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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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Good place to work
Financial Advisor (Current Employee) –  Victoria, BC1 November 2017
Great place to work for individuals that are self driven and able to connect and influence people. Expect long work hours and late nights. You must be comfortable with sales.
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Not a nice nor an honest place.
Financial Planning Consultant (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON1 November 2017
Commission only. Lacks a team work culture. lacks a clear region strategy.

I do not recommend it to anyone, and I believe their business model should be outlawed.
Pros
Licensing
Cons
No salary. Lack of any career growth. No marketing strategy by corporate.
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It is very obvious that I am truly dedicated to working with IG as I am approaching my 20 year next year
Client Service Associate II (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB1 November 2017
Great place to work! It's extremely fast-paced environment to work with. They are very involved in community service as well. They treat everyone with respect. It is a very respectful workplace!
Pros
Great collegues!
Cons
Fast-paced!
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Financial Consultant (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON27 October 2017
Must prospect all your own clients to build your book of business. Seasoned and Senior consultants help newer consultants by answering questions to complex financial plans or insurance quotes.
Pros
Make your own hours, choose your clients
Cons
Commission only
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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
Call Center Rep
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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Not the best place to work
Consultant (Former Employee) –  Greater Sudbury, ON20 September 2017
Typical day of work make 200 phone calls have 20 people answer and 18 of 20 hang up right away.

Attempt to convince the 2 to come in and discuss personal finance topics they are not comparable sharing with someone they hardly know.

Prepare an in depth financial analysis of their position and recommend them reasons to choose you as their adviser.

Hardest part of the job is putting people in DSC funds just to earn a commission from doing business. (to get paid) when it would have probably been better to place them into No Load funds for them no upfront commission.
Pros
Good workplace environment/ Management
Cons
20 hours a week for no guaranteed income
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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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