Scotiabank Employee Reviews

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all about selling
Financial advisor (Former Employee) –  Southwest ontario1 November 2016
Lots of favouritism within branches! It's all about the sales and not the client. Hefty sales targets! Stressful working atmosphere! Minimal support system! Expectation for deals and selling is quite unrealistic.
Pros
Full time
Cons
Pay is mediocre, all about sales and pushing management up the ladder
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Steady employment
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON6 January 2017
Typical work day varies depending on who you are and who's your boss (some people get preferential treatment). Some people get in at 8.30 and by 9 they are out for half-hour coffee break, while some people never get to take breaks because they are so extremely busy.
I worked there for a long time and I have made some good and rewarding friendships.
Pros
Fast pace environment
Cons
Cliquey.
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Professional
Customer Service Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON15 December 2016
It is encouraged to help staff achieve their career goals and support and resources are provided .
Manager take lot of interest in progress of each individual.
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typical office atmosphere
Special Technical Advisory (Current Employee) –  1 adelaide st East, Toronto, ON11 January 2017
- Work was good
- The people I met were nice as well
- Management changed often
- The work hours were great, very flexible
- lots of turnover
Pros
great hours with lots of flexibility
Cons
too much turnover
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Can't think of a worse job
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON20 August 2015
Horrible leadership. Unrealistic expectations and targets. Long hours. Salary is so abysmal that the cleaners (who were contracted from another company) got paid more per hour than I did. After a record-breaking year in profits, management responded by drastically cutting our benefits. Everybody is stressed out all the time, it's not uncommon at all see your fellow coworkers break down into tears or take stress leaves. If anybody is thinking of working for this company, avoid it all costs. Being homeless would probably still be a better lifestyle than being a Scotiabank employee.
Pros
Life will no longer seem like it goes by too fast
Cons
Management, long hours, salary, expectations, not appreciated, everything you can think of that would make a job suck
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Strong communication and team effort workplace environment.
Client Representative (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON25 January 2017
Working with The Bank of Nova Scotia for years and taught me that teamwork and understanding and both working with staff for coverage is priority. The workplace is shown great effort in reducing and minimizing risks by following direct regulatory and compliance rules.
Pros
Several campaigns and events
Cons
Unpaid overtime
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Fun and energetic workplace
Customer Service Officer (Current Employee) –  Halifax, NS27 January 2016
Great place to work with excellent benefits and training. Wonderful people to work with and a lot of opportunity for advancement . Limited opportunity in the Atlantic region in some fields however which are most concentrated elsewhere.
Pros
great benefits, flexibiltiy in shift changes
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Short contract
Solution Architect (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 January 2017
Short contract at Scotia - Management rules by fear. weekend and after hour work is a norm. People come and go like a revolving door. There is no strategic planning.
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Exploitive
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB27 November 2016
Outrageous sales and meetings per week goals. Daily staff sales meetings are a verbal lashing. No support from management. Poor training, mostly on the job, while needing to meet targets.
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good
Business System Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON24 January 2017
did co-op in scotia , had nice mentors . good place to start your career or begin one. I personally recommend the place to work.
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management lack proper training
Senior Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 December 2016
management lack proper training. They mistreat employees and offer no support. I tried to reach out for help but my manager kept blocking my attempts.
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A good place to work
Analyst - Liquidity Risk Analysis (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON22 November 2016
I enjoy working with my coworkers. There are exposures to other business segments. My boss cares about his employees and their career goals.
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A very dynamic place
Project Manager / SCRUM Master (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON29 August 2016
Scotiabank is an amazing company to work for. it provides constant challenges, which is a good thing if you do not like routines. Provides constant and endless possibilities to learn and grow within
Pros
Dynamic
Cons
Long hours
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Friendly and inviromently good place to work.
Trade Service Specialist (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 October 2016
-checking the system for any urgent payments due on that date.
-start processing daily payments
-follow up for released work items
-process some entries under SWIFT BESS System
-dispatching the documents after releasing.

Hardest part is the dispatching documents with in the different pick up deadlines of the different courier companies to meet the customers satisfaction.
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Scotia Bank
Teller (Co-op) (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON13 February 2017
Working at this company allows you to interact with my different customer portfolio's and work on your presentation skills. Being able to communicate with every age group, allows you to become a better problem solver and think analytically. A great job and has a lot of experience.
Pros
Learning and free lunchs
Cons
non to be taken
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Great Training
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Newmarket, ON20 January 2017
Scotibank bank offers great training to help you succeed in your job role, unfortunately when you start it is only a causal position and the hours aren't always there to make this a permanent job. if you can wait for a permanent position this is a great place to work.
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Stressful workplace
Customer Representative (contract) (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB4 February 2016
work extra hours without overtime
miss breaks as bank is very busy
shortage of staff and retention is low
co-workers are really nice
Pros
Free pizzas
Cons
Long hours without compensation
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Good Company
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON24 January 2017
Great Company to work for.
Flexible time lines.
Great Company culture
Great people
Allows you to work from home
Internal systems are great
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Good
Senior Database Administrator (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON17 November 2016
- Solving Problem
- Learned to Keep Smiling
- Customer faced Management
- Co-workers are just like family
- No help when I am stuck.
- Finding solution after hard work
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A great work culture that taught more than customer service.
Balancing Teller (Current Employee) –  Hamilton, ON20 January 2017
Scotiabank is a great company that I was honoured and grateful to be a part of. As a balancing teller I learned more than just how to deal with customers, but to adapt to changing technologies, computer softwares and new systems of work that were put in place.
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4.1
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