FINANCIAL ADVISOR, ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 3 May 2013
While my experience with Investors Group was short it was the job that had the greatest impact on my life. The training there has helped sharpen certain skills like marketing, sales, customer/client service, human relation skills like developing relationships with people, a better understanding of how to run your own business or practice. It has helped me develop a sense of professionalism that I still carry with me to date. I have a greater working knowledge on client life cycles and demographics, and how to provide value. The training and resources were amazing when it came to investments, insurance, mortgages, and other products and services available. My co workers there were fantastic. There was lots of support from them as well as the management. I valued the professionalism as well as the positive energy of the office and people's willingness to help the starting consultants. The hardest part of the job would be the fact that it is 100% commission based and you have to find your own clients. Coming into the business at my age at 24 I was at a disadvantage because of my experience and network. However I gave it my best shot I possibly could. I had decided that it was not the right time in my life to pursue Investors Group. The most enjoyable part of the job having the opportunity to build relationships with new clients, and show them effective and efficient ways on how to reach their financial goals quicker, faster and easier than they would on their own. I also enjoyed developing a wide range of different skills, the role tests you in every way imaginablemore... and was challenging which is another reason why I appreciated working their. I am thankful that I had the opportunity to work their.less
Associate Consultant (Current Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 16 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.