BMO Financial Group Reviews

Updated 8 Jul 2020

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3.7
69%
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BMO Financial Group Chief Operating Officer Darryl White
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  1. "Great Employer"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at BMO Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Great Career Path Great all round

    Cons

    None None None None None

  2. "X"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England

    I have been working at BMO Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Heavy focus on North American operations.

  3. "Good"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Support in London, England
    Recommends

    I worked at BMO Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    progression in business can be tricky

  4. "A pleasant environment to work in"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small enough regional office to get to know colleagues and senior management

    Cons

    Distance from decision making in HQ in Canada

  5. "IB at BMO"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    friendly IB attitude, reasonable pay for level of work required, strong teams in specific areas, good atmosphere amongst juniors for the most part.

    Cons

    Typical IB hours. Not a massive office and still significant control from Canada, so work quality / bonus not guaranteed. Not a big name in London, I’ve heard recruiters not recommend for moving on to certain PE funds etc.

  6. "Great people and culture, local leadership switched on and engaged"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BMO Financial Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible, encouraging, driven, good location and benefits

    Cons

    Canadian based, not a lot of local job opportunities in London, lots of leadership and organisational changed making it difficult to build relationships and reputation, often get lost in the shuffle.

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    "Laidback management"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - London in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Generally less hostile environment.

    Cons

    Senior management is laidback and doesn't promote a meritocratic and growth oriented culture

  8. "Good company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good team, work life balance

    Cons

    Lower and or average salary

  9. "Second rate"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BMO Financial Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good for experience . Fairly easy to progress as the good people leave

    Cons

    A bit average in a competitive industry. They don't attract the best people and clients know that

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  10. "Good Workplace"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Desktop Support Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly employees and good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Slow to adapt to new process and changes.

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