Learned many skills at Scotiabank. Felt proud working there.
Lending and Investment Officer (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 21 August 2017
Many phone call, large and crazy workload. Drop in customers who you had to serve, including schduled customers. Need to work under pressure. Always a deadline to for example, submit a loan application or RSP deadlines. Mortgage loan deadlines so they could be processed ontime for closing day. Not to mention, internal mandated deadlines. Once a week staff meetings. Dress up everyday nicely in a suit. Unfortunately, a sales target culture has taken it's roots there subverting service levels. Staff that have the best sales are rewarded and nothing recognized for those with good service.
Can get alot of experience in advising about financial services and products
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 17 July 2017
A typical day can vary depending on how busy the branch is. But everyone is always helpful to the best of their abilities which makes it a great place to work. The most enjoyable and the hardest part are both the customers. They can make your day or ruin it.
Business Analyst / Project Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 17 July 2017
An enjoyable workplace environment. Worked with business staff to deliver projects large and small. Flat management structure; management was always accessible and listened to feedback, seemed always concerned with cost/benefit options. Full time staff has minimal scope and not skilled or risk taking compared with their industry counterparts. All levels of the project teams were great to work with.
Financial Advisor (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 16 July 2017
Highly target oriented, management isn't very helpful, however the position helps you improve communication skills. Enjoyable part of the job is you help people achieve their financial goals, hardest part is the stress associated with financial goals.
Director Business Applications & Development (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 12 July 2017
The major program I was brought into rescue was successfully completed. In the final stages there were others who tried claiming the victory as theirs. Even though I was able to finish a program that four other full-time employees failed at, I was not offered a full-time position and those who tried to stake claim t the success also went out of their way to try and discredit me.
Good direct senior managers
Work policies and procedures are different by department
Senior Functional Consultant (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 10 July 2017
Not much pressure, good work opportunity, balanced work culture. Not organized, no requirements sessions and requirements are not finalized and no next steps decided or even if decided not followed up.
Great place to work but it takes along time to get a permanent position
Customer service representative (Current Employee) – Oromocto, NB – 8 July 2017
The pay was a competitive rate which was fare, it could be higher. You have to work casual starting out for a lot of the tellers and when a full time position opens up it's still only 28 hours a week. they had a great team of managers and staff I felt very appreciated and the managers are so kind. definetly one of my favorite places I have worked however; I could not afford to stay as I was casual for 9 months with no opportunity to move up until someone retired or left.
Business Customer Service Relations (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 7 July 2017
The workplace culture at Scotiabank was great. Once you put yourself into the environment and participated in all the events, the work and fun balanced out. The people are generous, kind and friendly. The work was sometimes difficult and the customers were everything from friendly to rude. Learning to deal with all those different personality types was helpful in growing my skills when dealing with people. Scotiabank loves to educate and keep their employees up to date. They like self growth and promote it every chance they get. The amount of material at my disposal was great! Taking advantage of those items really helped me step up my game and learning.
Application System Support Analyst (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 6 July 2017
Friendly and productive work place and provides opportunity to meet new people. A typical day starts with getting the updates from co-workers and bulletin board, by reading the recent emails, communicate any ongoing issues.
Usher (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 5 July 2017
I enjoy working there because I like working with people while scanning their ticket to come see an event and being in a section where the participants goes to their seats Workplace culture has many different kinds of people that they came from their country. Management is really organized and helpful and they give us some training how to do certain tasks and we get some benefits like Healthcare and Dental care.
Productive, professional and fun work environment.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 5 July 2017
Personally, I like working for Scotiabank. It's helped me grow and mature in both my personal and professional life in ways that I could not ever fully explain. I've learned so many new things that I didn't know before. Scotiabank has also given me a chance to meet some amazing people (both customers and employees) and make new friendships and bonds with them.
Great opportunity for obtaining new skills and knowledge in the banking sector.
Senior QA Lead - Consultant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 29 June 2017
Excellent leadership, Project discussions, meetings, positive approach to meet the goals/ requirements set by clients. Skilled team members.
Excellent Agile practice of the on-going status and the release dates displayed in bulletin for the entire project team - Transparency to the project stakeholders about the focus, courage, openness, commitment and respect of all the team
BI- reports handled by each team, their work past, current, on-coming displayed for a clear understanding of all the team.
Encouragement to reach the completion of the set goal
Continuous new requirements added to the API mapping in succesive sprints - work and re-work - Agile