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Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews

Updated 26 January, 2015
Updated 26 January, 2015
827 Reviews
3.1
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Royal Bank of Scotland Group Chief Executive Ross McEwan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Potential to give excellent working oppurtunities and help main the work-life balance (in 194 reviews)

  • I found the work environment to be very friendly and encouraging (in 40 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance used to be good here but now it's extremely demanding (in 19 reviews)

  • Senior management never follows thru with ideas or current business plan (in 30 reviews)

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  1.  

    Corporate Head office

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Pros

    Nice people / co-workers
    good flexibility for home working

    Cons

    Execs scared to make decisions
    Culture is about protecting yourself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make a strategy and stick to it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Employee review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team work ethos, flexible working style

    Cons

    slow decision making process, too many layers of management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Varied experience based on business unit you work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good learning opportunities
    UK based , good overlap across locations for distributed working teams
    Good Employee Value proposition, work life balance

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities
    Lack of a joined up approach across business units

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think out of box for employee retention

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Phenomenal people, but a lack of direction.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Derivatives Analyst
    Current Employee - Derivatives Analyst

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. Great people.

    Cons

    All of the good employees constantly get shafted because of the 5% that cause all of the fines and regulatory breaches. No raises for ops (outside of promotion) for 3 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire less people so you can treat the ones you have more appropriately.

    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Warsaw (Poland)
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Warsaw (Poland)

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

    Pros

    Nice corporate parties, good atmosphere, benefits are ok

    Cons

    no career development, incompetent management

    Recommends
  7.  

    Summer Internship Corporate Services Leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Intern in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -well structured and diverse programme, plenty of exposure to different business areas
    -able to lead my own development and provided opportunities to do so
    -interesting project work with multi-location teams

    Cons

    -poor communication from the Early Careers team ahead of starting
    -the calibration of candidates for conversion to the graduate scheme does not account for manager subjectivity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    RBS Business Services Pvt Ltd - Ops analyst - 3+ years

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Chennai (India)

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Pros

    Very good work environment and ambiance, good platform to start, depends on the process whether it will be a knowledgeable job or not. Very good entertainment activities, annual functions, occasional gifts through clubs etc

    Cons

    Pay was not par with industry, notice period - 3 months (Not negotiable at any circumstances)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Pros

    Great work life balance, excellent leave policy, Good benefits

    Cons

    Too much org change, lack of learning opportunity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    lean business analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Pros

    Rich culture, work life balance

    Cons

    Too much politics and hierarchies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best for initiating your career. (Experience. 2.5 years)

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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)

    Pros

    A good learning platform. Nice work environment. Good cab facilities. trying to maintain a good work life balance. Good and safe for women.

    Cons

    Salary is the biggest negative. You ll get promotion only when there is an attrition or only if you give out of box performance. Bonus they provide is too less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If rbs improves it's salary structure and provide an acceptable recognition system for employees. It would be great to work in such an organisation having a stunning history

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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