Scotiabank Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
504 Reviews

3.5
504 Reviews
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Scotiabank President and CEO Brian J. Porter
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61 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • work life balance, position title is higher than other Canadian banks (in 66 reviews)

  • Relax work environment, great people and a stable company (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • The pay is not competitive and there aren't full time positions on the teller line, even few part time (in 8 reviews)

  • Low salary; if you pay peanuts you get monkeys (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    International bank.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)

    I worked at Scotiabank as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good environment.
    Some benefits.
    International placements.
    Good company values.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for growth and promotions.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scotiabank

    Pros

    Amazing working environment. Very open and friendly individuals to work with

    Cons

    Team environment, with certain employees who do not pull their weight. WHich, of course, creates more work for other Opportunities within investments are very limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

  3.  

    Great place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scotiabank

    Pros

    Contractors are treated well. The work place is friendly

    Cons

    There is 2 year limit on being a contractor, and the agreements need to be renewed every 6 months

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and culture.

    Cons

    Not quite exciting and laid back.

  6.  

    Positive experience.

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    Former Employee - Associate Co-op  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Associate Co-op in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Scotiabank as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very satisfying place to be everyday. Great people to work with. Made a lot of friends that I still communicate with. All of my superiors were very easy to get along with and made it clear what was expected on a daily basis.

    Cons

    At times I found myself to not be challenged enough. I was on a co-op, but I still felt the need to have a little more work on some days.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    great company bad job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Officer  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Officer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    benefits right away. great training program, free bank account, free movies. lots of room to move up

    Cons

    force you to sell, must stay in call centre for 1 year before you can move anywhere else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let people out of the call centre if they do not want to be there

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scotiabank

    Pros

    Its a good company yeah

    Cons

    It not a bad company no

  9.  

    Scotibank review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    There were not many opportunities open in the group.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Nice environment to work in.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Scotiabank as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good working environment as well as friendly colleagues. Upper management is friendly and understanding to subordinates.

    Cons

    Lots of OT in the company. Could have more facilities for the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NIL.

  11.  

    Great Work culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work at, lovely people. Company focuses a lot on career development

    Cons

    Better management in some departments

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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