Scotiabank Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2020

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Scotiabank President and CEO Brian J. Porter
Brian J. Porter
1,361 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good Team, Work life balance is great(in 252 reviews)

  • "Excellent work environment with extremely professional staff that always looked to put customers first(in 243 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "5/5"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    good working environment fast pasted

    Cons

    sometimes you have to work weekends

  2. "Good start off job"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kanata, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You have the ability to move up within the bank. Learning everything about the banking industry.

    Cons

    Poor pay. Needs better training

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  3. "Culture"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Director in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Large organization, great technology investments

    Cons

    Middle management is not well guided on career progression

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  4. "Good starting point"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    inclusive environment, supportive management, clear career path

    Cons

    long hours sometimes, big workload, work on weekends

  5. "Good benefits"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Risk Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    20 days vacation + 10 PoD

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy and politics

  6. "They really take good care of their employee"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Inclusive, Open and Fair to all staff

    Cons

    As one of the major bank in Canada, a lot red tapes you have to get through

  7. "Overall nice place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Scarborough, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work is quite organized. Manager is very helpful and encouraging. Team members respect each other. Flexible work hours. Good career development.

    Cons

    Salary could be better but good to start your career. Work could sometimes be mundane and tiresome.

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  8. "Scotiabank Equity Research"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equity Research Associate in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Pay and Benefits Great people

    Cons

    Not many extracurricular perks or swag

  9. "Good"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers and decent benefits package

    Cons

    Poor management structure in place

  10. "Good place to work, large enterprise"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    great benefits. Bank is investing in technology and always looking for ways to improve.

    Cons

    large enterprise (can feel like a cog in the middle of a machine)

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