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Updated April 22, 2018
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Scotiabank President and CEO Brian J. Porter
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  • Depending on the area, work/life balance is challenging to achieve (in 61 reviews)

  • Can be hard to obtain Full-time at first (in 34 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "A true high-performing team!"

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    Current Employee - People Leader in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - People Leader in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank (More than a year)

    Pros

    I joined Scotiabank in 2016 and started working in the Digital Factory - our innovation hub tasked with transforming the customer experience. There, I had the opportunity to work with the most talented group of individuals in my international career and have made significant impact to the work, culture and team. It's been an incredibly rewarding experience.

    I recently moved to another new group to the bank. Scotiabank saw this skill-set as being an important one for the bank so they invested in it's creation.I think that's pretty amazing.

    If you're looking for a place that will challenge you, offer meaningful training / development opportunities and give you access to some of the best leaders in the business (technology, retail banking, operations etc.) than this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Some processes need to be re-designed but it's in the works!

    Advice to Management

    Keep your foot on the gas and investing in skillsets that are going to continue to drive our transformational change.


  2. "HR & Administration Officer"

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

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work with, great people acting as family.

    Cons

    There are limited career opportunities

  3. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Peru, IN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Peru, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    Very good benefits and compnay culture

    Cons

    There are no good career oportunities for growing as a software developer


  4. "Sales and Service Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales and Service Associate in Trinidad, WA
    Former Employee - Sales and Service Associate in Trinidad, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady Reliable and Productive

    Cons

    Long hours less pay and slow growth

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees more for the extensive hours and have better benefits


  5. "good place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scotiabank part-time

    Pros

    good place to work decent pay

    Cons

    no cons. great staff and employees

    Advice to Management

    good management


  6. "Excellent Employee Training Program"

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    Former Employee - Personal Banker
    Former Employee - Personal Banker
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company training program is awesome, the possibilities are endless in learning new areas and improving yourself, great benefits and vacation time.

    Cons

    none to mention setbacks are merely how you apply yourself to the task at hand

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  7. "Still in transformation and always behind"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    New York office has a talented team and nice work environment.

    Cons

    Toronto head office thinks too much of themselves. Pay is always uncompetitive.

    Advice to Management

    Double your expenditures on technological improvements. Show and reassure thru deeds, and not pompous speeches.

  8. "Selenium Tester"

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    Former Employee - QA/Selenium Tester in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - QA/Selenium Tester in Houston, TX

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Healthy Work Environment.Strong Interaction with peers

    Cons

    Nothing to say much about cons


  9. "Decent company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    Large network and global presence.

    Cons

    Routine work, lack of innovative culture

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on merit and not seniority


  10. "customer service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    growing organization, good management and training, good compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    targets can be ridiculous since the economy is bad.


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