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Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews in United States

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
675 Reviews

3.0
675 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    What a joke

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

    Pros

    A paycheck that doesn't bounce.

    Cons

    Extreme bureaucracy, no career development, senior leadership disconnected with what is really happening, and no long term goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline the reporting structures, empower your employees and walk the walk instead of just talk about it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    I worked with a great group of professionals

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great opportunity to be exposed to new projects and new ideas. Easy to take a leadership role and get feedback on performance.

    Cons

    The culture does not encourage decision making. There are far too many hoops and processes to jump through for the simplest of decisions.

  3.  

    I was a summer analyst in corporate finance/capital markets area in their U.S. headquarters.

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

    Pros

    Can make descent money, great hours compared to other investment banks,

    Cons

    In stamford ct., don't do much advising pretty much just provide financing, not terribly interesting people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent US operation hampered by financially troubled parent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  6.  

    Was Outstanding...

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    Current Employee - Trader  in  Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Trader in Stamford, CT

    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
  7. 4 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

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging

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

    Pros

    High turnover therefore opportunities to step up and learn abound. Easy access to senior management if you are willing to put in work.

    Cons

    Poor pay, no raises or bonuses. Terrible commute from NYC. Bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation needs to be improved.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Royal Bank of Scotland could be better.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Huge Global Presence, many branches

    Cons

    No opportunities for growth or development at present.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to get your foot in the door

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

    Pros

    -Competitive starting salary with excellent benefits package
    -Excellent experience with a company that seeks recent college graduates
    -Opportunity to learn valuable skills in international banking

    Cons

    -Company performance still suffering from financial crisis
    -Limited opportunities to move up the ladder
    -Operations last chosen to receive any financial increases

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    London driven, weak local management, poor strategy, but good people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people, common purpose, good balance

    Cons

    Poor leadership, no strategy, infighting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose a direction, move forward

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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