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Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews

Updated 19 February 2019
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  • "Work life balance is still not good in certain team" (in 56 reviews)

  • "Corporate speak / company so huge I have no idea who half the people referred to are in all the memos updating us about senior management changes" (in 96 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent company to work for"

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

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time

    Pros

    great atmosphere, understanding managers

    Cons

    too many branch closures


  2. "British Bank"

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    Current Employee - Risk Governance Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Risk Governance Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great local, colleagues and work life balance. Based in the city. Global location and change opportunities

    Cons

    Mixed reputation within the financial services industry. 2007 banking crisis has still not been forgotten by the British public.

    Advice to Management

    keep working on the cost income ratio for all franchises and ensure consistent internal communication approach. An approach which is global in nature

  3. "Must try harder in what matters"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people and excellent work life balance where they really do try to do the right thing by their customers and staff

    Cons

    Lack of direction and ownership of the business meaning that the good intentions often fall short or are doomed to failure

    Advice to Management

    Inspire all staff to care for and work for the business to manage risks and not be afraid of them


  4. "Great people - but low rises, poor management vision and no consistency"

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    Former Employee - Senior Applications Support Specialist in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Support Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great
    Flexibility - working from home encouraged and easy to do

    Cons

    Low pay - with divisive 'SMART' objectives where you have to exceed ALL of them ALL of the time to get better than an average rating.
    Poor vision from senior management.
    No consistency - one month they'll reward employees, the next they'll be clawing back some tiny tax gain at your expense.
    No loyalty to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hammer process and governance onto people - instead, let people spend time actually doing the testing and making sure things work!


  5. "ssrs report developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time

    Pros

    rbs was a world largest company

    Cons

    rbs work place is good for employees


  6. "AML"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Atmosphere, Vibe, People, Space, Parking

    Cons

    Job progression, Food, Location, People


  7. "Capital Resolution"

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

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and leadership
    Good communication throughout all the phases

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think at the moment

  8. "Compliance"

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

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time

    Pros

    You can still gain an experience within the banking industry for your CV.

    Cons

    Favouritism and low salary. Also, your experience will be limited in UK retail now.


  9. "Bank manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good level of benefits and reward package
    Colleagues

    Cons

    Pressure of being in a sales environent


  10. "business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good team building and work ethics

    Cons

    not very flexible with work life balance