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Updated Mar 27, 2014

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3.1 34 reviews

42% Approve of the CEO

Bank of Ireland Group Chief Executive and Director; Chief Executive, Retail Financial Services Ireland (RFSI) Richie Boucher

Richie Boucher

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42% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Don't bother

    Customer Advisor (Current Employee) Tallagh (Ireland)

    ProsSome nice people in the office

    ConsThey 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 Senior ManagementBe more interested in your employees opinions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Disappointing

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosnice colleagues, benefits (except for pay) are ok, studies paid for but only if qualification required for role

    Consvery political. management do not seek staffs input regularly. poor communication across various levels of management to staff. poor work atmosphere.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Like a public sector dinosaur, acting as Individual business units not a company.

    Business Partner (Former Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    ProsGood salary package and benefits, great pension and lots of holidays. Get to work with some really knowledgeable people

    ConsUnbelievably slow to make decisions, some can literally take years. More politics than your average parliament.Way too many meetings wasting peoples time, lowers productivity . No trust in employee skill sets. Every consulting organisation in the country has been through the place on a regular basis, "writing strategy papers, advising on change, reviewing decisions. You can't make a decision without some consultant being paid too much for their uniformed opinion on it. No open communication and a culture of shoot the messenger. Executive management have no acccountability for poor decisions made. You'd be sacked in most other companies for the millions of euros of wasted company funds.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPick a strategy, tell your staff clearly where the company needs to go. Get rid of all the consultants and trust your staff. Invest more in training them on hard skills. Make decisions faster and hold senior execs acccountable for their decisions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It was nice to work with BOI. Not any more.

    Test Analyst (Current Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    ProsFlexible with working hours. There is a good mix of people to interact with. Free tea and coffee facilities. It used to be a very nice place to work.

    ConsThey don't look after their staff. The morale is very low. All the good experience is being lost due to outsourcing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Get in at the right level and salary

    Relationship Manager (Current Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    ProsVery few.
    A few years ago when the banking system was functioning properly my division (Private Banking) was actually a good place to work. There were social events, bonuses and scope to progress.

    ConsNo attempt to boost staff morale, depleting numbers and a general lack of direction for the business. There is a lot of pressure being applied to sales staff which is inceasing every year. It's not the worst place to work in but be sure to negotiate hard for a salary and level you are happy with because you'll be stuck there until you leave.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIn the absence of any big changes happening in the way the bank is run, they should try to do what they can to boost morale, which was being done even up to quite recently. Banks can't be seen to be looking after their staff! That's just the small stuff at the surface. Generally speaking Irish banks are just not a good environment to work in.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Good place to work

    Designer SOA (Current Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    ProsGood scope of work.
    Better learning environment.

    ConsWork culture is very wired.
    So many managers with less or no output giving huge overhead.
    Many vendors and chaos work environment.
    Needs effective leadership.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep eye on quality output of your employees rather than going through words and statements.
    If there is cost overhead then you being leader is responsible rather than your employees since you could not able to identify the gap at right moment as well the right resource and show him/her the right track.

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    Auditor (Former Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    ProsGood pay, reasonable time off.

    ConsSenior management is a joke and unless you are a favorite, you do not get promoted. All hiring is based on who likes who best, not about competencies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a good hard look at HR practices!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Proceed with caution

    Director (Current Employee) Stamford, CT (US)

    ProsComprehensive Benefits and less prone to lay-offs; Work life balance respected;

    ConsNo bonuses awarded, nationalization risk and downward pressure on compensation beyond that seen at competitors;

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication with employees has been poor.

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