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Banque Nationale du Canada/National Bank of Canada Reviews

Updated 22 March, 2019
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Banque Nationale du Canada/National Bank of Canada President, CEO, and Director Louis Vachon
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  • "s excluives, beaucoup de bureaucratie , beaucoup de mauvaise promesse et langue de bois , beaucoup de politique" (in 6 reviews)

  • "For the particular team I was on - work/life balance was hard to achieve" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Great pay, culture and opportunities for growth"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Banking Associate in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Corporate Banking Associate in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Banque Nationale du Canada/National Bank of Canada full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best pay on the street by far. Not even close to the other Big banks. The compensation info on here is very misleading. Corporate banking analysts make about $150k all-in and corporate banking associates make over $200k. National is one of the big 6 "too big to fail" banks in Canada so you're involved in the biggest capital market transactions. Being the smallest of the big 6, national isnt plagued by beaurocracy the way the other big banks are. Teams are also a lot leaner so juniors are given way bigger responsibilities than at the other banks. People learn very fast here. The bank's teams are really rolling right now and have snatched some of the best talent on the street. Very intelligent, polished juniors and very experienced, connected seniors. Very hungry culture. Management is very approachable.

    Cons

    National is the biggest in Quebec and has all the biggest clients in that market. Although super successful on Bay street, sometimes it feels like the Quebec success stories overshadow all the huge wins in Toronto. Toronto could use more recognition from senior management. Not sure if Quebec is paid as good as Toronto but they definitely seem to get more pats on the back.

    Corporate Banking hours are about 55-60 per week. This is more than the other big banks.

    Advice to Management

    Noticed a ton of changes over the last few years. At least half of the changes have drastically improved efficiency and day to day in corporate banking. When a new change is implemented don't be afraid to implement as beta or testing period. First release will rarely be perfect. Don't be afraid of admitting oversights slows down the pace of improvements.


  2. "Professional, serious company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Representative in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Representative in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Banque Nationale du Canada/National Bank of Canada full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good training, best team,good benefits, good career development.

    Cons

    Night hours sometimes at the call center.

  3. "Supporting Team, Lots of Learning, Visionary Management"

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    Current Employee - Senior Advisor - DevOps in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor - DevOps in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Banque Nationale du Canada/National Bank of Canada full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    * Great Managers
    * Very supportive and nice people
    * Free to use any technology and Independent work
    * No micromanagement, great freedom
    * Pension plan and nice bonus
    * Lots of learning, very knowledgeable and collaborative DevOps team
    * Tons of vacation and work from home policy

    Cons

    * Nothing that I know of.


  4. "Great pay, sales environment nonetheless"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banque Nationale du Canada/National Bank of Canada full-time

    Pros

    Great company, definitely love their employees

    Cons

    if you're at the branch level, you may feel pigeonholed. If you like a sales environment and can exceed in it, this is the job for you.

    Advice to Management

    Micromanagement can feel extremely pressuring.


  5. "Way behind on technology"

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    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Banque Nationale du Canada/National Bank of Canada full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to move up, opportunities

    Cons

    Stressful work environment and unrealistic goals


  6. "Commercial Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Account Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Commercial Account Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Banque Nationale du Canada/National Bank of Canada full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very Good Company to work for

    Cons

    Nothing to identify as cons

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. Its already functioning well


  7. "Good place to start"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Banque Nationale du Canada/National Bank of Canada full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    nice social advantages, good stepping stone, brutal learning

    Cons

    a bit crazy on the lines as any customer service rep job,

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work

  8. "Great place with opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Banque Nationale du Canada/National Bank of Canada full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary, bonuses, competent colleagues, great management, regular hours.

    Cons

    Not being surrounded buy a multitude of different types of people. Everyone is pretty beige, very corporate and stiff.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the support staff, make them feel important.


  9. "analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC

    I worked at Banque Nationale du Canada/National Bank of Canada full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good job to do

    Cons

    medium work to perform for doing

    Advice to Management

    test software


  10. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Manager in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Banque Nationale du Canada/National Bank of Canada full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good culture that keeps improving. The bank is trying and succedding in moving away from an old bankers mentality.

    Cons

    Works in silos. Politics. Better opportunities if you are francophone.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to improve innovation. Past years have been tumultuous in the innovative journey with many lessons learned.