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Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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  1. "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


  2. "Great employees, poor management"

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    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company is good as well as many good employees.

    Cons

    The management loves to hire family and friends and promote unfairly.


  3. "Summer Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong work environment, solid access to senior employees, beautiful facilities

    Cons

    Below average pay, struggling bank, retention issues


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  5. "Good Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great community to work with. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Cross departmental rigidity. Some times it may take long to complete an assignment due to handovers.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt lean technology and centralize the decision making process to 1 region.


  6. "15 years with RBS/ABN AMRO"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Chicago, IL
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Big corporation, solid benefits after spending years with them

    Cons

    Not as stable as they used to be. C level management could not come up with the winning strategy since 2010. Often changes in strategies and focus at the highest levels. Not much focus on talent retention

    Advice to Management

    I don;t even pretend I do have any strategic vision to propose, the only I can say "do more to retain talent and help them grow" (training, promotions, salary increases, bonuses,...)


  7. "IT Director"

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    Former Employee - Global Head of Trade Technologies in Winnetka, IL
    Former Employee - Global Head of Trade Technologies in Winnetka, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global exposure, good benefits and compensation

    Cons

    Bank's is in a continues state of retrenchment

    Advice to Management

    Streamline and reduce governance focus more on the client and solution delivery.


  8. "Great place while it lasted..."

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    Former Employee - Business Manager in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Stamford, CT
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time

    Pros

    The people made a difference and the line of work was very rewarding when the Americas region was in a healthy state, it's currently being downsized and eventually a much smaller presence if any.

    Cons

    Inconsistency of management; constant changes as a result of poor decision making from management.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on efficiency and consistency.


  9. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Interesting projects. Nice people in tech.

    Cons

    No growth opportunities due to the restructuring of the bank and the amount of jobs they are cutting. Moral is poor.


  10. "mixed feelings"

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

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

    Pros

    good benefits
    many friendly good people working there

    Cons

    unclear career path
    HR unhelpful


  11. "Not a Bad Place but Under a Lot of Change"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Network Engineer in Stamford, CT
    Former Contractor - Senior Network Engineer in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Lots of Change especially as the Headquarters are in the UK.

    Advice to Management

    More Solid Direction for the Bank as a Whole.


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