Royal Bank of Scotland

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Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews in United States

Updated Jul 22, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.6 84 reviews

33% Approve of the CEO

Royal Bank of Scotland Group Chief Executive Ross McEwan

Ross McEwan

(3 ratings)

36% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is fair and constant monitoring of your growth as an individual here (in 163 reviews)

  • Nice work environment at Stamford CT, state of the art building and work spaces (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is pathetic for some departments (in 16 reviews)

  • Commute, Poorly managed areas and senior management constantly change gears (in 27 reviews)

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    Has it's ups and down, but over all a good place to work

    Loan Administrator (Current Employee) Salt Lake City, UT (US)

    ProsGreat work / life balance. From day one I had 20 days of PTO to use each year, plus all the banking holidays. A great starting wage. The company has a strong focus on volunteer work, which is good to give back

    ConsThe banking industry is still going through a recovering faze after the '08 crash. RBS is majority owned by the UK government, and the raising level of auditors and regulators is staggering. Morale is low, as positions are being taken back east, or to India.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to keep the lines of communication open. It is good to receive communication from that perspective.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Operations Analyst

    Operations Analyst (Current Employee) Stamford, CT (US)

    ProsGood culture.. People are willing to help you out. Reasonable hours.

    ConsCompesnsation. Location is not in New York City. The firm's reputation in Europe is not good at all and not too much better in the US.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Pay with Troubled Company

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee) Stamford, CT (US)

    ProsGreat pay, great office (North American HQ), most people are friendly and professional

    ConsThe future of the Bank is unstable, especially in the US, and layoffs can happen without notice. Most contractors working there are overpaid and do less work than most other positions that pay a fraction of their pay rates. But that's the reality of big banks and why they're great if you have a secure job there

    Advice to Senior ManagementLighten up on the big spending and poor acquisitions and maybe so many jobs won't be cut

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    RBS not good to work for!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Stamford, CT (US)

    Prosnot a good employee at all!

    Consmanagement is extremely poor, 'clicky' department

    Advice to Senior Managementneed to take more time to engagement and listen to employees

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

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    Decent pay with good people to work with depending on the department

    Vice President (Current Employee) Stamford, CT (US)

    ProsIf you work hard, people will notice you and give you more responsibility to grow your career. Based pay are at market and great PTO policy. It is very hard to find another place with better PTO policy.

    ConsBonus is limited by British Government (bad business combination when you are controlled by government). No communication between departments. Work in Solo. No horizontal movement to other department after reaching VP level.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow more horizontal movement between department and raise base pay to compensate bonus restriction. Breakdown departmental solo and allow department to work together to create synergy.

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

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    I would stay away from this company

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

    ProsStamford office is state of the art and the staff is very friendly.

    ConsCommute, Poorly managed areas and senior management constantly change gears...hard to see the direction of the company because of this.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to manage and not micro manage employees and put into place options Work from home flexibility.

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

     

    Not the perfect place to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou are given some freedom

    ConsThe managers do whatever they want do, and they sweet talk you, but will never protect you..they will do illegal stuff, but will clip you if you do it because it benefits them

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare more about existing clients service, not just signing up new PREYs

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    Great Work Life Balance, But too Much Focus on Company change, not enough employee retention

    Operations Manager (Current Employee) Taylorsville, UT (US)

    ProsUtah office - fantastic work life balance, great hours.
    Salary is competitive based on experience
    Great people to work with

    ConsThere are way too many company initiatives employees are expected to be on board with (without adequate reward). Initiatives are a blatant cost/headcount reduction exercises.
    Not enough employee recognition, development and reward

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward employees to increase staff retention and morale

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Shrinking US presense

    Consultant (Current Employee) Stamford, CT (US)

    ProsGreat headquarter building. Young management team.

    ConsLocation, work life balance, company in transition

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    RBS good company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat corporate benefits Great pay and opportunities
    Good working environment

    ConsNo work/life balance Long hours

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