Bank of Ireland Reviews

Updated 11 Aug 2020

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3.2
59%
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Bank of Ireland Group Chief Executive Officer  Francesca McDonagh
Francesca McDonagh
113 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance, canteen does a decent brekkie too(in 44 reviews)

  • "Good people, a decent pension plan and a fairly supportive company when it comes to part-time education(in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Good employer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working / work from home Good pension Staff discounts Free banking Paid further education Death in service payment Marriage leave Parental leave Paternity leave Career breaks Condensed hours option Free employee assistance programme

    Cons

    Working multiple roles for same salary Acting roles without financial compensation

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  2. "Senior Advisor"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Cork
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Agile Role with Flexibility fast paced

    Cons

    Systems are poor and time consuming in a fast paced role


  3. "Nice to work there"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Test Analyst in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary given by employer

    Cons

    Working hours not good... work life balance

  4. "Scope to shape role"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Real accountability for end to end product lifecycle - Clear strategic direction and achievable goals - Trust from management to do the job autonomously - Close knit team from senior management to colleagues real sense that we 'had each others backs' - Hard working environment and stressful at times (like any product role), but always a good humored office - Ultra professional with compliance and control risk the number one priority - Treated like an adult - No micro management - Expected to know and do your job, take responsibility and be accountable when things went well and not as expected

    Cons

    - It took me a few months to realize that having a network of close contacts throughout the organization is critical to getting things done. Without that network, I wouldn't have been able to do my job effectively

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  5. "I waited too long."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Has great years when I started 20 years ago. Great culture. Customer centric but all that changed with changing management over the years.

    Cons

    No longer care about customers. It’s all about bottom line. No interest in their staffs wellbeing. Nomore opportunities to progress. Everything outsourced to call centres.

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  6. "Great experience"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Portfolio Manager 

    I worked at Bank of Ireland part-time

    Pros

    Good working conditions and colleagues

    Cons

    Restrictions from Head Office Limit autonomy

  7. "Horrible management, not care about team, and keep askimg for more and more"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    WFH adds more pressure, as managers are expectimg staff to deliver more and more. We found ourselves working with no breaks sometimes more than 12 hours a day

    Cons

    Management do not think about their staffs

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  8. "Great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Head in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, good colleagues, good support system

    Cons

    Slow to change. Peculiar senior appointments

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  9. "Your best employees are leaving"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Mon- Fri hours Steady if boring job

    Cons

    Ridiculous band structure designed to keep everyone working for as little as possible No opportunity to progress within your own department No incentive for top performers Pay below market value and seem very disinclined to do anything about employees leaving

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  10. "Toxic and male centric"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Motor Finance Specialist in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bank of Ireland full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Would not recommend a single thing

    Cons

    Openly told by higher management that there is no room to progress. Undertone of sexism motor finance department, often referred to as “good girl”. Often bypassed by reps and asked to speak to our male counter parts. In my years there, I seen various young men climb to the role of team lead not because of any accomplishment, rather they were used to keep an eye and catch out other staff members. Valuable trained staff being forced to leave the BIF team as they were bypassed for a pay rise which was given to one of the younger less experienced men. Ceiling beams coming away in their cabinteely ops centre. Quite often there were problems with the plumbing and the smell of sewage from the bathrooms was unacceptable. When deciding who from the agency staff would be offered a Boi contract, this was decided by choosing a name out of a hat. Constant complaints from car dealerships as service was getting worse, due to cost cutting in the motor finance e team, staff members who left we’re not being replaced, putting everyone under extra pressure whilst still being paid far less than our peers in other finance institutions.

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