Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    RBS Stamford CT

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Near to train station.

    Cons

    All employees working at RBS, Stamford CT, DO Not escalated assault or harrasment accusation against the Directors. Employee relations Team will frame you and fire you. They do not care who is right or wrong. All they favor is high up people. Plus the operation department is a joke. MD hires his friends from across the street and let them run their monkey business. It's a joke! People with lack of professionalism and caliber are assigned as the leader and manager on duty. Waste of resources and Money.

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional and accountable to your employees.


  2. Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Some European type benefits, like paid time off, are much better than similar US companies. Good 401k matching structure as they deposit matching funds on each paycheck.

    Cons

    The U.S. subsidiary is being massively downsized. UK centric control marginalizes the regions. Government ownership and complete regulator control drives business decisions. Very slow to implement changes. No one makes decisions and no one knows or communicates what is going on in a very turbulent and troubling time

    Advice to Management

    Decide what to do in a timely manner and execute. Stop creating new 5 year plans every year. Stop creating new slogans and cultures every few years.


  3. Senioe Vice President

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


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  5. Trade Control Analyst

    • 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

    Pros

    Good work culture. Laid back, almost too laid back. No real dress attire. Nice office. Good people all around.

    Cons

    Declining business. High attrition. Management doesn't do a great job communicating job security in the middle of restructuring.


  6. Retrenching to just UK

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Originator in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Originator in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good people and internal technology

    Cons

    Strategy always shifting, back office technology needed investment, could not be competitive with pay due to the UK FSA


  7. Sr software developer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. Windows Systems Administrator

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Windows Systems Administrator in West Valley City, UT
    Former Employee - Windows Systems Administrator in West Valley City, UT

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of really good people to work with, great culture. The benefits are good and the organization provides a lot of complexity to gain a better understanding of how to run a multi-OS, multi-domain environment

    Cons

    RBS is still dealing with some tough financial conditions from the 2008 downturn. The political climate with the UK government owning so much of the company has made it really difficult to have confidence in a longer-term employment in the US.


  9. Vice president

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

    Gained valuable experience in seven years

    Cons

    Wind down. Compensation flat for several years


  10. Helpful (1)

    VP

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

    Pros

    In general, the people working there are good to work with. They recognize good performance and contribution.

    Cons

    Primary is the issues with the ownership of the bank. Downsizing has been ongoing

    Advice to Management

    Provide the most clear outlook for the future for the people still there.


  11. Wonderful company to join

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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



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