BMO Financial Group

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BMO Financial Group Reviews

Updated February 17, 2015
Updated February 17, 2015
173 Reviews
3.0
173 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance in certain groups (in 39 reviews)

  • Good benefits- especially 6 Weeks parental leave, (in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • Bad work life balance in others (in 11 reviews)

  • It can be hard to move into other areas depending what location you work at (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good work enviroment, good life-work balance

    Cons

    second tier, underpay, too many politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make it more efficent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BMO Financial Group

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Compliance-AML Analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BMO Financial Group

    Pros

    Great bank and great place to work and great people.

    Cons

    great growth, great profitability

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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.

  6.  

    BMO Harris

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    Pros

    Large company and great benefits.

    Cons

    Going through a merger period.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Politics rule this company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Great Benefits overall in this company

    Cons

    horrible managers don't know their employees potential

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Diverse and dynamic Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BMO Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Big umbrella to work under
    Opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    The pros are limited if you have a bad manager

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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.

  10.  

    Not a lot of Loyalty

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Lots of different areas to work in.

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good company with great ideas, but not always easy to put into action

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BMO Financial Group

    Pros

    Lot's of opportunities within the bank

    Cons

    navigating all the layers within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make more of an effort to maintain full time employees rather than hiring contractors

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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