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Royal Bank of Scotland US Reviews

Updated April 13, 2017
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Royal Bank of Scotland Group Chief Executive Ross McEwan
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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. "Friendly"

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    Former Contractor - Regulatory Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Former Contractor - Regulatory Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland as a contractor

    Pros

    Nice place to work, will recommend

    Cons

    Too much of restructuring going on

    Advice to Management

    Good luck


  3. "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


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  5. "Temporary Assignment HR department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay Rate for a temporary assignment was above minimum wage.

    Cons

    Renege on job offer on a Friday night at 5PM

    Advice to Management

    Step Down


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    "Tough Days"

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

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

    Pros

    RBS was a good place to start a career in corporate support for an investment bank. There is exposure to a number of asset classes and business units.

    Cons

    They are downsizing the US footprint. Morale is low considering the size of the organization.


  7. "RBS Stamford"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Associate 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Great environment and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Severely downsizing, limited opportunities for advancement.


  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "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


  11. "Working at RBS"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Homer Glen, IL
    Former Employee - Vice President in Homer Glen, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    working with the colleagues at the office was the best thing about being there. Work ethic and care by employees was exceptional

    Cons

    Multiple changes in vision, Execution of changes is very slow.



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