BMO Capital Markets Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2020

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3.9
74%
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92%
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BMO Capital Markets CEO Patrick Cronin
Patrick Cronin
52 Ratings
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  • "Competing for new business, long hours, depends on group(in 16 reviews)

  • "Poor work life balance, as with all investment banking jobs(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Fun"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BMO Capital Markets full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fun and great quality work

    Cons

    No cons, super great work

  2. "BMO was fair"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BMO Capital Markets full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fair compensation for an investment bank

    Cons

    Employees were expected to work long hours. Hard to unplug on vacation.

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  3. "Small-office culture"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at BMO Capital Markets full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Tight-knit culture, solid deal flow, not cutthroat

    Cons

    Small office size, unsure about growth opportunities

  4. "Great"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BMO Capital Markets full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    lifestyle, people, career path, early promotions, development

    Cons

    tough industry, not many exit opportunities, a lot of fluff work, a lot of pitch work

  5. "Great Firm with Great Opportunities"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Compliance Officer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BMO Capital Markets full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great firm culture with opportunities for growth and advancement.

    Cons

    Does not offer the best pay

  6. "Investment Banking"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BMO Capital Markets full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and work life balance Smart people Growing business

    Cons

    Not many cons come to mind.

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    "Great place to work!"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Analyst 

    I have been working at BMO Capital Markets full-time

    Pros

    Culture is very very rewarding

    Cons

    Deal flow can be a bit slow

  8. "BMO"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BMO Capital Markets full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can do well if you're great at CorporateSpeak.

    Cons

    Excessive compartmentalizing and unclear chains of command.

  9. "great environment"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at BMO Capital Markets full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great people and atmosphere great team atmosphere

    Cons

    stressful deadlines and large company

  10. "Fair"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Analyst 

    I worked at BMO Capital Markets full-time

    Pros

    Lots of work flow and responsibility. Good group of people.

    Cons

    Work flow often on pitches and not live deals.

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