Bank of Ireland Reviews

Updated 5 Aug 2020

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3.2
59%
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Bank of Ireland Group Chief Executive Officer  Francesca McDonagh
Francesca McDonagh
110 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance, canteen does a decent brekkie too(in 44 reviews)

  • "Good people, a decent pension plan and a fairly supportive company when it comes to part-time education(in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    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

  2. "Compliance"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Risk and Compliance in London, England

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment and good hours

    Cons

    No pay rises or bonus


  3. "Going through change"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of Audit Risk and Governance in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Good people, good location, work is interesting

    Cons

    Group dependency hierarchical culture and poor systems

  4. "No place if you want to have a career"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Underwriter 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Knowledgeable staff and committed staff

    Cons

    Dated IT Micro managent No career path

  5. "20th century banking without the staff"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mortgage Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some water coolers available in certain locations

    Cons

    Antiquated buildings, zero investment in internal systems, high staff turnover, embarrassing website, wage increases less than inflationary rise.

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  6. "Nice place to work, exceptionally friendly management. h"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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    "Don't bother with BoI UK"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  8. "Friendly bank but old school not in a good way"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  9. "Finance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  10. "Atrocious pay and staffing levels"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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