BMO Financial Group Software Developer Reviews

Updated 16 Apr 2020

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4.0
68%
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BMO Financial Group Chief Operating Officer Darryl White
Darryl White
5 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Work Smart & Play Smart: BMO Strikes the Perfect Balance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BMO Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    I learned a lot of new technical skills as well as personal life lessons working at BMO and was lucky to meet all types of brilliant individuals from all over the world. It is a very laidback culture where people are encouraged to socialize with one another and help each other grow. In that sense, it is more of a family than a regular job. I met some of my best friends in life working there. BMO has great management in most departments, but just like any established company, there are sometimes managers with an older management style. As a developer, we could work from once or twice a week, which is great since the infrastructure is there unlike many other companies to support employees through the COVID-19 pandemic. The most enjoyable part of the job is spending time with your coworkers outside of work, getting to know them, sharing your mutual passions and hobbies, and being super excited to go to work the next day and put your best work in.

    Cons

    The hardest part of the job is getting the tasks that you are interested in, just like any job. Once you are doing what you are passionate about and interested in (the reason you applied to the position in the first place), then you might feel that you have found your dream job.

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    BMO Financial Group2020-04-16
  2. "Great place to work, but low pay"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Junior Software Developer 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BMO Financial Group for less than a year

    Pros

    I had a good experience working here, people were nice and my job was fun.

    Cons

    The pay was way lower than the industry average since I was a contract to hire.

    BMO Financial Group2020-03-24
  3. "work environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good to work there and nice team members and manager

    Cons

    it would be good to have more flexible working, e.g. work from home, etc.

    BMO Financial Group2020-03-12
  4. "Bmo review"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Toronto, ON

    I worked at BMO Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work for

    Cons

    Could be stressful at times

    BMO Financial Group2020-03-10
  5. "Good Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    everything is good, work culture is good

    Cons

    i don't think there is any cons

    BMO Financial Group2020-03-02
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Crappy company"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BMO Financial Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Stable job for the most part

    Cons

    Crappy culture, low pay, low recognition, practically no social events, being treated like slaves and being replaced with offshore workers that do not have any motivation (basically most of the work falls to on shore workers although there are more offshore devs), management is hiding low offshore performance by integrating offshore with onshore work within one team, instead of having pure offshore teams, thus low offshore performance is hidden.

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    BMO Financial Group2019-12-27
  7. "Great Internship Destination"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BMO Financial Group for more than a year

    Pros

    - great office in downtown Toronto - big drive to update old processes - lots of flexibility to work on different projects

    Cons

    - big company, experiences vary greatly from section to section

    BMO Financial Group2019-12-03
  8. "not suitable for software developer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer 

    I have been working at BMO Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    bmo is a great company, good pay, nice work-life balance, nice colleague

    Cons

    my work is not software developer at all even my title is software developer

    BMO Financial Group2019-10-31
  9. "Good company to work for."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Software Developer in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects, friendly colleagues and overall environment

    Cons

    Work / Life balance more on work side.

    BMO Financial Group2019-10-03
  10. "Pretty goof"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Software Developer 

    I worked at BMO Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Nice People. The environment was welcoming.

    Cons

    Things took a while to get approval

    BMO Financial Group2019-09-11
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