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Bank of Ireland Reviews

Updated Oct 10, 2019

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Bank of Ireland CEO  Francesca McDonagh
Francesca McDonagh
73 Ratings
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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. "Bank Official"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Wide spectrum of roles, good training, good development

    Cons

    High emphasis on pushing sales

    Bank of Ireland2019-08-02
  3. "Good 9-5"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant 

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Easy to work there. generally nice atmosphere

    Cons

    Mindless, boring, not busy at all. Often spent the day doing nothing and trying to look busy.

    Bank of Ireland2019-08-09
  4. "Career opportunities lacking in this bank"

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    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team, nice working environment good location

    Cons

    Old fashioned senior management stuck in their ways

    Advice to Management

    Progression

    Bank of Ireland2019-07-13
  5. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Mortgage Consultant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, colleagues, location, facility, Mortgage experience

    Cons

    Progression, treated like children, lack of reward/additional responsibility

    Bank of Ireland2019-07-12
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointing - highly political & cronyism alive & well"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    No opportunity for progression from manager or senior manager level up. Promotions based on who you know / being a ‘yes’ person. Discourage challenges to status quo, alternative approaches and new modern thinking. Promotions through ability to ‘manage the message’ not actually through leadership, delivery or achieving results. Very weak level 5 community plus ExCo...shakeup needed!!!

    Cons

    Individual teams have great team spirit

    Advice to Management

    New ExCo / level 5 review. Old school, backward thinking to be addressed. No accountability to deliver anything or treat colleagues in a fair and respectful manner. Actually walk the talk on values and inclusion and diversity. Disappointingly few women unless they fit the old school mould get promoted / hold material senior roles. Needs to join the times and embrace agile (not just a nod to it), inclusion &... diversity, fair and transparent career progression and facilitating and acting on colleague feedback.

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    Bank of Ireland2019-06-26
  7. "Not good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Good presence in Irish Rep

    Cons

    Shocking HR decisions . Treatment of long serving staff

    Bank of Ireland2019-03-16
  8. "Complaints Investigator"

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    Former Employee - Complaints Handler in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, Good office and very handy location

    Cons

    Progression seemed based on relationships with the powers that be

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on aspiration and ability.

    Bank of Ireland2019-02-22
  9. "Used to be a nice place, not anymore"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working, good location, OK Comp

    Cons

    Promotions are awarded based on friendship with management, not on merit. A lot of good people left recently and are still leaving - this has been raised at a leadership call this year, and nothing is being done. The company pays lip service to "agile working" but it's nonsensical and processes are still very much last century. You get ahead by writing papers and presentations and not by delivering projects... and/or achieving results. Incredibly political, slow moving and ineffective business.

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    Advice to Management

    You need to start making tough decisions and get rid of employees with no results/no performance, on every level of seniority up to and including ExCo. Review hiring/promotion decisions, potentially get it reviewed by an impartial third party, to weed out those that had been awarded unmerited, right down to Senior Manager level. Keep the good people. Promote the good people.

    Bank of Ireland2019-02-22
  10. "Review of BOI"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Treated staff well helped with progression

    Cons

    small pay increases Didn't change hours

    Advice to Management

    listen to feed back from staff more

    Bank of Ireland2019-01-13
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