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Updated 17 August, 2017
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Scotiabank President and CEO Brian J. Porter
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Pros
  • Great team-- really hard working and cared about work life balance (in 142 reviews)

  • friendly work environment,good place to learn,amazing people (in 112 reviews)

Cons
  • unable to strike a good work life balance (in 49 reviews)

  • No centralized process for Co-op students to apply internally for Full time jobs (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Senior developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with a very nice team
    Great work culture
    Management of our team was very supportive
    Latest Tech Stack.

    Cons

    Salary was less compared to proper IT or Software companies.
    Work life balance was not good. Has spend more hours than the standard.
    Learning opportunity was not great.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great company culture and investments in latest tech stack. Pay packages should be restructured if you wan to retain talented engineers.


  2. "Customer service representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scotiabank part-time

    Pros

    good pay
    understanding boss
    flexible work hours

    Cons

    a lot of pressure to sell


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Review of My Employment at Scotiabank"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large IT infrastructure within a very large organization enables many opportunities for lateral, vertical and geographical movement.

    Cons

    Continual emphasis on cost reduction and reorganization leads to unsettled, overworked, unhappy employees.

    Advice to Management

    Return to "old values" of Scotiabank......it is possible to be profitable and competitive without squeezing the last cent of profit margin. Show loyalty to productive, long-term employees.


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  5. "Culture"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Calgary, AB
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and great manager too.

    Cons

    No significant cons for this organisation


  6. "Good Bank - it was better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    The bank has businesses in many countries; therefore, there are some opportunities to have international experiences that allows you to understand different cultures, regulatory requirements and products.

    Cons

    The bank is continuously adapting to new business technologies, which has caused a business restructure in different areas.


  7. "Customer Representative"

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

    I have been working at Scotiabank part-time

    Pros

    flexible hours and less opening hours than other banks

    Cons

    a lot of wave and change, unstable management team in branch


  8. "customer service representative"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in London, ON
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in London, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good place to work.
    friendly environment.
    amazing management.
    caring
    high benefits

    Cons

    I would say, everybody has a different opinion. SO RATHER NOT SAY

    Advice to Management

    everything is amazing


  9. "Investment Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Investment Specialist in Scarborough, ON
    Current Employee - Investment Specialist in Scarborough, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great colleagues / good support to excel in your role
    - company doesn't push you to sell products, you are educated to help the customer make the best choices to build their portfolio

    Cons

    The pay is just about market reference


  10. "Solutions Architect"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    lots of opportunities, job security

    Cons

    Conservative culture, hierarchical, slow to market

    Advice to Management

    Work life balance


  11. "Senior Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Senior Advisor
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work with lots opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Training on new changes. Have to adapt very quickly


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