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Financial Consultant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON14 January 2018
Commission-based. Work smart and work hard and you can earn a lot. You have to fish for clients, so one should be prepared to do step out of your comfort zone to secure meetings (sometimes with complete strangers) and then close the deal.
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Overall great Company!
Business Development Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON6 January 2018
It was a different day every day - submitting clients contributions, switching clients portfolios around, calendar management, managing the team, expenses.
I learned how to manage a team and that communication, directions are very important.
My manager was fantastic - very clear, easy going, flexible and allowed me to help with the business.
Workplace culture was easy going, flexible, exciting.
Most difficult part of the job was leaving the position.
The most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with clients and able to help with their portfolios.
Pros
Flexibility, fun and exciting
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3 Years Working As A Consultant For IG
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Grimsby, ON5 January 2018
Long Hours and Low pay unless you're a great financial advisor and can really sell. be prepared to work your guts out. The key to success is to hit the really high net worth clients. worked there for 3 years.
Pros
learn about sales
Cons
sales
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great place to work
Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB29 December 2017
I really enjoyed my employment there, the people were so great to work with. very helpful and welcoming. everyone always seemed to smile, even around tax time.
Pros
great work envirioment
Cons
pay
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Financial Planning & Financial Services
Financial Consultant (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON28 December 2017
Consultants are independent contractors who work in a 100% commissioned based environment. You must be a motivated self-starter who is able to manage all aspects of operating a financial planning practice. Investors Group offers technical support & expertise through Advanced Financial Planning at Head office, but management at the Region office level is often hit and miss. Region Managers & Division Directors are often "promoted" from the consultant ranks, based on performance, rather than on their ability to manage, mentor, support or supervise other people. The earning potential is unlimited, but comes with associated costs and requirement to commit to building a successful practice over time.
Pros
Abilty to set hours, work schedule, etc.
Cons
Long hours, must be self-starter & self-movtivated, Commission only
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Old Boys Club. Not A Place for Visible Minorities
Specialist (Former Employee) –  ON24 December 2017
Experienced racism and imicro aggression in my close to a decade there, Finally had a enough and complained and suffered repercussions,
High priced poor performing products that are not good for the public and the management and employees don't invest in themselves ,They will hold IGM stock themselves and sell the mediocre funds to their friends and family.
Positive alot of prizes given out for manipulating the public ie. Trips tvs ipads sporting events., Who do you think pays for this. The unsuspecting naive consumer.
Invest with your top 6 bank or a unbias independent advisor and stay far away from IG.
Pros
Defined Benefit Pension Plan
Cons
So much.
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Good company, good location
PROJECT MANAGER ASSOCIATE (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB21 December 2017
Worked here for 3 years. It's a good company to be in.
There is an office cafeteria that offers good food. The people in management are very approachable and down to earth. We have benefits like pension and health.
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They are only people who care about themselves
Financial Consultant (Former Employee) –  Whitby, ON19 December 2017
No vision with inadequate technology. More concerned about gathering assets than equipping consultants with the proper technology to better assist clients in their planning needs.
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Innovative Management
Compliance Analyst (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB18 December 2017
Investors Group has been graced with an ability to select the right individuals as managers. These managers build strong foundations with their work force, which in turn builds productivity. They are not just using cookie cutter ideas, they actually merge their management styles with the needs of their subordinates.
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Full commission and massive pressure to sell to family
Consultant (Former Employee) –  Peterborough, ON14 December 2017
the pressure to push mutual funds upon your family is unreal, additionally I was hired with the pretence that I could start the business at my pace. When I lagged a month in performance due to my wife and son both being hospitalised, I was threatened to be let go. This I found unacceptable and it changed my perspective of the company.
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All in all was okay
Financial Consultant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB7 December 2017
The company is very well known and big. It has so many workers and managers. I loved worked for that company. The benefits and security was incomparable. Very good. It was self managed job. And it was customer service job mostly which has to be communicated with clients.


Thank you
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All that glitters is not gold
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON4 December 2017
This is a position that requires a great deal of commitment and family support, particularly in the beginning ; you have to build your business from the ground, up. If you can succeed at doing it, then you and your family, will enjoy a good life.
Pros
Set your own hours
Cons
Time away from the family is considerable.
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Good finacial experience
Process agent (Finances) (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC29 November 2017
Was an excellent experience, to assit Customer Service representatives in order to check finalcial transaction documents..
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Friendly and supportive environment.
Financial Security Advisor (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC24 November 2017
A must have experience for active, smart and people oriented individuals. I had the opportunity to work in different aspects of business like marketing, sales, customer service, etc.
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Best Financial Planning company
Financial Advisor (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC22 November 2017
Wider service offer allows complete management of the client's financial planning. The tools are sophisticated and generate clear and concise views of the future and help in assessing events in our client's life
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Friendly and dynamic workplace
Financial Security Advisor (Current Employee) –  Saint-Laurent, QC16 November 2017
A must have Experience in an entrepreneurial knowledge oriented industry. One becomes capable of managing all aspects of a big business from the service, to marketing and sales.
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Excellent company
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Sherwood Park, AB15 November 2017
This company offers competitive careers. It also provides ongoing education in the insurance and investment fields. Relaxed and comfortable place to work. Flexible schedules.
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For those who want more control over their work
Financial Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 November 2017
Very flexible place to work, the daily routine consists of meeting clients, organizing portfolios and scheduling future meetings. You can work from home even. Commissions based salaries mean you have to work for your pay cheque, seeking new clients and expanding your network constantly.
Pros
Free coffee, good people
Cons
The way salary is determined, highly commissioned
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ADMINISTRATOR, ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON6 November 2017
Nice job where I found my interest
Good environment
Nice friendly people around
Get knowledgeable things to learn
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joined in 2015
Financial Consultant (Current Employee) –  North Bay, ON4 November 2017
good company to work for offering a balance for work/life.
The pay is fully commission - 100 percent of your pay is determined by the amount of business you bring in,
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