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Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews

Updated 19 September 2017
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Royal Bank of Scotland Group Chief Executive Ross McEwan
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  1. "Supportive employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time

    Pros

    Pay pretty reasonable, benefits brill such as great savings on shopping and childcare. Care for employees working hours

    Cons

    Large organisation sometimes a little slow to listen to employees


  2. "Business Manager"

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    Former Employee - Business Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Business Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Agile working and Flexible work/life balance

    Cons

    There is limited progression internally


  3. "Portfolio manager"

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    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time

    Pros

    Good staff and decent pay package

    Cons

    Restructuring is a constant threat


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  5. "Overall a good employer to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time

    Pros

    Good Flexible working arrangements are available. RBS puts a lot of stock in training and development. Good management culture

    Cons

    Salaries may look slightly lower than average for roles but look at the benefits package to be sure. A lot of the bad press can be difficult to deal with on a sustained basis. The bank is subject to a lot of change, particularly outsourcing.


  6. "Royal Bank of Scotland"

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    Current Employee - Senior Operations Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland

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

    Pros

    Comprehensive benefits package
    Flexibility of working location
    Security of working for a large firm

    Cons

    paid slightly under market rate


  7. "IT PM Role"

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    Former Employee - IT PM in London, England
    Former Employee - IT PM in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility of working arrangements and generally fair work/life balance ; generally, office politics is eliminated; professional staff; London IT staff salary fair once including the non financial perks

    Cons

    Emphasis to move away from London and therefore job market; increasing split of work between UK and India can demand flexible/early UK starts and (sometimes) unrecognized /overridden due to the move away from London

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the input from London irrespective of the move away from it being a strategic location


  8. "Opportunities if you take the lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people doing the right things. You can create opportunities across the organisation, it's up to you

    Cons

    Silos which are breaking down

    Advice to Management

    Keep going


  9. "Review of Change Management"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Central London location, focus on leadership training across the firm, experience and openness to change

    Cons

    Complexity and red tape make it difficult to do relatively simple things, lack of investment in process design and systems

    Advice to Management

    Need to simplify processes and focus on staff development


  10. "Easy work but ultimately frustrating"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - IT Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technology environment is very relaxed, 9-5. Some nice people still here. Generally good exposure to the business. Pay well because it's toxic on the CV

    Cons

    Backwards in terms of process. Opaque, frequently changing management structure. Poor comms.


  11. "Customer Service Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy location. Flexible Hours. Big company so lots of departments to try when looking to learn more.

    Cons

    No opportunity to progress salary bands unfair no perks unless senior

    Advice to Management

    Less corporate waste of time excercises.


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