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"Form Triumphs Over Substance"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Approves of CEO

Pros

Most people seem to recognize the importance of work-life balance. Lots of different areas to explore career-wise.

Cons

Have seen some improvements in the current leadership, but I still don't get the sense that we've a got a very strong strategic direction. Some of the executives that I've come into contact with seem more intent on making themselves look good in front of their higher-ups than on doing what's best for the best - sort of a triumph of form over substance.

Advice to Management

Focus on what's important. The BMO culture has become too bureaucratic and sometimes seems focused on producing the perfect PowerPoint deck rather than on taking care of business.

Other Employee Reviews for BMO Financial Group

  1. "Good place to work--good people and interesting work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with, depends on department. Most of the departments I've been in contact with are helpful.
    I think the career advancement opportunities aren't too bad, I see a lot of job postings in the internal job posting board quite often and they're interesting positions too.

    Cons

    not as much employee recognition as you might think--but its not too bad
    some roles do not have overtime pay, which is a bummer.

    Advice to Management

    appear more often to us lowly workers so we know Senior Management is accessible


  2. "Big Bank slowly becoming more entrepreneurial"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    breadth of career opportunities across the company . Currently is attempting to become a more nimble, responsive organization

    Cons

    large organization - culture bureaucratic and change comes slowly

    Advice to Management

    stick with current strategic course

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