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Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  1. "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


  2. "Developer and Business Analyst **NO NJ**"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Extra vacation days and rugby sponsorship.

    Cons

    Shockingly poor management and repeated blunders.

    Advice to Management

    Spend money on quality people and keep them.

  3. "Nationalisted British Bank"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time

    Pros

    Nice building facilities. Gym is super nice.

    Cons

    Political influence in business decisions.


  4. "Shadow of itself"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Used to be legit debt platform (Greenwich through ~2013) before bailout and restructuring decimated the place

    Cons

    Cost controls, politics, turnover, shrinking US (and global) presence, pay cuts, ever changing strategy


  5. "Work Load and Lack of Strategic Directions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taylorsville, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taylorsville, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people that I worked with...

    Cons

    Lack of Strategic Directions and resources...running in fire fighting mode adhoc operations...

    Advice to Management

    Change is OK if there is an understood strategic plan and having the resources to successfully accomplish the strategy...


  6. "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


  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. "Stamford Ct Office"

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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 full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    State of the art building in Stamford with easy access to trains and highway. Great people, collaborative environment, good choice for those seeking banking experience in a global organization.

    Cons

    Significant downsizing in the last 2 years has resulted in fewer jobs and a much smaller presence in Connecticut. 2 floors of the headquarters now leased to UBS. Fewer opportunities as layoffs continue.


  10. "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


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