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London, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
1692
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Investment Banking & Asset Management
$10+ billion (USD) per year
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The UK private banking unit of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Coutts provides private and commercial banking services for well-heeled individuals and families, as well as corporations and charities. The venerable banking group, which in its more than 300 years of operation has ... Read more

Mission: To maintain the standards our clients expect, we’ve created the best working environment possible. We’re all part of an extraordinary culture that celebrates excellence, delivering the best for our clients, our business and our people.

Coutts & Co Reviews

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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Coutts & Co full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great experiences for the early stage of my career with a series of exceptional managers and mentors.
    Opportunities to move within and between teams to learn more and get involved in interesting projects.
    Support for flexible working (e.g. working from home) in some roles.

    Cons

    Frequent cost and headcount cutting impacts staff morale.
    Requirement to use parent bank systems and processes, which sometimes feel inefficient and over complicated.

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Coutts & Co Interviews

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    Contractor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Coutts & Co (London, England (UK)) in August 2017.

    Interview

    One call, then an interview followed by another call. They didn't tell me anything about the project and role requirements, other than it was in a readiness team. I tried to find out about more in the conversation, but they constantly diverted back to me and asked (quite reasonable) questions about my CV. On the phone I got the feedback that based on my CV and what I said, my experience was highly relevant, but in the room it was very tough to find out what they were looking for.

    I don't think I was the right candidate anyway, but I was taken aback by the lack of engagement and actual dialogue. They clearly were interested otherwise they wouldn't have asked for another call and I was one of two remaining candidates. When I got the call that they went for the other candidate I also didn't get feedback as the HR person had not been in the loop at all over the process. Strange experience.

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