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Royal Bank of Scotland International Reviews

Updated March 14, 2017
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Royal Bank of Scotland International CEO Ross McEwan
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  • No onsite opportunities, old technologies, so many approvals even for simple things (in 5 reviews)

  • Career growth depends a lot on netwrking (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good learning experience but not much movement forward"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Capital Markets in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Capital Markets in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland International full-time

    Pros

    Since RBS was small, I got a lot of access to upper management who were always willing to teach and share their knowledge. The environment is very casual and positive compared to other banks. Also, the HR is very nice.

    Cons

    There is just this overall gloom about the future. Sure, things seem good day to day, but the outlook of the bank still affects upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Be more positive; talk more about the future of RBS to employees


  2. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Associate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Pleasant atmosphere, great colleagues (not managerial). Good learning environment. Managers will harp over every little mistake - be careful

    Cons

    Poor management. Management will lie straight faced to you. Management will knit-pick at every little mistake you make like its the end of the world. No room for growth, bonus, raise, or cost of living adjustments. Get used to being taken advantage of. Very antiquated systems.

    Advice to Management

    Grow a pair


  3. "Ok company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Taylorsville, UT
    Current Employee - Analyst in Taylorsville, UT
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, great PTO, laid back, able to work from home if needed.

    Cons

    Company is reducing, no bonuses


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  5. "Excellent place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Database Administrator in East Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in East Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits package, Recognition for a job well done is the norm, liberal will use of vacation and sick time. People are super nice.

    Cons

    Very hectic work environment, always a fire drill. Staff is at bare bones for the work coming in. Some issues with morale due to minimal outsourcing.

    Advice to Management

    Many changes are made to management at a senior level and above, some changes should be explored for the first line of mgt first.


  6. "One of the best places to work with a good atmosphere and culture."

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly, the culture is very good and team sports to promote healthy living. Free to give ideas and ability to move within the company.

    Cons

    The hours can be long and you may have to do 2 people work at times when people are on vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Have the ability to work part time and have a longer maternity as is it only 3 months. Also, to cut down on the 14 hour days.


  7. "OK"

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    Current Employee - Team Lead of Analytics in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Team Lead of Analytics in Boston, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the working scheudle is flexible

    Cons

    but low motivation can not encourage employee

    Advice to Management

    merit based promotion


  8. "Unless you are part of the original RBS team -- forget it !!!"

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    Current Employee - Managing Director in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good work / life balance, decent benefits
    Generally smart people
    Good DCM and derivatives business

    Cons

    constant reorganization and reshuffling
    Hard to move up unless you are part of the inner circle
    Lack of formal review process up until recently
    Not paid at market rates
    Office is in Stamford Ct

    Advice to Management

    Stop reorganizing and get rid of the dead weight
    See value in people who give their heart and soul to this organization


  9. "Just a big UK bank with receding aspirations, many conventional senior managers that over reached. Lots of smart prople"

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    Current Employee - Program Director in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Program Director in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    None really, if they offer you a contract with a lot of compensation or a unique developmental opportunity then may be worth it but depends on the person. On balance, not really a very attractive firm for a global banking professional.

    Cons

    no future, no morale, no compensation except for senior executives and traders

    Advice to Management

    Decide what you want to be and move quickly to get it done


  10. "RBS is good place to start the career"

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    Former Employee - User Access Management
    Former Employee - User Access Management
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    Work Satisfaction
    Good place to start the career

    Cons

    Salary
    Cost cutting
    Transportation
    No increment in bonus


  11. "Good Work-life balance"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Excellent opportunities to get involved with extra-curricular activities. 9-5 culture. Work is interesting and challenging. Training and development opportunities. The role is what you make of it. Good employees are respected and celebrated.

    Cons

    Weak management with little decision making power or knowledge of what is going on. Compensation and benefits are rather low compared to similar companies. Company name is not well respected and can be a little embarrassing to admit that you work there.

    Advice to Management

    Be more decisive and timely in your decisions. Don't leave employees waiting for considerable amounts of time due to management indecision.


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