Natwest Reviews

Updated Sep 17, 2020

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  1. "Great people to work with at NatWest Markets"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head of End User Computing in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Natwest full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great open door access to senior management.

    Cons

    HQ is far from New York City.

  2. "good company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Derivatives Trader 

    I have been working at Natwest full-time

    Pros

    very good culture; people are cooperative

    Cons

    bonus is in company stocks and keeps depreciation


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    "Great people to work with and a very collaborative culture, shame the company had to downsize"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technology in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Natwest full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    This was a really nice company to work for and I really enjoyed working here for many years until all the downsizing began. The company is a big advocate of inclusion and diversity, and work life balance is good.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the company has been downsizing for years and that really takes a toll on employee morale. It has also impacted salaries and bonuses and any career opportunities. With so many job losses, remaining staff are forced to take on multiple roles of those who have left. Management has tried really hard to find ways to boost morale but it's hard for staff to feel optimistic when there's constantly a black cloud of potential redundancy looming over their heads.

  4. "Cost drives everything"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Natwest full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    challenging, small and close to business.

    Cons

    lack of investment into new tech. opportunities to grow

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  5. "Great benefits"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Natwest full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing benefits. Fun environment. Nice office.

    Cons

    Major downsizing and morale is low

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  6. "Good Company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Credit Analyst 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Natwest full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Most people are smart and professional

    Cons

    The actual business was dwindling

  7. "Unique"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Director in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Natwest full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Small size and getting smaller - lots of visibility, willingness to wear many hats goes a long way. Management team is good, open and knowledgeable. If skill set and interest match with small scope of business now done at Natwest, it's a good place to work - if the larger bank decides to keep the investment bank business.

    Cons

    Constant lay-offs drag down the entire culture of the firm. What was once a thriving, growing business has been cut-back to a bare-bones operation. London senior management is retail-bank focused and would love to rid themselves of the entire investment bank. The US operation exists ONLY to support UK and European clients and provide access to US capital markets. If senior management pulls the plug your 60 day clock starts ticking...

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  8. "it was great"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Natwest full-time

    Pros

    Invested in training and development, variety of work

    Cons

    focus on daily sales targets

  9. "decent hours"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Natwest full-time

    Pros

    Good management, decent hours, good culture

    Cons

    PAy and bonus are below industry standards

  10. "IT WAS A GOOD EXPERIENCE WORKING FOR NAT wEST"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Supervisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Natwest

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere constant banking training

    Cons

    Learning and the possibility to go to school

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