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Updated 2 January 2015
Updated 2 January 2015
45 Reviews
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Bank of Ireland Group Chief Executive and Director; Chief Executive, Retail Financial Services Ireland (RFSI) Richie Boucher
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  1.  

    Stifles people who have ability to bring about real change

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    Former Employee - Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Bank of Ireland (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work and gained huge experience in the area of my expertise. Met some lovely people who just wanted the job done the right way.

    Cons

    Management not interested in real change; No real strategy that I could see and all decisions were made on the basis of what management wanted, not what was right for the Company; in fact line management never communicated with the department and never met face to face.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of your ivory towers and go and meet the staff. Encourage them to be open and honest about what needs to change. Otherwise the Bank will languish in mediocrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Cronyism still around

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Some nice people, well known around Ireland and UK. Getting better at listening to staff.

    Cons

    Low pay, expected too much for what we are able to do. Massively under staffed.Not much scope for career progression or development unless you want to be a manager. Outdated systems which affects both staff and customers. Management pat each other on the back while the lower staff do all the hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognise the hard workers more, they take the brunt of the complaints from customers and public.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Career building.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    In the early years of my time with bank of ireland there were plenty of opportunity for personal growth and development, but as the economic climate changed this changed also.

    Cons

    Personally for me the location of the IT Department where I worked did not suit as it was not on a main public transport link.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Improving the way they do business

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Improving out dated and redundant processes, embracing technology, 9 - 5 hours, positive atmosphere.

    Cons

    Progression is about time served not about talent. career model seriously needs to be looked at. alot of old school dead weight in senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote talent not time served

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Slow paced and unsatisfying work envoirnment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quality people, good business structure and exceptional exposure and experience. Good work life balance

    Cons

    There is a high resistant to change, new ideas and innovative people. There is little opportunity to develop your career. Frustrating systems. Too much red tape.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Pretty Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bank of Ireland

    Pros

    Satisfactory Benifits and good workforce

    Cons

    Too much politics in the workplace

    Approves of CEO
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    Your average bank

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    Former Employee - IT Executive in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - IT Executive in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Motivated workforce, collaborative environment, flat hierarchies

    Cons

    slow decision making; high on politics; senior management lacks courage to make decisions, likes to run the shop 'cloak and dagger style'; aged, very complex and risky technology mix

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify your products, take out complexity, streamline your operation, realise you are a small bank, and root out the arrogance sometimes displayed towards shareholders and customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Management in Ireland not great in communicating the truth to their employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT (US)

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland

    Pros

    Great benefits, friendly people - really do try to make sure that you understand what you are doing and help you along the way.

    Cons

    Management in Ireland not great in communicating the truth to their employees. Mislead in where the company is going and their compensation to their employees.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    ok- not bad - not great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Bank of Ireland

    Pros

    I liked the 35 hour work week. Almost no overtime. Good atmosphere. Nice people. It is possible to maintain a work - life balance.

    Cons

    not to challenging. training only for starters nothing after that. salary not great. poor benefits. structure of company not great.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not happy with experience at Bank of Ireland.

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland

    Pros

    Very Casual Environment. Easy to communicate on a personal level with management.

    Cons

    Lack of Strategic vision of management that limits future growth of busines. Due to this lack of vision, I feel that the company long term success has been greatly compromised and therefore the future growth of the employees (raises, training, learning, etc.) has been reduced much lower than it should have been.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work towards recognizing opportunities and taking calculated risks for greater rewards

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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