Great company to work for, if you play ball
Deposit Monitoring Officer (Current Employee) – Halifax, NS – 23 August 2017
RBC is a great company filled with many great people, however being a large bank it's also subject to all the pitfalls of big corporations.
Frequent long-winded meetings, abundant office politics, excessive hierarchical approval required to get anything done. I'm sure this varies greatly by department, and it's certainly possible to build a great career here, particularly if you are willing to conform to the expectations of those who will be assessing your performance.
I've found many people who have supported me in my career aspirations within RBC, it's just a shame that very few of them came from within my own office. Since I've expressed interest in pursuing my long-term career goals which lay outside my current department, I've essentially felt written-off by management here (which is perhaps understandable but still disheartening).
Good benefits, good corporate culture, networking opportunities, nice people, mobility, strong high-level leadership
Low ceilings in many departments, strict hierarchy & bureaucracy, high variance in quality of low-level managers