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Royal Bank of Scotland International Reviews

Updated October 9, 2017
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Royal Bank of Scotland International CEO Ross McEwan
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  1. "Software Designer"

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

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland International full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance, Amazing benefits (Insurance, cab service etc), Tons of free food, gym and rest area at office

    Cons

    Slow moving and very hierarchical, old technology.


  2. "great work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    great work life balance here

    Cons

    downsizing.. not much stability at this point.

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. "Decent place to start out"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Not a typcal Wall Street gruleing job. Great people and atmosphere.

    Cons

    Low compensation, low salary, company constantly expecting you to do more with less resources


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    "Good people to work with, decent work life balance but pay is lousy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    While RBS is still an admittedly huge bank with numerous bureaucracies and redundancies, it does still feel like a smallish shop where everybody knows everyone else. Good people to work with, but the stable of knowledgeable personnel is shrinking everyday as they continue to pay less than market.

    Cons

    Huge disconnect between performance and pay. As a mid level manager, I have no say into how much my directs get paid. Why should I think my boss has any say into how much I get paid? There is a tangible sense that unless you're "in the circle of trust" you are excluded from key projects and opportunities for growth. Takes months to announce "strategic review" impacts to the business, meanwhile everybody already knows through the rumor mill. Crushing burden of working at a UK government owned bank with all the inherent politics involved.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent in compensation setting. Give managers the ability to have say. Improve communication from the top down.

  8. "......"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some good people who actually want to help you succeed and close knit groups usually result in good working relationships.

    Cons

    This place keeps tripping over its own feet. Moral is as low as ever, and management generally stays out of view leaving extreme ambiguity and lack of leadership. Problem retaining top talent because of reformed comp structure

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your people more often. Do a town hall, make some gesture other than a one off email blast so people may believe the ship is being righted and can gain a sense of hope that RBS is on the right path.


  9. "Analyst program has great structure and provides a positive experience for growth and learning"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The analysts and well supported by the firm and the pay remains fairly competitive across the street

    Cons

    Limited growth after the analyst program. The management is less inclined to promote the younger generation when their own jobs are on the line


  10. "corporate culture is more straight forward"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland International full-time

    Pros

    nice building, nice location

    Cons

    transfer internally is a little bit hard


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