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BMO Financial Group Reviews

Updated January 16, 2018
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  • work life balance, friendly staff (in 126 reviews)

  • Pretty good payment, friendly work environment (in 106 reviews)

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  1. "Steady"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BMO Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Great progressive company. Opportunity is unlimited.

    Cons

    Management is sometimes too slow to make decisions

    Advice to Management

    Continue great learning paths


  2. "Teller"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BMO Financial Group part-time

    Pros

    Managers were typically accommodating, and did everything to help you succeed. If you did your job well, and wanted to work, you quickly gain extra hours.

    Cons

    Sales. I hated to have to work referrals.

  3. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BMO Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Working on becoming a player in the us

    Cons

    Growing pains while getting bigger


  4. "Equity Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BMO Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, good people

    Cons

    Office is in Times Square

    Advice to Management

    Do not have anything that is vital for management


  5. "Senior Service Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BMO Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers
    Opportunities to move up within the company
    Vacation/ sick time

    Cons

    Pay
    Benefits
    Time to move up within the company


  6. "Major Transformation taking place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technology Program Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Technology Program Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BMO Financial Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    International
    Diversity
    Good People
    Small Bank feel
    Canadian Bank
    Positive Company Culture

    Overall great organization that is trying to become a major player in the Financial Services space .

    Cons

    Limited planning across all levels
    Doing more with less
    Many silos across different areas
    Very slow at implementing solutions
    Senior leadership not willing to "roll up their sleeves"
    Not enough coaching at the tactical or front line levels
    Too much reliance on Consultants and not investing in the Full time Employees.
    Too focused on putting out fires and not addressing long term solutions.
    Need to develop stronger Lead Technology and Senior Technology Officers across Enterprise.
    Off Shore model needs to be carefully evaluated.

    Advice to Management

    You need to take time to take care of your top performers and listen to front line staff.


  7. "Good place to work, good benefits and salary."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial Credit Analyst in Canada, KY
    Former Employee - Commercial Credit Analyst in Canada, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BMO Financial Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and salary are both top notch. Good people to work with. Excellent training programs for employees. Opportunities for career development.

    Cons

    Management communication can be contradictory or non existent. Typical large corporate culture. Technology can be more of a hindrance than a help.

    Advice to Management

    Communication needs to be clear uniform.

  8. "10 Year Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BMO Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Great people and great organization to grow with.

    Cons

    Lost pension and benefits are not what they used to be, which is why I made this a 4 star.


  9. "Business analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly staff around the world

    Cons

    Bad structure inside the office


  10. "Customer Service Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BMO Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Enthusiastic and diversified team, excellent managers, fun and challenging working atmosphere (I like it when the working environment challenges us to think outside the box), great team spirit

    Cons

    Long working hours, inflexible shift timings


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