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Bank of Ireland Reviews

Updated December 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible with a work life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • good people, good annual leave, lots of team work (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Career progression for highly ambitious employees is slow (in 13 reviews)

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

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  1. "Good company with great benefits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Relationship Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Relationship Manager in London, England (UK)
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture & the employees

    Cons

    Need to see more women progress through the ranks

    Advice to Management

    Staff are very committed and need to retain experienced staff and provide career progress


  2. "No support, Questions discouraged"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Marketing Executive in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Junior Marketing Executive in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You're allowed to manage your own workload and given a good deal of autonomy.

    Cons

    No support from management and asking questions was discouraged in case it made you look stupid which led to stupid mistakes being made.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage junior staff to ask questions and ask for clarification. Also perhaps review their work sometimes to ensure they're performing correctly.

  3. "Not a fan!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Able to work flexibly.
    Easy to get to the Bank offices.
    Friendly UK CEO.

    Cons

    Obvious cliques.
    Non-diverse workforce.
    London office colleagues don't live the values.
    Little social interaction.
    Non-inclusive culture.
    Often felt like an outsider.
    No room for progression as people stay forever.
    Wellbeing programme doesn't work everywhere.
    Dull and dark London office - not conducive to creativity.
    Micro management.


  4. "Collections"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mortgage & Collections Agent in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Mortgage & Collections Agent in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary, great work ethic, respectful

    Cons

    Based in Dublin , tough commute from Athlone

    Advice to Management

    More flexible hours to assist people commuting from Midlands and outside Dublin, even a 9.30am start or 10am would make a huge difference to someones life. Loved the job, hated the commute, in the end had to give up as permanently exhausted.


  5. "Bank of Ireland Finance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bank of Ireland Finance in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Bank of Ireland Finance in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good canteen
    Staff FX rates
    Bank pays for QFA's.
    9 to 5 working hours

    Cons

    Managers don't care about employees.
    Some team leads are lazy and look down on staff reporting to them.
    No appreciation at all for the work done.
    No opportunities to progress.

    Advice to Management

    If staff were treated the way they deserve , the employee turnover rate wouldn't be that high.


  6. "Stable but no flexibility."

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

    Stability and fairly good rates of pay and pension. Large selection of food on offer in the canteen and close to the train station.

    Cons

    No flexibility and holiday nearly always declined. Flexible working options also declined and difficult if you have commitments outside of work. There is a lot of pressure from managers to work additional hours and accrue lieu time - which is then declined when you apply for time off. Managers put onus on staff for their own personal development and difficult to progress unless you are part of a select group of people who've been there for years. Drinking culture and expectation to join in with social activities organised by the business - frowned upon if you don't attend.

    Advice to Management

    More flexibility - offer different shift patterns / flexible working to staff and you ma find you can fill more hours anyway. Some people like working late shifts! Allow more holiday as not enough people allowed off at once and staff become tired and demoralised.
    Stop putting the onus on staff for their own development and make real opportunities for development available.


  7. "Treat staff badly"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

  8. "Good Place to work"

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


  9. "IT in Bank of Ireland"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  10. "26 years at BOI"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


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