Get the inside buzz from graduates at Royal Bank of Canada

7.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 5 ratings in 2016)
"Prudent and stable."
Culture
8.6 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
6.5 / 10
 
Hours
7.8 / 10
 
Salary
8.6 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.8 / 10
 
 
Training
7.6 / 10
 

Pros

  • The graduate programme is well structured with a number of comprehensive training courses.
  • The relatively small size of the bank has resulted in a friendly and collegiate working atmosphere.
  • Graduates are happy with their remuneration and benefits package.
  • Colleagues are all approachable and are helpful in terms of sharing their knowledge.

Cons

  • As with any job in the industry, working unsociable hours is unavoidable.
  • Some felt that the IT and other parts of the offices could be improved.
  • Graduates may wish for more input when it comes to the rotations on the graduate scheme
  • Not everybody felt that they were active or busy enough when they started.

What insiders say about...

"Research the role and the company. It's also good to keep on top of economic and..."

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"In the City but not Canary Wharf, which counts for something. We are moving into..."

"I work 9.00 am – 6.00 pm and can go to the gym during my lunch hour."

"I'm satisfied with my pay for the hours I work."

"They match the shares you buy. Most companies do not do this."

"I was asked why I'd chosen this company in particular."

"There's a genuine commitment to corporate social responsibility, although we probably..."

"We have monthly meetings, bi-annual performance appraisals and occasional emails...."

"There are many support groups. For example: there's RWoman, MEA, iCare (which works..."

"It's too early for me to fully assess yet. That said, it's a growing bank in Europe..."

"I am given a reasonable level of responsibility for someone relatively new. I help..."

"The friendly atmosphere, great culture and high level of grad responsibilities."

"Some aspects of the offices and the IT leave scope for improvement."

"It's the best bank in Canada."

"Interesting and diverse work environment."

"The culture of the workplace."

"There's two weeks of training when you start with good trainers. It can be difficult..."

"Ensure that all grads rotate around the same areas."

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