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Great place to learn things

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Current Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

I have been working at BMO Financial Group full-time (more than a year)

Pros

It is my first job. Great place to learn things as a fresh guy

Cons

compensation is so so. Job security was so so

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
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  1. Lots of Politics

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at BMO Financial Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work and Life balance is great.
    Downtown location is very convenient for commuters.
    Friendly work environment, unlike some other Financial companies' snobby work environment.

    Cons

    Lots of politics involved in every project and campaign. Really, you cant do project management on your own with your own team, as the idea and even slightest details would have to come from VP or Senior VP.
    Very conservative in terms of creative campaigns, and even the choice of outsourced agency is decided by VP or CEO through politics.
    The company is also downsizing a lot of FT positions, preferring to hire Interns or short-term contractors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your smart employees make decisions and manage projects. VP-CEO's old school project ideas are outdated and simply not competitive anymore, even compared to other Top 4 banks'.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    HORRIBLE WORKPLACE

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    Current Employee - Call Center Agent in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Call Center Agent in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at BMO Financial Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Salary, vacation time for the work we do, sick days and bravo points towards shopping!!!

    Cons

    Where do i begin!!! No salary is worth every five minutes or so getting constant emails and instant messages about how you are not meeting sales. You are publicly humiliated with coaching and all they concentrate on is your negative calls you had rather than anything good that you might have done... and get real.. you have to have a conversation in under 4 minutes to sell, resolve the call, explain things to customers, look up their stupid business process which is so not user friendly and you cannot ask your manager any questions cause they look at you weird when you do. Managers are picked easy not by the attitude or respect they have towards you. The management consists of young people who power trip and insult your intelligence. Get over yourselves people. I have seen a manager who has a filthy desk with shoes and clothes underneath and i am supposed to look up to these people?
    Trust me do not buy into their salary offer, just go elsewhere and stay far away from this place as possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees and start hiring competent people to work and do not mistreat people as you know very well you are no better than anyone else just because you are in a higher role

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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