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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.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Better work life balance, and good facilities to employee

    Cons

    RBS at take off stage in India, which always come up with few negatives. Over all great place to work with


  2. "Happy."

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    Current Employee - Quant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Quant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is relaxing, flexible, professional, fun, great.

    Cons

    Salary and career advancement not great.

    Advice to Management

    None

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