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Financial Services Rep (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 October 2018
Large financial company, if you are a good worker there is room for advancement. They do provide bonuses for most of the staff at the end of the year.
Cons
not much to see on lunch break outside
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Fun workplace with lots of room to move into other positions
Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON1 October 2018
CI really takes care of its employees and acknowledges a job well done. There is a lot of encouragement for advancement and a really great team environment.
Pros
a lot of catered lunches
Cons
power dynamic
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High degree of nepotism
SALES SUPPORT SPECIALIST (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 July 2018
Extremely hard to progress if you are not well connected. Great starting point for a career but not a place to grow long term. Extremely bureaucratic and difficult
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Good place to start your career but not end it
Employee (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 July 2018
Management is not held accountable for their actions and will often penalize employees for any mistakes that have been done years ago. A lot of talent leaves CI because they are held back unfairly.
Pros
Location, training, decent base salary
Cons
Micromanagement, uneducated management, nepotism/favorites
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Pay good culture terrible
Management (Former Employee) –  15 York6 July 2018
When management believes you are a bad employee it is impossible to fix it. The reps are over worked and under appreciated. You can get bad feedback all year long and be given a year end review that says you are meeting job requirements. As the bad feedback is based on factless feedback and could be your manager is having a bad day. The reps are amazing but many stay in a jobs longer than they should because management doesn’t like them. I’ve seen over qualified candidates get refused jobs because of a mistake from when they first started at the company.
Pros
Benefits, reps
Cons
Management, and resources to go to for help
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Not a good place to work
Financial Services (Former Employee) –  Downsview, ON29 June 2018
Assante Compliance is very disorganized, the leadership is very poor and good luck being promoted. There pay is below industry standards and you’ll never have support or a coaching opportunity.
Pros
None
Cons
Poor leadership
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Good environment
Learning & Development (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON30 May 2018
Corporate culture is healthy, and managers are fair and respectful of employees' balance between work and life. They provide plenty of opportunities to learn and grow, but compensation is typically slightly lower than industry standards.
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Below Average
Information Technology (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON18 May 2018
There is no work life balance with this company. Long hours, work compensation is horrible especially for the amount of work you do. There is alot of team work that takes place but overall it isn't the best company to be working for.
Pros
Free coffee
Cons
Long Hours, Low compensation, No work/life balance
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Good corporate culture and great working environment.
Financial Services Representative (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 May 2018
You'll need to pay your dues here, but if you're lucky enough to come across another position of interest within the company, be prepared to work harder to get it than the last one if you want a good shot and landing the role. The corporate culture is very healthy and welcoming, and the office is an enjoyable place to be.
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Best Workplace Culture
None (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 May 2018
The best thing about CI is the people - from top to bottom, everyone is friendly and full of camaraderie. The benefits are great - 100% coverage paid 100% by the company. In Toronto, the location is fantastic - right by Union Station and there's a rooftop patio! The industry is changing so the company is going through some growing pains. However, change can be good and once it has stabilized it will continue to be a great place to work.
Pros
Location, Benefits, Training Reimbursement Program, Ray Days
Cons
Inconsistent compensation, Changing industry
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Engaging and fun workplace
Client Services Representative (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON6 April 2018
I honestly loved the employees I thought everyone was so nice and the company really promotes growth. You often don't see employees in roles for much longer than 2 years without getting a promotion. The culture is great and the office is beautiful and as a younger employee I really enjoyed the culture and thought everyone was very great to work with.

Definitely, recommend the company if you are looking to start your career off in finance!
Pros
Awesome building, pool table, patio, ping-pong table, great lunch room, and great location!
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Not recommend working here only if it is your last option
Operations Officer (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 January 2018
Staff are nice, management try and bully staff into doing ridiculous amounts of over time and if you don't you get made to feel extremely bad or could lose your job. Do not believe in the companies values at all as they do not follow through with any of them. No career progression what so ever. Only Pros are it's downtown and near ttc and the staff are nice.
Pros
Location
Cons
Long hours, underpaid, not valued in anyway
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Fast-Paced Environment, keen on growth
Sales & Marketing (Current Employee) –  Canada8 January 2018
Great company to work for - open to continued learning and job development and advancement for the right candidates.

Great workplace culture company-wide.
Pros
Great People
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Good training, a lot of favouritism for advancement
Financial Services Representative/RESP Specialist (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON20 September 2017
Excellent training if you "earn" it. A lot of bigger brother monitoring and coaching. Benefits and compensation is good.
If you don't have family already working at the company or as a financial advisor with a large CI book of business promotion is difficult but not impossible.
The entry level position is in a call centre, all your calls are monitored and reviewed daily. Unless you are perfect and do everything how they want it, you will have negative reviews which affect career advancement and future training.
Very mundane role, but if you can prove yourself and get lucky you can move up in the company. Just be prepared to wait a while.
Pros
Compensation and benefits, rsp matching
Cons
boring role, monitored constantly, difficult to advance
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unorganized, job duties never actually defined
Portfolio Analyst (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 July 2017
great atmospere, setup, work perks, insurance, just day to day activity needs to be more organized and structured

need to compensate based on actual performance and not set limitations by corporate
Pros
not micro managed, great office space, good team
Cons
unorganized, workload needs to be distributed more evenly, chaotic at times
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Great first job but not for long term career advancement
Manager, Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 June 2017
Decent culture with issues in management and how they handle themselves with the employees. Glass tower mentality at the corporate level. Always asking for change but they never deliver on promises to employees. After a while it gets old.
Pros
Lots of young employees
Cons
Upper management needs to go if they want to change things.
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Great colleagues
Estate, Tax and Retirement Services Specialist (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON28 February 2017
Management style is from another time and has a hard time motivating their employees. But the colleagues are great people and it is a pleasure to work with them.
Just wished CI would be more proactive
Pros
well located
Cons
bad management, reactive company
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a day in the life of a resolutions associate
Bilingual Financial Resolutions Associate (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON22 February 2017
Evaluates and researches trade request that are not in good order while taking the necessary steps to insure all the information and documentation is received in order to process the request in a timely and efficient manner. Facilitating advisors, third party institutions and unit holders. Translating documents from English to French and French to English prior to or during the processing period.
Pros
great summer and winter parties, table tennis
Cons
lack of proper management, nepotism
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great place to start
Associate, Investment Operations (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON4 January 2017
CI is a great place to start your career. Most staff are very knowledgeable and will take the time to help you. Working here can be stressful at times. Management holds employees up to high standards.
Pros
great co-workers
Cons
long hours
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Fun workplace as good entry level job
Financial Service Representative (Current Employee) –  15 York Street, Toronto, ON, M5J 0A39 August 2016
Strong training system in place to learn mutual fund industry quickly. I was able to learn a lot about the industry and how investments work, especially the relationship between clients and advisors. There is generally a young team, making work fun. Management tends to move slowly in reaction to competitors and regulation from my perspective. There is a good appreciation for work/life balance, however you are expected to stay late on occasion.
Pros
Strong work/life balance
Cons
Compensation is not competitive
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