Agriculture and Commercial Banking (Current Employee) – California – November 30, 2018
Rabobank does well at trying to maintain a good work culture. There are some departments that are far better to work for than others. The accountability is minimal, and turnover is fairly high. The benefits are almost untouchable, and the day to day freedom of micromanagement is enjoyable.
Free schedules for the most part, The Bank tries to keep up with working trends i.e. working from home
Getting a raise or a promotions takes giving your left arm
Analyst (Former Employee) – New York, NY – September 3, 2018
Was an excellent company to work for when I had started, last few years have proven to be turbulent with regards to workplace culture and balance. I was able to learn a great amount in my career with the company and got to work with some amazing people over the years.
Corporate Security Analyst II (Former Employee) – Santa Maria, CA – August 23, 2018
Rabobank went through a lot of personnel because they were grossly understaffed. Believe they are in the process of trimming all personnel in order to either sell the company or, if no one is willing to buy them out, go under.
Vice President - Information Security Manager (Former Employee) – Santa Maria, CA – April 25, 2018
Although the "culture" is talked about very often, the ability for this institution to implement any meaningful change falls short. The lack of qualified leadership and overall low salary ranges keeps this company from being able to move away from harmful and damaging management choices, which perpetuate bad working conditions. This leads to low morale and a general sense of “checking the box,” instead of the culture of change and accountability that they promote. Although they have made an effort to hire knowledgeable and experienced personnel in the past few years, they allow the "old guard" to continue to make and enforce the poor choices that got them into trouble with regulators a few years ago. This ultimately scares away the valuable human capital that they have. They undersell positions, then overwork their employees, which perpetuates the "we'll fix it later, just do it the old way right now" problem that never allows them to get any traction on meaningful process optimization projects.
Summer Intern (Former Employee) – New York, NY – March 23, 2018
The work done at this institution was rather straightforward. We were only required to conduct research on their products and then contribute to future ideas or analyses based on a constant changing financial environment. Managers in charge did a great job reinforcing what was learned and were always available to answer questions or concerns.