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  1. "Working at RBS"

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    Current Employee - Infrastructure Support Consultant in City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Support Consultant in City of London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The Royal bank of Scotland is a good employer to work for. They offer generous holiday entitlement, good HR team.

    Cons

    The pay doesn't seem to be as high as other similar organisations in the banking industry. This could be improved in my opinion.


  2. "Great Opportunities and Work-Life Balance"

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    Current Contractor - Developer in City of London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Developer in City of London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work-life balance is fantastic
    Lots of opportunity to grow/showcase other skills
    Ability to work from home helps a lot

    Cons

    Dev-ops and Infrastructure support is lacking and causes lots of frustration (though this may just be my experience)
    Uncertainly of the future of the bank and job opportunities - this is certainly reflected in the behaviour of some people

    Advice to Management

    Provide us with better technical support so we can build higher quality software faster. Not feeling supported isn't going to help people stay when they may already feel like leaving due to the uncertainly of the future.


  3. "Business development"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in City of London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in City of London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people. Average money. Should listen to staff a lot more. As some have proven to be very successful else where!

    Cons

    Where to start. Want us to work 24 hours 7 days a week with also skipping lunch. Many many meetings a day to which are not informative.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more.


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  5. "trying to succeed in a tough environment"

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    Current Employee - UK Retail in City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - UK Retail in City of London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good people, variety of roles on offer and divisions. salaries are generally good, good at diversity and work life balance.

    Cons

    still very much in the press and public eye. Poor media coverage and general banker bashing in the UK. Some politics and beauracracy.


  6. "Dominated by middle management and a lack of involvement with the general staff."

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    Former Employee - Clerical Officer in City of London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Clerical Officer in City of London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Modern facilities, in major cities. Account benefits for all staff members such as extended overdraft, travel insurance and pension plans.

    Cons

    With the bank split into business and customer clients bases, the focus is really directed away from customers as the majority of profits comes from business clients. As a result the side of the business that deals with customers tends to be filled with the less ambitious, more incompetent staff. There is a great deal of jumping through hoops required to get to a position of responsibility where you are capable of affecting the status quo.


  7. "Hero Worshipping"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in City of London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in City of London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large multi-cultural organisation, with opportunity to grow and move within the company.
    Has good people working from them.
    Excellent flexible benefits and reasonably competitive base salary

    Cons

    Managers also act as Business Analysts rather than managing the work. Seem to prefer heroes to emerge and praise them, rather than the teams effort.

    Advice to Management

    Let managers manage and get Subject Matter Experts/Business Analysts to advise. Don't mix them up.
    Get in people managers who know how to handle teams rather than letting SME do it.


  8. "Long"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England (UK)

    Pros

    variety salary people location management

    Cons

    security size quality of work


  9. "Enjoyable place to work, good work/life balance, motivated teams."

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    Former Employee - Vice President in City of London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Vice President in City of London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people
    Global coverage
    Moves quickly
    Challenges available to those who want them

    Cons

    Negative media coverage
    Government ownership seen as holding the firm back
    Tight budgets

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course, and encourage everyone to do this too.


  10. "Solid place to work, but morale has taken a beating"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England (UK)
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting projects, real desire to implement and deliver change.
    Very flexible benefits programs, and good work life balance.
    Motivated management with a real desire to restore company pride, improve the place and overall competitiveness.

    Cons

    Tough place to work with constant government and media attention.
    Getting projects off the ground involves navigating bureaucratic processes.
    Very different cultures between business units can cause issues if there are interdependencies.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course with the rebuilding strategy, and maintain regular communication of updates and progress - this is appreciated and acknowledged by staff.


  11. "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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