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Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews

Updated May 27, 2017
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  1. "Was Outstanding..."

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    Current Employee - Trader in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Trader in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    ...prior to the government takeover. My review is based on that timeframe, which I understand is very different from now. Excellent pay and bonuses. Managers that had reasonable expectations and looked out for their employees. Allowed a lot of latitude to do the job as seen best fit. The very best earned promotions, the average kept their jobs, the worst got removed- just the way it should be. Outstanding benefits even compared to peer group.

    Cons

    Upper management all in the UK, which meant USA employees sometimes felt left out. Missteps by a few cost a lot of people money and jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Things are different from when I was there so no comment.


  2. "Wonderful company to join"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment and work-life balance

    Cons

    Nothing as such to specify here.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to specify here


  3. "Interest Rate Derivative Confirmation Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Interest Rate Derivative Confirmation Analyst in Fruit Heights, UT
    Former Employee - Interest Rate Derivative Confirmation Analyst in Fruit Heights, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, employee development, excellent people, learning environment and interesting work.

    Cons

    The computer systems need to be updated, company is in recovery.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees!, stick to the game plan, do what's right.


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  5. "Great Learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland in their Investment Banking Division. Great learning experience, lots of oversight and opportunities to get to know the full time staff, beautiful facility too.

    Cons

    Very few downsides. The turmoil and layoffs that have characterized RBS' public perception in the last few years haven't seem to impact moral in the office or really the office I was in at all for that matter.

    Advice to Management

    Keep talented people on board in this turmoituous environment, manage the spin off well and keep RBS' international and u.s. reputation strong.


  6. "Performance Test Lead"

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    Current Employee - Performance Test Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Performance Test Engineer in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    good experience to work

    Cons

    to learn new technologies and new software


  7. "Technology Lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with ideal work life balance

    Cons

    NO cons in particular It is a great place to work

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  8. "Recruiting Coordinator"

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

    Pros

    The culture was fast paced and fun. The team environment was encouraging. I loved everyone I worked with.

    Cons

    Team turnover. Went through a few reorgs during the year I was with the company. Sometimes difficult to recruit due to RBS stigma in the UK.


  9. "Team Lead"

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    Former Employee - Team Lead
    Former Employee - Team Lead

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

    Pros

    Good Place to learn, chance to develop skills

    Cons

    Politics, poor management, dominant people

    Advice to Management

    improve to lead the management. good assets are lost


  10. "RBS a better employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    work balance, job hours are better,healthy enviornment

    Cons

    none as far as i can state


  11. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good working environment, colleagues, atmosphere

    Cons

    not enough promotions, poor variety


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