Royal Bank of Scotland

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Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews in United States

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
732 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is fair and constant monitoring of your growth as an individual here (in 185 reviews)

  • I found the work environment to be very friendly and encouraging (in 41 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is pathetic for some departments (in 18 reviews)

  • Commute, Poorly managed areas and senior management constantly change gears (in 28 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Pay with Troubled Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland as a contractor (less than an 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (less than an 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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent pay with good people to work with depending on the department

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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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you work hard, people will notice you and give you more responsibility to grow your career. Based pay are at market and great PTO policy. It is very hard to find another place with better PTO policy.

    Cons

    Bonus is limited by British Government (bad business combination when you are controlled by government). No communication between departments. Work in Solo. No horizontal movement to other department after reaching VP level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more horizontal movement between department and raise base pay to compensate bonus restriction. Breakdown departmental solo and allow department to work together to create synergy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    I would stay away from this company

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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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Stamford office is state of the art and the staff is very friendly.

    Cons

    Commute, Poorly managed areas and senior management constantly change gears...hard to see the direction of the company because of this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage and not micro manage employees and put into place options Work from home flexibility.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not the perfect place to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Pros

    You are given some freedom

    Cons

    The managers do whatever they want do, and they sweet talk you, but will never protect you..they will do illegal stuff, but will clip you if you do it because it benefits them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about existing clients service, not just signing up new PREYs

  7.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Awesome

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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 as a contractor (less than an 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Shrinking US presense

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

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great headquarter building. Young management team.

    Cons

    Location, work life balance, company in transition

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Supplier Manager

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    Current Employee - Contract Manager in Edinburgh, SC
    Current Employee - Contract Manager in Edinburgh, SC

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

    Pros

    Nice Surroundings
    Flexible working
    Flexible benefits can be taken as cash

    Cons

    Too much focus on cost and not enough on service. Employees and Customers are not listened to - how can a bank be restored without the people and customers to do it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every person working at RBS are also customers - this fact is overlooked!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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