Senior Executive Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – 8 May 2014
The first thing I noticed about this company is that there is VERY high turnover. No one stays beyond two years and on top of that no one gives notice, they just leave which says a lot about a company.
Now being there almost two years myself, I can see why. This company does not follow state and county laws. They make up their own rules and there isn't any consistency in them. Pay is OK but your paying way too much in medical insurance, especially since the industry that they are consults for lower priced insurance for their clients, it doesn't make any sense.
The environment seems fun when you first start but then you learn that management are cowards and you will always hear second hand if there is an issue, they will not tell you themselves.You will also hear about any discrepancies in your work in your annual review, not any time before that so you can easily be put on probation after your annual review, even though you weren't notified of any concerns prior to your review...and it will be justified in the eyes of HR.
If you are not upper level management you aren't allowed to have a family, you aren't allowed to have sick children and you are not allowed to be a parent (i.e. no vacation, no concerts, no sick days) they frown upon women being pregnant in the workplace and you will be the source of discrimination and if you tell HR about it, you will learn that they are incredibly bias and tell you that every discrimination incident is legal and justified.
If you are a minority be prepared. You will work with ignorant racist individuals that have no issue voicingmore... how lucky they were to attend a college that was a majority of Whites and didn't have too much diversity.
As far as the co-workers go. Just put yourself back in high school and times that by 3. There is a lot of unnecessary drama in the workplace and backstabbing.
I'm still not sure how this company has been chosen as the 2014 Best Workplace. I guess the people making the judgement don't look at employment retention.less
Bilingual Customer Service (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 4 April 2017
I worked their as a bilingual customer service taking calls from CIBC employees. Their training programs were poorly designed, it lacked elaboration, teachers were not informative. Supervisors are unhelpful, sometimes they are rude. Knowledge base is available but it is disorganized, it takes you long time to find a piece of information which is needed. New hires are not given enough time to know the technology. Many employees are nothing more than sycophants to prolong their contracts.
rude co workers except for fews. Uninformative supervisors and management.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 19 March 2017
Overall, great work environment, family friendly culture, flexible to accommodate personal life. Depending on the position, it might take long years to get promoted or grow in your career as it is a very stable company with very low turn over, nobody leaves unless they are retiring making it very difficult to climb the career ladder.
Customer Service Agent (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 7 February 2017
I had a good experience, I learn lot from mistakes, from others colleagues and from the support team. Is only the way wich is how the training is done is not the best, but still a lot of good things I could learn from it. Great team!
Senior Facilities Coordinator (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 30 January 2017
Took care of all office request Check all floors and photo copy stations Set up meeting rooms Took care of any venders or trades that were assigned for that day Ordered any office supplies that were ordered Set up polycoms , power point presentations or any catering that was ordered .
Worked with a lot of wonderful people. Very professional.
Customer Service Specialist (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 24 January 2017
I had a great time working there, made lots of connections. Learned a lot about benefits and pensions. However the department I worked with was managed very badly, and unfortunately that is what I think lead to the disintegration of the Small-Market Dept.
Productive and good place to work for. You can move to one positive to another easily as well as from one branch to another.
Account Coordinator (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 16 December 2016
Multinational enterprise with a variety of opportunities. Most of the jobs are multitask. You need to do a bit of phone calls, checking emails and move them. Some IT tasks in day to day basis needs yu to be familiar with the xpress system and Microsoft office as well as outlook. Communication skills are necessary as you need to deal with other branches and local brokers and managers. You need to be organized and meet deadlines and ready for meetings. Training sessions are continually going on. So time management is important.