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Updated 23 April 2019
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  1. "Decent place for mid-level career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Smart people, but not very motivated. Decent benefits but boring office environment.

    Cons

    Pay is good, and work is well structured and has good bonus scheme.


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    "Not recommended unless you are thinking to retire"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    Generous benefits
    good work life balance

    Cons

    little to zero scope for improving things or changing anything that has been done for the last 10 years in the same way
    unfriendly working environment
    they don't want to listen, you just execute army style, you do not questions, you do not challenge

  3. "Pros & cons"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Former Employee - Associate Director in London, England

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    medium size team with flexibility to work on various subjects

    Cons

    structure depending too much on Toronto


  4. "Liquidity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    Good Work life balance overall

    Cons

    Less focus in London area

    Advice to Management

    Focus on Proactive employee retention


  5. "Team lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work for anyone

    Cons

    Lack of investment in the right technology solutions


  6. "Just like every other bank"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    ok career progression

    Cons

    low pay
    poor benefits
    poor stock plan

    Advice to Management

    listed to jr people


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Stay Away!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    If you speak Spanish, you are in demand.

    Cons

    Incredible turmoil and culture of fear in some business lines. Leaders are busy managing up and don't know the business.

    Advice to Management

    Be mindful when promoting people. Stop favouring friends and relatives.

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    "Relationship Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scotiabank (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Boss, Sensible Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Satellite Office, Not Collegiate Teams


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Avoid if possible"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and nice people

    Cons

    No progression with Expat Managers blocking routes


  10. "Scotiabank itern position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Corporate environment. Lots of social event and the possibility to make good connections

    Cons

    nothing in particular to report