Scotiabank Reviews

Updated 15 October, 2014
Updated 15 October, 2014
530 Reviews
3.5
530 Reviews
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Scotiabank President and CEO Brian J. Porter
Brian J. Porter
75 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • work life balance, position title is higher than other Canadian banks (in 78 reviews)

  • A good work environment to develop ones skills and experience (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Was recruited with a promise of improved work life balance - this hasn't materialized (in 6 reviews)

  • Some office politics but nothing unlike other work places (in 9 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great long term employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Associate in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    flexible work environment, great personnel on team

    Cons

    poor benefits, same for all staff

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Proud for serving Canada's largest Bank.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Services Representative in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Customer Services Representative in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Best corporate culture across the world...

    Cons

    Not every single person want to move...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain all existing talent by giving them fair chance instead...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Business Analyst

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    A good work environment to develop ones skills and experience

    Cons

    There is further room to upgrade their processes

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with at the company

    Cons

    Not any cons I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Professional in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Human Resources Professional in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    advancement opportunities, good leadership, fun working environment, great team work

    Cons

    work life balance, downtown commute no enjoyable

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    Great people, solid business model

    Cons

    Low pay relative to the comp

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    So far so good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GRM Associate in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - GRM Associate in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, big and growing company

    Cons

    Very hierarchical, lots of politics involved with promotions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Architect

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Work-life balance, good benefits

    Cons

    Promotions, old school office culture its a bank

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Responsible for import and export Letter of Credits, standby Letter of credits and Collections

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Letter of Credit Officer in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Letter of Credit Officer in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, one team one goal.

    Cons

    Lack of advancement and learning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training could be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    No Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Advisory Analyst in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is good

    Cons

    No Career progression. Lot of Favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire Talent from Outside to improve upon work environment, cut office politic and handle favoritism objectively

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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