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Solid investment bank with several strong teams

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Current Employee - Vice President  in  London, England
Current Employee - Vice President in London, England

I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time for more than a year

Pros

RBS has a lot of strengths despite its terrible reputation. Some of the business units (notably Spot FX) are market leaders. Many of the strongest individuals have stuck it out since the financial crisis.

Cons

There is much government scrutiny over practices within the bank, probably more so than at other institutions. Bonuses are weak.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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    Very relaxed environment, poor pay.

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    Current Employee - Associate Director  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice people and a "Blitz spirit" make it a generally enjoyable place to work
    Other's leaving means there is good opportunities for "talent" in corporate banking.

    Cons

    The bank is trying to become less international so more and more work/job opportunities is/are focussed on the UK.
    The bank is still a long way behind peers in its appraoch and abilities. This means the pool of management who you think "I can really learn sometihng from them" is a little thin on the ground.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are moving in the right direction even if it's a little heavy going right now. There is still a lot of dead wood from the old days around, look to prune sensibly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A very educational stint

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    Former Employee - Intern In Structuring  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Intern In Structuring in London, England

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

    Pros

    The pay is excellent; the team-mates are down to earth and wiling to teach you lots, your average MD is not inaccessible.

    Cons

    The company (to be fair, the industry as a whole) is not in the best of times. There is danger of the reduction of the workforce, present at all times. This will either motivate you lots, or will make your experience frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is an atmosphere of hidden trepidation to do with anticipation for further reductions in workforce. This is hardly a plus.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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