Royal Bank of Scotland - Unfair compensation, incompetent senior and middle management, no vision | Glassdoor
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"Unfair compensation, incompetent senior and middle management, no vision"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Cab facility, free transport, still a good brand (?)

Cons

Business is not doing good.
Massive inequality in salary and role between new and old hires, irrespective of experience or skill level.
Extremely incompetent senior and middle management mostly comprising of people who know little or nothing about technology or process.
Too many people who are NOT of any value in the organization.
Focus is on Visibility if you want to grow.
New policies(career model) which is an excuse not to promote people.
Too much politics at all levels.
Developers are also used for providing tech support (even on weekends and holidays) in some units
Too many designations in the career path which will make growth extremely slow
Though flexi working hours have recently been introduced they are not pratical as people rely on cabs for transport.
3 months notice period.

Advice to Management

Most of the good people have already left. Try to retain good people who are left.
Bring more transparency and quality in the organization.
Do away with the new career model.

Other Employee Reviews for Royal Bank of Scotland

  1. "Lost cause"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sourcing Group Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Sourcing Group Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    RBS is at the bottom, so hopefully the only way is up!

    Cons

    Sycophantic culture upwards to boss, but pure bullying downwards to sub-ordinates. Absolutely no concept of adding shareholder value. Merely how much can I extract personally.

    Advice to Management

    Hester needs to see through these middle management barons who deceive with smoke, mirrors and powerpoint presentations.


  2. "Demanding, but most of the time, rewarding"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Private Banking Officer in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Private Banking Officer in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Direct contact with our customers. Get an instant sense of things right and wrong.
    Good sense of direction from management

    Cons

    Management styles vary from department to department.
    Poor software for staff use over different department means different approaches to work
    Training schedules vary wildly

    Advice to Management

    better communication with staff. Standardise more interdepartmental co-operation so less chances for miscommunication to the public or something falling between the cracks.


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