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Clydesdale Bank Reviews

Updated February 14, 2017
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  1. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very collegial atmosphere with interesting and up to date challenges. Due to smaller (less big rather) size of organisation exposure to senior leaders is a constant.

    Cons

    Smaller size and sometimes to many veteran(old school) people.
    Needs more career progression options and progress

    Advice to Management

    Keep career paths for younger folk more detailed and structured


  2. "Excellent company"

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    Former Employee - Training Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Training Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for, plenty of opportunity for development if you have the capability and right attitude. Forward thinking and bold. Great people and great teamwork, work hard, but play hard too.

    Cons

    Make you feel worthwhile and important

    Advice to Management

    Look after staff well and they will look after customers well too.


  3. "PPI Complaint Handler"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Used to be flexible with shifts etc, decent pay for what it is.

    Cons

    Too many changes, too much micro management. Became quite boring.

    Advice to Management

    Let the staff get on with it, don't micromanage every single thing that we do.


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  5. "Changing rapidly"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great CEO with a desire to bring the bank into real challenger position. Open and accepting culture with a great buzz in the head offices.

    Cons

    Lots of experienced staff have left recently so there is real knowledge gaps in some area. Change seems to always take longer than it should but pace is increasing

    Advice to Management

    While change needs to happen, don't over-do the scalping of more experienced staff. There aren't many people who understand how all the systems work and hang together.


  6. "CB"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clydesdale Bank full-time

    Pros

    They look after their staff well

    Cons

    Pay below the average rate


  7. "Demanding chiefs and too few indians"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clydesdale Bank full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    friendly professional staff that try their best for customers

    Cons

    Costs are way too high and have seen board pay rocket but wave after wave of cuts is hitting workers

    Advice to Management

    Don't let your growth ambitions blind you to the value of the very people you need to get there


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Micro management in extremis"

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

    Pros

    Flexible working, pension scheme and holidays. All great things that don't make up for a regressive company that seems to be run by a old boys network rather than competency

    Cons

    The speed of change is measured in epochs rather than months. The hoops you have to jump through to get an email sent out are ridiculous. Continual time wasting, micro management and waiting around for planets to line up before action can be taken. If only the organisation processes were as efficient as that which involves cancelling a bonus things might actually happen.

    Advice to Management

    Support those that are keen for positive change rather than suppressing them. If management can't get their hands out of their pockets and don't like questions being asked of current processes then this will continue to be a company not going anywhere.


  9. "Good part time job whilst at University."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Clydesdale Bank part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Usually quite flexible with changing days as I was at University at the time.

    Cons

    Sometimes understaffing was an issue which put great pressure on all staff members.

    Advice to Management

    Be patient with new starts and ensure that they are receiving congruent training.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Had potential, didn't deliver"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good staff, good customer base

    Cons

    Poorly led, poor strategic direction

    Advice to Management

    Keep your promises (to customers)


  11. "Good people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to work. Good environment and good people who want to make difference and do the right thing

    Cons

    Lack of available funds to keep up with the big competitors



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