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A fantastic internship experience
Intern (Former Employee) –  Ontario, CADecember 30, 2017
My time at BMO was probably different from many other floors within BMO, however I found their commitment to mentor-ship and caring about what interns did was phenomenal. I would say there is probably less work than say at an agency but they try to fill it and expand the horizons the best they can.
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Enjoyable Place to Work
Representative (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WI 53218December 18, 2017
BMO Harris was an amazing place to work with great coworkers and just a great environment overall. The job itself was not too tough after learning the ropes. It could get stressful on Fridays and on holidays, but we manage.
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Environment
Cons
Short Breaks
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Quality team, typical IB drawbacks
Fall Investment Banking Analyst (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNDecember 3, 2017
I enjoyed my fall with BMO Capital Markets. The work in itself is quite tedious as an intern, often involving large data sets or presentations, however, the content of the job was interesting and the people were great. Long hours but you are compensated for it.
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Fantastic working culture and experience
Consultant- Office of Chief Operating Officer (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILNovember 7, 2017
My previous role was great, it gave me exposure to regulation based around trading products and services. I would high recommend BMO Capital markets to anyone looking to make a career change.
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Productive and Family Oriented Fast Paced Atmosphere
Data Analyst (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 25, 2017
BMO Financial Group has an established fast paced and casual environment. The required duties are exponential and require attention to detail at a rapid pace. It has a welcoming atmosphere that offers amenities for comfort and it is family oriented. The position teaches information analysis and verification, security policies and high risks alerts in the industry. There is a lot to learn about banking and procedures behind the scenes and the different policies that regulate Customer Identification. Management is excellent with communication, organization, and delegating tasks; they provide easy flow to the fast paced environment. There is not a hard part of the job so to speak, but the tedious aspect of the job are the changing laws that regulate the policies and procedures. Working with team members and the banks' branch employees with updating Customer information is the best part.
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Always celebrations of personal events (i.e. birthdays, anniversaries), Chicago Event Promotions, etc. Opportunities for Volunteer Community Services
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Growing company with good benefits,
Data Management (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 22, 2017
Growing company with good benefits. There is very little training when you walk in the door and you are not always provided the tools required to do your job. Also, middle management is not always transparent and strategic. Its all about the quick win at BMO!
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Management is really poor and employee turnover rate is super high
Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Rockford, ILOctober 13, 2017
Management is terrible. Most enjoyable part of the job is going home. Unfair treatment. Plays favorites withing company. In order to move up you have to do a ton of butt kissing. Company does not care for its employees no recognition for exceeding goals and constantly hammering down on you if you don't meet goals. Revenue incentive is a complete joke if you're not screwed over and actually get it.
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Healthcare
Cons
Management
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Satisfactory Technical Position
SharePoint Administrator/ Migration Officer (Current Employee) –  OntarioOctober 7, 2017
I work from home as a migration officer as part of the project to upgrade the SharePoint platform. It is a great opportunity to test my skill as well as learn new ones, with great support from the management team.
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customer service takes a toll
Specialist (Former Employee) –  Brookfield, WIOctober 4, 2017
It is difficult to desire to remain at BMO because the customers are frequently abusive to workers over the phone, and there is no defense against that. People want to leave because it is emotionally draining.
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Hostile Work Environment with No Chance for Work/Life Balance
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Naperville, ILOctober 2, 2017
Hostile and judgmental work environment with inconsistent, poor organizational execution. Also has no regard for core values the organization self-promotes and drives unrealistic expectations.
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Large amounts of work. Staff struggling to meet requirement/deadlines.
Executive Assistant (contract) (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 22, 2017
A typical day was very busy. The some of the support staff would try to be helpful and work together. Best part of the job was the small outings when management sought to encourage the staff and aimed to be inclusive. The hardest part of the job was the amount of work expected of the staff (ex: 35 analysts/associates and directors to one executive assistant). They could not support everyone efficiently.
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Good Company
Director - Structured Finance (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 20, 2017
BMO is a solid, well managed bank that is conservative in nature and will never stumble like so many other banking institutions. I enjoyed my time there.
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Great place to work
Director & Senior Technology Officer (Current Employee) –  OntarioSeptember 5, 2017
Great place to work, good management, fairly fast paced, flexible working hours for those who .want it. Excellent benefits and rewards for Senior Managers.
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Good people with great training
Senior Technology Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Brookfield, WISeptember 4, 2017
Good people and a lot of training. Need to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Manage multiple projects at the same time. Learned to use the JIRA tool. Ran project meetings

Most enjoyable part of the job was interaction with colleagues
Pros
flexible work hours
Cons
too many administrative duties
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Enjoyable and Great Team
Learning Coordinator (Former Employee) –  CanadaAugust 31, 2017
I've enjoyed working at BMO, wonderful environment and great team.
Meeting new people everyday through the training program was exciting. The culture at BMO was fantastic and that gives a lot of motivation to go work everyday.
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Productive
Servicing (Current Employee) –  ChicagoAugust 14, 2017
People have been using this bank as a training camp. Turn around is terrible. And from what I hear, pay is much better at competing banks. Sr. Management is terrible. You have one bully, and another who lacks involvement. Sr. Managers like to just pass the buck, instead of identifying learning gaps and addressing them. No one is Management position is EVER responsible for learning gaps, and lack of leadership, and lack of training. People are supposed to survive as best they with the threat of being fired because that's how management thrives here.
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Great Place to work
Executive Administrator to Managing Director (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILAugust 9, 2017
It was a great experience to work at BMO GAM, got to travel, make great connections and felt as though I was part of something. The improvement could be from upper management to communicate better and create a more fun culture. Specific groups had great culture on a smaller scale; but overall across the board it was lacking.
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Great group of folks with which to work
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 30, 2017
Very fast-paced environment, this position required immense meeting coordination, follow-up and logistical planning. Overall, great company at which to work.
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fast paced office with extreme deadlines
Supervisor/Systems Analyst (Former Employee) –  Wall Street, NYJuly 27, 2017
Working in New York was an exciting fast paced place to work. Staff was great to work with. Transportation horrible. Long hours
New computer systems. Dealt with clients all over Canada and US
Pros
exciting place to work- deadlines- new systems -new clients
Cons
transportation and long hours sometimes working from 6 am to 9pm
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Good work/life balance
Legal Counsel (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 25, 2017
Good work/life balance with very little room for advancement. Good culture but a lot of inefficiencies and pure management. Low market compensation.
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