Royal Bank of Scotland

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Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews in United States

Updated 19 November 2014
Updated 19 November 2014
764 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is fair and constant monitoring of your growth as an individual here (in 186 reviews)

  • I found the work environment to be very friendly and encouraging (in 41 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is pathetic for some departments (in 18 reviews)

  • Commute, Poorly managed areas and senior management constantly change gears (in 29 reviews)

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  1.  

    Office Closing

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Support Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Applications Support Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

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

    Pros

    They gave some 3 months notice, and others up to 6 months.

    Cons

    200 employees looking for work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is key to success

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

    Good work life balance but no follow thru from senior management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Loan Administrator in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Loan Administrator in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

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

    Pros

    They offer a good work life balance, good PTO and a work environment that doesn't put stress on working 50+ hour work weeks.

    Cons

    Senior management never follows thru with ideas or current business plan. They will come out with a new plan for the year and nothing will happen. You will wait month after month for announcements and when they do have an announcement it's so high level you will never see anything come from it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Mixed experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Pros

    I got a chance to work with highly talented technical experts.. The camaraderie between team members was good.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy and conflict with global counterparts.. Any project decision took ages to be finalized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little thought should be given for company's welfare rather than job preservation..

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  5.  

    Poor culture overall except for legal dept which has smart ethical dedicated lawyers and staff

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reg Advisory in Stamford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Reg Advisory in Stamford, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    People, location, gym, benefits

    Cons

    Culture, bullying, low morale, poor rewards, nearly impossible to be promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees as you say you want to treat customers. Value and appreciate human capital

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    10 Week Summer Internship in a Rotational Sales and Trading Program

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Markets Summer Analyst in Stamford, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Markets Summer Analyst in Stamford, CT (US)

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Rotational
    Laid Back
    Self Directed
    Weekly Presentation
    Access to Upper Management
    Culture
    Must be proactive

    Cons

    Many hours (6am-6pm)
    Lack of Direction at times (very independent internship)
    Not much to do besides meeting with traders / miscellaneous projects

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    COB Review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Management in Maumee, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Branch Management in Maumee, OH (US)

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were decent

    Cons

    Management has not vision of employee's needs either personal or work related. Staffing is too sparce

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    poor decision making by Senior managment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

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

    Pros

    hours are not as long as other investment banks

    Cons

    Management is very poor. They do not care about the employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great but not without faults

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Settlement Analyst in Taylorsville, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Settlement Analyst in Taylorsville, UT (US)

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance and great work atmosphere.

    Cons

    No compensation or bonuses and not a lot of room for growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Demeaning

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

    I worked at Royal Bank of Scotland full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The pay considering what you're doing is fine.

    Cons

    Low level management is sloppy and terrible.
    Pay is below industry average
    No chance of pay increase

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation compensation compensation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you want to grow, do not apply

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, still have a job and the check didn't bounce.

    Cons

    No raises, little to no promotion, HR is not engaged, overall morale, over abundance of red tape and approvals, chasing pennies while watching the dollars walk out the door. Everything will be UK focused going forward so the US operations will shrink.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Breakup the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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