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BMO Financial Group Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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BMO Financial Group President and CEO, BMO Financial and Director Bill Downe
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  • Work life balance has gotten worse over time (in 43 reviews)

  • Hard to move up from my position but good since entry level (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager I in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager I in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay, managers are compentent, fair and honest. Compensation is good compared to other places. Lots of opportunity to advance if you want.

    Cons

    Small workspaces. They never fire anyone, so there are alot of old hats sticking around who should have been gone a long time ago.

    Advice to Management

    Love the focus on customer service and the fact that there is a clear, ambitious strategy for growth. Keep up the good work!


  2. "Since the transition of M&I and BMO, I have had all positive experiences."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    BMO has a very sound background for their Commercial Banking teams. There is a reason why M&I failed and BMO came in to take over the company. I can definitely see BMO implementing some profitable ideas into the old M&I standards which will bring in new profitable business.

    Cons

    The only downside that I have experienced with BMO is the corporate structure, being so large, can make the recruiting and hiring process a lengthy one.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your same conservative approach and backgrounds but trust the employees to go out and do their best to bring in new business.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "direct mangement mean"

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    Current Employee - Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Developer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    good people as they look ,coffee ,hours

    Cons

    direct manahement keep asking for respect ,while we have no idea why they ask for that,security play in our computers affect our performance for long weeks without any clue why they do that.

    Advice to Management

    we worried about our tasks ,and we completely victim of none respect crime and dont play in our machines and destroy our work ,becuase direct manger mean.


  4. "Great company!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Brookfield, WI
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Brookfield, WI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BMO Financial Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Values you as an employee, competitive pay, fun working atmosphere, managers communicate well, great training

    Cons

    If you don't like call centers, don't work in a call center


  5. "Product Specialist"

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

    I have been working at BMO Financial Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment. High level of expertese. Good MBA reimbursement policy

    Cons

    None that come to mind

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. "Overall Good Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BMO Financial Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay, Competitive Sales Bonuses, Flexible Hours while in school, tuition reimbursement. Really cares about customer.

    Cons

    Micro Managing Managers, with little to know experience in the banking field.

    Advice to Management

    Get more training, and hire people with more experience.


  7. "great place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teller in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Teller in Ontario, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BMO Financial Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great place to work, highlky reommend it

    Cons

    pay should be better - very low

    Advice to Management

    keep good people to stay with you

  8. "Great Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, fair compensation and overall good culture. Would recommend to anyone.

    Cons

    A little behind on the software

    Advice to Management

    Recruit more interns


  9. "Learned a lot"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company pays very well and management was great to employees. The company believes in accountability and holds employees responsible for their own work.

    Cons

    There are no real cons besides the typical responses. I really loved working for the company and loved my manager.


  10. "Friendly environment that encourages openness, volunteering, and career growth."

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

    Pros

    Open whole-person oriented hiring process with multiple rounds of friendly interviews that were off-resume.

    Cons

    Some positions are in a locked career track with little potential to jump into more sophisticated areas and a clearly defined career ceiling.


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