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  1. "Programmer Analyst Advisory"

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    Current Employee - Advisory Programmer Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Fairly stable as a full-time - Bank is investing a lot of money in Agile transformation, so you should learn quite a lot in that aspect - Some high profile technology projects are going on, such as PLATO

    Cons

    - Not an ideal place for contracting - Cost cutting sets the team backwards - Too little people with technological backgrounds making even simple software solutions sometimes challenging to deliver - bad benefits package as a full time - quite a lot of politics even on the technology side

    Advice to Management

    hire more tech savvy people on your technology team, when cutting resources, don’t cut randomly, retain your most valuable talents.

    Scotiabank2019-06-28
  2. "Alright company but far from perfect..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    Salaries are decent Customer interactions are usually very positive Coworkers are usually very nice and respectful

    Cons

    Benefits and Employee Share programs are a joke. If you aren't working full time hours, you won't have access to any medical benefits or anything else worth while. Usually when you first start working there you are put on as casual which means they don't have to put you on the schedule if they don't want. It's frustrating. A LOT of micro-management within all departments. Supervisors...

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    Advice to Management

    You guys really need to take more time when it comes to hiring new branch managers or supervisors. Also, it would be best to give the branches newer computer systems so that they can actually do their jobs properly.

    Scotiabank2019-05-08
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    "Customer Rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank part-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, great co-workers, good opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Proceedures and policies constantly being changed, very hard to keep up. Depending on the branch you can end up with very little support from supervisors/peers. CR hours constantly dwindling, extremely hard to come across a full time hours position as a CR unless you have been with the bank for a long time. Hiring is all done through a recruiting department, you won’t get to...

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    Advice to Management

    Better training and support for new employees. Recognize when positions needs to be filled and fill them quickly and efficiently as to reduce staffing issues.

    Scotiabank2019-02-21
  4. "Outdated technology"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Scotiabank

    Pros

    part time - good money

    Cons

    poor management control 4-5 hrs in one shift only and work the whole week to add up 30 hrs barely no full time lines

    Scotiabank2019-01-03
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    "Vancouver Main Branch specifically"

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    Former Employee - Customer Representative in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scotiabank part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Other Tellers and Financial Advisors were excellent at collaborating, very professional, and nice to work with. Mostly a younger workplace. -Easy to develop a friendly relationship with clients and partners who regularly come in. -Good benefits/vacay for young full timers or 5-day-a-week part timers just starting out. -Convenient downtown location.

    Cons

    -Training was very disorganized and rushed, and they expect you to be proficient with the job in mere weeks despite the amount of industry/process knowledge and system familiarity needed. -Supervisors were at times extremely rude, disrespectful, micromanaging, or not at all supportive. Supervisors would sometimes openly berate and reprimand employees for minor mistakes, or for even asking questions or expressing the...

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    Advice to Management

    -Develop a system of training that doesn't leave new employees feeling totally lost and unprepared, and thus later on very stressed, anxious, alienated from their jobs, and dying to quit. -Hire better supervisors who treat people with respect and are actual leaders and mentors. -Acknowledge the failings of this branch instead of patting yourselves on the back when good NPS scores occur. Stop using buzzwords like...

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    Scotiabank2018-12-08
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    "Below average"

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    Current Employee - Bank Teller in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff rate, staff accounts, great team work environment, opportunities to learn new things, some benefits, annual bonus

    Cons

    Very little pay for such a high stress and high responsibility position. Lack of sufficient opportunities for career advancement. The department is almost always short-staffed which leads to a highly inconsistent lunch schedule and a total lack of breaks. Highly stressful training process, which felt more like a survival of the fittest challenge. Very outdated technology and problematic communication between branches...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop cutting support staff positions. Be honest with your subordinates about work expectations and objectives. Strive for a long term efficiency. Give full time positions and promotions to your most loyal and performing staff members. If nothing above is done, the talent will flee.

    Scotiabank2018-12-07
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Bilingual Customer Service Representative"

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

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Retirement, drug, dental, ESOP, life insurance, all pretty standard bank offerings.

    Cons

    Entry-level job for which previous experience is not taken into consideration salary-wise; no office supplies provided; desk/chair/keyboard desinfectants rarely provided; job responsibilities do not match job description; superficial training; broken-down chairs (7/15) used in training room; on-the-phone training sessions conducted by rotating selected employees instead of professional trainers. Position is heavily...

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    Advice to Management

    They are tone-deaf so there is none that they could hear. Although recent studies show this bank is at the bottom of the barrel relative to other banks, management relies on their past reputation to pull the wool over customers and the general public's' eyes.

    Scotiabank2018-10-04
  8. "Customer representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice group of colleagues and manager, great working environment

    Cons

    Can't work full time for CR position. Shifts change from time to time.

    Scotiabank2018-05-17
  9. "Financial Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Scotiabank for 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.

    Scotiabank2018-04-15
  10. "good company to work with and for"

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    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Sherwood Park, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scotiabank for more than a year

    Pros

    room to grow with opportunities to take courses and advance your position and knowledge, management encouraged this for their staff members.

    Cons

    full time positions are not available unless you are management

    Scotiabank2017-10-16
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