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Scotiabank Senior Manager Reviews

Updated 17 April, 2019
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  • "Long hours - difficult to maintain work life balance" (in 77 reviews)

  • "Can't work full time for CR position" (in 42 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of areas for growth

    Cons

    No loyalty to employees

    Advice to Management

    Be kind


  2. "Good opportunities"

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

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

    Pros

    Good room for career opportunities
    Good share contribution plan
    Decent compensation

    Cons

    No retiree medical benefits as it was discontinued

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Banker - Global Banking and Markets"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager/Vice President/Associate Director in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Manager/Vice President/Associate Director in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Big 5 bank with a proven rep.
    - International footprint.
    - Really good in some businesses (punches above its weight).

    Cons

    - When the CEO calls the culture "overly collegial" (he did to the G&M in 2016), you know it's going to go south. And it did.
    - People just don't care about eachother.
    - There are less stressful places to earn more money.

    Advice to Management

    - Thanks for the all of the good years. Wish I got out sooner.


  4. "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.


  5. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Risk Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Risk Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits.
    Smart and nice people
    Space for promotion

    Cons

    Organizational changes are common and there is lack of communication
    Base salary is not the best for Baning in Toronto


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Dont care for their employees"

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

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn about the industry

    Cons

    Very corporate culture focused only on making money, no care for exployees


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Dead Wood"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasonable work flexibility and fun work environment.

    Cons

    A completely toxic work environment. Wasteful Directors. Arrogant management. Underqualified people at the helm. The place runs like a schoolyard.

  8. "Senior Project Manager"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scotiabank as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Professional Opportunities, Challenge Projects, international scope

    Cons

    no cons to describe at this moment


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Worst performing Bank on the TSX"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Like other Banks in Canada, generates large number of employment.

    Cons

    Autocratic management style. Every internal downward communication begins with "Boss wants it, so you do it without looking at pros and cons"
    Lowest salaries among the top five banks in Canada. When annual viewpoint survey repeatedly showed that employees are least satisfied about comparable salaries at Scotiabank, the management dropped that question from the survey.

    Advice to Management

    Empowerment to the employees. Take criticism and act to make things better for employees.


  10. "Senior Manager Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work from a learning perspective, good work-life balance

    Cons

    The Company has historically worked in silos Canadian Banking International Banking and Business Banking, And the latest addition the Digital Factory

    Advice to Management

    Ensure all areas and all levels work collaboratively and efficiently to avoid duplication or triplicating functions