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Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews

Updated 22 January 2018
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Royal Bank of Scotland Group Chief Executive Ross McEwan
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  • work life balance is a little difficult to maintain (in 41 reviews)

  • Too many senior management changes and therefore too many changes in strategic direction (in 80 reviews)

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  1. "Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager AML
    Current Employee - Senior Manager AML
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good employer, competitive salary, good culture

    Cons

    Incredibly fast paced & some restrictive politics in pockets

    Advice to Management

    -


  2. "Great strategy for the future of the bank"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working from home options and good working hour.
    A focus on customer and employee at the same time.

    Cons

    Reputation is still at risk publicly, a bit distracting on the work that the bank is currently doing.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  3. "Resource Planning Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall reward package is very competitive, along with additional rewards. Also the people you work with make going to work worthwhile.

    Cons

    Job Security! Having been at risk of redundancy on three occasions in 10 years - It does feel as though the institution does not value its most valuable resource. You are only ever a number.


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  5. "RBS review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good team to work with

    Cons

    none i can think of


  6. "Good career progression"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Change Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Change Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many courses available, supportive management for career progression.

    Cons

    Too many senior management changes and therefore too many changes in strategic direction.


  7. "Great employer, value their staff and upward progression"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CSA - Customer Service Associate in Chatham, England
    Former Employee - CSA - Customer Service Associate in Chatham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a lot to learn, there are great staff benefits and incentives, with flexible working. Good team ethic and support.

    Cons

    Constant pressure to meet targets and regular changes with they way work gets done.

    Advice to Management

    Great


  8. "Constant Change but keeps things interesting"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Communications Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Communications Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Trusted by management and given autonomy in the role, work with great people who are dedicated to building a great bank.

    Cons

    forever changing, cost reductions,


  9. "Fantastic Apprenticeship Scheme"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Apprentice in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Technology Apprentice in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great pay - especially at apprentice level
    - Management care about you and the company
    - 25 days holiday from day 1 plus 5 bank holidays
    - Laid back, free to do as you please - no timed breaks or monitoring
    - Lots of possibilities for promotion and moving about.

    Cons

    - The high up management are more like politicians rather than bankers, whenever something is changing you are given a load of waffle which never makes anything clear.
    - Currently going through a lot of changes to start making more profit and to carry on paying back the tax payer - for that reason jobs are not the most secure with a lot of roles being moved to India for cheaper labour.

    Advice to Management

    - Be more open with staff and actually tell us what is going on, instead of a scripted "we are doing something."


  10. "Generally ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You can take all the salary in cash. People are ok. WFH is widespread.

    Cons

    A general feel of a bank who has not clear all the legacy problems.

    Advice to Management

    Indentify the people who really work and reward them.


  11. "Pro's outweigh the cons"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Support in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Business Support in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work.
    Work life balance.
    Good additional benefits
    Decent salary

    Cons

    Sheepish management.
    If your face fits you will be fine
    Work going to India.

    Advice to Management

    Give a considerate thought to people who work under you.


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