Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews

Updated August 3, 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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  1. The pursuit of mediocrity

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Treasury Desk Support in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Treasury Desk Support in Stamford, CT

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

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

    Pros

    The security guards are nice

    Cons

    How much time do you have?

    Advice to Management

    Start taking performance seriously and hold employees accountable at all levels of the organization


  2. Operations Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Nice work and life balance

    Cons

    There are no career advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees


  3. Never ending cuts

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    smart people, flexible hours, great looking building. Comp is ok compared to other financials..

    Cons

    uncertainty, no growth opportunities, more layoffs coming,. The eventual size of the overall business is in doubt. doesn't look good for 2016


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  5. Investment banking Analyst

    Former Employee - Technology Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technology Summer Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people and the team are great. And stamford is a nice place to work.

    Cons

    Working on the investment banking side was depressing because of the pending restructuring of the north american banking business. A lot of people left during my first few months on the job.

    Advice to Management

    More clear vision of where the firm is heading wouldn't hurt


  6. Customer service officer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent base pay. Good bonuses for up sell and cross sell of mutual funds and insurance.

    Cons

    Bad work life balance. Not recognized for the hard work. Management sucks. Doesn't appreciate good employees.


  7. management untrustworthy

    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance better than other banks

    Cons

    management untrustworthy, shrinking the bank and not growing


  8. Entry Level Field/Office Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Pros

    Qualifications: UMTS installation of eNodeBs including power, ground and data cables, frames, and routers for LTE and CDMA per MOP instructions. 1st, 2nd, 3rd 4th carrier commissioning, integration and upgrade, and RF configuration of 2G, 3G and 4G networks, as well as , integration and troubleshooting of RBS 6101 & 6102 LTE and CDMA 1900 & 800 DUL's and DBA's and VSWR. Nokia installation, commissioning and integration equiptment.

    Cons

    None that can be stated


  9. Sr. System Administrator

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in San Diego, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Strong and reliable team Well made corporate values, policy's, procedures and standart's Well motivated staff and Management Board

    Cons

    bureaucracy, stagnation, lack of development


  10. Uncertainity at RBS

    Current Employee - Director and Head in Sleepy Hollow, NY
    Current Employee - Director and Head in Sleepy Hollow, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Not the best place to work right now, as RBS is in the process of winding down their businesses in the U.S. and around the world.

    Cons

    The business outlook for the next 1-2 years is negative. No communication between the senior management and employees.

    Advice to Management

    In times of uncertainty within the bank, the senior management need to have better communication and transparency to keep up employees' morale.


  11. Don't join

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    No pros except now it is closing in Asia and employees are going to get paid out. Run by mediocre people (mainly) even avg. staff end up looking good. It does pay well, to be honest but that is about it.

    Cons

    Many - take my word for it. Do not join as I have been with them for many years. It is a complet racist org and basically for people from UK. Run by hill billies and wanna-be.

    Advice to Management

    Take some management courses and learn how to not be inward looking and racist. A complete UK based org now with hill billies running it. Third class org. Use to b a lot better few years ago!



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