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7.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 5 ratings in 2016)
"Prudent and stable."
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.
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
 

What insiders say about...

"There were tests, a phone interview and a face-to-face meeting."

"It's less hierarchical than some other organisations and has a genuine emphasis on..."

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

"Long hours, as is to be expected in equity research. I start at 7.00 am (occasionally..."

"Average for investment banks in London (which is obviously high in the broad scheme..."

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

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

"We participate in schemes to clean up the river."

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

"The company seems to take it seriously but women are still under-represented in my..."

"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..."

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

"Not much is organised for interns or graduates. I didn't have a desk for a year so..."

"It's the best bank in Canada."

"Prudent and stable."

"The culture of the workplace."

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

"Have more activities for the graduates, including more networking. Give graduates..."

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