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Updated 11 December, 2017
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Scotiabank President and CEO Brian J. Porter
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Pros
  • The culture is great and provides really great work life balance (in 153 reviews)

  • good work environment in toronto (in 127 reviews)

Cons
  • unable to strike a good work life balance (in 55 reviews)

  • No performance assessment for full time (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Smithers, BC
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Smithers, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent environment in which to work. Great people, great job, great pay what more could you want in a career

    Cons

    Not much to say. As I said it is a great place to work and to advance with. Great job

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  2. "Senior Client Relationship Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    Flexible mobile work
     4 weeks vacation

    Cons

    Sales tool box limited - must get more competitive with market.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on deliverables being consistent.


  3. "Great bank with great opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Director in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to get international experience

    Cons

    Not enough integration between Canada & International

    Advice to Management

    Define and implement better communication strategy


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  5. "Financial Advisor Trainee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    Lots of positive teamwork both at work and outside.

    Cons

    Targets needed to be achieved are hard but support is available as needed.

    Advice to Management

    Help with networking across branches


  6. "Small Business Advisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    Easy hours of operation, great benefits and very inclusive and diverse community

    Cons

    Constant changes in upper management, hard to get a single answer.
    Not the company's fault, but role is rapidly changing because of technology and less demand for jobs like this.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. "Accounting Officer, Centralized Accounting Unit, Calgary"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Accounting Officer in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Accounting Officer in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Scope for Individual Growth. Multi faced and Challenging task. Exposure through communication. Job security and satisfaction.

    Cons

    Risk of robbery. Stress and follow tighter regulations.


  8. "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    large company, well organized company

    Cons

    no cons, no cons, no cons


  9. "Decent"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Training, Paid vacation, flexibility, new focus

    Cons

    too much sales lately, stressful


  10. "Small Business Advisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Small Business Advisor in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Small Business Advisor in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Easy hours - Upward mobility is likely if you are persistent and hard-working
    - Great pay and benefits - Decent corporate culture

    Cons

    Constant changing of management and processes
    Products are no different from competitors and daily routine is sometimes monotonous

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management.


  11. "A great place to work, for the most part"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    - Benefits are a huge plus and the wages are quite competitive as well
    - All computer programs required for work are really easy to use
    - A lot of really fun work functions
    - Working hours are quite short so you can have a nice balance between work and personal activities
    - HR services are excellent and offer a lot of support/knowledge
    - Management offers a lot of support (for the most part at least)

    Cons

    - Sometimes managers will throw their own staff under the bus and humiliate them in front of other coworkers and even customers
    - In some cases there isn't a lot of consistency when it comes to policy adherence. Some branches will bend to their managers wants and needs and staff won't be publicly respected by said manager unless you suck up to them
    - Sometimes managers will make the rules up as they go and won't follow the key guidelines and principles of the company. Anytime a staff member doesn't follow certain made-up rules they are once again publicly humiliated in front of other staff and sometimes even customers.
    - For the most part, management is very professional and respects everyone; but not all the time. In some cases managers will be very unprofessional even when customers are in the branch. For example they will be eating at their desk in full sight of customers, yell and laugh loudly or even make a personal phone call where everyone can hear them.

    Advice to Management

    Looking into the inconsistency of policy adherence is a huge issue but there are also a lot of issues when it comes to some manager(s) and their unprofessional manners.


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