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Royal Bank of Scotland US Reviews

Updated August 12, 2017
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  1. "IT Analyst"

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - IT Analyst 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

    Laid back people. Employees are nice and respectful. The building is pretty neat too although it's going away

    Cons

    Chaotic, management has no idea where we are going. Also working on the trading floor is distracting for non-traders.

    Advice to Management

    Think and stop about what metrics mean instead of blindly trying to get them below/above certain values.


  2. "RBS Associate"

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    Former Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Reasonable hours, business casual attire

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities, long commute

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. "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...


  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. "Good Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great community to work with. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Cross departmental rigidity. Some times it may take long to complete an assignment due to handovers.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt lean technology and centralize the decision making process to 1 region.


  10. "15 years with RBS/ABN AMRO"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Chicago, IL
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Big corporation, solid benefits after spending years with them

    Cons

    Not as stable as they used to be. C level management could not come up with the winning strategy since 2010. Often changes in strategies and focus at the highest levels. Not much focus on talent retention

    Advice to Management

    I don;t even pretend I do have any strategic vision to propose, the only I can say "do more to retain talent and help them grow" (training, promotions, salary increases, bonuses,...)


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