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Fun place to work
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC19 April 2018
Scotiabank provides employees with many opportunities to be engaged with each other as teammates, as well amazing efforts that reach out to the community, as in this way we get to create deeper bonds with clients and teammates
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Fast Paced Fun Team Orientated Workplace
Revolving Credit Specialist (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS19 April 2018
I completely loved working in the banking industry. There was some changes during the time I worked there which at times made things more difficult however that made the job so much more interesting. Problem solving, team effort, time manangement and multitasking were tools I used to adapt. If you have a interest in the banking industry it is the ideal job for you! The people are great people to work with and for...fun place to work.
Pros
Much appreciation given to employees
Cons
Adapting to long wait times for customers
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great people, terrible management team
Banker (Current Employee) –  North Bay, ON19 April 2018
Your co-workers will be fantastic people to work with but the management team is very weak. The bank is only interested in profits, not people, and will sell out their highly touted "customer service experience" to make a quick buck selling people products they do not need. Pressure on the sales teams to meet targets is exceedingly high and very stressful.
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team atmosphere
CUSTOMER SERVICE SUPERVISOR (Former Employee) –  Perth, ON18 April 2018
There is a good team atmosphere in place at most branches. The hours are good and you are rewarded for a job well done. The management supports job advancement
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Competitive remuneration package
Customer Representative, Sales & Service (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC18 April 2018
The salary and benefits package is better than most banks and is the best among the 4 biggest banks in Canada. As with most banks, the amount of benefits depends on the position and the amount of hours worked per week.
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Great team to work with.
Customer Care Representative (Current Employee) –  Sage Hill Plaza, Calgary17 April 2018
Great place to work, management are great. The most enjoyable is dealing with and helping clients with their banking needs. The environment is very professional.
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Burocratic place to work
Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON17 April 2018
A frustrating job environment for innovators and people who like things done in time.
The turnover is high. People go to work because they have a family to maintain not because they love to work for Scotiabank. It is really a pain working for a company that is very inefficient and most of the time they only care about politics to climb the ladder.
Pros
A good place for people with no skills but are good brown-noser
Cons
Salary is low for the time you spend working
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Low Salary, Managers have no authority
HUMAN RESOURCE SPECIALIST (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON16 April 2018
People are eager to leave for home as soon as they get into work. Negative work culture. Rare team activities. Even though you let the managers know whats going on, they have no authority to change anything, or they don't bother. Low salaries as compared to industry standard. The good bit is that the working hours are fixed and no one bothers you on weekends.
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Secure, but not high paying
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Milton, ON16 April 2018
Great benefits and security, lots of opportunity for growth. A fairly basic pay, for a basic position. Initial training is very isolated as you go through a course on the computer for 2 weeks, but it is paid. Security obligations are very strict, which may be stressful. You build a great connection with clients which almost makes it rewarding.
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Credit Support Officer (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 April 2018
Pros: Started on Contract- They don't hire contract people

Cons- Work culture is bad, always stress and no motivational activities

They only mean work, rest is nothing to work there...
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Good organization with low salary
Internal Audit Manager, Enterprise Functions Audit (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 April 2018
It is a good company to work for However, lot of people have been fired off late. Low salaries. Obsolete systems. Organization has lost its old culture and charm.
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A changing work environment
Senior Manager (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 April 2018
The Bank is undergoing a huge shift in business focus and strategy which is causing the longer term employees to worry about their job security as many of the more experienced staff have been laid off over the past 2 years. The focus is now digitization and automation, doing more with far less. There has been a lot of turnover which will continue as those with transferable skill sets and education move on to new companies. The pace of change is hard to manage as it seems there are daily changes to almost every aspect of the job and management is constantly shifting and realigning priorities.
Pros
ESOP program and vacation days
Cons
Poor staff morale across the organization
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Good
Customer Representative (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB14 April 2018
Great company to work for. managers are awesome and staffs are very friendly.They offer a lot of training to help you start up.The environment is very conducive
Pros
Good Staff
Cons
poor pay
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Steady Organization
Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 April 2018
Opportunities to Learn
Slow and steady pace of operation
Very diverse culture
Not too aggressive and takes time for accepting change
Enjoyable environment
Respect to all
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Productive and a fun place to work with a kitchen and lunch room.
ANALYST (Former Employee) –  King and Bay12 April 2018
Scotiabank is a fun place to work. Have a kitchen and lunch room. A typical work day is hectic. I am knowledgably on lots of products. Management is great, they help with your advancement within the Company. Culture is good.
Pros
no
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no
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great while it lasts
Senior Programmer Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 April 2018
Scotiabank is running like headless chicken and trying hard to be a technology company and failing miserably. Not sure what is the future of the company in the digital age.
Pros
laid back environment
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great work environment
UNIVERSAL BANKER (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON12 April 2018
I started at Scotiabank on Jun 12, 2017, and I felt very comfortable in the workplace environment, the staff and management very friendly and I was trained properly
I learned many new skills regarding customer service and the bank policies
i was able to excel at my position and was promoted in eight-month
as a Universal Banker
Pros
holidays off
Cons
less hours available
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Great place to work
Learning Consultant (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 April 2018
I found Scotiabank an excellent place to work. The work was challenging and varied, so the days flew by. The people who work at Scotiabank are friendly and helpful and are always willing to help a colleague out.
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Good employer
Bilingual customer service representative (Current Employee) –  Laval, QC10 April 2018
There are no real objectives at the teller position. They have great packages of employee benefits and you are given a budget before you pay for those benefits. If you want to take a day off you absolutely need to take a paid day otherwise you cannot have a day off.
Pros
Great employee advantages
Cons
Cannot take a day off not paid
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Productive place with a table tennis
Hire and Onboarding Lead (Current Employee) –  North York, ON10 April 2018
Good place to work if you are a up and coming young person, very digital and agile environment. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of the Bank's strategy.
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