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Bank of Ireland Reviews

Updated October 16, 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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Pros
  • Flexible with a work life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • good people, good annual leave, lots of team work (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Career progression for highly ambitious employees is slow (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1. "Very good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible with a work life balance. Able to move around within the company without feeling guilty. Great company for single parents.

    Cons

    Development opportunities are not available to all employees only to some. It's hard to move up as an executive assistant

    Advice to Management

    Job advancement if desired


  2. "Internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland as an intern

    Pros

    Great company to intern for

    Cons

    Slow start to the whole process of being an intern

  3. "Good company benefits, nice employees"

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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Bank of Ireland is changing for the better."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Not happy with experience at Bank of Ireland."

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Proceed with caution"

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

  8. "Management Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Management Associate in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Contractor - Management Associate in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very helpful team
    A lot of activities to bond with other Graduates
    Opportunities to speak with Senior Management

    Cons

    Not guaranteed Permanent Contract at the end of 2 year graduate programme
    Some people do not like change

    Advice to Management

    reward hard work more


  9. "Great Place To Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Good career prospects especially if you are willing to move departments
    Opportunities to obtain qualifications paid for by the bank
    Good atmosphere and comraderie

    Cons

    The above can be dependent on what department you work in and who your manager is


  10. "Bristol Arrears in the red!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Temple meads location is great and offices are well equipped. Good remuneration and package.

    Cons

    Very weak/poor head of business and management team with genuine lack of basic leadership competence.

    Advice to Management

    leadership by example and requirement to learn about operational management is a must. Lots of mates but few business minds including head of business.


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