BMO Financial Group Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Financial Advisor

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Chicago, IL

    I worked at BMO Financial Group (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Co-workers; pension, stock purchase plan, 401k with match

    Cons

    Big bank with profit as goal; employees and customers are a means to profit.

    Advice to Management

    Treat lower and mid tier employees with more reapect.

  2. analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BMO Financial Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good work enviroment, good life-work balance

    Cons

    second tier, underpay, too many politics

    Advice to Management

    make it more efficent

  3. overall good place to work, although, like all firms has its shortcomings including technology, x,x,x, x,x,x,x

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BMO Financial Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    large, stable institution that weathered the downturn well, x,x,x,x,x,x,x,x

    Cons

    technology and red tape are probably the biggest challenges

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  5. Compliance-AML Analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BMO Financial Group

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great bank and great place to work and great people.

    Cons

    great growth, great profitability

  6. Looks good on a resume

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BMO Financial Group

    Pros

    BMO looks good on a resume.

    Cons

    To move within the company can be difficult as they don't always look within the company when filling positions.

  7. BMO Harris

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Services Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Services Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at BMO Financial Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large company and great benefits.

    Cons

    Going through a merger period.

  8. Politics rule this company

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    Current Employee - Trade Desk Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Trade Desk Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at BMO Financial Group full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits overall in this company

    Cons

    horrible managers don't know their employees potential

    Advice to Management

    harness the talent in your employees instead of the politics that rule the company

  9. Diverse and dynamic Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BMO Financial Group full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big umbrella to work under
    Opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    The pros are limited if you have a bad manager

  10. Ok

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BMO Financial Group

    Pros

    Nice firm good staff. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Management is a little disorganized.

  11. Not a lot of Loyalty

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI

    I worked at BMO Financial Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of different areas to work in.

    Cons

    High fees for customers, not a lot of growth opportunities, no loyalty to their employees.

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