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Bank of Ireland Reviews

Updated 18 May 2017
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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. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Lots of training
    2 week block holidays
    flexible
    shift work

    Cons

    working sundays and 2pm-10pm shift

    Advice to Management

    Review shift pattern


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    "Think carefully about joining"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good offices. Some useful benefits, but nothing unique. Fine if you want to take your very first steps in UK banking.

    Cons

    Think very carefully before joining at a mid or senior level. This is a small bank that thinks small. It lacks opportunity for promotion. Good hires tend to leave after 2-3 years (often much less and often disillusioned). UK business partners are not going to give a compelling career jump that a larger bank should provide. Works manly with the post office, a state owned rudderless outfit won't look good compared on a CV even if you think the jobs look good.

    Advice to Management

    Think much bigger. Stop the window dressing.


  3. "Good work life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good support for your development, good facilities at HQ cheap restaurant, coffee bar and good working environment, plenty of courses to develop

    Cons

    Sometimes decisions are politically driven, can't think of any thing else but had to write 20 words for app so here you have it

    Advice to Management

    Have a bit more courage to reduce the risks in Ireland and don't be driven by political considerations


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  5. "Great company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity once you join. Fair wage. And great benefits Inc award winning pension. Holidays and all bank holidays off.cycle scheme. Saving scheme approachable management. Handy for the train station.

    Cons

    Some areas do work shifts till 10pm.as a bank it is very regulated. Parking in town is not easy. Bit other than this I can not think of any other problems.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Sometimes you need to go with your gut. Qualifications are not the be all and end all.


  6. "Data processor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mortgages in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Mortgages in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    From the outset it was clear this was a supportive business to work for. They do everything they can for their employees and provide a great culture.

    Cons

    There are no cons to working at the bank of ireland. It really is a great place to work and the culture is spot on.

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. "Fantastic Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mortgage Consultant in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Mortgage Consultant in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Independence. People have good amount of space to work and generally a nice environment. Top company all round and cannot do enough for people.

    Cons

    None at all. Keep up the good work.

    Advice to Management

    None keep up the good work.


  9. "Good culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of Control & Planning in London, England
    Current Employee - Head of Control & Planning in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong culture, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Decision making can be slow


  10. "Good people, no so good leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  11. "Good, but not great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great, friendly staff who are a pleasure to work with and who appreciate the importance of a good work/life balance

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits are not to the standard that is available elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Different sectors of the bank should be treated differently dependent upon performance


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