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Bank of Ireland Reviews

Updated 16 January 2015
Updated 16 January 2015
45 Reviews
3.4
45 Reviews
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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, but not great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland

    Pros

    Great, friendly staff who are a pleasure to work with and who appreciate the importance of a good work/life balance

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits are not to the standard that is available elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Different sectors of the bank should be treated differently dependent upon performance

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company with Salary short falls

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent projects and some good managers

    Cons

    Pay freeze for too long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career progression needs worked on

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Good company benefits, nice employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Stifles people who have ability to bring about real change

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    Former Employee - Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Bank of Ireland (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work and gained huge experience in the area of my expertise. Met some lovely people who just wanted the job done the right way.

    Cons

    Management not interested in real change; No real strategy that I could see and all decisions were made on the basis of what management wanted, not what was right for the Company; in fact line management never communicated with the department and never met face to face.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of your ivory towers and go and meet the staff. Encourage them to be open and honest about what needs to change. Otherwise the Bank will languish in mediocrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Cronyism still around

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time (more than a 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
  7.  

    Positive process from interview through to employment.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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 a 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
  8.  

    good

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    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)

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Review

    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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