Customer Service Representative (Current Employee), Tillsonburg, ON – August 21, 2012
Pros: team environment with personal advancement opportunities
Cons: none to give currently
The work days at Scotiabank are wonderful! The mornings may be a little rushed to get everything accomplished, but once you've got a hold of the day's balance, everything falls into a nice even pace for the rest of the day. The full days seem short and before you know it you're at the weekend.
Cashier (Former Employee), Kanata, ON – August 11, 2012
Pros: personal space.
Cons: bosses were sexually harrasing my sister and i.
I liked working at Vinci Park, because we got to have our own booths, and work at our own pace and in our own personal space. We had to multi-task and do multiple assignments at one time. I got to use knowledge by adding and subtracting in the booths for the cash float, and having to do addition, subtraction and multiplication for our cash floats at – more... the end of the night. Worked with large cash floats some night up to $3000 a night. – less
Secretary (Former Employee), Toronto,ON – August 9, 2012
Pros: building had its on personalized cafeteria
Cons: long hours, very fast paced
I loved every bit of this job, the environment, my co-workers everything and everyone was very professional and friendly. On a typical day I would direct all incoming parcels, manage switchboard, and provide information for new and regular guests. I learned the power of organization and memory, I had to be on top of everything at all times. Management – more... was great they answered all the questions I had as well as teach me everything I needed to know. Being on top of everything was quite hard as there were a lot of things to remember and do. The most enjoyable part was meeting new people coming in and out of the building, I love to help people so it was a bonus being able to get everyone around physically and through phone calls. – less
Manager (Current Employee), Toronto, ON – July 18, 2012
Terrible pay, good environment.
Scotiabank does a good job of making you feel welcome and a part of a team. I have been in 4 different departments over the last 2 years as a part of a management program, but can honestly tell you it is fraught with politics and the pay is very very low, regardless of how hard you work or the qualifications you have.
I had a very exciting and rewarding career with Scotiabank
Branch Manager (Former Employee), Pugwash, NS – July 5, 2012
Pros: meeting wonderful clients
Cons: keeping up with the many changes that were happening everyday through out the banking sector
I managed a staff of 12 people in a branch. My day consisted of overseeing reports, making financial decisions, interviewing clients, making sure the branch ran smooth and with budget guidelines. I was responsible for credit decisions and clients portfolios.
Great place to work with ample opportunity for advancement and relocation
Lending Service Officer (Current Employee), Calgary,AB – May 23, 2012
Pros: great opportunity for advancement, good management, nice building with cafetaria & parking space, fully-equipped gym
Cons: pay/benefits could be better
A typical day at my job involves preparing collateral documents for different business customers, completing annual reviews on businesses to ensure that we have all the required security in place for their current credits and/or new credits. This requires attention to detail, efficiency, accuracy, organizational skills, decision-making skills and time – more... -management skills. The most enjoyable part of this job is that there is always something new I learn everyday which keeps things interesting and challenging.The hardest part of my job is probably the learning curve, it takes a long time before one can perform the job well without assistance from co-workers and supervisors.The management in my department is very helpful and supportive. – less
My overall experience ( 21 Years ) with Scotiabank was a good one. Fun staff...great management.
BANKING OFFICER (Former Employee), Ottawa, Ontario – April 28, 2012
I enjoyed being employed by Scotiabank ( 1973-1994). I worked at several branches and made alot of friends. The morale for the most part was very good. The salary could have been better...Scotiabank didn't pay well at the time. Incentive programs were in place and your job was secure.
There are better financial institutions than BNS offering lots of opportunities if one wants to be a true professional and in a professional environment.But sadly BNS is not.
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Small Business Advisor (Former Employee), Belleville, ON – March 27, 2012
Pros: most of staff very approachable
Cons: business run by risk assessors, not able to make any decisions.
Seem to be stilted with emphasis on personal development with customer being of secondary improtance. Communication low with constant threats of termination if targets not met. Yet would not go out and seek the business.
Senior Manager Special Accounts Management (Former Employee), San Juan, PR – March 31, 2013
Part of the Integration Team after the acquisition of RG Premier Bank, a competing financial institution. Develop client relationships by providing adequate services without affecting bank and regulatory policies, procedures, and impact risk structure.