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Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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  1. "People and culture are great."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst/Associate in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Analyst/Associate in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture. Great people and work environment. You are able to move internally and solid work life balance.

    Cons

    Not good pay and barely any bonus and lowest compared to other banks. Slowly exiting US and Asia. Exiting many businesses so learning is not the greatest.

    Advice to Management

    Not much they can do. Really just try to keep people happy which I found is done in most groups.


  2. "Associate in Trading technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Associate in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    * Great work life balance
    * Few banks where you can easily get done with 40-45 hours per week
    * Good benefits and good office facilities

    Cons

    * No scope for growth
    * company on a downward spiral
    * Stagnant workforce who have been around for too long

    Advice to Management

    * Hold onto your best people. If not, they will move on.


  3. "Bad location away from city. Massive departure"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Reasonable hour and benefit, good work life balance, coworkers are nice

    Cons

    Stamford location, hard to attract and retain talent. Massive turnover the past 3 years


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  5. "Great pay but limited small minded leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I worked at RBS in their New York office. I really liked the people I worked with and looked forward to having an illustrious career there. One of the benefits to limited leadership is the opportunity to develop yourself.

    Cons

    Your career can be stunted as management is really petty and there is no real structure for succession planning. HR sucked and all the prime benefits went to the UK expats. Management didn't listen to employees about developing the company and how to grow a better firm.

    Advice to Management

    Develop your employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Office Closing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Support Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Applications Support Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They gave some 3 months notice, and others up to 6 months.

    Cons

    200 employees looking for work

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key to success


  7. "Mixed experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I got a chance to work with highly talented technical experts.. The camaraderie between team members was good.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy and conflict with global counterparts.. Any project decision took ages to be finalized.

    Advice to Management

    A little thought should be given for company's welfare rather than job preservation..


  8. "compliance analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable group - Compliance will never be cut due to current financial laws and regulations.

    Cons

    Repeats itself, not much room for advancement,

    Advice to Management

    more incentives


  9. "Demeaning"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay considering what you're doing is fine.

    Cons

    Low level management is sloppy and terrible.
    Pay is below industry average
    No chance of pay increase

    Advice to Management

    Compensation compensation compensation


  10. Helpful (2)

    "If you want to grow, do not apply"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, still have a job and the check didn't bounce.

    Cons

    No raises, little to no promotion, HR is not engaged, overall morale, over abundance of red tape and approvals, chasing pennies while watching the dollars walk out the door. Everything will be UK focused going forward so the US operations will shrink.

    Advice to Management

    Breakup the company


  11. "I would stay away from this company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stamford office is state of the art and the staff is very friendly.

    Cons

    Commute, Poorly managed areas and senior management constantly change gears...hard to see the direction of the company because of this.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage and not micro manage employees and put into place options Work from home flexibility.



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