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...

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

"Senior people integrate with you, which is a great way to get some exposure. Everyone..."

"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."

"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)...."

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

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

"During the rotation, communication can be tricky as your manager is whoever you are..."

"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'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..."

"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..."

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

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