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Scotiabank Reviews

Updated 22 Aug 2019

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Scotiabank CEO Brian J. Porter
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  • "Work life balance was sometimes tough, but that might vary by department(in 83 reviews)

  • "Very long hours, HR is not very helpful(in 47 reviews)

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  1. "More friendly investment bank"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Toronto
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Willing to promote from the Analyst level, small deal teams are great for taking on responsibility, most MDs are a pleasure to work for and take an interest in your development.

    Cons

    Investment banking group does not appear to be a priority of senior management and represents a small portion of overall bank profitability. League table performance has been lower than expected over the last several years.

    Advice to Management

    Strategy has been ill-conceived over the last half decade - not necessarily senior management's fault. Develop clear strategy and stick to it.

    Scotiabank2013-03-21
  2. "Underpaid, Undervalued"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    You don't take work home with you when you leave. Nice people Big company

    Cons

    Vastly underpaid for amount of work expected Ridiculous sales targets and bonus is next to nothing for amount of money being brought in for the bank

    Advice to Management

    Value people on the front line and encourage growth

    Scotiabank2018-05-19
  3. "Good Pace"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative 

    I worked at Scotiabank part-time

    Pros

    Fun place Good experience Management good Flexible

    Cons

    Dont have anything to say

    Scotiabank2019-08-22
  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - CCA 

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    It has really great training

    Cons

    Open 24/7 so shifts can be odd for some people

    Scotiabank2019-08-22
  5. "good exp"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative 

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good exp working with bank

    Cons

    nothing bad till now . good going

    Scotiabank2019-08-23
  6. "Conservative Work Environment & Culture"

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    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scotiabank part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Scotia is flexible with allowing employees shadow their daily tasks in an effort to learn about other departments. Overall the environment is more relaxed than a BB.

    Cons

    Overall conservative environment without much research into new products.

    Scotiabank2019-08-22
  7. "Overall a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Customer Onboarding Analyst in Bogotá, Bogota
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work with friendly staff and lots of opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    The job can be very repetitive day to day.

    Scotiabank2019-08-22
  8. "Sales & Trading Summer Intern"

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    Current Employee - Sales & Trading Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank for less than a year

    Pros

    Best culture on the street; people are extremely nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Technology is lagging and the floor is quiet.

    Scotiabank2019-08-22
  9. "sanction payment screening and advisory"

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    Current Employee - AML Analyst in Hamilton, ON
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A great working environment, with knowledgeable coworkers

    Cons

    Software appears to be a challenge for all banks in todays fast pace changes to regulatory requirements

    Scotiabank2019-08-20
  10. "Casual Teller"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative 

    I have been working at Scotiabank part-time

    Pros

    Development and training opportunities for employees

    Cons

    being at the bottom of a very large company

    Scotiabank2019-08-20
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