Banque Nationale du Canada/National Bank of Canada "french" Reviews | Glassdoor.ca

Banque Nationale du Canada/National Bank of Canada Employee Reviews about "french"

Updated Sep 6, 2019

To filter reviews, or .

4.1
86%
Recommend to a Friend
95%
Approve of CEO
Banque Nationale du Canada/National Bank of Canada CEO Louis Vachon
Louis Vachon
430 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "From achievements to communication the company is still 'French first' & Quebec centric thinking(in 26 reviews)

  • "tre agile dans le changement et la transformation car c'est une entreprise qui cherche constamment(in 21 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

Reviews about "french"

Return to all Reviews
  1. "Best Workplace in Montreal"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Banque Nationale du Canada/National Bank of Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I loved the workplace, collaboration and autonomy I had. Flexible hours and place of work.

    Cons

    If you don't know French well (and I mean fluent well), you're pretty much left behind Very hard to go up the ladder if you don't have strong connections. Takes years to get from P5 to P6

    Advice to Management

    Learn English

    Banque Nationale du Canada/National Bank of Canada2019-09-07
  2. "Focusing on Employees & Improving Slowly"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Banque Nationale du Canada/National Bank of Canada full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    National Bank is growing and recognising it needs to change with the times. They are engaging & working WITH employees to make those needed changes.

    Cons

    Still a little too focused on/in Quebec, despite statements of wanting to focus on expanding to the rest of Canada. From achievements to communication the company is still 'French first' & Quebec centric thinking.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to open 'head offices' in other Provinces with management teams well versed in those provinces - their unique needs and differences from Quebec. Thus, providing more diversity & understanding of the businesses that are operating in those & immediately surrounding provinces.

    Banque Nationale du Canada/National Bank of Canada2019-07-22
  3. "Great Place to start a career"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Banque Nationale du Canada/National Bank of Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great exposure to the different worlds of Finance. Great company with good values to empower employees and their well-being

    Cons

    Heavily French Oriented and can make inter-departmental communication tough

    Banque Nationale du Canada/National Bank of Canada2019-07-14
  4. "Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
     

    I worked at Banque Nationale du Canada/National Bank of Canada

    Pros

    Good benefits,.salary. some travel required to Quebec if you enjoy that.

    Cons

    French bank, head office in Quebec. Not much room for promotion .

    Banque Nationale du Canada/National Bank of Canada2018-07-29
  5. "Great working experience with a transforming organization"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Business Intelligent Intern in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Banque Nationale du Canada/National Bank of Canada for less than a year

    Pros

    - The management is forward-thinking and motivated. - The working environment is very friendly and relaxed. - The bank is transforming to digital and data-driven, so there are always a lot work to do.

    Cons

    - Sometimes really need to speak French even the bank is bilingual - Part of the bank is behind the changes, which means we need to deal with some legacy systems

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up and speed up the changes.

    Banque Nationale du Canada/National Bank of Canada2018-04-14
  6. "Fair and progressive"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Portfolio Management Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Banque Nationale du Canada/National Bank of Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Strong leadership team, recruitment from the best at the top level. Flexible, can work from home, good pay, technology is up to date

    Cons

    Benefits could be more generous to align/compete with Big 5 banks, but well within market. French/Quebec focus is unfortunate when trying to grow in rest of Canada

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing boundaries and keep asking questions

    Banque Nationale du Canada/National Bank of Canada2018-01-16
  7. "Internship"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I worked at Banque Nationale du Canada/National Bank of Canada

    Pros

    Friendly people Good compensation Good exit opportunities

    Cons

    Being fluent in french is an advantage

    Banque Nationale du Canada/National Bank of Canada2017-11-02
  8. "Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are moving towards agile

    Cons

    As a non French speaking manager, found it difficult to function in meetings where they unknowingly switch to French during conference calls.

    Banque Nationale du Canada/National Bank of Canada2017-10-27
  9. "A place to consider"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Pros

    Very entrepreneurial, some managers give you room to stretch your skills and grow. People are for the most part, pretty friendly. Not as hierarchical as some of the other Big 5 banks so we are able to make decisions more quickly.

    Cons

    Sometimes a bit too French-centric - for instance even with Glassdoor being an English website - they have the company name in French instead of using National Bank of Canada. Being able to transfer between departments is limited as most positions are in Montreal.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in technology and if we are truly a bilingual firm, then all communications need to be both in French and English

    Banque Nationale du Canada/National Bank of Canada2017-10-02
  10. "Senior Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Banque Nationale du Canada/National Bank of Canada full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work Life balance Small team based work environments

    Cons

    - after a senior manager level, upward mobility severely limited for non french, non quebec employees - technology is at least 3-4 years behind the standard at other institutions - still very paper based with a lot of processes manual (old school) - no HR or career development

    Advice to Management

    - see above

    Banque Nationale du Canada/National Bank of Canada2017-05-05
Found 26 reviews