Scotiabank Reviews

Updated 4 Aug 2020

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3.6
68%
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79%
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Scotiabank President and CEO Brian J. Porter
Brian J. Porter
1,375 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work life balance & strong leadership(in 255 reviews)

  • "Excellent work environment with extremely professional staff that always looked to put customers first(in 247 reviews)

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  1. "More friendly investment bank"

    4.0
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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.

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  2. "Underpaid, Undervalued"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    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

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  3. "good bank to join"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    cares about the employee, very supportive

    Cons

    limit job opportunities during pendamic

  4. "Work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Winnipeg, MB

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, team members are really helpful, management are great

    Cons

    No con I can think of. Every thing is great

  5. "Culture"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Lead Project Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work/life balance; Great employee engagement

    Cons

    there are some areas could be busier than others, career path not always clear or straight

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    "Culture"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    BNS focuses on diversity of background, talent and age profiles

    Cons

    BNS can increase diversity in upper management positions.

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  7. "Risk manager"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Risk Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good job environment and good pay

    Cons

    Micro management not a good place to grow

  8. "Excellent employer"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Accounting in Puerto Rico, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They show Empathy when the Huracan Maria

    Cons

    Not so much growing opportunities

  9. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very supportive, colleagues are always willing to provide guidance .

    Cons

    So many processes which are sometimes difficult to understand.

  10. "NA"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    it has been a great experience so far

    Cons

    nothing right now, pretty cool place

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