Here's what people have said about working and interviewing at RBS.
EARLY SHIFT MID SHIFT AND LATE SHIFT.
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Morning shifts are best as you get in and get out.
The rest shifts are Torture
Well first of all it would be good to RBS name on my CV and experience.
Secondly what i have heard about RBS is that its core value is teamwork, meritocracy and transparency which means everyone working with RBS receives support and gets rewarded for the hard work they put in. Furthermore investment management is not just about investment management securities and merger and acquisitions. Its also about fulfilling customer expectations and retaining their confidence. Making it more challenging as an industry. Hence RBS focuses not only on the technical issues but also about building relationships and developing talent.
It would be a competency based interview so I would present certain examples to illustrate how I have displayed the correct behaviours and abilities in areas such as Build Trust, Focus on customers, Collaborate with others, Make sound decisions, Act with integrity, Learn and adapt.
It depends on what department you are in and to some extent your age.
If you work in an engineering role you are pretty much stuffed for further advancement.
However if you are in a low paid position you can work hard and get another low paid position. To increase your salary if that is your motivation, you will most likely need to get in as much training as you can and move to another company.
Full PES checking
RBS has been great with all new challenges and lots of changes in Banking which we had to adapt very well lasted 21 years with RBS and looking forward to the new challenges ahead
Most jobs that are externally advertised will appear on job sites and with recruitment agencies.
Monthly 1 to 1s with your line manager and six monthly in depth 1 to 1s. You are given a score that dictates whether you get no pay rise or a 0.01% pay rise or the £360 pay rise.
You have to be prepared to evidence challenges you have faced, actions taken, successes etc all in line with objectives you are given but you are told you agree to them even if they are not relevant and you don't agree with them. They also use what they call the behaviours. Basically it is a tool used to keep salaries low and prevent pay rises if possible, or to control who gets a raise at the expense of others. The whole thing must cost the bank a fortune in time wasted. Whatever you do you must not say anything negative about what a farce the whole thing is or you will fall foul of the behaviours.
You just have to play the game and dance the dance, but don't expect to benefit from the exercise. It is not a real performance review with achievable or relevant objectives.
Tell me about a time you were a part of a team which didn’t work well together.
Tell me about a time when you made a lasting impression.
Tell me about a time when you had to make a decision from a number of options.
Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond to deliver to a customer.
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