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Royal Bank of Scotland US Reviews

Updated June 6, 2017
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Royal Bank of Scotland Group Chief Executive Ross McEwan
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  1. "internal audit manager"

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    Former Employee - Internal Audit Manager in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Internal Audit Manager in Hartford, CT

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    nice environment, helpful people. Salaries are high

    Cons

    The bank is downsizing so not many opportunites


  2. "Stay Away (RBS America)"

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    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 5 years)

    Pros

    None now. At least not until the restructure is complete.

    Cons

    1. Employees are being let go to meet headcount target, regardless of experience and skill sets. Unless you know the right person, it is all about being in the inner circle.

    2. Lack of planning. No planning on who, when, and how the works will be picked up by the left over employees.

    3. Can't see the light from the end of the tunnel, probably not until the restructuring complete.

    4. The environment is toxin, miserable, and hopeless.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "No Career Path in US"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global Management team is effectively executing a turn around strategy that includes improving employee engagement.
    People are overall nice and flexible in the changing environment.
    Diversity is a priority.

    Cons

    US footprint is intentionally shrinking as part of global strategy. Many of the folks who will remain will have opportunity to do new things as a result of the smaller more agile organization but the firm has not communicated the path for career advancement in the US.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that senior management has a plan for investing in the US retained staff's professional development otherwise many talented people will leave.


  4. "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.


  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


  6. "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


  7. "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


  8. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  9. "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.


  10. "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


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