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RBS Greenwich Capital Reviews

Updated January 27, 2017
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RBS Greenwich Capital Group Chief Executive Ross McEwan
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Pros
  • Depending on the department you have a pretty good work/life balance for being in finance (in 9 reviews)

  • There are good people who used to work at RBS (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • senior management hires people without looking into backgrounds (in 4 reviews)

  • There is no future, no growth and no bonuses (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "execution trader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Execution Trader in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Execution Trader in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RBS Greenwich Capital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    fast paced environment, good team trading desk

    Cons

    overall direction and former mistakes made by bank

    Advice to Management

    devise clear direction, clean up past mistakes


  2. "Won't be in the U.S. much longer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    We did have good benefits and I thought the pay was on par for the business.

    Cons

    Having been there for a while, I saw this company become very political and bureaucratic.

    Advice to Management

    They need to take care of the little people.


  3. "VP Technology"

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    Former Employee - Vice President Technology in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Vice President Technology in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are good people who used to work at RBS.. It was a fun place to work at.. Too bad they are closing RBS down in Stamford

    Cons

    RBS in Stamford is a shell of itself.. All of the tech support staff is being laid off and support jobs are being outsourced to India. If you are in IT at RBS, get out while you can. RBS wants to reduce staff to a minimal


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  5. "Company Acts like a wind-down"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Vice President in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people...that's about all I'd say on a positive basis

    Cons

    Some people still getting paid well but most haven't had a raise or bonus in years. People are leaving when they can or are being outplaced at a rapid rate. Management is trying to get everyone to "drink the kool aid" since they are getting paid well but as the company is facing one large fine and penalty after another, it's going to be years until the entire company actually makes money. As quarterly results are presented, the prevailing view from senior management is "we did well if you only count the good stuff and ignore the bad stuff. Could never recommend this company to someone at this point.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and realize that there are more people who are working their butts off and not getting paid than just the front office.


  6. "Nothing left"

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    Former Employee - Director in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Director in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RBS Greenwich Capital full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Once a great company, now a shell of its former self. Great building, gym, cafeteria in a convenient location.

    Cons

    Lay-offs, exits, work to be done and no one to do it.


  7. "MBS Allocations Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Allocations Specialist in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Allocations Specialist in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RBS Greenwich Capital (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    RBS had fair compensation practices and work/life consideration.

    Cons

    The top brass were located in London, which created some confusion and contrasting views.

    Advice to Management

    Get back into the MBS trading business!


  8. "Some of the best people you will ever work with"

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    Former Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at RBS Greenwich Capital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people
    Quality of life
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Constant change in managing styles
    Downsizing of staff
    Technology is behind the time in this ndustry

    Advice to Management

    Much more transparency because the news of the our bank is always coming from outside sources which makes people nervous and look for more stablity


  9. "IT Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Telecom Finance Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Telecom Finance Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RBS Greenwich Capital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    RBS set clear expectations and then gave you room to achieve your goals. They provide many opportunities to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Market forces required RBS to reduce its US presence. This meant all offices that were not owned by RBS would be reduced to the home office in Stamford, CT and New York City, NY.


  10. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Director in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RBS Greenwich Capital (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good people, casual atmosphere, non discrimatory

    Cons

    mgmt. controlled from UK. UK not up to date on regulation policy & procedures. Mgmt in US not effective. Not competitive. No bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Should return to a strictly Uk bank and leave the US


  11. "Good people, tough times"

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Company is suffering financially, compensation affected



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