Receptionist & Administrative Assistant (contract) (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 8 March 2016
Olympia Trust is a young company. They provide their employees lots of perks such a monthly parties, discounted movie passes/lift tickets and fun contests. However, the salaries are deplorable. People start under $30,000.
Account Officer (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 3 July 2017
I have held numerous positions over the years in a customer service oriented environment and my time with Olympia Trust was by far the most fulfilling, enjoyable and rewarding position I have ever held. I would not be leaving them were it not for the reason of moving to another city that Olympia Trust is not located in. I woke up every day excited to go to work. The work was challenging without being draining and the support from co-workers and management was positive and constructive. The company grew fast in the short two years that I was there and it was an honour to be a part of it's growth. It's a great company to work for!
*** Extremely poor management and integrity has absolutely no place in this company ****
registered plans divison (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 30 January 2016
Pros: friendly atmosphere Cons: - abusive management / bullies - low pay vs responsibility - no integrity in this company at all !!! - if you have an opinion do not apply there. They want submissive employees that they can train like monkeys.. I wonder if the board of directors and shareholders that public company is aware of the bad management and treatment to employees ?????
Coordinator (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 25 January 2016
This company is absolutely horrible to work for. The senior management maintains a culture of fear. At staff meetings, we had to go around the table and vote which of our team members is the worst and least productive while we all sat in fear waiting to hear our teammates slander one another.
I can say that all of my team members are concerned about job security daily which causes back stabbing and huge trust issues.
Compensation is poor, especially considering the mental abuse you experience daily.
Oh, and don't even think about filing a "confidential" complaint. All of the complaints go straight to upper management and you get canned.
They always claim to be in the "Top 100 Canadian Employers" and "Top 65 Albertan Employers" in their job ads... but check the dates! They haven't been on that list in several years.
If you have more than two brain cells in your head, save yoursef the agony.
Currency Trader (Former Employee) – Calgary – 18 February 2015
Management is disrespectful, combative and extremely egotistical. Complaints of ANY kind against the favored are met with arrogance, hostility and finger pointing in your direction. Staff turnover is extreme and many qualified people have left in frustration due to managements inability to see the forest for the trees.
This particular department does a great job of selling itself, however, it doesn't take long to figure out that it's a den of snakes.
Not sure what kind of ceremony can be performed to excise the demons that dwell there.
Realized that my moral compass was operating at full capacity
Realized that the concept of a moral compass was something foreign to most
Transfer Team Specialist (Former Employee) – calgary, ab – 1 October 2014
This company was the worst I have ever seen when it comes to pay and being treated with dignity. Transfer team management was horribly trained and had no idea how to train anyone under her. There is no training provided aside from telling you to read a binder, also who was put as lead is even worse. On the surface you would think wow, but this company is poorly run. I would never recommend anyone to work here or invest their money in this company. When staff is that poorly trained how could you possibly trust them with large sums of money?
Mortgage Data Administrator (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 22 April 2014
They were ok with trying to learn my disability, but when it came to training they were horrible at it, I was very confused on the mortgages. and I did not understand a thing in meeting and I asked but they told me the exact same thing look in the manual. and hiring me staff was a big problem for them thy dont know how to hire the right staff for the job.
Coordinator (Former Employee) – Calgary – 6 December 2013
The culture sure looks good on the surface but don't be fooled, it is a very clicky group, the management/supervisor team are all friends and needless to say, someone of them have no business being in management, people get prompted based on whether they are liked by the management team versus their merits. In the time I was there, they must have fired at least 5-10 people for no good reason if you ask me. It felt like a cult in there and you almost need to kiss up to people and god forbid you didn't stroke someone's ego who happened to be in management or friends with them, then you best to start looking for a new job because it is only a matter of time before they let you go. There are good people there but unfortunately it is hard to tell who is real or who isn't. Definitely not the great company they make themselves out to be. I have worked for smaller and larger companies are have a much better culture and where your performance is actually based on your performance and personality and not whether you are friends with the management team or not...
Productive and enjoyable place, where they stuck to their motto.
File Clerk (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 17 October 2012
A typical day at work at Olympia was always enjoyable. I learned how to work in a wonderful, organized and professional work force. The management was wonderful when it came to any situation where i was in need of some assistance. My co-workers made me feel as if i wasn't just a recent High School graduate but an employee all the same. I would say that there was never a moment of my employment there that was challenging. The most enjoyable would be hoe welcoming the employees were there and the fact that, although it was only a contract job, i felt like family there.