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Bank of Ireland Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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Bank of Ireland Group Chief Executive and Director; Chief Executive, Retail Financial Services Ireland (RFSI) Richie Boucher
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  • Limited Career Progression in some areas/ roles (in 9 reviews)

  • Sometimes decision making was slow due to internal regulations (which after 2008 is understandable) (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Good experience with BOI"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Recommends

    I worked at Bank of Ireland (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was an intern under the Retail Banking division. As an intern, I was given relevant work and the freedom to work on my tasks. I also had friendly and helpful colleagues who taught me the basics of the job. I like that the relationships/communication within the division were not very hierarchical. Furthermore, I was not expected to work overtime and could leave if I had completed my tasks.

    Cons

    Due to the financial crisis, the workforce had to be reduced in the following years and a number of positions were removed entirely. Thus, sometimes I could not contact the person with the most knowledge about a certain task.


  2. "Good company benefits, nice employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance, good location

    Cons

    Salaries not in line with some positions


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Bank of Ireland is changing for the better."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Significant & exciting change agenda
    Exciting times ahead for the business
    Interesting mix of new technology driving how the bank does its business
    Bank very supportive of staff doing further education & upskilling

    Cons

    Some resisters still have influence, especially some of the longer serving staff
    Middle managers need to up their game & change management abilities

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the change agenda


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  5. "Management in Ireland not great in communicating the truth to their employees."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, friendly people - really do try to make sure that you understand what you are doing and help you along the way.

    Cons

    Management in Ireland not great in communicating the truth to their employees. Mislead in where the company is going and their compensation to their employees.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Proceed with caution"

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    Current Employee - Director in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Director in Stamford, CT
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Comprehensive Benefits and less prone to lay-offs; Work life balance respected;

    Cons

    No bonuses awarded, nationalization risk and downward pressure on compensation beyond that seen at competitors;

    Advice to Management

    Communication with employees has been poor.


  7. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere. Supportive of your professional development. Sensitive to work-life balance.

    Cons

    Projects can take some time to complete.


  8. "Great place to work if you're Irish."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. Almost unheard of from vacation package to health benefits.

    Cons

    Lacks diversity. Work/life balance heavily depend on your title.


  9. "Great Learning Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Did my internship there so teaching was very prevalent. All departments I worked taught me a lot. Moving around was encouraged.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons of working at this company. The weather in Ireland is very cold so that is why I decided to leave the country and therefore the company.


  10. "Not happy with experience at Bank of Ireland."

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very Casual Environment. Easy to communicate on a personal level with management.

    Cons

    Lack of Strategic vision of management that limits future growth of busines. Due to this lack of vision, I feel that the company long term success has been greatly compromised and therefore the future growth of the employees (raises, training, learning, etc.) has been reduced much lower than it should have been.

    Advice to Management

    Work towards recognizing opportunities and taking calculated risks for greater rewards


  11. "Customer advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company with great chances.

    Cons

    Cant think of any at time.

    Advice to Management

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