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Bank of Ireland Reviews

Updated 5 October 2017
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Bank of Ireland Group Chief Executive and Director; Chief Executive, Retail Financial Services Ireland (RFSI) Richie Boucher
Richie Boucher
36 Ratings

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Pros
  • Flexible with a work life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • good people, good annual leave, lots of team work (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Career progression for highly ambitious employees is slow (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1. "Boi"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, location, team, building, culture

    Cons

    Risk adverse, lack of tools


  2. "Things are changing"

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    Current Employee - Mortgage Specialist in Briston, England
    Current Employee - Mortgage Specialist in Briston, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    ok wage. good location, nice office space

    Cons

    mico managed, big staff turnover, leaving the remaining staff over worked.

    Advice to Management

    reward existing hard working staff or you will loose all the experianced staff.


  3. "Bank of Bow Bell"

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

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

    Pros

    Location, other staff are friendly, Steady employment, good annual leave and healthcare. Good canteen

    Cons

    No development opportunities, no bonus, low salary compared to industry, most management work 3 days and spend the other two in Belfast, Dublin or Bristol

    Advice to Management

    Start to pay your staff properly, including bonus, sharesave or some other shceme. Also, attempt to promote from within instead of just parachuting people in from other companies!


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  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  9. "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.


  10. "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


  11. "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


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