Scotiabank Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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Scotiabank President and CEO Brian J. Porter
Brian J. Porter
38 Ratings

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. Excellent Place and Management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Scotiabank as a contractor (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Scotia bank assignment was excellent. Good team, good direction, good project. I would be happy to work there again.

    Cons

    There were no downsides to my assignment at Scotiabank. Project went well. Management competent. At the time impacted a bit by market conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. IT management and business contacts were excellent. Everything was fine no recommendations for improvement.


  2. Manager Personal Banking

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager Personal Banking
    Former Employee - Manager Personal Banking

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for. Great benefits, great leadership, so many different departments/areas of work to move across the group.

    Cons

    Your potential and success somewhat depends on your supervisors ability to lead the team.


  3. Great Place to Work

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scotiabank part-time

    Pros

    This company provides a great atmosphere to work in and great people to work with

    Cons

    The office space sometimes gets overheated with the number of people in the office


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  5. Good work place

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

    I have been working at Scotiabank

    Pros

    Amazing Enviroment good salary great management

    Cons

    Nothing in particular I liked everything

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any special advice to management it was all good


  6. Helpful (1)

    The branch I was stationed in had some of the most amazing people. It truly made the experience top notch.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cornwall, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cornwall, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Truly amazing people
    - Great corporate culture
    - Customer service was always paramount
    - Great banking products and customer loyalty

    Cons

    - The pay for CSR isn't high, but that's to be expected.
    - None

    Advice to Management

    The Cornwall branch is certainly doing things right. Keep it up.


  7. Scotiabank

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ION Marketview Support Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - ION Marketview Support Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    A young and dynamic working environment

    Cons

    The people that worked closely with me and my direct bosses did not decide my salary


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scotiabank

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at scotia bank, they have a strong sense of community and family. Did not feel like work at all when i was there.

    Cons

    because it is a big company it will take some time to climb the ladder, so you have to be patient and have a clear direction as to where you want to go in the company.


  9. Stable employment, balanced career advancement and life

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    No high stress typical in other wall street banks.
    management recognizes personal contributions.
    Stable employment, from prudent hiring and no-waste cost management.

    Cons

    Dated IT systems.
    Risk control is too stringent to grow business.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in profit generating infrastructures.


  10. Excellent Employer

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

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Various opportunities to gain the experience you want, strong culture, if you put int he work you will be recognized, talented individuals

    Cons

    Must be open to being mobile, large financial institution is not suitable for all


  11. Analyst

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

    I worked at Scotiabank

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

    Pros

    -Great learning experience
    -Feel part of the team
    -Challenging environment
    -Great location at BNS tower

    Cons

    -None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    - Keep doing a great job



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