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Scotiabank Toronto Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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Toronto, ON, Canada Area (Canada)

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Scotiabank President and CEO Brian J. Porter
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Pros
  • The culture is great and provides really great work life balance (in 148 reviews)

  • good work environment in toronto (in 119 reviews)

Cons
  • unable to strike a good work life balance (in 54 reviews)

  • No performance assessment for full time (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great work environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth opportunities; Challenging jobs; Engaged management;Teamwork

    Cons

    Long commute to downtown Toronto


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Opportunities for hard workers"

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

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities if you're good at your job. Networking is crucial to success.

    Cons

    Pay is below market reference. Can be a lot of ambiguity in terms of strategic direction.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager, Data Governance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    defined pension, in many locations,

    Cons

    salaries and benefits could be better


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior account associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and pension. Better career opportunity

    Cons

    No complain at this time

    Advice to Management

    Fair and knowledgeable


  5. "its okay"

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    Former Contractor - Collections Officer in North York, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Collections Officer in North York, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scotiabank as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    benefits
    employee offers
    great salary
    top quality resources and facility

    Cons

    no management or organization
    very unwilling to accommodate or help in an way

    Advice to Management

    hire and plan accordingly. got hired but nothing was organized. training was extended, despite it being extended there was no desk, no proper scheduale or any access to sources provided to employees. cant plan to keep hiring and then not be willing, ready or organized to accommodate


  6. "Accounts Payable"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Get an idea of how the large organization works

    Cons

    not as efficient as expected

    Advice to Management

    More training needed and please pay more attention to the consistency


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work full time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great culture
    - Good compensation levels

    Cons

    Some of the management decisions seem to be quite questionable from legal standpoint

    Advice to Management

    More transparency never hurt

  8. Helpful (1)

    "N/A"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment with many opportunities

    Cons

    Very large organization so changes can take time to be made


  9. "Global banking and markets"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scotiabank as an intern

    Pros

    learn lots of pricing models

    Cons

    large work load and lots of pressure


  10. "OK"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Internship in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Internship in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scotiabank as an intern

    Pros

    Learn a lot. People are very helpful and want you to succeed

    Cons

    Chain of hierarchy is unknown, one boss will tell you something, whereas the other will insist on something else

    Advice to Management

    None


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