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Bank of Ireland Reviews

Updated 15 January 2019
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Bank of Ireland Group Chief Executive Officer Francesca McDonagh
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Graduate in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Graduate in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff, well funded graduate programme with graduate training days

    Cons

    Traditional bank which requires more investment in IT in order to compete with disruptive competitors

    Advice to Management

    Include graduates within teams wherever possible


  2. "HR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Great career path and place to work !

    Cons

    No cons to comment on,

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!

  3. "Was a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time

    Pros

    It is a job for life if you want it

    Cons

    So many changes going on, I was working at manager level and they are looking to reduce costs and people at my level were targeted

    Advice to Management

    Try and keep some experinced people


  4. "Excellent Employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training and individual development
    Good remuneration package and benefits
    Team spirit and loyal colleagues

    Cons

    Working hours with emails coming in right through evening and late into the night.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focussed on both customers and staff.


  5. "Good place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Accountant in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Accountant in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good
    Good pension & learning/ training opportunities
    Great people!
    Good variety of roles.
    Lots of change; Staff are being asked for their views / input

    Cons

    Pay could be better
    Can be difficult to progress in the organisation
    Lots of change causing uncertainty; communication can be poor & could be managed better

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the engagement with staff. Lots of Change is causing uncertainty that could be handled better


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Great exposure to complex portfolios

    Cons

    Limited scope for long term career progression


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Solution Arch"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of investment going on

    Cons

    Too much process and everything takes too long, too much outsourcing leading to lack of trust within teams and outsourcing partners milking the T&M nature of the contract, hiding behind process and supported in that by nervous service delivery hacks who want never to improve service, just to recude change related incidents.

    Advice to Management

    stop talking about agile and do it

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Payment Specialiast"

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    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Gained great experience in online payments and banking industry.

    I worked as a payment specialist in Global Markets, challenging work environment.

    Good central location.

    Cons

    Incredibly poor working culture.

    Management do not care about their staff nor do they pretend to.

    Severe lack of communication with staff. It was very much of a “push the blame” attitude.

    No one to take accountability or to assist in resolving issues.

    Antiquated systems which were not fit for purpose.

    No room for progression

    Advice to Management

    Interact with your staff more.

    Understand the job and the workload. Be more flexible and Communicate


  9. "Bank of Ireland as a company"

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    Current Employee - Mortgage Specialist in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Mortgage Specialist in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, training , career progression if you want it and willing to travel to Dublin

    Cons

    morale low after recession, a lot of negativity , stress


  10. "Head of Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Secure, Trust, known Brand, Lender, Large Company

    Cons

    Not as agile as new competitors

    Advice to Management

    n/a