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Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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  1. "The Persistence of Uncertainty"

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    Former Employee - Regional Director of Operations in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Regional Director of Operations in Salt Lake City, UT
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High level of independence and not micro-managed. I always felt that I had the attention of my senior leaders in an effort to be heard and effect change.

    Cons

    An unusually high level of uncertainty and a difficult operating environment where "doing more with less (resources)" was the daily battle rhythm.


  2. "Credit Trader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best colleagues. Great location. US managers knew how to run a business.

    Cons

    London management was clueless. Destroyed a great business.

    Advice to Management

    Let your golden gooses lay their eggs

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "Information Technology"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people are really great. The work is challenging. Very nice building to work in..

    Cons

    Company going through major downsizing over the past few years. Limited ability to work remotely with most managers.


  6. "RBS Associate"

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    Former Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Reasonable hours, business casual attire

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities, long commute


  7. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance. great health care benefits

    Cons

    Weak outlook, fewer career opps

  8. "Great atmosphere from 2010 to 2012. English government forced bank to consolidate US operations and most left in 2014"

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    Former Employee - First Year Associate in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - First Year Associate in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial atmosphere, competitive pay, low cost of living, high deal flow, good interactions between different banking divisions, large trading presence

    Cons

    Towards the end, many people left - joined new firms or were fired. Sold large portions of loan book to Mizuho. Trading floor was gutted.

    Advice to Management

    Management appeared selfish at times. Never clearly communicated a transition plan. Shell remains of what once was there in terms of personnel and trading capability.


  9. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Director in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture and corporate values. Fair base salary. Senior management is focused on preparing the firm for the best in the near future

    Cons

    Nothing to mention at the this point.

    Advice to Management

    Continue focused on delivering the business strategy and looking after the employees who are the most important asset of the organization


  10. "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Senior Recruiting Specialist in Montvale, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiting Specialist in Montvale, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Downsizing in the USA is ongoing.


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