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Bank of Ireland Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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  • Limited Career Progression in some areas/ roles (in 9 reviews)

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

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  1. "Banking information"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Long established company in banking sector.
    Good online and branch banking machine systems. Still got some branch network in major towns.

    Cons

    Poor management . Very disappointed in how HR deal with their branch retail staff.
    Not respected by people in Dublin making decisions that effect staff in Northern Ireland.

    Advice to Management

    More respect should be given to long serving staff that worked very hard in branch network during financial crisis.


  2. "Mortgage administrator"

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    Former Employee - Mortgage Administrator in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Mortgage Administrator in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, nice environment, lovely people and supportive management. Good little incentives, staff parties and a real community amongst colleagues.

    Cons

    Fairly boring and monotone job with a lot of call centre type phone cover work and not everyone works equally hard.

  3. "Bureaucratic and terrible culture"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Finance in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not a lot of overtime.

    Cons

    So much red tape to get something simple done. Teams that need to work together are always pulling against each other. A blame culture when things don't get done instead of acting as a team, creating a horrible environment to have to face every day. No team spirit.

     Lack of clarity on what your role is, many have been misled by job descriptions and interview promises, only to end up in non value add roles with fancy job titles.

    Poor IT systems and MI systems - most of Finance time is wasted creating reports that could easily be automated.

    Advice to Management

    Make it clear what every team is responsible for. No more misleading interviewees, explain what they actually will be doing. There needs to be a top down change in culture - foster a positive and harmonious place to work.


  4. "Bank Manager"

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

    Pros

    Varied work assignments. Friendly people, decent benefits and good perks were provided to employees. Not sure of atmosphere now as left 3 years ago

    Cons

    Can feel a bit beuracratic at times and like all Banking organisations struggles to generate opportunities for people as the balance sheet has been shrinking.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to try to help good people to advance as there is a fair amount of dead wood clogging the system. Easier said than done but should be possible


  5. "Fantastic place to work with great company culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company culture
    Salary
    Opportunities for growth in job
    Learning

    Cons

    Some office locations are very far away in some instances.


  6. "Used to be great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Great people
    Good training options
    good social life

    Cons

    red tape in everything
    no option for paid overtime even though you always get held back


  7. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and attitude. The people are fantastic and everyone is always willing to help a colleague.

    Cons

    Can be a lot of red tape for even simple changes. Everything has its own procedure

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in your staff

  8. "Has it's moments - both good and bad."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good friendly atmosphere. Colleagues are helpful. Good sick pay and annual leave.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for progression in branch network. Very much sales orientated. Pay isn't great.


  9. "Good for a start"

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

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Learning zone; good atmosphere; lack of corpo style procedures and activities

    Cons

    Line management to improve; salaries not competive if staying longer than 3 years


  10. "Senior Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Loved working here and the opportunities for growth at the start of my career. Good work life balance options

    Cons

    Growth Opportunities peter out as you climb the ladder


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