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Updated 22 April, 2018
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Scotiabank President and CEO Brian J. Porter
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  • Depending on the area, work/life balance is challenging to achieve (in 61 reviews)

  • Can be hard to obtain Full-time at first (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to be"

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    Current Employee - Collections Officer in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Collections Officer in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best salary in the industry.

    Cons

    Less organized in administration and training. No training in French

    Advice to Management

    Some are just bad and some are good and ready to find solution


  2. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    Good team work, generally nice people in the company

    Cons

    quite some pressure at work if you're not familiar with what you're doing

  3. "Great future"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great customer centric, forward thinking company. Competitive compensation and benefits. Coworkers are all great and incredibly smart, humble people.

    Cons

    With adaptations to shifting consumer and market demands come many challenges such as organizational shifts, restructuring of roles and sometimes an unclear sense of direction.

    Advice to Management

    Keep forging ahead. The future of the bank is bright as long as you stick to the plan of reinventing this century old business


  4. "amazing place"

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

    Pros

    easy going fast pace great benefits

    Cons

    long days, busy everyday, on the go


  5. "Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment and culture. Snacks and drinks are provided. Really nice teamwork and different opportunities to work with different projects and teams.

    Cons

    Need to offer more training opportunities to contractors. Sometimes treat them in a different way with full time employees, especially faced with opportunities. Don't let contractors feel like they are seasonal. Please provide more care.

    Advice to Management

    Construct goals in a more strategic way may be wise.


  6. "senior accounting clerk"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Clerk in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Clerk in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    awesome co workers, good benefits ,management understood family needs and accommodated, promote from within

    Cons

    nothing now that I have been unemployed for a while I realize what a really great place it was to work I always knew that but now I realize it even more


  7. "Director, Enterprise Risk"

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    Current Employee - Director in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Director in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity, automation, dynamic, professional

    Cons

    Automation also entails a reduction in the workforce.

  8. "financial advisor"

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

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    amazing place to work

    Cons

    nothing to say here

    Advice to Management

    good management


  9. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very relaxed working hours in general

    Cons

    Very strict hierarchy with limited room for growth


  10. "Changes to workstations - don't do it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some really good management, work life balance

    Cons

    salary $15K-20K under market, new "agile" work stations feel like a sweatshop

    Advice to Management

    Reconsider agile workstations, making the office feel like a sweatshop - it just rows and rows of developers at open tables and chairs. The staff are loosing their ability to make their workstations (because they don't have one) their own space with simple things like a picture of their child at their desk. Its going to lead to disengaged staff.


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