Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews

Updated 22 May, 2015
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  1. Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance for salary

    Cons

    low salary with limited opportunity

    Advice to Management

    less micro managing

  2. Good start for your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Process Associate in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Process Associate in Chennai (India)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance is good when compared to other banks
    Friendly work environment
    If you do your given work with what is expected of you, you are rewarded
    Free food, cabs
    Job security

    Cons

    You cannot grow at all
    Pay is very very low
    Hike would be very much below averge
    If salary and growth is not your main purpose of working you can stay in RBS long term

    Advice to Management

    Revise the salaries in order to retain people who leave the organisation

  3. Trade Control Analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Pros

    Good work culture. Laid back, almost too laid back. No real dress attire. Nice office. Good people all around.

    Cons

    Declining business. High attrition. Management doesn't do a great job communicating job security in the middle of restructuring.

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  5. Retrenching to just UK

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Originator in Stamford, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Originator in Stamford, CT (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people and internal technology

    Cons

    Strategy always shifting, back office technology needed investment, could not be competitive with pay due to the UK FSA

  6. Great work-life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Gurgaon, Uttar Pradesh (India)
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Gurgaon, Uttar Pradesh (India)

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance is very good. Bonuses are over and above CTC

    Cons

    Hikes are not up to the mark. The work culture is deteriorating

    Advice to Management

    Do something to keep employees motivated and work on promotion process

  7. Reorganization GTS business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have finally made a decision which gives clarity to the customers and employees

    Cons

    Finally a decision was made to 'exit' most of the international business

    Advice to Management

    Advise and help the clients to move

  8. Windows Systems Administrator

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Windows Systems Administrator in West Valley City, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Windows Systems Administrator in West Valley City, UT (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of really good people to work with, great culture. The benefits are good and the organization provides a lot of complexity to gain a better understanding of how to run a multi-OS, multi-domain environment

    Cons

    RBS is still dealing with some tough financial conditions from the 2008 downturn. The political climate with the UK government owning so much of the company has made it really difficult to have confidence in a longer-term employment in the US.

  9. Getting better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The culture is pleasant with flat hierarchy in the most part. Hours are decent and senior management generally do care about staff needs.

    Cons

    Pay is weak outside the investment bank, though they will pay new joiners market rate you will barely increase afterwards. In a shrinking bank promotion chances are tight and development opportunities in some areas are hard to come by. Systems are very weak.
    The biggest issue is many staff have been through such tough years the feeling is jaded and flat in many areas, weary resignation rather than annoyance at issues faced and constant restructuring and down sizing.

    Advice to Management

    Get some structural stability quickly, decide the business areas you want to keep and show the staff some real pay increases and optimism to convince the good ones to stay and rejuvenate the weary

  10. Relationship Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good culture and nice people to work with

    Cons

    Frequently changing strategy over time

  11. Good company for work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Work life balance. Good technical work. Good leaves policy.

    Cons

    Uncertainity. Investment banks are under pressure due to regulations.


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