. Reverse commute to Stamford (total of 2hrs a day).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher focus on personal and career development of Analysts, Associates and VPs. Break down of bureaucracy barriers. More morale boosting initiatives, and more focus on clients and revenue generation / synergy creation to balance out the flooding of new compliance initiatives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Worst Work Experience of My Life!!! Possible Employees Beware!!!

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Good starting base pay, and work life balance. That's about it.

    Cons

    Horrible Management, Culture (i.e. Nobody cares about their job). Very petty work environment. No direction from Upper Management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hires more competent Directors, V.P.s, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you like constant transitions and a creaky foundation, look no further

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Director in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Location in Stamford was great since I lived in the 'burbs

    Cons

    Local management afraid/unable to make tough decisions
    Senior management in London make all the calls
    Few people really have your back regardless of how much value you added.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Perhaps the worst work experience of my life.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    * Nice building
    * Some perks
    * Some decent hardworking people

    Cons

    * Gossipy / backstabbing behavior is encouraged
    * Transfers between departments are shunned
    * Don't end up on anyone's hit list... you'll be gone before you can say "haggis"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a good look at who's managing the place. You'll find the inmates are running the asylum.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Worst work experience of my life... No Joke!!!

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    Current Employee - Team Leader  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Starting salary was very aggressive & competitive.
    Good training program.

    Cons

    Director & VPs (i.e. Management). Talk about incompetent. Decisions are not based on performance. Rather, they are made on pure emotion with no logic or backing. I have never been treated so poorly in my life by an employer. The whole Management team, starting at the top, have their head-up their a@#es.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new job as an Analyst in a dark basement far far away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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