BMO Financial Group Reviews

Updated 6 Mar 2021

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BMO Financial Group Chief Operating Officer Darryl White
Darryl White
731 Ratings
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  1. "All good"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BMO Financial Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Hours fit around child care hours

    Cons

    None all positive work environment

  2. COVID-19

    "Very Supportive especially during the COVID19 Pandemic"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BMO Financial Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Management Engagement Online Support Programs Good Culture and Diversity Good Benefits

    Cons

    Bureaucracy at Group Level Multiple non-value adding processes


  3. "Pretty good mid-tier bank"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trading in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BMO Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    mostly decent, smart colleagues. Good compensation.

    Cons

    Rams fashionable politics & causes down your throat. every. single. day. Makes for a slightly hostile atmosphere if you are not a beneficiary of the overt "positive discrimination." Technology spend vs. outcomes seems quite inefficient - but this is common at all banks in my experience. Like any big organisation, can carry a lot of "passengers" - people who don't do much but talk the talk well.

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  4. "Changes are causing issues"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BMO Financial Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people who like to help

    Cons

    management issues are causing a very poor working environment

  5. "Ok"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst 

    I have been working at BMO Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    Career progression is not great

  6. "Great place to start your career"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England

    I worked at BMO Financial Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    BMO is one of the best places to start your career as you would be receiving an enormous about of support during your start and the staff are very inclusive

    Cons

    Sometimes it might feel relatively not very stimulating which is something that could have been improved on

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  7. "Nice company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BMO Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere, genuinely care about employees

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are not up to the market standard

  8. "Good probably outweighs bad"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Liquidity Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BMO Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Good all round internal culture

    Cons

    Poor pay relative to peers

  9. "Relaxed environment, friendly people"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BMO Financial Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, relaxed environment

    Cons

    Little to none career progression, and management do not reward staff or know how to

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  10. "Slow paced job"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fixed Income Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at BMO Financial Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working hours are manageable - people are friendly

    Cons

    low pay and no drive

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