Get the inside buzz from graduates at Royal Bank of Canada

7.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 5 ratings in 2016)
"Great culture. A nice place to work."
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...

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

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"You can win tickets to events at the O2 (I haven't won yet but I'm still hopeful)...."

"Why risk? Why RBC? I was asked all the normal competency questions as well as specific..."

"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..."

"At lower levels, it seems easier to get promotions every few years provided you perform..."

"I've been given a good level of responsibility given my experience. On a day-to-day..."

"RBC generally seems supportive and has a constructive culture. There is an emphasis..."

"Visibility and interaction with leadership is lower than I'd like."

"It's the best bank in Canada."

"Great culture. A nice place to work."

"I saw the company online and it looked like a great fit for me."

"One month of training in New York was a real highlight! RBC refunded my costs of..."

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

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