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Scotiabank Reviews

Updated December 7, 2014
Updated December 7, 2014
561 Reviews
3.4
561 Reviews
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Scotiabank President and CEO Brian J. Porter
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88 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • work life balance, position title is higher than other Canadian banks (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)

  • Some office politics but nothing unlike other work places (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Scotiabank

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    A young and dynamic working environment

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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.

  3.  

    Stable employment, balanced career advancement and life

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Invest in profit generating infrastructures.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    contract employment at scotia

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scotiabank

    Pros

    great company with great people working there

    Cons

    not alot of room for growth and improvement

  6.  

    lots of learning over the years

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

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

    Pros

    Scotiabank supports you and lays off through attrition

    Cons

    too much work, but all businesses seem to be the same

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    review on scotiabak

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Services Representative in Burlington, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Services Representative in Burlington, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Scotiabank part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Employees are all really nice, I love working with the staff, the customers are 99 percent friendly and love talking. Training is easy, you just have to get used to everything, policies and company values are great, it's a good mix between being professional and friendly.

    Cons

    No Cons to name, I really like working for this bank.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe do some more simulations for weird things you don't usually get with customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Proud for serving Canada's largest Bank.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Services Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Services Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best corporate culture across the world...

    Cons

    Not every single person want to move...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain all existing talent by giving them fair chance instead...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Business Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Scotiabank as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    A good work environment to develop ones skills and experience

    Cons

    There is further room to upgrade their processes

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great long term employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    flexible work environment, great personnel on team

    Cons

    poor benefits, same for all staff

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company

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

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with at the company

    Cons

    Not any cons I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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