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BMO Capital Markets Reviews

Updated Jan 6, 2020

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3.6
60%
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BMO Capital Markets CEO Patrick Cronin
Patrick Cronin
47 Ratings
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  • "Competing for new business, long hours, depends on group(in 15 reviews)

  • "Poor work life balance, as with all investment banking jobs(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "IB Analyst Salary"

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    Current Employee - IB Analyst 

    I have been working at BMO Capital Markets full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - supportive mentors and collaborative work culture -inclusive

    Cons

    - sometimes long hours, but it's standard in the industry

    BMO Capital Markets2019-12-01
  2. "Great opportunities and exposure, but extremely bureaucratic and political"

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    Current Employee - Analyst - Trading Products in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BMO Capital Markets full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great resources, exposure to lots of different teams and people, stock options, pay is good, for the most part people are helpful and friendly. Exposure to clients presents lots of opportunities and networking

    Cons

    - Extremely bureaucratic, you’re just a # - management protects people who have been there a long time regardless of performance - if you have an issue or concern about a situation or employee, everyone will know about it. Management lacks confidentiality and they don’t adhere to any sort of protocal or procedures - don’t trust anyone

    Advice to Management

    - Take a look at long time employees - many of them sit there and barely work but collect their 200k+ - encourage young employees with growth and development. Lots of people leave once they have BMO on their resume because the culture is lacking and management are all legacy employees who don’t care

    BMO Capital Markets2019-12-12
  3. "Great place to work on Canadian deals"

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    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst 

    I have been working at BMO Capital Markets full-time

    Pros

    extremely smart colleagues deal flow is great

    Cons

    Hours vary drastically between groups

    BMO Capital Markets2019-11-15
  4. "Compensation / Pros and Cons of Ibanking"

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    Current Employee - Investment Banking Associate 

    I have been working at BMO Capital Markets full-time

    Pros

    Salary and training provided is very useful

    Cons

    You work very long hours

    BMO Capital Markets2019-11-21
  5. "good training"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at BMO Capital Markets full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good training for future opportunities, invest in people

    Cons

    good intentions but culture isn't great

    BMO Capital Markets2019-10-16
  6. "Portfolio Administrator"

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

    I worked at BMO Capital Markets full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Room for growth within the company - Excellent building block of skills to learn

    Cons

    - Bureaucracy can seem to make new ideas come in slowly

    BMO Capital Markets2019-10-29
  7. "Corporate banking"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Banking Analyst 

    I have been working at BMO Capital Markets full-time

    Pros

    NONE it's great to be here.

    Cons

    great to be here, awesome.

    BMO Capital Markets2019-09-30
  8. "Opportunity for change"

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BMO Capital Markets full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with, tons of opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    Lack of focus on clients.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the visionaries in the ranks. The managers often don’t answer questions, and will fill the air with sound bites. Don’t lose sight of the clients, they are the most valuable commodity which often gets forgotten when the times are tougher.

    BMO Capital Markets2019-09-27
  9. "big company but hard to jump around"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at BMO Capital Markets full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good benefits, stock options, big company

    Cons

    capital markets is on the downturn so every group is cutting down budgets.

    BMO Capital Markets2019-09-26
  10. "Investment Banking Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BMO Capital Markets full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people and compensation / benefits.

    Cons

    Tiny office. Prepare to work till 3 am during live deals.

    BMO Capital Markets2019-08-17
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