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Bank of Ireland Reviews

Updated 21 Mar 2020

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3.2
59%
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Bank of Ireland Group Chief Executive Officer  Francesca McDonagh
Francesca McDonagh
100 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance, canteen does a decent brekkie too(in 43 reviews)

  • "Good people, a decent pension plan and a fairly supportive company when it comes to part-time education(in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service and Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues supportive management opportunity to get on

    Cons

    Working Mon to Fri 9 to 5

    Bank of Ireland2019-07-15
  2. "Nice place to work, exceptionally friendly management. h"

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    Current Employee - Mortgage Consultant in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management are very friendly and supportive. a good starting point before progressing into an advise role.

    Cons

    Low staff due to recruitment freeze, very busy because of this. Although little or no opportunities to progress because of this reason.

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    Bank of Ireland2020-01-29
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Don't bother with BoI UK"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible working (but not all areas - up for the department to decide) Pension In Ireland - bank is a big player so treatment of staff is a lot different there.

    Cons

    People who work well, always get given lots more work. People who perform poor are left to carry on as is. No bonus unlike most other banks and no real perks either. Managers obsessed with saying the word 'Agile'. Too many people have been there too long, and many people do the same work everyday and in the same manner for years. Lack of questioning of processes and encouragement to improve the way things are done. Lots of tools in the place who stop innovation and drag out all the processes. Pay rises are at a minimum - and are presented as bonus which is nonsense. Technology stuck in the dark ages. Management have their own clique posh white club. Do get to promoted you need to be close to the seniors. No praise or recognition of day to day work or even projects which add value.

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    Bank of Ireland2020-01-22
  4. "Friendly bank but old school not in a good way"

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    Current Employee - Management Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - friendly staff - flexible working - good values

    Cons

    - no bonuses - not as diverse as it should (especially within senior management and middle management) - slow processes

    Bank of Ireland2020-01-06
  5. "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent to work for and good Benefits

    Cons

    Not alot of flexibility

    Bank of Ireland2019-12-10
  6. "Atrocious pay and staffing levels"

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    Current Employee - Collections Specialist in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good sickness benefits thats all

    Cons

    Pay, short staffing, no empathy from managment re conditions.

    Bank of Ireland2019-12-03
  7. "Fine"

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    Current Employee - Sales and Service Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Good working hours and fairly paid

    Cons

    Staff Training opportunities are disappointing.

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    Bank of Ireland2019-11-28
  8. "Ok place to start your career"

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    Former Employee - Underwriter in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Socially it is a great place to work, hours are good and overtime is always paid well. Training was very thorough. Pay is good considering the hours worked, pension and holiday and sick pay.

    Cons

    Almost no ability to progress your career. They would advertise jobs externally whilst not allowing internal employees to apply. Internal job vacancies would come up very rarely. They did not encourage people to move between departments. Senior management were not great and rules were implemented with little thought about how it would effect the workers.

    Bank of Ireland2019-11-23
  9. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Banking Advisor in Belfast, Northern Ireland

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues to worth with

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the company , too salesy

    Bank of Ireland2019-11-21
  10. "Senior Case Handler"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working and quite friendly atmosphere within teams

    Cons

    Low pay, huge work volume, lack of recognition and possibilities to progres, which are mainly built on friendships

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    Bank of Ireland2019-10-25
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