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Updated 24 April 2019
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Scotiabank President and CEO Brian J. Porter
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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. "Small Business Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor, Small Business in Yorkton, SK (Canada)
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor, Small Business in Yorkton, SK (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great benefits, friendly people

    Cons

    No room for much advancement


  2. "Amazing culture and environment"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Book of business provided to you, salary for a new grad, and work environment

    Cons

    Hour long lunches is unnecessary. Would prefer flexible lunches

    Advice to Management

    Please allow employees to choose between 30 min or one hour lunches!

  3. "Tough, but rewarding job"

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    Current Employee - Small Business in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Small Business in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Getting to work with friendly people, with an overall caring culture. Meeting all kinds of different customers and interacting with a vast array of businesses.

    Cons

    Can be demanding, but overall management has always been very understanding. I think any of the downsides to working for this company would exist in any other massive organisation.

    Advice to Management

    Some of the systems need some upgrades, and innovative ways to adapt to the new consumer.


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    "Turmoil"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    respectable, established, banking industry, lots of opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Misguided confused with no long term vision


  5. "Review of FA position"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    Good growth opportunities and Great management

    Cons

    Aggressive sales targets
    Pressure to sell


  6. "Good opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    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


  7. "Great Employer"

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    Current Employee - Universal Banker in Brockville, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Universal Banker in Brockville, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vacation, room for growth, continued learning

    Cons

    Can be difficult to move up if you start from the bottom as a teller

  8. "Amazing culuture!"

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team environment, learning and growth opportunities

    Cons

    Hierarchical structure , long timelines for approvals


  9. "Portfolio Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank part-time

    Pros

    Very good company to work with

    Cons

    To be more flexible


  10. "All the best"

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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

    Good place for work life balance

    Cons

    Growth and new project opportunities are less