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Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews

Updated 16 November 2017
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Royal Bank of Scotland Group Chief Executive Ross McEwan
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  1. "Finance Gradate"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    -6 rotations
    -good salary
    -canteen
    -work life balance
    -qualification (CIMA and ICAS)

    Cons

    -unpredictable, changing
    , a bit unsecure, mandatory rotations


  2. "Personal opinion"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities
    Pay
    Flexibility
    Local Presence
    Forward thinking approach
    Senior Management Engaged with staff

    Cons

    London centric
    Large organisations typical challenges
    Regulation


  3. "RBS Review"

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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

    Nice place and environment to work

    Cons

    Lots of work to get done


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  5. "Reconciliations Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice organisation to work for.

    Cons

    Most jobs are being offshored. So there is a lot of uncertainty within several business units within the UK


  6. "Best place to work"

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

    Pros

    Amazing offices, great management moving bank to a better place

    Cons

    As far as I'm concerned none


  7. "RBS serves over 19 million customers predominantly based in the UK and Republic of Ireland. We have three customer fran"

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

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

    Pros

    Serve customers well. This is our purpose.

    Serving customers
    We exist to serve customers. We earn their trust by focusing on their needs and delivering excellent service.

    Working together
    We care for each other and work best as one team. We bring the best of ourselves to work and support one another to realise our potential.

    Doing the right thing
    We do the right thing. We take risk seriously and manage it prudently. We prize fairness and diversity and exercise judgement with thought and integrity.

    Thinking long term
    We know we succeed only when our customers and communities succeed. We do business in an open, direct and sustainable way.

    Cons

    No much opportunities to work in variety of technologies and tools.
    Not adequate cab facility
    Less number of datawarehousing projects.


  8. "Director, Corporate Banking"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance and remuneration

    Cons

    Constrained by by years of financial underperfmance and continued UK Gov owership.


  9. "Loved my 5 years.... but left because I didn't buy into the future vision."

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    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Former Employee - Director in London, England
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    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company so tonnes of room for progression internally.
    Lovely people - I still count many of them in my closest friends 3 years after leaving.
    High capacity for new ideas and approaches as it knows it has to reinvent itself.
    Embracing of diversity.

    Cons

    I found it hard to believe the brand would be able to turn itself around. I felt that unless they shrunk MORE drastically, or even split into a retail bank and an investment bank, then they wouldn't be able to rebuild the brand and give people faith in the organisation.
    They have a lot of 'lifers' - who've been at the bank for 30 or 40 years, and haven't worked anywhere else. That breeds a friendly family feel, but not a dynamic future looking organisation.

    Advice to Management

    Be more drastic! More dramatic. If you think you've made a big clear move you need to make it BIGGER.


  10. "Good place to start a career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working, great training & development opportunities, good mentor scheme, pay well, management engage with staff and are approachable

    Cons

    Some staff dislike change, lack of funding for innovation


  11. "RBS last 10 years"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time

    Pros

    Still got paid for the last decade even though we were funded mostly by the taxpayer ....not bad !

    Cons

    Until government funding is repaid, very limited in terms of career progression etc

    Advice to Management

    Start concentrating on the P&L


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