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"Thrown around as ping-pong ball"

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Current Employee - Portfolio Management in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Portfolio Management in London, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Good pay, good benefits, flexibility in terms of work-life balance.
People tend to be relaxed about their job - a bit too relaxed

Cons

Management doesn't really get it in terms of what it takes to be a competitive bank.
Very political - people who have been there for the longest have an advantage.
Does not seem to be a meritocracy - it is NOT true that the best ideas are encouraged
Extremely few are genuinely interested in doing what is right for the bank.
Plans of action are backwards: instead of first establishing the goals and then the way to get there, there is an undue focus on structure, meetings, processes, without a clear understanding of what the point is.
No willingness to cut deeply and eliminate excess jobs, but rather a slow and painful bleed - affects morale a lot.

Advice to Management

You could be doing the same job with 1 out of every 3 people, you just need to identify them and promote them.

Other Employee Reviews for Royal Bank of Scotland

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    "Excellent place to work (before it crashed)"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Good people, great culture, very good teamwork

    Cons

    Low pay and deferred bonus


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Sociable dynamic team
    Good level of remuneration
    Good career progression

    Cons

    Low bonus potential
    Long working hours

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