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horrible culture and very bad management system. there is no job security. You get fired for no reason. The environment is very abusive and the new CE
Human Resources Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 March 2018
horrible culture and very bad management system. there is no job security. You get fired for no reason. The environment is very abusive and the new CEO is just cutting employment like a crazy person
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Old School
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Chatham-Kent, ON8 March 2018
I personally had a very negative experience working at Scotiabank, particularly with my manager. It made it worse is watching that person advance even with the reputation they had.
Pros
None
Cons
Management and outdated policies and procedures
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Amazing place to work at
Customer service Analyst (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ON7 March 2018
It gives its employees the best training. Amazing place to work at. Beautiful atmosphere. The management is amazing, they help you with anything you need help with.
Pros
Free banking
Cons
odd hours
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Great for beginning or end of career
Customer Service Officer (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC6 March 2018
High turnover in the call center its a great environment for new grads or those approachhung retirement. At the time the flex benefits plan was a great option.
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There are many changes going on currently, so there is a sense of uncertainty
Senior Marketing Manager - Global Brand (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON6 March 2018
It al started as a new fresh team, new management, new goals, but right now changes are happening so fast and there is a general sense of uncertainty due to massive restructure process, lots of jobs lost. More focus on individual accountability and not on team work.
Pros
Competitive salary
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"Great place to work"
Application System Analyst (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON5 March 2018
decent salary and opportunities for growth.

Good worklife balance
They care about employees
If you have a good manager there's a good work life balance
Not too difficult
Opportunity to move up if you do well
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terrible management
Collections Officer (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON5 March 2018
this place makes you feel like a slave and when you are sivck they threaten yout job and make you feel like you are worthless i dont approve of the working environment
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Fun workplace with table and foosball table
Senior Accounting Clerk (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON2 March 2018
Very busy environment with lots of pressure. Great learning experience with new techniques like proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and many other Software related to banking industry. The hardest part of the job is a lot of stress involved and the most enjoyable part of the job is playing foosball on breaks.
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Nice place to work
Manager - International Tech Systems (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON1 March 2018
Scotiabank was a good place to work that afforded experience and great team dynamic to facilitate your development and success. Their commitment to success encourages growth and stretches the individuals to achieve that success.
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Good Place
Portfolio Administrator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON1 March 2018
Friendly place, everyone works hard and likes it there. Management allows a lot of space for you to complete work on your time. Very different experiences depending on your department.
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Productive Envrionment
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Maple, ON28 February 2018
Very pleased with Scotiabank, It was a great place and still is a great place to work. I enjoy helping clients learn to bank better and find which options are right for them.
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Productive workplace
Customer Service Officer (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS28 February 2018
Contact center setting, Lots of changes made that impacted productivity and caused more stress on the employees, Good place to learn in depth about banking , No opportunity for advancement,

Awesome managers and supportive teammates
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Accounting Clerk (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB27 February 2018
great work and love that job as reason go back to red river college. it was wonderful work place and staffs. we had no problem they are very supportive with workplace.
Pros
break between morning and lunch and afternoon
Cons
none
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Productive and Excellent place to work
Accounting Clerk (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 February 2018
Busy fast pased work with high volumes. Learned great communication skills to support customers. Colleagues are helpful and always supportive. Enjoyed group discusions and team meetings.
Pros
Summer and Christmas parties
Cons
Long hours
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Excellent work culture
Tech Lead (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 February 2018
New challenges from starting of the project till end. Everyone worked so much hard work. Every time new changes and developing the requirements on the fly before the production deployments.
Pros
Technoglogy
Cons
Salary
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Good to work here
Senior Software Developer (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 February 2018
The Bank of Nova Scotia, operating as Scotiabank, is a Canadian multinational bank. It is the third largest bank in Canada by deposits and market capitalization
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Manager (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON24 February 2018
It used to be an interesting place to work but the company has been changing a lot in the last few years and turnover is increasing significantly. Job security is not as safe as it used to be.
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Stressful environement
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB23 February 2018
At first this was a great place to work. But got moved around a lot between branches, with very little notice. High sales goals and pressures. Work place culture became more negative the longer I stayed, seemed like everyone was searching for a way out. Lots of micromanaging and lack of confidence in employees, felt very disposable as an employee. Work environment varied largely between branches and strongly reflected on managements goals and attitude. Extremely high turnover.
Pros
Bonus opportunities, high opportunity for advancement
Cons
Stressful, low salary, micromanagement, extensive training
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Fun to help customers and people better their lives but goals suck
Small Business Advisor (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON22 February 2018
When everything is perfect and you get a customer that has high net worth it is really fun to help them out and put together great solutions to make them better off. However when it comes to helping out customers or potential customers where all the T's don't cross and match up like a high net-worth client it can be frustrating because it's almost as if the credit department or underwriters who are deciding not he deal don't like to think outside fo the box and come up with a creative solution or they turn down your proposal for a solution. When we know that the customer can go to another insituition with that proposal and get the approval. That is the most frustrating part. but the bank is a good company to work for interim's of getting your regular paycheck and not having to worry about not getting paid on time or your benefits. If you ahem a family and need a steady paycheck it is a great place to work. You are underpaid if you work in the branches for the amount of business that you bring in to the company and time you put in they can pay us more.
Pros
paid vacations and benefits
Cons
salary is low for the amount that you put up with in branch
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Great Managers and opportunities for growth
Customer Service Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON22 February 2018
Having worked for this company for 10 years, I feel this speaks for itself on the company as a whole. Though restructures left me having to take another opportunity in order to grow in the way I felt I needed, it is a company loyal to it's employees and encourages advancement and growth if the path is right for you. Also has great employee appreciation standards.
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