Scotiabank Reviews

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

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    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


  2. Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Markham, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Scotiabank

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

    Pros

    Easy to meet target, supportive management team regarding further career opportunity

    Cons

    Low salary, too many paperwork, too much filing.


  3. HR Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Large company with a lot of opportunity. Global reach.

    Cons

    Given the size, can be difficult to make a "name for yourself"


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  5. Good Place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great culture for a Bank

    Cons

    Some bosses can be aggressive


  6. 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.


  7. Scotiabank a great company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Associate Director in Mexico City (Mexico)
    Former Employee - IT Associate Director in Mexico City (Mexico)

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    - One of the best companies to work
    - Good perks (Medical benefits)

    Cons

    - Back-office are placed in a red zone
    - Too much dependency from Canada
    - Good work cultural influence in process to disappear

    Advice to Management

    Capitalize their awards of great place to work in terms to demostrate a better work environment.


  8. 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


  9. Great place, but move on

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    Current Employee - Customer Relations Officer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Relations Officer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    people to work with, day to day activities are always different

    Cons

    easy to move up in the branch but hard to get out

    Advice to Management

    Look for opportunities to foster and develop growth in your team


  10. Customer Service Representative

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scotiabank

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

    Pros

    - great team
    - fun activities
    -good benefits

    Cons

    - wage
    - hours when hourly

    Advice to Management

    great job


  11. Challenging and Engaging

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scotiabank

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Variety of opportunities
    Engaging Team
    Strong culture
    Customer Focused

    Cons

    Workload is often very high
    Technology has limitations



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