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Demanding, but most of the time, rewarding

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Private Banking Officer  in  Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
Current Employee - Private Banking Officer in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

I have been working at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Direct contact with our customers. Get an instant sense of things right and wrong.
Good sense of direction from management

Cons

Management styles vary from department to department.
Poor software for staff use over different department means different approaches to work
Training schedules vary wildly

Advice to ManagementAdvice

better communication with staff. Standardise more interdepartmental co-operation so less chances for miscommunication to the public or something falling between the cracks.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Royal Bank of Scotland

  1.  

    Superb experience for graduates

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Trainee  in  Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Graduate Trainee in Manchester, England (UK)

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent training, good management and competent mentors
    Compensation may be attractive and at times higher than its competitors
    Friendly working culture that really supports you in your work and assignments

    Cons

    Workload maybe too much, insufficient time provided for completion of difficult tasks, high expectation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do invest more time and effort on graduates

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not as staid as you might think

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They offer good salaries and benefits, and an identifiable corporate identity. Being a large company, there are lots of opportunities to move into different areas and take on new projects

    Cons

    There are a lot of complex legacy systems, and no willingness to update them, so many manual work-rounds are to be found.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember not all the staff are on the same page - some of us are high flyers, and some really do like to just do the same job every day

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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