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Bank of Ireland Reviews

Updated September 15, 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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  • 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. "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.


  2. 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

  3. "Analyst"

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    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.


  4. "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.


  5. "Very good"

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    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


  6. "Fantastic"

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    Former Employee - Security Compliance Officer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Security Compliance Officer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    First if all, the environment is vey conducive and pleasant to work in. The managers, although very strict but very caring. Management try as much as possible to be very flexible with work times in order to put a balance between work and home front. The staff in Bank of Ireland are very friendly and accommodating.

    Cons

    There isn't any downside really, all you need to know as a staff is just try as much as possible to be hardworking , punctual, give it your all and you will be happy. And maybe in recent times, there has not been career progression.

    Advice to Management

    What I would say really is keep up the good work.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good fun, you know yourself lad

    Cons

    hard work, you know yourself lad

  8. "Positive process from interview through to employment."

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere, household name in the domestic market and well known to a degree in other Anglophone markets, very positive graduate remuneration, encouragement towards further training.

    Cons

    IT setup can be a bit disjointed, not a major player in the international finance scene.


  9. "Fantastic Company"

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    Current Employee - Mortgage Consultant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Mortgage Consultant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Independence. People have good amount of space to work and generally a nice environment. Top company all round and cannot do enough for people.

    Cons

    None at all. Keep up the good work.

    Advice to Management

    None keep up the good work.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Customer service role"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    hands on approach from managers, broad spectrum of activities every day ranging from direct debits to account opening to SO's

    Cons

    good experience for a role just out of college but a bit repetitive, Management were extremely friendly


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