The work place is productive but now that we are no longer M & I Bank, there have been numerous changes.
Collections Specialist (Current Employee), Brookfield, WI – August 24, 2012
Pros: great co-workers
Cons: employee satisfaction is no longer valuable to bmo
A Typical day at work is ok, we call and talk to multiple people about their accounts, and sometimes leave messages for them to call back. I learned this job when it was formely M & I Bank, now BMO Financil Group. Now that we are a new name there have been a lot of changes with in the last year which caused a damp in all my co-workers lives. The hardest – more... part of my job as of today is wondering how long will we all actually have jobs. It scares me to wonder every day because I have never been faced with this type of situation. The most enjoyable part of my job is coming to work and communicating with my fellow co-workers, and also communicating to my customers on a daily basis. There is no flexibilty anymore no matter what situation comes about, management doesnt show appreciation to their employees like before, nor they don't sponser any activities anymore. They barely provide soap and normal things for the break room. We always runing out of things like, suger, coffee, paper plates, soap and napkins. BMO has great values and prospectives for their customers but not for their employess. – less
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Toronto, First Canadian Place – September 19, 2012
Pros: supporting the directors.
Cons: being managed by someone who shouldn't be managing anyone.
Contract job through an agency. Worked in the mergers and acquisitions department. Administrative support to 5 directors and 2 managing directors - they were great. The office manager was nasty, mean and shouldn't have a job managing anyone.
When I was interviewed for the job, I asked questions - what are your expectations of the person knowing their – more... job in full? 6 months just for the basics. 6 days after my poor training, I started to experience the wrath of this person. After a confrontation on the phone with her, I left that day and never returned.
Very poor manager. No one should be treated that way in a job. – less
Invaluable experience in terms of learning to be productive and efficient in a dynamic and fast paced environment
Analyst, Equity Derivatives Trading Desk (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – May 31, 2012
During my time at the equity derivatives desk, I saw financial products that I had read about in textbooks being actually traded, giving me a practical "real world" perspective of what trading derivatives is like. Working on a trading floor taught me how to better manage my time and my boss'/clients' expectations and meet stringent deadlines by instilling – more... a strong work ethic in me. A sense of urgency while working helped me successfully complete all my assigned projects and daily tasks. It was a great learning experience and thoroughly satisfying. – less