Bank of Ireland Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated Sep 30, 2021

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Bank of Ireland Group Chief Executive Officer  Francesca McDonagh
Francesca McDonagh
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Pros
  • "Good work life balance in the bank(in 80 reviews)

  • "Great people, generally good work life balance(in 42 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Not enough career progression in the company(in 25 reviews)

  • "Senior management get too involved in individual reviews that your line manager should have power to decide(in 19 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Scope to shape role

      Jul 30, 2020 - Product Manager in Dublin, Dublin
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      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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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Best part of the bank to work in

      Sep 30, 2021 - Associate, Corporate Banking 
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      Pros

      Flat structure in my area, very open senior management, good social scene

      Cons

      Unclear progression path, salaries are uncompetitive with peers in the market, IT systems are very bad

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Trying hard to be relevant in 21st century!

      Apr 18, 2021 - Financial Analyst in Dublin, Dublin
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      Pros

      People are supportive and fun to work with. Company is working hard in supporting mental & physical health with new initiatives. A strong customer focus.

      Cons

      A lot of manual work involved and overtime is required due to out-dated systems and depending on the team, overtime could (likely) be unpaid. Pay for women and people of colour is lower even in same roles. Total lack of representation of racial minorities in senior management.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Good place to work but some new senior management not great

      Feb 2, 2021 - IT CHANGE MANAGER in Dublin, Dublin
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      Pros

      great work colleagues, good flexibility

      Cons

      some senior management not great, a lot of roles outsourced

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great people, buried in process and politics

      Nov 11, 2020 - Head of Programs in Dublin, Dublin
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      Pros

      It's a solid company that generally supports their people and the variety of services offered by the bank means there are plenty of opportunities to learn and work with different people. It's a stable company so you won't be hit with constant change, a pro if you like that Great company to be in if you're going back to college for masters or phd, very supportive of that if you have the right manager and are doing something that will benefit them

      Cons

      When you run into a politicised clique you will know all about it, people can do what's best for them and not for the bank In many roles you can get pigeonholed, many ex colleagues didn't get a chance to move around while I had a different role or challenge every 6 to 12 months they can be resistant to change, the tech approach was based on current tech minus 1, i.e. Senior management can be great, the bulge in the middle can seek to trip people up

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great people making up for old legacy systems and below average wages

      Feb 20, 2020 - Operations Manager in Dublin, Dublin
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      Pros

      People, Office environment. Free banking. Internal development and training courses.

      Cons

      Salary, Legacy systems.. Loss of expertise amoung senior management due to senior staff being offered VR. I.T outsourcing to a third-party caused a lot of issues with systems changes.

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee

      No Ambition

      Aug 5, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      BOI is one of those companies where it really depends on what office & team your a part of, I found the Grand Canal Dock office to be an enjoyable experience in a good location, as this building is where internal training is conducted, there was ample opportunity for extra training if you wanted it.

      Cons

      The team was moved to the Cabinteely offices, avoid this location if possible, due to the move the best and most experienced team members left, the atmosphere here was very negative and I found the management embraced this negativity. I was appalled when the supervisors and senior management left early to celebrate an Amber rating during a regulatory review, which demonstrated a lack of ambition from the company, I found this attitude was reflected around many of the Cabinteely teams. Finally there is very little prospect of promotion, it was very much a culture of who you know as opposed to what you know

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    8. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Values lack of action

      Apr 16, 2019 - Operations Manager in Dublin, Dublin
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      Pros

      Senior management seem to want the right changes to happen

      Cons

      Absolutely diabolical management hierarchical siloed based behaviours lip service and very incapable middle management with severe fixed mindsets defensive destructive behaviours

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Okay but can do better.

      Sep 21, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      People made the place. Pension was good. Team Leaders were very supportive. Work life balance was extremely good!

      Cons

      Very micro managed. Senior management sometimes hard to deal with. Some people did not pull their weight. Pay was quite low compared to market average. Progression slow (Hard to increase your salary).

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good

      Sep 10, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Support with education and adapting to work life balance

      Cons

      Top heavy with Senior Management

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