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Branch Manager (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 November 2017
A typical day at work entails overseeing regulatory operations, engaging with customers and coaching and developing talent. I have learnt that I need to lead through example. As a leader, we are faced with diverse, on going challenges. It is important that we respond to these challenges with a positive attitude and a solution based approach. It is also important that we bring energy and a goal mindset to work. It is our job to keep our teams focused and on plan. Recognition is key in the workplace. As a leader, we need to bring the team together as often as possible to ensure unity and that everyone is working together towards a common goal. These are the opportunities we have to recognize success, brainstorm around challenges and share pertinent team information. The most difficult aspect of the job has been leading through transformation change. We have to keep our teams motivated and inspired and support them in future career development. The most enjoyable aspect of the job is the people. Working as a team towards sales and customer service targets or fundraising goals has been very rewarding. Furthermore, being able to develop talent and observe employees progressing within their career has been gratifying. Finally, working with customers to create customized financial plans and meet service agreements has been truly enjoyable.
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Comfortable company culture
Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 November 2017
The colleagues are all come from different parts of the world with different pronunciation, while the company has a great culture to incorporate all these things. Nice people and nice environment.
Pros
Good culture
Cons
complex business with all over the world
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Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC17 November 2017
Sales targets for Financial advisors are really aggressive and not achievable. Lots of work pressure and micro management. Work/Life balance is awful.
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Terrible Management, little to no breaks.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Slave Lake, AB15 November 2017
Working here you will always be tired, hungry and on the brink of tears. Management doesn't care because they are worked even harder than you are. Pay is not good, not enough hours, no benefits.
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Good Work Environment
Credit Support Officer - Commercial Banking (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 November 2017
Working at Scotiabank was a enjoyable experience, provided in-depth training and the necessary tools to succeed. Likes to promote within. Best part of working at Scotiabank was definitely meeting different people that were enjoyable and professional.
Pros
Good work/Life balance
Cons
Lower Salary in comparison to industry standards
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Too much pressure on sales
Financial Advisor (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON14 November 2017
Just like any other Financial Advisor/ personal banking officer position at a bank there is too much pressure on sales. It's a good job to get in the bank, but do not be hopeful that this positon will help you transition into a corporate role.
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A true high-performing team!
People Leader (Current Employee) –  Toronto, Canada14 November 2017
I joined Scotiabank in 2016 and started working in the Digital Factory - our innovation hub tasked with transforming the customer experience. There, I had the opportunity to work with the most talented group of individuals in my international career and have made significant impact to the work, culture and team. It's been an incredibly rewarding experience.

I recently moved to another new group to the bank. Scotiabank saw this skill-set as being an important one for the bank so they invested in it's creation.I think that's pretty amazing.

If you're looking for a place that will challenge you, offer meaningful training / development opportunities and give you access to some of the best leaders in the business (technology, retail banking, operations etc.) than this is the place for you.
Pros
Training, Development, Career Advancement
Cons
Some processes need to be re-designed
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Fun workplace to work
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Kitchener, ON13 November 2017
Organization rules
System in place
Good benefits
Just fair salaries
Part time and full time jobs
Good friendly team
Too many opportunities to advance in your career
Pros
One hr lucnh
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Interesting work environment
Test Lead (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 November 2017
Too many dependencies on vendors and consulting partners and minimal to zero involvement of key stakeholders early on at times create interesting challenges for middle to lower tier management.
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Behind the times and slow to adapt
MANAGER, SMALL BUSINESS (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 November 2017
Working for Scotiabank was very mechanical. Everything was controlled through computer software with no room for thought or adaptation. A good workplace to begin a career but little room for advancement unless you do it for yourself, but the opportunities are there if someone is willing to lose you on their team.
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Fun Place to work
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC12 November 2017
Great company. Great team. Endless opportunity for career advancement. Organized work environment. Good pay. Opportunity to relocate to any province to work.
Pros
Career advancement opportunity
Cons
positive
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No shortage of work to get done
Small Business Advisor (Current Employee) –  Yorkton, SK10 November 2017
I have enjoyed most all of the staff, management and customers. Changes in branch structure have made it difficult to meet the demands of the job requirements.
Pros
Flexible with personal obligations
Cons
No pay for overtime
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Change is happening
Support Officer (Former Employee) –  Stratford, ON10 November 2017
Scotiabank is a good company with good people, but they are going through a major transition that makes it difficult to plan for your future with the company.
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Productive and enjoyable workolace
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Scarborough, ON9 November 2017
Scotiabank is a fantastic company to work for. They strive for th best and provide all the nessesary training to achieve this. They encourage employees to excel and expand their knowledge in order to advance within the company.
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Good place to work at
QA Automation Analyst, Senior (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 November 2017
I have worked at Scotiabank on full-time position for 14 years and I believe that Scotiabank is the place where you can learn new technologies and software.
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Clean work environment
Lending Services Officer (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON8 November 2017
Nice place to work, clean environment. Salary is not competitive. New management chose for hire rarely has knowledge on the position or department, and therefore makes it difficult to go to them for questions or advise.
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Good people to work with
Customer Solutions Expert (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 November 2017
Good place to work overall. There is ample room for growth. Targets are aggressive. People are nice. Hours are long. Benefits are decent. People are always willing to help
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Easy place to work
IT Senior Delivery Manager - Project Management (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ON6 November 2017
Typical day of work: replying to emails and attending conference calls
Learning: How to deal with a non Mature organization from process respective.
There are multiple initiatives to make the Bank a competitive and high Tech company.
Hardest part of the Job: Dealing with Bureaucracy and low accountability in some levels of the organization
Pros
Time flexibility
Cons
Waste of time moving between multiple locations
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Bad management, forced long hours beyond contractual requirements
Data Scientist (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON5 November 2017
Tiny workplace with only a coffee machine as the facility. Bad culture, horrible management. Forced to sit in office for 9 hours instead of 7.5 hours on the employment agreement. No appreciation.
Pros
Decent pay
Cons
Forced long hours, poor management, poor work culture, no perks, no facilities in office
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Great work place
Customer Representative (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON5 November 2017
Dealing with customers is amazing and you become close with some of the customers. The employees are amazing and will always teach you new ways of doing tasks or how to go about some situations. If you are a quick learner, this job is perfect for you as you will learn a lot and be able to take what you learn into your own life experiences.
Pros
Great environment
Cons
Not enough hours
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