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Bank of Ireland Reviews

Updated 17 October 2017
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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. "Has it's moments - both good and bad."

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    • Senior Management
    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. 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.


  3. 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.


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  5. "Needs improvement"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Arrears Department in Bristol, England
    Former Employee - Arrears Department in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Generous holiday allowance, cycle to work scheme and other employee benefits, you are not expected to work beyond your working hours or to take your work home

    Cons

    Lack of progresssion - only able to progress if your are 'friends' with management
    Low salary and this is not reviewed in line with increased responsibilities
    Harassment is dismissed
    Not flexible with hours unless you have a children in which case they have to be
    Unconfortable working environment at time and management do not seem to do much to improve it

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff when they have a problem and address the problem
    Reward staff that go the extra mile
    Appoint management based on skills not based on who is best friends with the current managers


  6. "Arrears department Bristol"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Wages are average pay. Can't even say nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Bulling and harrassment by managers and the bank is aware of issue but do nothing about it. High turnover of staff. Staff off with stress normal. Managers are not qualified, lack proper training & promoted by buddy status. They do not care about work life balance. 6 month and end of year reviews used as a punishment tool and give those who they like pay rises. Staff are too scared to report bulling and in some cases will participate/encouraged to participate in the bulling even though they know it is wrong. They claim to have a bulling policy but they do not enforce. It's for show to appease regulators. Coming in early and going beyond what is required not recognised. You see jobs to apply for but reality is they prefer to recruit externally so not really a chance to move to other departments.

      - not a good place to work. If you don't want to ruin your CV , don't work here as you will be leaving less of a person than you started

    Advice to Management

    Need to get rid of all managers and change the culture and bad atmostophere in that specific department as the only way to really stop turnover of staff and reduce the cost of recruitment and training costs for new members of staff


  7. "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.


  8. "Grad Job - stepping stone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bank of Ireland (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good team spirit, charitable focus

    Cons

    Monotonous work, no potential to advance in the bank


  9. "Mortgage Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Mortgage Consultant in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Mortgage Consultant in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous amount of annual leave.
    Opportunity to shadow other departments with a view to expanding career knowledge.
    Good salaries.

    Cons

    No internal job opportunities.
    Poor organisation.
    Quite a high blame culture.
    Uninspiring managers.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on being team leaders and managers rather than just 'people in charge of other people.' Be more personable.


  10. "Mortgage Consultant"

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    • 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 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really relaxed but professional atmosphere. Lots and lots of support from management/ colleagues when a mistake is made.

    Cons

    The business is very risk adverse and could make itself a bigger name. Salary and pension is good but limited other benefits.


  11. "Good company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good Salary and Benefits
    - Great People
    - Lots of Learning Opportunities

    Cons

    - Limited Career Progression in some areas/ roles


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