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Bank of Ireland Reviews

Updated March 23, 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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  1. "Good company benefits, nice employees"

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    • 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


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    "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


  3. "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.


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  5. "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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Proceed with caution"

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    • 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.


  7. "Very nice people"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - IT Department in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Contractor - IT Department in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good management and life work balance. Everyone seems to be so nice.

    Cons

    Boring bank protocols, old and slow computers.


  8. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They care about their employees

    Cons

    There are high expectations, and it is very hierarchical

    Advice to Management

    Be more open


  9. "Business and Communications Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business and Communications Analyst in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Business and Communications Analyst in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Scope for progression. Value placed in doing higher qualifications. Encouraged to move departments

    Cons

    Benefits are lacking. No health insurance provided. No perks such as gifts at Christmas time.


  10. "Arrears department Bristol"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Wages are average pay. Can't even say nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Bulling and harrassment by managers and the bank is aware of issue but do nothing about it. High turnover of staff. Staff off with stress normal. Managers are not qualified, lack proper training & promoted by buddy status. They do not care about work life balance. 6 month and end of year reviews used as a punishment tool and give those who they like pay rises. Staff are too scared to report bulling and in some cases will participate/encouraged to participate in the bulling even though they know it is wrong. They claim to have a bulling policy but they do not enforce. It's for show to appease regulators. Coming in early and going beyond what is required not recognised. You see jobs to apply for but reality is they prefer to recruit externally so not really a chance to move to other departments.

      - not a good place to work. If you don't want to ruin your CV , don't work here as you will be leaving less of a person than you started

    Advice to Management

    Need to get rid of all managers and change the culture and bad atmostophere in that specific department as the only way to really stop turnover of staff and reduce the cost of recruitment and training costs for new members of staff


  11. "Senior Regulatory Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Accountant and Regulatory Analyst in Donnybrook (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Accountant and Regulatory Analyst in Donnybrook (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    great opportunities to gain experience

    Cons

    typical Irish company and need more open to be international

    Advice to Management

    more open minded



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