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Scotiabank Senior Manager Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2019

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Scotiabank CEO Brian J. Porter
Brian J. Porter
47 Ratings
  1. "Manager"

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    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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of areas for growth

    Cons

    No loyalty to employees

    Advice to Management

    Be kind

    Scotiabank2019-04-07
  2. "Good place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    benefits, location, employees, technology, great people

    Cons

    low salary, do not promote from within

    Advice to Management

    promote employees, and loyalty

    Scotiabank2019-07-31
  3. "Banks can offer a world of opportunity"

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

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Many roles to explore given a large organization

    Cons

    Restructuring and re-organization can affect the morale

    Scotiabank2019-07-25
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great for immigrants, but with low pay and complex structure"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The bank is great for newcomers as it has a large footprint outside of Canada and thus favors language skills (Spanish in particular). Also being one of the worst paying banks, it's easier to hire qualified immigrants (but with no Canadian experience) since it's tough (money wise) to steal from the competitors. Benefits are good - 4 weeks of vacation for level 8, 3 personal days, 5 sick days, an okay insurance coverage....

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    Cons

    Scotia is massive with lots of different areas. Expect to encounter different cultures within different areas of the bank. Lots of gossip, and unfortunately some senior management incentivise that, by asking around people's opinions on their peers! Pace is slow, very slow. Overall the bank is very risk avoider, so decision making is hard and lengthy. Progressing in the career is also though. Ambition is not really...

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    Advice to Management

    Be bolder and empower people to make decisions without having to confer with dozens of others. Things will move a lot faster. Also stop the corridor gossip from senior leadership. Opinions should be formed based on proper performance reviews, not hearsay.

    Scotiabank2019-07-02
  5. "Global Finance"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair pace for work/life balance, large company with tons of opportunities, good overall benefits

    Cons

    Evident red tape/inefficiencies, roles and pace can differ across business units/teams/organization, pace can be slow at times

    Scotiabank2019-06-28
  6. "Great place to work."

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

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Dynamic, challenging, guided by its core values.

    Cons

    Sometimes demands sacrificing personal time.

    Scotiabank2019-06-11
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Took a nose dive under Brian Porter"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It is very easy to get promoted due in part to high turnover and management not able to differentiate between competent employees and imposters.

    Cons

    The bank took a nose dive under Brian Porter.

    Scotiabank2019-07-13
  8. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good culture .... .... .... ....

    Cons

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    Scotiabank2019-05-24
  9. "Pay"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, work life balance, and culture

    Cons

    Low Base, difficult to move

    Scotiabank2019-05-23
  10. "Overall positive experience but doesn’t always promote career advancement and opportunities to its employees"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, physical workplace, work life balance

    Cons

    Disconnect between senior management and its employees

    Scotiabank2019-05-03
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