Bank of Ireland Reviews

Updated 22 April, 2015
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  1. Great people, relaxing atmosphere, hard work, occasionally boring.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Assistant in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Finance Assistant in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relatively stress free, very nice people, would be very happy to work here although internal promotion is quite slow.

    Cons

    IT system is absolutely farcical, takes two weeks to get access to the systems and servers. Can also be boring work

  2. Helpful (1)

    A false promise

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Risk Officer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Risk Officer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are some decent people to work with (not work for).

    Cons

    Where do I start? crap wages, nepotism, overpaid (and far too many) managers, useless union, no perks, limited opportunities to move on or upwards etc.

    Advice to Management

    Most of the management at this stage should be shown the door and replaced by mid-level staff who are working their bollox off and spending a large chunk of their time studying and challenging themselves.

  3. Helpful (2)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland

    Pros

    good fun, you know yourself lad

    Cons

    hard work, you know yourself lad

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  5. Workings as a PM in BOI

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good opportunities to learn. Good training available for permanent employees. Standard bank working hours, flexi time available. Made some very good friends in the time I spent there.

    Cons

    Recent changes in the IT structure has seen mass voluntary redundancy in the IT and Business Change departments.
    Morale has been very low in recent years as a result of this. Pay increases frozen from 2008 until after I left in 2012

    Advice to Management

    clear communication on company strategy require to give staff reassurances

  6. Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere. Supportive of your professional development. Sensitive to work-life balance.

    Cons

    Projects can take some time to complete.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Being resilient means taking the worst form of institutional bullying and living to tell the tale about Bank of Ireland

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Department in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - IT Department in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    None really. Senior Executives at the Bank involved in bullying their workers out of their jobs, so that the senior mangement can earn their bonuses

    Cons

    A culture of fear as a result of the 'voluntary' parting initiative which resulted in a number of their employees being told that 'their roles were eliminated' while contractors were brought in to back fill the roles. 1.5 years later those same roles are being advertised internally and externally. Bank of Ireland has exhibited sharp practice and treated their employees with the same contempt they treat their customers with. the only thing is that the regulator and consumer associations protect the customer. who is protecting the employees?

    Advice to Management

    you know who you are. if you haven't been shamed out of it already...go no.

  8. Career building.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    In the early years of my time with bank of ireland there were plenty of opportunity for personal growth and development, but as the economic climate changed this changed also.

    Cons

    Personally for me the location of the IT Department where I worked did not suit as it was not on a main public transport link.

  9. worked for BoI for 3 years

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    Former Employee - Operations Role in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Operations Role in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    none, very disappointed in work, people and organisation

    Cons

    horrible atmosphere in the department , people gossiping about everyone, no scope for development, no talent management , management had no interest in the team, discrimination on the nationality grounds, lack of imagination and innovation
    the worse place I have worked for...

    Advice to Management

    change in organisational culture, leadership,mission and vision

  10. Helpful (1)

    Bank of Ireland is changing for the better.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, AR (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, AR (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Significant & exciting change agenda
    Exciting times ahead for the business
    Interesting mix of new technology driving how the bank does its business
    Bank very supportive of staff doing further education & upskilling

    Cons

    Some resisters still have influence, especially some of the longer serving staff
    Middle managers need to up their game & change management abilities

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the change agenda

  11. Don't bother

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in Tallagh (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in Tallagh (Ireland)

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some nice people in the office

    Cons

    They tried to introduce themselves like a really friendly company that will help you in case of confusions and will take you to the stars. It's not true- after your training no one really cares about you. There is no career opportunities and salary is VERY low. Management doesnt know as to what is going on in the office. Atmosphere is a bit stressful, they really try to push you down sometimes. I dont look forward to go there everyday

    Advice to Management

    Be more interested in your employees opinions.

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