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Updated 12 December, 2018
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Scotiabank President and CEO Brian J. Porter
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  • "Work-life balance could be improved" (in 71 reviews)

  • "Can't work full time for CR position" (in 40 reviews)

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  1. "FA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good group benefit and good environment

    Cons

    low income and full of challenges


  2. "Great work life balance and learning opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Researcher in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Researcher in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy. Great work life balance. Wonderful community.

    Cons

    Sudden and unexpected layoffs with no basis in job performance. Creates a lot of insecurity. Rapid growth and changing structure that is often disruptive.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent.

  3. "Excellent company"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very professional executive management, fair and respectful of junior staff. Offers paid education (relevant to work I.e. language schooling, degree)

    Cons

    Older executive assistants power trip a little too hard and act like they own you. But it's ok because Management will stick up for you and put them in their place.


  4. "Great as a student - to much sales focus"

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

    I have been working at Scotiabank part-time

    Pros

    Great people
    Positive environment to work in
    Good benefits & pay

    Cons

    Focused highly on sales targets


  5. "Good team environment but could pay better"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager Portfolio Insights in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Portfolio Insights in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team work, recognition, meritocracy, autonomy

    Cons

    Takes to long to be promoted, salary/bonus could be better

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in people, allowing them to have more free time (work from home policies). Salaries should match the market.


  6. "Room For Growth"

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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

    Alot of potential for career growth and personal development. If you are willing to learn and follow the development program laid out for you and work with coaches you can go far.

    Cons

    Alot of pressure from Management and clients. You can get stressed out easily if you are not prepared to do what it takes to succeed.


  7. "Branch review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Advisor
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Advisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow
    Work as a team
    Helping customers

    Cons

    System is down sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Support your team whenn needed. Treat your team with respect.
    More positive attitude and atmosphere.

  8. "Salary"

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

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

    Pros

    Good work place to be at.

    Cons

    None to mention, its an amazing work place.


  9. "great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scotiabank part-time

    Pros

    great work environmemt enjoyable time

    Cons

    none njust great amount of pros


  10. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, strong international presence

    Cons

    Compensation can be below market depending on group