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Push for success
Associate Consultant (Current Employee) –  Thunder Bay, ON16 April 2018
While many other reviews I've read about this company almost scared me away, I am glad I chose a career at Investors Group. The corporate culture is one to be proud of, and they encourage hard work and self-improvement in a great way.

Not everyone will list as a commission based financial professional, but it is definitely a rewarding career.
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Excellent job
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB8 April 2018
The day would involve preparing client files for appointments, making appointments, responding to both email and telephone inquiries, and solving problems that arose . Preparation of all types of applications, assisting in marketing activities, planning seminars, keeping files up to date and compliant. I was responsible for ordering office supplies and keeping the consultant up to date on all client interactions. The office was a very pleasant and friendly place with a lot of group involvement on all levels.

January and Februrary were the busiest time of year with the need to complete all RSP contributions in preparing clients for Tax season. Very fast paced and high pressure.
Pros
Xmas parties, health benefits- very friendly and helpful office
Cons
no cons
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Nice Staff, No room for growth
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Montreal, Quebec4 April 2018
Unfortunately working for Individual consultants the staff has no recourse. They follow their own rules, they are very disorganized and don't really care about their staff.
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great place to work
Marketing Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 April 2018
good people, good objectives, good place to learn considerable business acumen,
good culture, team oriented, smart people to be around and learn from
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Informative and pleasant work experience
Summer Assistant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB31 March 2018
I worked with a lot of great and interesting people and learned how a professional environment works. It was an excellent experience for my first employment.
Pros
Nice people
Cons
"Grunt" work
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Autonomie, Responsabilités significatives et Reconnaissance
Directeur/Spécialiste Planification des Assurances (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC9 March 2018
Mon poste consistait à gérer le volet assurance (sous la bannière Services d'Assurances IG inc.) auprès de 7 des 19 bureaux régionaux du Québec.
En tant qu'expert-conseil en assurance, j'étais la personne ressource pour environ 90 Planificateurs Financiers. Je devais assumer tout ce qui attrait à la formation des conseillers, les relations avec les partenaires d'Affaires (Manuvie, CanadaVie, SunLife, etc.) ainsi qu'être le premier intervenant en résolution de problèmes.
Il était important d'établir une gestion du temps efficace pour offrir un support équitable pour chaque bureau afin de garder une croissance de production constante.
Pros
Autonomie, Avantages Corporatifs.
Cons
Aucun digne de mention.
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Great place to learn many factes of the financial industry
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC2 March 2018
Great place to learn many factes of the financial industry.
I would refer friends to work in the company as an employee or self-employed.
Good training.
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Highly unorganized and torn company
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB28 February 2018
The Calgary offices are a complete mess. Management bills their staff as much as possible for outrageous things. Lots of conflict and verbal fighting in the office, very tense work environment. Can't trust anyone in the company. The Division Directors are lazy, untrained and cant make up their minds on what they want their administrative staff to do.
Be warned there is a lot of illegal practice that happens. The division directors will try to get their admin staff to carry out or assist.
My boss would come to work high on pot everyday. Didn't follow through with benefits, raises. Worked a lot after hours and was not paid for it. Expected to go way above ad beyond and you will not even receive pay for it.
Worst company ever. Highly unorganized and extremely high turnover.
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Good management
Former IG employee (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB26 February 2018
Good management, employees can work independently, at least in my department. Advancement is possible, it may be difficult in some departments like the contact center.
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you need to work on management
Financial Consultant (Former Employee) –  London, ON26 February 2018
there are two reasons i left IG, one was management because it seems like they didnt take it seriously and the second reason is that they charge you approximately 500$ a month just to have an office but you can work from home. I think this should be optional because not everyone wants to work at the office.
Pros
personal/ work life balance
Cons
had to start
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Très bonne entreprise
Conseiller financier (Former Employee) –  Penincule acadienne Canada19 February 2018
Très bonne entreprise mais l'inconvénients était que le salaire était à commission.
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Satisfactory
Consultant (Former Employee) –  Prince Edward Island17 February 2018
Work/life balance and compensation are a struggle.
With hard work and dedication success is attainable but this takes many years to develop a strong business plan and be compensated accordingly
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Good Organization Culture
Financial Consultant (Current Employee) –  Medicine Hat, AB12 February 2018
Strong organization with good cultural values. A person who is able to survive off of commission based compensation, can really make a difference with this company.
Pros
Unlimited earning potential and ability to rise in company
Cons
comission based pay doesnt work for everyone
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Très belle ambiance et collègues chaleureux
Responsable des Opérations II (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC2 February 2018
J'aime bien l'entente et l'entraide qui existe entre les employés.
On est tous solidaires, et tout le monde est disponible pour chacun.
La direction facilite nos heures extra (overtime) en nous approvisionnant en nourriture et on sent qu'elle se soucie de son personnel.
Voilà ce qui me marque le plus à IG.
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good
Financial Consultant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON29 January 2018
Great company if you enjoy the hustle. You have to find clients that are willing to switch from banks to IG. You sell mutual funds and insurance products
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Has all the elements of place to work and have fun. There are lots of team building activities that bring people from diverse backgrounds to get to kn
Financial Consultant (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON23 January 2018
Has all the elements of place to work and have fun.
There are lots of team building activities that bring people from diverse backgrounds to get to know each better
Pros
Pot lucks, Evening out, Team builing exercises
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Challenging and rewarding position
Insurance Planning Specialist (Former Employee) –  Ontario16 January 2018
I enjoyed having the autonomy to create a business plan to work with consultants to increase insurance sales in the region.The environment was conducive to growing business, with support from region leadership.
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Sales
Financial Consultant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON14 January 2018
Commission-based. Work smart and work hard and you can earn a lot. You have to fish for clients, so one should be prepared to do step out of your comfort zone to secure meetings (sometimes with complete strangers) and then close the deal.
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Overall great Company!
Business Development Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON6 January 2018
It was a different day every day - submitting clients contributions, switching clients portfolios around, calendar management, managing the team, expenses.
I learned how to manage a team and that communication, directions are very important.
My manager was fantastic - very clear, easy going, flexible and allowed me to help with the business.
Workplace culture was easy going, flexible, exciting.
Most difficult part of the job was leaving the position.
The most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with clients and able to help with their portfolios.
Pros
Flexibility, fun and exciting
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3 Years Working As A Consultant For IG
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Grimsby, ON5 January 2018
Long Hours and Low pay unless you're a great financial advisor and can really sell. be prepared to work your guts out. The key to success is to hit the really high net worth clients. worked there for 3 years.
Pros
learn about sales
Cons
sales
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