Good place to start your Financial work. Friendly people
Senior Administration Officer (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 22 October 2018
This is a nice place to start your work in the financial industry. The company is doing a big effort to update its software. Free coffee machine, nice work environment, very clean place. The salary could be better, if they were higher, the good workers would stay there many years, but because it is a little bit lower compared with other companies the good staff has to move away, then the company has to hire new people and new people means delay in production, mistakes that negatively affect the relationship with their advisors and their clients at the same time. Lots of social events.
Free lunches in busy seasons, free ice cream, bbq and treats in summer and RSP season
toxic corporate culture where cronyism and seniority rule
MANAGER OPERATIONAL LEARNING (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 9 December 2018
a horrible environment that created complacency and unrest in employees and demotivated anyone seeking to correct the company's numerous dysfunctions. Employees were promoted based on years of service, whether or not they merited the advancement and often in spite of their own reluctance to accept the opportunity. Constructive criticism when unheeded and senior management seemed quick to ignore any genuine opportunity to address employee concerns. Destined to fail.
Caring, talented people, especially in my own team
no work and lifestyle programs, cronyism, no opportunities for advancement
Officer Cadet (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 8 November 2018
I found B2B a respectable company. Unfortunately, too much political correctness (extremely). They are designed to work on tribal basis. Each race/colour/creed/sex-orientation/political view has some kind of a tribe/tribe-chieftain. You're lucky if you work within the team lead by your chieftain. There, you will be in good care in term of advancement, overtime, after-hours dinners and overall support. If you fell outside of your tribe, could not be transferred to your tribe or unlucky to have a tribe, then, you're out of luck. They will not renew your contract, no matter how good you are. You don't get any benefits, salary increases, dinners, overtime, etc.. Their training is bad (although long). They assigned me to train (newer people) in my 3rd day of work.They send you an email about your mistake. No one shows-up and explains to you what you were supposed to do. Too many unqualified people hired (as minorities/creed/etc..). Management too biased toward minorities. HR do not advise you of complains started against you. They make decision against you and without informing you or asking for your side of the story. Thus you are blacklisted for ever and all your future applications are turned-down with no excuse or reason.
Free food (once/week or more), good pay, very nice free coffee/tea
Management too biased/unqualified, you live under the fear of non-renewal of your contract, too many unqualified people
Senior Administrative Officer (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 11 October 2018
Typical day at work involves intensive processing of various types of worktypes. Working in the Mortgage Administrative Department, I learned to process renewals, payments, payment-payouts, discharges, anti-laundering trainings etc. Management is great at providing feedback and encouraging their team to improve constantly. Workplace culture is very straight forward, disciplined but also nice people to work with. The hardest part of the job is the required flexibility of having various starting shifts that change week-by-week, therefore, difficult to pre-plan for anything more than a month time. Most enjoyable part of the job is being able to listen to music while we work.
Treats all the time and good vacation benefits
Constantly changing shifts and minimal training provided
Senior Mortgage Officer (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 15 August 2018
It was a great environment for students to work part time. I worked in the mortgage department alongside credit analysts and mortgage underwriters. I worked for several managers who were well coordinated with each other. The overall environment was very friendly and supportive.
Senior Administrative Officer (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 10 July 2018
I've found this a fantastic place to work. Coworkers are kind, pleasant and patient. Managers are helpful and caring. I had no banking experience prior to this and I literally knew nothing when I started. Everyone helped me out so much and gave me every chance for success. Plenty of internal opportunities and opportunities for learning and growth. I have no dread going to work in the morning. Also very flexible if you need time off.
The people, the location, internal opportunities
A lot of the jobs are contract or require bilingualism
Not a a good place to work but if you are looking for work experience then this is the place to start.
Analyst (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 17 April 2018
Annual Holiday Party, Summer lunches, RSP breakfast. Toxic HR Management. Not a good environment to work.Very stressful. Good for candidates who are looking for work experience but no career progression.
Senior Corporate Accountant and Analyst (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 12 April 2018
B2B Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Laurentian Bank of Canada. B2B Bank is a Schedule I Canadian bank that serves a network of some 27,000 financial professionals across key business verticals including financial advisors and their dealerships, deposit and mortgage brokers and their firms, mutual fund and insurance manufacturers and MFDA, IIROC & AMF members. I would say my job in B2B Bank is really enjoyable. A bit of detail about my job, I work as the Senior Corporate Accountant and Analyst, working 8.30 am to 5 pm. I have achieved many goals in my career of regulatory reporting, accounting, financial services and coordinating the annual financial audit and annual regulatory audits.
AML Specialist (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 13 March 2018
Great team environment and direct managers were kind and supportive. Some processes like reports tracked were a major waste of time and not a good use of manpower. Administration management wasn't the best and there was high turnover among that team. Great people, pay isn't bad and most people in this position are students. Room for growth and constant feedback Work can be very tedious and repetitive If entered as a contract employee, it's hard to change to part-time People stay on contract for over 2 years sometimes,
Great people to work with, laid back environment, unorganized however expected with growth rate.
Client Service Representative (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 25 January 2018
Great place to work if you are okay with slow personal growth. Growing organization, comes with its organizational issues but is expected. Bilingual bank with preference to speaking both English and french for all positions. Will almost always contract all positions before hiring full time. Job becomes stressful because of organizational and communication issues.
Free Coffee, free lunches occasionally, work life balance, laid back
Problem Resolution Analyst (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 23 January 2018
Going through transition from one system to another. Changes occurring to adapt to future technology. Changes to new systems never run smoothly. There is always issues that are not taken into consideration.