Senior Manager Process Transformation (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 7, 2018
BMO Financial Group has allowed me to develop across multiple roles throughout my career. I began at BMO in the check processing operation and progressed throughout their Technology and Operations organization ultimately landing in Procurement where I was able to achieve great success while adding value to BMO's objective, to be the bank that defines great customer experience.
I have also referred many friends and family members that have also been able to achieve professional success with the bank. Several establishing and continuing long term careers.
Remote work capabilities
Benefits in the US have been cut over the past several years
Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – New York, NY – August 1, 2018
I was so excited to get hired at BMO Capital Markets. That was short lived. The management is more focused on the bankers and their option more then the administrative staff which isn't fare. The bank caters to the bankers which makes it banker focused.
Benefits are horrible and can't afford the high deductable
Technology Analyst Specialist (Current Employee) – Naperville, IL – July 26, 2018
Contractors are treated like 2nd class citizens. Excluded from some meetings that have a direct impact on your job. BMO would not agree to a raise over 2 contract extensions - even though job performance was excellent, and the bank as a whole had great profits.
BMO looks for every opportunity to not have contractors get paid. i.e. No pay for company holidays. Recommend to BMO management to tell contractors not to come to work on anticipated "light" work days. Excluded from activities.
it's a job.
management and company policy regarding contractors and employee salary.
Service Representative (Former Employee) – Sunset Hills, MO – July 23, 2018
Horrible company to work for, never fully staffed. Took sick days when my minor son had major surgery well guess what after approved counted against me. I was laid off told June 8 for July 13 last day to work. I see my job is posted looking for someone to hire for the job I had It was posted my last day of work, Never had enough staff for me to take a lunch. They expect part timers to work every Saturday. Worst place wouldn’t ever have account with them, How do you get customers to open new accounts when it’s the same people daily? Current branch manager didn’t know how to work teller line or banker position. Managers should know all jobs. I was 20 hour employee at first feb 2016 when hired but worked up to 32 hours. Then oct 2017 reduced to 15 hours lost my insurance. March 2018 received little over 3.00 raise. Makes no sense. There was times I was scheduled for 3 hours a day. Not worth me coming in for three hours. When 15 hour employee they scheduled me 24-25 hours. My vacation/sick was based off 15 or 20 hour employee. They made sure I was under the required 1250 hours so I couldn’t do Fmla. The play favoritism with their employees too. Bank opens at 9 am employees would let me in drive up which is a self standing building across the street at 855 am.
Investment Banking Analyst (Current Employee) – New York, NY – July 23, 2018
Very focused on it's people and employee development. While they try hard to re-define the typical I-banking environment (work hard to improve employee retention by tracking/limiting weekend work levels), work-life balance will vary greatly depending on group placement
Branch Manager (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – June 19, 2018
Used to be a good company a few years ago. I left 6 months ago due to poor management and a lack of opportunities. The retail bank has become very sales focused and don’t care about their clients. I get and really like sales. Wells Fargo anyone??
U.S. Capital Markets Governance Business Analyst (Current Employee) – New York, NY – May 15, 2018
Amazing culture, great support system and all around great talent. The customer is at the center of each strategy and employees are encouraged to always think about the customer in everything that we do. All actions matters.
Consultant (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – April 30, 2018
Good company, good management, but beyond on compensation compared to market average. Great place to expand experience and learning, complex environment providing exposure to almost all aspects of the job.