Bank of Canada Employee Reviews about "ottawa"

Updated Nov 20, 2019

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Bank of Canada Governor of the Board of Directors Stephen S. Poloz
Stephen S. Poloz
54 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great culture, lots o opportunity and great work/life balance(in 13 reviews)

  • "Stimulating and challenging work environment, on engaging and critical projects with significant impacts on the Canadian Economy(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Ottawa is not the best place to live especially if you are not accustomed to the cold climate(in 6 reviews)

  • "Lower salary than private sector(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Bank of Canada full-time

    Pros

    Stable Nice hours Flexible working arrangement Nice offices

    Cons

    Limited advancement Overly bureaucratic Ottawa No profit motive, no incentive pay

  2. "Excellent working environment"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Principal Researcher in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of Canada full-time

    Pros

    Some kind of professionalism, benefits, public policy, diversity, openness

    Cons

    Ottawa is not the best place to live especially if you are not accustomed to the cold climate.


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    "Great employer"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Bank of Canada full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    Ottawa Oh My God minus 40 degree

  4. "Great Job!"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Research Assistant 

    I worked at Bank of Canada full-time

    Pros

    This is a great place to learn economic research before going to grad school. Very friendly and supportive environment for RAs.

    Cons

    Ottawa is very cold in winter.

  5. "If you can take the winter, it is a good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bank of Canada full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Generally open to research relevant for monetary policy. Generous travel budget.

    Cons

    Location. Ottawa winters are tough, and the city itself is a little sleepy. Management is too conservative

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    "Economist"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bank of Canada full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance; good benefits; solid defined benefit pension plan.

    Cons

    Sometimes unclear what leads to promotion: policy work or research? Also, you have to live in Ottawa, which is a great city for families, but not so much for singles.

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