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Bank of Ireland Reviews

Updated February 17, 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
  • Depending on the team can have a good work/life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • Good people, some roles offer good chances to learn (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Limited Career Progression in some areas/ roles (in 8 reviews)

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

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  1. "Nice place to work"

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


  2. "Business and Communications Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  3. "Credit Risk Bristol"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Chance to work on various products.
    Good central location.

    Cons

    Needs to be more interesting place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Make employees feel more valued and workplace to be more fun happy rather than corporate and boring.


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  5. "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


  6. "Internal communications"

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is quite good

    Cons

    Career progression for highly ambitious employees is slow


  7. "Grad Job - stepping stone"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good team spirit, charitable focus

    Cons

    Monotonous work, no potential to advance in the bank


  8. "Great company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mortgage Advisor in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Mortgage Advisor in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment
    Excellent pay
    Excellent benefits

    Cons

    Very sales focused &I sometimes pressurised


  9. "Graduate Programme"

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

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great variety of work options with rotation plan.
    Great working environment.
    Great employees and teams to learn from.
    Great HR and development initiatives within the programme.

    Cons

    Some managers / employees driven by their own political agenda, which can impact atmosphere / moral amongst teams.


  10. "Banking"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lovely staff to work with. You will learn many different aspects of banking.

    Cons

    No room for progression in certain departments. Management lacks confident vision of what it wants to achieve.


  11. "Mortgage Consultant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mortgage Consultant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Mortgage Consultant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous amount of annual leave.
    Opportunity to shadow other departments with a view to expanding career knowledge.
    Good salaries.

    Cons

    No internal job opportunities.
    Poor organisation.
    Quite a high blame culture.
    Uninspiring managers.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on being team leaders and managers rather than just 'people in charge of other people.' Be more personable.



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