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Excellent place to work. Lots of fun company activities
Security supervisor (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB16 October 2017
Very good place to work and exceptional employees. The executive are superb. The visitors are really interesting. Got along with everyone from the kitchen staff to the executive.
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Great place for self starters
Financial Consultant (Former Employee) –  Ottawa West, ON16 October 2017
Investors Group has great training and support systems in place and gives a self motivated individual the tools to succeed. What you put in is what you will get out of the work you do there.
Pros
great work/life balance
Cons
limited managerial support
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Learned a lot
Financial Consultant (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON15 October 2017
I worked at IG for a short period of time, the one thing I can say is that I obtained my licenses and learned a lot about the stock market and investments.
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Great Company
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS12 October 2017
Great Company

It was a temp position for a maturity leave.

Not much to say, it is a great company, I wasnt there long enough to say anything else
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Be prepared to work.
CONSULTANT (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB9 October 2017
You must be completely committed and work your butt off. The company does good work for people and as a consultant your biggest challenge will always be getting in front of enough people. But if you are consistent with your prospecting efforts, you'll make enough money to hold out until you can buy some assets and continue to grow your practice.
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great company
Financial Consultant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 October 2017
Productive and fun work place. Calling clients and prospects to update and setup meetings for reviews and financial plans. very respective of all cultures. meeting different people
Pros
set your own schedule
Cons
compensation
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Good experience while working here
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  North York, ON5 October 2017
Great training in financial service industry, good for people who is good at cold calling and prospecting. They offer a good first year new people bonus program but not sure they still have it for now.
Pros
good training and good bonus program for new people
Cons
no based salary
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unpaid internship
HR Recruiting Assistant Intern (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 September 2017
day to day recruiting for investors group included full cycle recruitment

hardest point was finding valuable candidates for the job

learned a lot from the manager about recruiting and HR
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Call Center Rep (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON23 September 2017
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Investors Group (September, 2005 – December, 2005)

• Solicited customers to attend meetings and seminars to help reduce taxes and improve their financial investment planning.
• Organized seminars to host clients and new customers.
• Developed invitations for new and perspective clients.
• Assisted in the development of financial plans to help clients meet their retirement needs
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A great stepping stone in my sales career.
Professional sales/Investment broker (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB21 September 2017
A typical day was starting on the phones calling for new prospective clients. I learned the inner financial workings of large business..
the management at this company was very supportive and helpful always offering help and positive feedback. I still have many friends from this company. The most enjoyable part of this job was creating a full week of meetings with ongoing and new clients, Golfing with clients and of course signing deals.
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Bonne ambiance de travail
Conseiller en Sécurité Financière (Former Employee) –  Pointe-Claire, QC15 September 2017
Bonne ambiance de travail conviviale.
Très bonne formation et de bons directeurs de division
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Good business opportunity
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB10 September 2017
Only a good business opportunity because they instruct you to get your Mutual Fund license first. Once you have that license, you cannot go and find another job to supplement your purely commission-based income. As a new hire, they need to understand that it can take some time for people to get their practice up and running. You better have a spouse or a partner who has steady employment and can support the household while you get your career up and running. Not recommended for single people who rely on a steady income to support themselves. You will go broke fast if you don't have what it takes to hustle and find rich people willing to invest. Most families I helped were up to their ears in debt and were looking for help to get out of it, not to invest. Did mostly loan consolidations through home equity loans or re-mortgage.
Pros
freedom of workday schedule
Cons
No flexibility in employment options to support a commission income
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Flexible and fun
Financial Consultant (Former Employee) –  Penticton, BC7 September 2017
It was a great positive environment to work in, and being an independent consultant could be at office when needed so family work balance was great. The training was informative and hands on.
Pros
Self motivated work545
Cons
Commission based
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Very flexible, but it's not as easy as they make it seem!
Associate Consultant (Current Employee) –  London, ON1 September 2017
Investors Group offers good training on products to its employees, but very little sales training. If you're a natural sales person this could be a good fit for you. If you're not, don't get drawn in by the potential to make money. Financial services is a tough business!
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Good company but lack of training available to employees
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  St. John's, NL29 August 2017
Throughly enjoyed the people I worked with however there was not much guidance to its new consultants. Need more training available so consultants can feel confident going into appointments with prospective clients. Also believe fees should be lower for newer consultants starting out.
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A great place to work.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Dawson Creek, BC29 August 2017
Working for associates is great, you have one boss. The whole company though make you feel very much as family. From Christmas cards to your whole family to regional get togethers.
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Brilliant Workplace
Financial Advisor (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB28 August 2017
I love my work there and won't ever quit. IG has excellent support and the salary is up to consultants, as we work for ourselves under contract.

IG allows for premium work/life balance and total flexibility regarding hours.

It is particularly gratifying to see financial plans work for clients--it is, after all, about them--and seeing clients flourish under a balanced and thoughtful financial plan is the ultimate reward.
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IG was not a great company, especially at the Regional level.
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Pincher Creek, AB23 August 2017
- you are your own boss for the most part

- learned allot about the financial industry

- corporate culture was okay, had a lot of great support up and down the company, except at the Regional level
Pros
Learned allot
Cons
Support from the Regional level was not there
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Biased Management
Consultant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON17 August 2017
As a consultant, you don't really feel you are self employed.
The management does not really listened or recognize the individuality of each consultant on how they want to run their business
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Great place to be
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO DIVISION DIRECTOR (Current Employee) –  Brantford, ON14 August 2017
IG is a great place to work. The hours are great. I enjoy working with the people in the office. If you are a new consultant, the hardest part of the job is finding clients and the continuous motivation. The management team is very supportive and helpful.
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