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National Bank of Canada Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
69 Reviews
3.2
69 Reviews
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National Bank of Canada President, CEO, and Director Louis Vachon
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36 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • good benefits, salary, work life balance, formations (in 7 reviews)

  • Good benefits: health insurance, sometimes interesting trainings offered (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • limited opportunities outside of Montreal ( to Quebec centric) (in 5 reviews)

  • More francophone than english so must be bilingual or french speaking to move up (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work but only for a few years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at National Bank of Canada full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture
    Great people to work with

    Cons

    No opportunities to grow
    Compensation no that great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Challenging projects and good teams. Excellent work/life balance. Politically complex but overall very satisfied.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at National Bank of Canada full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Challenging projects, no lack of $ to invest, good skills available to deliver your projects. Decent salary and good benefits. Excellent work/life balance.

    Cons

    Lots of politic challenges, unstable structure constantly reorganizing, hard to get a real promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more resources to deliver projects. Organisation structure is too complex and need for a knowledge management system.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Love it

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager of Financing Solutions in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager of Financing Solutions in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at National Bank of Canada full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of room of internal development and growth.

    Cons

    Not well known outside of Quebec.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good working culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BI Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - BI Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at National Bank of Canada as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I have more freedom to express my taught in diversify organization. Encourage to people in the organization to participate in company business.

    Cons

    More work pressure some time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Management and staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company but you will only progress if you move to Montreal and speak French

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Operations in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at National Bank of Canada full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    if you work in operations the opportunities to learn every aspect of it is great!!!!

    Cons

    limited opportunities outside of Montreal ( to Quebec centric)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to all employees of not just managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A good organization with good benefits but terribly behind the times in technology and processes.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Planner
    Current Employee - Financial Planner

    I have been working at National Bank of Canada full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Employees get great health benefits, a defined benefit pension plan, and a decent holiday allowance. The investment research provided is second to none.

    Cons

    There is a terrible culture of micro management. e.g. getting reprimanded for being just 2 or 3 minutes late. There is little to no brand recognition in B.C., the technology is horribly obsolete (DOS based) and many processes are still done with manual paper forms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow your people to be entrepreneurs and leave their desk to go get business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Quality control advisor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Bank of Canada full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are good( they pay for your school, very good medical package)

    Cons

    It's really hard to move up, very bureaucratic

  9.  

    former company got merged by National Bank

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Planner in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Financial Planner in Markham, ON (Canada)

    I worked at National Bank of Canada full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    very organize corp, clear direction of work, nice service

    Cons

    lack of further opportunity, micro management style

  10.  

    Stable but not gratifying.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at National Bank of Canada full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good salary, the bonus is ok. Discount rate on loans and mortgage. Working down town is great!

    Cons

    No career advancement possible unless you like political games. Management watch all the moves of the employee. If you are 5 minutes late you can be in trouble but it's ok if you cannot take your 15 minutes break if you have to much work to do.Too much hypocrisy in this company. It is actually better to never say what you really think.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should actually listen to what employees have to say.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    nice starting job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Banking Advisor in Mont-Laurier, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Personal Banking Advisor in Mont-Laurier, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at National Bank of Canada full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, salary, work life balance, formations

    Cons

    lots of pressure
    old system
    that s a sale job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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