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Updated September 12, 2017
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Royal Bank of Scotland Group Chief Executive Ross McEwan
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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. "Awesome"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Stamford, CT
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing environment at Stamford, CT location, great people, uplifting environment and extremely supportive managers

    Cons

    Bank is not doing too good, so lot of budget cuts.

    Advice to Management

    none

  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.


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "Excellent"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people and great work experience. It is a fun culture. It is a good place. It is very good. The people are nice.

    Cons

    The bank seems to be downsizing. Moral was starting to hurt. People are leaving. People were somewhat afraid to lose job.

  8. "Look at other banks if starting a career"

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    Former Employee - Risk Management Intern in Bridgeport, CT
    Former Employee - Risk Management Intern in Bridgeport, CT
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hours are reasonable and the employees are engaging. Work/ Life balance at RBS was encouraged at all levels. I took part in many company sponsored road races and other charity events that were looked highly upon by upper management. The actual offices at RBS were quite nice with great views of the Sound.

    Cons

    Felt I was working for no clear purpose. My manger did little in showing an interest in my growth as a professional. Work was dealt to me on an ad hoc basis without any indication of how it would be used in the future. Internal politics can get a little tiresome after a while, in addition to to typical bank bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Proper internship training program is needed


  9. "Global Brand, Mid-Size Firm Agility"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

    Pros

    RBS WorldPay remains a growing company, so while every job is challenging, I find it more rewarding to deal with those challenges during times of growth, rather than when a company is stagnant or declining. It's a medium sized division within a huge multi-national corporation. Therefore, employees enjoy the benefits of a strong global brand and balance sheet (in spite of the challenges of the macro enviromnent of the banking sector), with the opportunities to impact the organization seen only in smaller, more nimble operations.

    Cons

    Weakness in global financial markets result in less funding for investment in new products and services than would otherwise be available.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in services and support as the client base grows.


  10. "Product Control - RBS"

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    Current Employee - Product Controller in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Product Controller in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good group of people
    Good mix of drive/respect for others career choices.
    Opportunities to influence change within organization.
    Opportunities to advance career - you must drive this though.

    Cons

    All bonuses awarded as deferred compensation
    Inconvenient location for many (Stamford, CT - especially not good if you are young)
    Insufficient training for new hires - pretty much a "throw you in, see if you swim" mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Management is decent but would become great if more emphasis was placed on bringing new hires up to speed .


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