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Bank of Ireland Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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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. "Treat staff badly"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Branch Associate in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Retail Branch Associate in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the staff are lovely
    Discounts of FX and better rates on their own products

    Cons

    They don't treat their branch staff well at all
    Management look down at you
    Training is sublime
    Make you do the exams and pay for them yourself if under 2 years at the company
    Not as innovative as marketing would make you believe
    Staff at same levels get paid differing amounts despite doing less work than counterparts

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff better or watch them walk like I did


  2. "Good Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a good place to work

    Cons

    Too much experience resources outsourced

  3. "IT in Bank of Ireland"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Located in Cabinteely - free parking

    Cons

    Extremely old management style management have nothing but notions - Very male orientated environment with a nice to your face attitude - hard conversations don't happen Deluded Mgmt. Toxic environment with most staff lacking skills and accountability.

    Advice to Management

    Outsource everything and let them get on with it


  4. "26 years at BOI"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training and working with experienced managers

    Cons

    Micro management and a lack of resources

    Advice to Management

    Look after staff morale and try and reconnect with the customers


  5. "good place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    job satisfaction, educational support, colleagues,

    Cons

    undergoing massive change and uncertainty

    Advice to Management

    many experienced staff are starting to feel uncertain of their future


  6. "Administrator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrator in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Administrator in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Permanent Job and I have a pension which the Bank also pays into.

    Cons

    Depending on the area you work they may be lack of training and career progression.


  7. "Customer Support"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay for Exams and and encourage learning

    Cons

    Outdated IT systems offer poor customer service

  8. "Financial Administrator"

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

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

    Pros

    Pleasant colleagues and work environment

    Cons

    There was little room for progression

    Advice to Management

    Offer initiatives for QFA exams


  9. "Great people to work with, hierarchical structures can slow progress at times."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of Service Transition in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Head of Service Transition in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic access to education and personal development. Great people to work with. If you are a self starter in IT good opportunities will be made available

    Cons

    Organisational change can be hard in traditional organisations. The traditional culture needs to transform to embrace disruption and match Fintech challenge

    Advice to Management

    Embrace disruption and share the strategy. Communicate, communicate, communicate 👍


  10. "Ok stepping stone."

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

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

    Pros

    Decent starting off point. Take on lots of grads. Pay for QFA.

    Cons

    Not sure about progression within the company. Seems to be high employee turnover.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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