Scotiabank Reviews

Updated July 25, 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. SUPPORT ANALYST

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Support Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Support Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  2. Great Workplace

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Consultant in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Consultant in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Scotiabank (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Scotiabank is very conservative which does not match my goals.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Best Job I Ever Had

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scotiabank

    Pros

    Company culture, free lunches, sabbaticals.

    Cons

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


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  5. scotiabank ... great company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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


  6. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Southbury, CT
    Former Employee - Manager in Southbury, CT

    I worked at Scotiabank (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  7. 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


  8. senior manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scotiabank

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    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


  9. Helpful (2)

    Good, steady work. Heavy workload for FAs

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor

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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  10. Wonderful

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager Human Resources in Christiansted, VI
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager Human Resources in Christiansted, VI

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  11. Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Career advancement , committment to employees, team approach to work and work/life balance

    Cons

    Technolgy systems are old. Long hours

    Advice to Management

    Investment in technology to enhance your employee work product and efficiencies.



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