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BMO Harris Bank Reviews

Updated February 8, 2019
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BMO Harris Bank CEO Dave Casper
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Pros
  • "Managers are from Canada who are bit reasonable with work-life balance" (in 52 reviews)

  • "Great pay, Great Benefits, Work/life balance" (in 73 reviews)

Cons
  • "Wish they wouldn't always be changing sales goals and making it harder" (in 52 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is not very good" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Retail Relationship Banker Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Relationship Banker in Cedarburg, WI
    Current Employee - Retail Relationship Banker in Cedarburg, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BMO Harris Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not too "salesy". Promoting products and solutions to our customers based on benefit and financial advice is very easy and comfortable to do. Great benefits. Base compensation is reasonable, and commission is good if you obtain your goals. This is a great job to have if you are willing to put the time and effort into it.

    Cons

    Being the face of the bank can sometimes be overwhelming. Any issues caused by our call centers, online banking, etc, cause us to take the heat. Can be service heavy at times.

    Advice to Management

    Pouring into your employees, especially the ones that face our customers, is a great place to start for driving out business growth.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "BMO"

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    Former Employee - Retail Credit Manager in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Retail Credit Manager in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BMO Harris Bank full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed my 40 1/2 year employment with BMO until recently downsized.

    Cons

    Opportunities to move to other areas are limited. Company focusing on larger profits.

  3. "Too much emphasis on sales on not enough on customer service."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, and rotating weekends.

    Cons

    The sales goals were incredibly high for the small branch that I worked at. We didn’t have enough customer traffic to successfully meet them, but corporate still punished us when we didn’t.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "BMO Harris Bank Chicago"

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    Current Employee - Risk Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Risk Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BMO Harris Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1.The bonus is good
    2. Smaller organization than JP Morgan, BOA.., more opportunity to grow

    Cons

    1. Work life balance is not very good.
    2.base salary is relatively low comparing to the competitors in Chicago


  5. "Easy in employees tough on managers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Developing sales culture for retail

    Cons

    No accountability for entry level employees


  6. "Sales Focused"

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    Current Employee - Retail Relationship Banker in Edgerton, WI
    Current Employee - Retail Relationship Banker in Edgerton, WI

    I have been working at BMO Harris Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits (HSA/401k matching, maternity/paternity leave for 3 months w/ pay and option for an additional 3 months w/o pay)

    Cons

    Aggressive sales expectations can easily become overwhelming and exhausting. Too much emphasis is placed on cold calling leads and trying to get people to come into the bank when most everything can be done online these days. If you want to be successful you will need to have a relentless drive for sales.


  7. "Banker"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BMO Harris Bank full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and flexibility

    Cons

    Not sure if there were any

  8. "watch out!"

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    Former Employee - Vice President Sales in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Vice President Sales in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BMO Harris Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation was very fair and commensurate with experience

    Cons

    Management runs lines of business without vision

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to run a sustainable business


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with great bnenefits"

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    Current Employee - Senior Compliance Officer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Compliance Officer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BMO Harris Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere. Excellent benefits. Good pay. Good leadership.

    Cons

    Many items flow down at the last minute. Upper level leaders not completely in tune with majority of employees' feeling about company. High turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your senior employees for ideas. Get rid of processes and tools that constantly under perform expectations.


  10. "Transportation Finance Service Delivery department is all garbage"

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    Former Employee - Applications Support Lead
    Former Employee - Applications Support Lead
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BMO Harris Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Convenient locations, and nice work place

    Cons

    Management is unfriendly, non-responsive, biased

    Advice to Management

    Need revamp at STO and LTO level