Scotiabank Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
684 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset

684 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Helpful (3)

    Director, Global Banking and Markets

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    friendly people, collaborative environment in which teamwork is encouraged, excellent work/life balance, solid reputation of the firm, stable financial position of the firm

    Cons

    relatively low pay, quality of management is variable, poor morale in many groups, terrible infrastructure (especially systems)

    Advice to Management

    need to upgrade systems, infrastructure and back-office support groups in order to be competitive


  2. Senior software developer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Lexington, MA

    I worked at Scotiabank (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers were nice and friendly

    Cons

    Pay is not good, lots of politics


  3. senior manager

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

    I worked at Scotiabank

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good people to work with, on public transportation line, no layoffs

    Cons

    slow to advance, compensation less than other banks

    Advice to Management

    let senior levels move before 3 years


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Good work place

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

    I have been working at Scotiabank

    Pros

    Amazing Enviroment good salary great management

    Cons

    Nothing in particular I liked everything

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any special advice to management it was all good


  6. Helpful (1)

    The branch I was stationed in had some of the most amazing people. It truly made the experience top notch.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cornwall, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cornwall, NY

    I worked at Scotiabank part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Truly amazing people - Great corporate culture - Customer service was always paramount - Great banking products and customer loyalty

    Cons

    - The pay for CSR isn't high, but that's to be expected. - None

    Advice to Management

    The Cornwall branch is certainly doing things right. Keep it up.


  7. It's been ok

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

    Some of the hardest working coworkers you will ever have. Good reporting structers and clearly laid out objectives.

    Cons

    Jobs can very monotonous. Growth can be challenging.


  8. Scotiabank

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

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

    Pros

    A young and dynamic working environment

    Cons

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


  9. Helpful (2)

    Good, steady work. Heavy workload for FAs

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

    I have been working at Scotiabank (More than 3 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, and share ownership program.

    Cons

    Workload, technological infrastructure very dated, slow and frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in technological infrastructure to bring useful tools, and system stability to branches.


  10. Helpful (3)

    The worst career decision

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance is ok

    Cons

    Work life balance (you pay will be significantly less than market) It's too laid back here The company does not cross train employees Managers do not offer promotions Systems are antiquated Information is not shared with other groups There will be no one to train you and at the end of the year it will be held against you (because that makes sense) The bank is insanely cheap TAG is terrible responding to requests Knowledge and hard work does not translate to a better salary or bonus If you try to move to a different role your manager will block you If you come here negotiate as high as you can on both salary and title


  11. Helpful (1)

    Blue collar investment bank

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

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's steady, safe, predictable for the most part. Benefits are what you would expect. An atmosphere of humility...for the IB world, anyway. Could be a good fit for the right personalities.

    Cons

    The organization is far from nimble and far from willing to try new things. And, just as anywhere, there are internal politics and fiefdoms.

    Advice to Management

    Although your conservative investment strategy works well, there is no need for the operational side of the business to be equally cautious. Lots of rules and processes could be simplified and streamlined.



Showing 684 of 751 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.