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BMO Capital Markets Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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  • Not much work/life balance although that comes with the job anywhere (in 9 reviews)

  • Senior management reports to Bank of Montreal management and after years of investing in the US investment bank, they are pulling back (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BMO Capital Markets full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    BMO has a great work life balance and balanced corporate culture. More career potential then at the bulge bracket firms

    Cons

    Risk adverse mentality towards taking risk.


  2. "Lack Support of Middle Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BMO Capital Markets full-time

    Pros

    Mobility Program allows work/life balance.

    Cons

    Higher level leadership will throw you under the bus to save a dollar.

    Advice to Management

    Be accountable and do not use middle management as a scapegoat to save yourself.

  3. "Great culture, Great firm"

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    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BMO Capital Markets (More than a year)

    Pros

    great culture, likable, motivated people

    Cons

    Slow paced
    low bonus
    In Times square


  4. "equity research associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BMO Capital Markets full-time

    Pros

    you can learn a lot

    Cons

    stressful and not organized. Poor people management


  5. "Direcror"

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    Current Employee - Managing Director
    Current Employee - Managing Director

    I have been working at BMO Capital Markets full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance is good. Nnnn

    Cons

    Out of touch with ppl. Compensation mmm


  6. "Internship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice people but some were fake

    Cons

    Office politics and competitive culture


  7. "Great Bank - Awesome Culture"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BMO Capital Markets full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A great place to work for a capital market, investment bank or commercial bank professional looking for an organization that is client oriented with a great culture. The organization has a Canadian/US Midwest orientation runs a strong credit driven, financial sound balance sheet - focused on client and customer satisfaction and service across the organization. Great diversity program at all parts of the bank. Commitment to diversity comes from the top down and is run by employees.

    Cons

    Collaborative group decision while inclusive slows down many business and HR decisions and creates frustrations. There is an inconsistency of management talent across the organization. Employee experience is within the organization highly dependent on managers. I was fortunate to work for and with many of the best managers in the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate management and HR functions and administrative policies against concrete objectives. Set up a robust training program for management and leadership. Set up a robust mentoring/career program for junior talent and mid-career professionals. And make it a mandatory part of everyone's job description. Develop and cultivate your amazing, talented employee base!

  8. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BMO Capital Markets full-time

    Pros

    -Great culture, always encourage to put clients first

    Cons

    -Conservative, making it sometimes hard to provide clients with what others are willing to do.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt a more commercial risk profile. We have a cost structure that is geared to market risk levels, but with risk appetite that is off-market. Thus to achieve market returns with costs and revenue out of whack, we are less profitable on per employee basis.


  9. "a decent company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    more benefits than normal, such a company sponsored pension plan, and buying BMO stock at a discount

    Cons

    no room for moving up


  10. "Good culture - but poor advancement track"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BMO Capital Markets full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Less jerks than at other IBs

    Cons

    Lots of talent trapped at jobs beneath them


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