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Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews

Updated February 18, 2017
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Royal Bank of Scotland Group Chief Executive Ross McEwan
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  1. "RBS review"

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

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time

    Pros

    work life balance, good work

    Cons

    frequent chanes in higher management

    Advice to Management

    avoid frequent changes to the management


  2. "job satisfaction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Delhi, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Delhi, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good organization to work with

    Cons

    technology and system issues is very bug concern

    Advice to Management

    invest in technology


  3. "It's a great place to work , be ready to be flexible"

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    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance , great people , helps you become more flexible , always learning , gym on site , management works hard and very hands on .

    Cons

    Restructure , too many IT problems , no increases , no bonuses , uncertainty , low morale , too small

    Advice to Management

    It's going the right direction making it more inclusive environment


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  5. "Best Company to work for."

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

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

    Pros

    Empower/trust their employees to take key project decisions
    Good work life balance
    Provide realistic career road-map to employees

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  6. "Officer and Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Officer and Analyst
    Former Employee - Officer and Analyst

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best Managers, Work-life balance, learning curve.

    Cons

    Too much Flexibility in working hours.


  7. "....."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    good work life balance here

    Cons

    company downsizing across all areas


  8. "Customer service Rep"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bridgeport, CT
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bridgeport, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom to work without a boss hovering over you.

    Cons

    Not much contact with others And have to get permission to go to restroom.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Working at RBS"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Homer Glen, IL
    Former Employee - Vice President in Homer Glen, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland (Less than a year)

    Pros

    working with the colleagues at the office was the best thing about being there. Work ethic and care by employees was exceptional

    Cons

    Multiple changes in vision, Execution of changes is very slow.


  10. "Stamford office has almost entirely closed down"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great history, smart people, good leaders

    Cons

    Businesses shut down, massive layoffs

    Advice to Management

    No advice to provide management


  11. "The worst environment I have ever seen"

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

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - PTO (22 days);
    - Cafeteria;
    - If you live in CT, you don't have to commute to NYC.

    Cons

    The whole corporate culture. Very few people care about what they do there. Very slow processes, what can be done in 2-3 weeks at another company will take months at RBS. Very low discipline. I was shocked when one of the departments (IT networking and telecom) confirmed 4 meetings in a row and just ignored them, nobody showed up. It is a very "political" environment, some teams pursue their own interests only and sabotage initiatives, back-stabbing happens. As the company is (mis)managed from the UK, you won't be empowered and won't have professional opportunities at the US office.
    If you like getting things done, if you expect peers to be responsive and responsible, this is NOT the right environment for you. Beware.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. We all know you don't care.



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