BMO Financial Group Reviews

Updated Jun 23, 2021

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3.8
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BMO Financial Group Chief Operating Officer Darryl White
Darryl White
862 Ratings
Pros
  • "Respectful of work life balance(in 260 reviews)

  • "It’s definitely a healthy work environment(in 244 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Sales targets/pressure, can be very busy or very slow depending on the branch(in 92 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance isn't a priority(in 84 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Recommended

      Jun 23, 2021 - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Great colleagues and team. Great compensation and benefits. Good work life balance

      Cons

      Average age is higher compared to other industries

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good but boring

      May 29, 2021 - Associate, Credit Cards 
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      Pros

      - The job is pretty straightforward: You take calls all day ranging from general questions about credit card products to interest inquiries. - Pay is decent, easy job to get for fresh grades. - Paid 6-8 weeks of training, great training environment and resources. - Your happiness level when you join your team is entirely based on how good/bad your manager and assistant manager are. Ask around about a manager before deciding to join their team.

      Cons

      - It gets repetitive FAST. - If you're a quick learner, you'll have the skillset down for this job in a few months and everything from there becomes redundant. - The job has almost no challenge, you can only move up to different departments after a minimum of a year in your current role. - Your performance is entirely based on metrics. If you're not meeting them ,expect the management team to be on you 24/7.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great

      Jun 10, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      -Benefits -Employee Share Ownership Program -Philanthropic vision (Minority issues; supportive of charities; etc.) -Great mentorship opportunities -Most people are friendly

      Cons

      -Routine -Bureaucracy -Office politics sometimes -People don't always know what they're doing -Some project teams are toxic

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      The good with the bad from a personal POV

      Jun 14, 2021 - Jobless in Montreal, QC
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      Pros

      -Pay -Opportunity to move up (relative)

      Cons

      -(Personally) the job -Every single second is counted in stats so no room to breath

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great people

      Jun 12, 2021 - Senior Analyst in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      WFH, interesting and variety of work, senior management supportive and also realizing in a pandemic that work and life balance is important. Already during team meetings people recognized for great work and that is important.

      Cons

      I am not sure yet if the work from home will continue once the pandemic is over.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good experience

      Jun 21, 2021 - Banking Associate in Montreal, QC
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      Pros

      Great long term job, where managers want you to grow and to work your way up. They train you. Great benefits.

      Cons

      After your training, it could be hard to have the schedule that you want.

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Worst Place ever with very toxic management

      Jun 12, 2021 - Credit Cards Associate in Montreal, QC
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      Pros

      Best coworkers. Fairly young staff as the turnover is so high.

      Cons

      Literally everything else. Unlimited PTO but they judged you really hardcore if you dare take it. Micromanagement to the max. They watch you when you eat, take a break, log on, log off. Extremely repetitive work, boring. NOT a good entry level. There are NO growth opportunities. Manager will try to hold you back from advancing because the turnover rate is 70%. Unethical management and will FORCE you to sell products you dont need to poor clients that can't afford it. Poor systems, voice recognition that doesnt work half the time. TOXIC TOXIC TOXIC. LEAVE IF YOU CAN

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good place to work

      Jun 22, 2021 - Operations Manager in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Good benefits, work life balance.

      Cons

      no applicable at this time

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      Jun 22, 2021 - Strategy Manager in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Great leadership, good work life balance

      Cons

      Some inefficiencies across the bank

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      BMO salary

      Jun 22, 2021 - Personal Banking Associate in Mississauga, ON
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      Pros

      Great working environment, cohesive group

      Cons

      Long call time and call volume

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