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Bank of Ireland Reviews

Updated 18 May 2017
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Bank of Ireland Group Chief Executive and Director; Chief Executive, Retail Financial Services Ireland (RFSI) Richie Boucher
Richie Boucher
30 Ratings

60 Employee Reviews

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  • Limited Career Progression in some areas/ roles (in 9 reviews)

  • Sometimes decision making was slow due to internal regulations (which after 2008 is understandable) (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Has it's moments - both good and bad."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good friendly atmosphere. Colleagues are helpful. Good sick pay and annual leave.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for progression in branch network. Very much sales orientated. Pay isn't great.


  2. "Good community but lack of development opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great location
    Working hours not strenuous - don't tend to take work home
    Decent community of employees
    Ridiculously good pension scheme

    Cons

    Technology ten years old
    Lack of structured career development
    Unnecessarily hierarchical - senior execs very rarely seen on the office floor

    Advice to Management

    There are lots of highly capable people in BOI who risk becoming disengaged because middle managers don't move roles (internal/external) to create flow of skills.


  3. "Data processor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Croydon, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Croydon, England

    Pros

    Great friendly team with help given if needed

    Cons

    always on the go, sometimes no free time

    Advice to Management

    use feedback given


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  5. "Good people, no so good leadership"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good base salary and benefits if you are joining from externally

    Cons

    Team I was in - did not have a good leadership

    Advice to Management

    Work on the culture and tone from the top


  6. "Banking information"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Long established company in banking sector.
    Good online and branch banking machine systems. Still got some branch network in major towns.

    Cons

    Poor management . Very disappointed in how HR deal with their branch retail staff.
    Not respected by people in Dublin making decisions that effect staff in Northern Ireland.

    Advice to Management

    More respect should be given to long serving staff that worked very hard in branch network during financial crisis.


  7. "Good to build experience, pay is not the best"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, good development opportunities, good managers, varied workload

    Cons

    Lack of pay reviews, difficult to move up within a band, only small incremental pay increases. Staff can be expected to take on additional responsibilities but with no change in salary.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in staff more, reward them for development.


  8. "Credit Risk Bristol"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Chance to work on various products.
    Good central location.

    Cons

    Needs to be more interesting place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Make employees feel more valued and workplace to be more fun happy rather than corporate and boring.


  9. "Customer Services Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, Good team spirit. Supportive managers

    Cons

    No progression and lack of variety in work load.

    Advice to Management

    Find more ways to motivate staff


  10. "Bank Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Varied work assignments. Friendly people, decent benefits and good perks were provided to employees. Not sure of atmosphere now as left 3 years ago

    Cons

    Can feel a bit beuracratic at times and like all Banking organisations struggles to generate opportunities for people as the balance sheet has been shrinking.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to try to help good people to advance as there is a fair amount of dead wood clogging the system. Easier said than done but should be possible


  11. "Good for a start"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Learning zone; good atmosphere; lack of corpo style procedures and activities

    Cons

    Line management to improve; salaries not competive if staying longer than 3 years


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