Scotiabank Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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Scotiabank President and CEO Brian J. Porter
Brian J. Porter
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Pros
  • work/life balance is exceptional (in 80 reviews)

  • weekly team meetings which encourages a team-oriented work environment (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • Was recruited with a promise of improved work life balance - this hasn't materialized (in 6 reviews)

  • Actions and Words of Senior Management hardly match (in 9 reviews)

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  1. VP - Business Deposits

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    Former Employee - Vice President & Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Vice President & Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scotiabank (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    World Class Bank with large International presence

    Cons

    Declining US in the US market


  2. SUPPORT ANALYST

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    Current Intern - Support Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Support Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Team members are really nice to fresh people. They can give you chance to show yourself.

    Cons

    Not too much pressure, i think it's not good for new guys.

    Advice to Management

    Reinforcing career development.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Great Workplace

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Consultant in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Consultant in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scotiabank (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance is great and a decent company to work for.

    Cons

    Scotiabank is very conservative which does not match my goals.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Best Job I Ever Had

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company culture, free lunches, sabbaticals.

    Cons

    Cubicle environment, can't use social media at work.


  6. scotiabank ... great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Scotiabank part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff, benefits, environment. great place to work

    Cons

    Goals and Targets, but it really rewarding so this might not even be a con


  7. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Manager in Southbury, CT
    Former Employee - Manager in Southbury, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scotiabank (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Scotiabank is a great to place to work. Lots of room for development and opportunity.

    Cons

    Although the Bank supports development, it comes down to your direct manager to approve and support this.


  8. Senior software developer

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    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Lexington, MA

    I worked at Scotiabank (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers were nice and friendly

    Cons

    Pay is not good, lots of politics


  9. senior manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good people to work with, on public transportation line, no layoffs

    Cons

    slow to advance, compensation less than other banks

    Advice to Management

    let senior levels move before 3 years


  10. Helpful (2)

    Good, steady work. Heavy workload for FAs

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, and share ownership program.

    Cons

    Workload, technological infrastructure very dated, slow and frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in technological infrastructure to bring useful tools, and system stability to branches.


  11. Wonderful

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager Human Resources in Christiansted, VI
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager Human Resources in Christiansted, VI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Team Oriented, successful, integrity, Training and Development, and more.

    Cons

    Not competitive enough to help employees drive successful sales results.

    Advice to Management

    Be more competitive. It will help to drive great sales results. Employees will be more motivated to reach out for the business.



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