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Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews

Updated 10 December 2018
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  • "Work life balance a challenge at times" (in 53 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. "Team Lead"

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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

    Work life balance, flexibility, opportunities, self-motivation, management

    Cons

    none, none, none, none, none

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "3 Years in"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Training & Great sense of purpose.

    Cons

    Mixed Management & Byzantine Delivery Processes

  3. "Great place with still a lot work to do"

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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

    It feels like a family bank

    Cons

    Still a long road to full privatisation

    Advice to Management

    Be bolder.


  4. "RBS"

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    Current Employee - Risk in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Risk in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great package, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    work can be siloed and not always able to change better ways of working due to historic practices


  5. "Lead Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good company, well paid and support given for work life balance

    Cons

    none what so ever i can think of


  6. "Give New Employees The Correct Practical Traing"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

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

    Pros

    Flexible, option to work from home
    Supportive in helping you acquire certifications & qualifications

    Cons

    Needs to be more focus on training new starters to complete their day to day job requirements. Unfortunately there is a "sink or swim" attitude to new employees which can result in loosing good people with untapped potential.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on practical coaching and training and you will boost moral instantly.


  7. "Great place to start, just don't stay too long"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kegworth, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kegworth, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good office Environment.
    Close Colleagues
    Some flexibility in the way you work, like working from home occasionally
    Great skills and tools that allow you to eventually move onto a better job.

    Cons

    Long hours with little leeway for breaks and being late. (If you sign out 1 second early you'll be brought into a meeting.. same with arriving from a break 2 seconds late.) They are just too strict with this and it sucks any enjoyment out of the job.
    They prefer contractor staff so they can dismiss you easier depending on workloads. This also gives a feeling that we're separate to the rest of the business and that we're not given the same type of benefits as the rest of the employees.
    Not very understanding managers who will often prey on you, breath down your neck.
    Work can get very stale after a while.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more opportunities for advancement.
    Treat your staff like people and not heads or figures.
    Act on feedback from 121's.. don't just ignore it.

  8. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in City of London, England
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in City of London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Place to Work - Good Team

    Cons

    Worked there during a period of significant change and lost some good colleagues as a result of this


  9. "Change and Implementation Manager. Sales Manager and Customer Service Team Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Implementation Manager in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Implementation Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Personal and Professional Development. Profile and Brand of company. Access to other career paths in a large corporate. Pay and benefits good. Forward looking and improving reputation and trying to innovate more as a bank

    Cons

    Traditional structures. Lots of old fashioned mindsets still around. Serious and risk averse attitude on the whole which can stifle creativity


  10. "AML Analyst"

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, friendly working environment and low work presure

    Cons

    Salary not competitive in the market