Financial Advisor (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 4 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.
Professional sales/Investment broker (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 21 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.
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 10 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.
freedom of workday schedule
No flexibility in employment options to support a commission income
Very flexible, but it's not as easy as they make it seem!
Associate Consultant (Current Employee) – London, ON – 1 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!
Good company but lack of training available to employees
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) – St. John's, NL – 29 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.
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO DIVISION DIRECTOR (Current Employee) – Brantford, ON – 14 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.
Consultant (Current Employee) – Kamloops, BC – 27 July 2017
A company that truly cares about clients and employees. The day to day environment is supportive of consultants and their are many benefits available. Great compensation structure for new hires as well.
Financial Consultant (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 17 July 2017
The culture is great coworkers are very supportive and management is very positive and follows the realm “leader” definition, where they lead not micro manage. Very flexible if you know how to manage your own time
A typical day at this organization involves computer data entry as well as data processing. Volumes of work peak in the summer months. Cross training is encouraged. I enjoyed writing macros despite the ensuing repetition.
consistent and reliable work demand ensures demand for employees
A great learning environment, and highly flexible for everyone!
Recruiter (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 10 July 2017
I briefly worked at Investor's Group as a co-op student, and the environment was very positive. My superiors were always willing to assist me, not to mention the frequent workshops run by subject matter experts. The corporation really seems to care about its employees and clients alike.
Smart co-workers, flexible hours, helpful managers, and LOTS of free food
Limited growth opportunities for the non-finance employees (e.g. HR)
first level of computer technical support (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 10 July 2017
Investors group is a nice place to work the management is very kind and accompanied their employee with their need the most enjoyable part is when the work is busy the management team always find something to make you feel good
Consultant (Former Employee) – Newmarket, ON – 26 June 2017
There is a lot of training and encouragement at IG. From working here, I have learned so much about financial planning. I truly believe I did great financial planning for my clients. I don't regret working here, especially because of all the skills that I've obtained from the perspective of running my own business.
It is extremely hard to do well at IG. Very few people find a rhythm. I did pretty well, but after all the expenses of working there and marketing expenses, there wasn't much take home. I put a lot into my business. Unfortunately, I quit because the stress and work I put into my work outweighed the rewards.
Our new CEO has made great changes to our company, and I only expect things to go uphill, but the uncertainty was too much for me.