Bank of Ireland Reviews

Updated May 26, 2022

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Bank of Ireland Group Chief Executive Officer  Francesca McDonagh
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Pros
  • "Good work life balance in the bank(in 80 reviews)

  • "Great people, generally good work life balance(in 42 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Not enough career progression in the company(in 25 reviews)

  • "Senior management get too involved in individual reviews that your line manager should have power to decide(in 19 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great culture

      May 13, 2022 - Analyst in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great culture, invest in people

      Cons

      lots of change means that there has been larger workloads

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Working for Bank of Ireland

      May 23, 2022 - Bank Official in Belfast, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Quite flexible working opportunities, employee benefits reasonable,

      Cons

      Structure of salary bands and promotional opportunities can be limited.

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Staff

      Apr 24, 2022 - Advisor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Staff, good development options.

      Cons

      Training was very limited. A bit sink or swim.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to work

      Mar 30, 2022 - Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people that work here are very friendly

      Cons

      No real cons to note

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Great place to work

      Mar 28, 2022 - Sales Manager in Belfast, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexibility, staff well looked after

      Cons

      Can't think of any cons at present

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Decent place but pay should be better

      Apr 4, 2022 - Management Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good people, good learning opportunity

      Cons

      Pay should be way better

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      BOI

      Mar 31, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance / people / wellbeing focus

      Cons

      Lack of bonus due to being an Irish owned bank

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Might have changed since I worked there

      Mar 21, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great salary Not much supervision

      Cons

      Supercharged office politics People staying in same jobs for many, many years...

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      No-one talented stays there long

      Mar 17, 2022 - Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      My experience comes from BOI UK 1. A foot in the door for graduates that didn’t study economics or business at Uni 2. Some (emphasis on some) genuinely nice people 3. Permanent WFH so if you’re young, want to coast and live with your parents to save money, it’s great(!) 4. Good I&D aspects but heavily politicised 5. Work/Life balance is great cos there’s no reward for extra effort so with permanent WFH, get your work done then log off Only rating 2 stars as I got me into the banking industry, where I going a FAR better company

      Cons

      Experience from BOI UK 1. No culture at all - Claims the best feature is the people you work with, but with permanent WFH you never meet them 2. Has drank far too much of its own kook-aid - really thinks it’s something special when it was only set up to exploit the UK Banking Prudential regulations post-crash. 3. Pay too low 4.Obsessed with acting like a big bank with none of the talent, ideas or rewards to genuine talent 5. Executive committee is made up of mediocre managers who couldn’t achieve anything in their previous employers who have joined BOI UK 3 grades higher than they should have to get a big payday until they retire in 5-10 years time. CEO and Chief Data & Digital Officer are particularly poor.

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      A mixed bag

      Mar 14, 2022 - Senior Marketing Executive in Bristol, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working including WFH Focus on wellbeing Central offices

      Cons

      Very hierarchical Little chance to progress

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    Bank of Ireland has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5, based on over 1,088 reviews left anonymously by employees. 63% of employees would recommend working at Bank of Ireland to a friend and 55% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.

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