Get the inside buzz from graduates at Royal Bank of Canada

7.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 5 ratings in 2016)
"Interesting and diverse work environment."
8.6 / 10
Offices & Dress
6.5 / 10
7.8 / 10
8.6 / 10
7.8 / 10
7.6 / 10


  • 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.


  • 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.

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