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Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews in United States

Updated 3 March 2015
Updated 3 March 2015
114 Reviews
2.5
114 Reviews
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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.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Pros

    Great place to work with great clients

    Cons

    Business longevity and job security

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Summer IT Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

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

    Pros

    Great networking opportunities. Team was fantastic and fun to work with. They went out of their way to make me feel welcome

    Cons

    The work was really boring and not that exciting. It didn't seem like any of my co-workers enjoyed their jobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Nice people but down sizing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Pros

    They have a Good work life balance

    Cons

    Direction of the company unknown

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One word ... Communicate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A Bank on the Brink

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Was a fantastic place to work, a great group of people unfortunately the majority have either left or been let go.

    Cons

    Uncertainty, the bank continues to fall on hard times with no real end in sight. Businesses will be sold or shut down and many more jobs will be cut.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with your employees and keep them informed. The more transparency the more appreciative the employees will be.

  6.  

    Senior Java Lead

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    Former Contractor - Older Technology in Stamford, CT (US)
    Former Contractor - Older Technology in Stamford, CT (US)

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment for stimulating employees

    Cons

    Limited control of technical direction and approach

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more innovation

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Overall good, and one of the best place to work for once surely.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Designer in India, MS (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Designer in India, MS (US)

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

    Pros

    1- Good environment
    2- Financial Domain
    3- Exposure with business
    4- Technical strong interview, so you get chance to work with good people.
    5- Junior to Senior experience level developers, pretty much every one is individual contributor.

    Cons

    - Non technical management / Manager
    - Many level of managers, spoils gist of technology.
    - Appraisals, and promotions not easy.
    - Too many changes, in management hierarchy .
    - constant loss of business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To keep organization, sustainable for long term...right people should be promoted rather than personal relationships.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Bad location away from city. Massive departure

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Pros

    Reasonable hour and benefit, good work life balance, coworkers are nice

    Cons

    Stamford location, hard to attract and retain talent. Massive turnover the past 3 years

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Extremely unpleasant place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Pros

    Nice cafeteria and chef
    Very nice facilities

    Cons

    Have a lot of people who have been there for a long time who are extremely unpleasant and become riled if you ask questions. New hires beware
    Management behaves unprofessionally
    Little or no bonuses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to shake things up in Stamford.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Phenomenal people, but a lack of direction.

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    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
  11.  

    I worked at Citizens Bank and really think that the Bank is a great place to work.?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Pros

    The people are great and it's really a fun bank to work at.

    Cons

    Pay is below the market average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salaries to market level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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