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Bank of Ireland Reviews

Updated 15 December 2014
Updated 15 December 2014
42 Reviews
3.3
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Bank of Ireland Group Chief Executive and Director; Chief Executive, Retail Financial Services Ireland (RFSI) Richie Boucher
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  1.  

    Good company benefits, nice employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT (US)

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland

    Pros

    Great work life balance, good location

    Cons

    Salaries not in line with some positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Cronyism still around

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some nice people, well known around Ireland and UK. Getting better at listening to staff.

    Cons

    Low pay, expected too much for what we are able to do. Massively under staffed.Not much scope for career progression or development unless you want to be a manager. Outdated systems which affects both staff and customers. Management pat each other on the back while the lower staff do all the hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognise the hard workers more, they take the brunt of the complaints from customers and public.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Positive process from interview through to employment.

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere, household name in the domestic market and well known to a degree in other Anglophone markets, very positive graduate remuneration, encouragement towards further training.

    Cons

    IT setup can be a bit disjointed, not a major player in the international finance scene.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time

    Pros

    employ friendly, good work, growth

    Cons

    nothing, work life balance is good

    Recommends
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A false promise

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

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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

  8.  

    Workings as a PM in BOI

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    clear communication on company strategy require to give staff reassurances

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Analyst

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    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.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Career building.

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    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)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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