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Scotiabank Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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Scotiabank President and CEO Brian J. Porter
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600 Ratings

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Pros
  • Great team-- really hard working and cared about work life balance (in 142 reviews)

  • friendly work environment,good place to learn,amazing people (in 112 reviews)

Cons
  • unable to strike a good work life balance (in 49 reviews)

  • No centralized process for Co-op students to apply internally for Full time jobs (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great teachers/ mentors, intern program encourages everyone to learn. Excel and bloomberg are used a lot.

    Cons

    Depending on the department, you are either always busy or doing nothing


  2. "Not the greatest paying job"

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    Former Employee - Teller in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Teller in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good culture and work environment
    Benefits are good
    Work is moderately difficult to learn
    Friendly atmosphere and advancement possibly is there

    Cons

    Very low pay and salary with no additional source of income
    Poorly run management and supervisors
    No negotiation is possible at time of hire

    Advice to Management

    Improve management and increase salary

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    Strong rating and global presence

    Cons

    Poor culture, no strategy, very political, no meritocracy. Mediocrity and politics win out.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example (walk the walk) on diversity and meritocracy.


  4. "Very Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    Its GBM division is expanding very aggressively in Latin America

    Cons

    Not a lot of mobility between units


  5. "Senior Clerk loan Verification"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    Well, i think that the best this company have is the compensation and benefits they offer to their employees.

    Cons

    I usually had to work overtime most of the days, i think that perhaps is a downside part working at scotiabank.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any.


  6. "Fast-paced but enjoyable."

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    Former Employee - Customer Support Officer
    Former Employee - Customer Support Officer
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    The environment and culture make working fun.

    Cons

    It seemed like there was not enough staff to handle the high volume of customer transactions and as a result the job was quite stressful at times.


  7. "Relationship manager"

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

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere with experienced managers that care about employees progress.

    Cons

    Hard to move to other divisions.

  8. "Scotiabank review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great team
    great work environment
    lots to learn

    Cons

    pay not reflective of the responsibilities
    movement within departments not so easy, need to stay in 1 role for at least 2 years


  9. "Director"

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

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    The people. The opportunity. The interesting work.

    Cons

    Need to have a strong network to be promoted and move up.

    Advice to Management

    Look more closely for top performers and tap them for roles they can grow otherwise turnover will be an ongoing issue.


  10. "Scotiabank Review"

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    Current Employee - Risk Manager in San Juan, PR
    Current Employee - Risk Manager in San Juan, PR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits package, including PTO. Good leadership in upper management.

    Cons

    Systems are a bit outdated.


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