Wawanesa Insurance
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  • Support from manager
  • Energizing work tasks
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Working for Wawanesa has been the best career decision I've made. Here's why:- Supportive management- Challenging work- Opportunities to grow in your career and learn new skills- Competitive compensation package and equitable pay - GREAT benefits- Truly cares about employee health and wellbeing- Transparency - Fun activities and contests - Professional development- Collaboration with other departments - Inclusive environment - Great recognition program - Flexible work schedule (opportunity to work from home)- Excellent response and quick action dealing with the pandemic

Pros

Employees start with 3 weeks of vacation at minimum and 5 personal days!
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Moral sucks

Inexperienced managers in a very top down culture make for bad working environment: so people leave which increases the workload for those left there. Staffing shortages abound and burnout is high. Staff are very clicky all say they want to help but refuse too. Training is not good.

Pros

None really

Cons

alot to many to list
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Cult like; just keep smiling and telling everyone it's going great, despite the mountains of work that keeps being thrown at you.

Inexperienced managers in a very top down culture make for bad working environment: so people leave which increases the workload for those left there. Staffing shortages abound and burnout is high.

Pros

Ability to work from home. 5 personal days.

Cons

No work life balance; cult like culture. Upper management don't understand, nor care about the front lines.
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Toxic and Notorious for Bullying

Most toxic place to work. Employees are all miserable and the morale is depressing. Micromanaged to the point of nervous breakdowns. Managers are useless, can’t coach or mentor, don’t trust employees and are lacking in overall skill. Bullying is rampant here. Never seen anything like it. Very toxic, directors and VP’s play favourites, several managers only promoted to those positions based on seniority but have no idea how to actually direct staff. Ridiculed in the workplace for the same mistakes a manager makes. The politics are insane at the executive level. This whole coming needs an overhaul and hopefully staff will speak up about the bullying. Save your soul, don’t work here.

Pros

Pay

Cons

Everything else, stay away!
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They went through an incredible digital transformation, but they also need to transform their culture.

It is an old company trying to catch up with the digital world by adopting new and exciting technologies, so there is a lot of IT projects going on; this makes them the perfect place to learn new tools and technologies. The company's only issue is the lack of opportunities for non-Canadian; they talk a lot about diversity and inclusion, but in reality, anybody's origins and accent is a glass ceiling in Wawanesa.

Pros

Pension plan. / Work-life Balance / Learning environment

Cons

Old boomer culture
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Solid job security but don’t expect much respect

Good job, ok benefits and ok work but don’t expect upper mgmt to be on the same page as front line managers. They rarely consult their staff and insist on driving service while grading you on odd factors that are often well out of your control I would give them a higher score based if the culture which is quite positive but the treatment by mgmt just made it difficult.

Pros

Good culture, great introductory role

Cons

Disconnect from mgmt to front ljne
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Don’t miss it

Wawanesa has a culture of “that’s not how Wawanesa does things” They don’t like thinking outside the box or new ways of doing things. If you leave be prepared to be shunned like an Amish teenager who left the colony They will think you broke up with them and be hurt.

Pros

Work hours not overtaxing

Cons

Cult like atmosphere
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Overall the job,culture,people at underwriting team are ok

Everything is alright except the fact that you're on a project based account and ni health coverage, but if you do well in a year then chances of being a regular inreases and they do regularize people that desrves it.

Pros

Work, culture, people

Cons

No health coverage for non regulars or project based
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Great Company

The company itself is wonderful. Great benefits. The computer seems to care about employees, however certain supervisors do not seem to care. The main CON is that the pay is not competitive with other insurance companies in Winnipeg.

Pros

Benefits, Work/life balance

Cons

Pay is not competitive
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Overall, it is fun to work at Wawanesa; people are kind and friendly and work is interesting.

Wawanesa is a very successful insurance company. People are very nice and friendly and work is interesting. They use modern technology in their daily work activities and they provide excellent training. They make sure that their employees have the tools they need to accomplish their tasks successfully. The managers are great leaders.
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Good corporate job

Great company to work with. Supportive management & leaders. Everybody is a team player. Collaborative and supportive leaders and work colleagues. Encourages personal and professional growths.

Pros

Agile

Cons

parking
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Productive & fast paced environment

They're a great company to work for and have many pleasant members to work alongside. They have great benefits and job security. Pleasant and changing environment.
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Great company to work with. Supportive management & leaders. Everytbody is a team player.

Great company to work with. Supportive management & leaders. Everytbody is a team player. Collaborative and supportive leaders and work colleagues. Encourages personal and professional growths.
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Good people to work with.

The typical day at work requires a lot of flexibility. I have learned to lead a diverse team of people. The people are friendly and nice to work with.
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Good place to work

- The company is people caring. There's a culture of listening to employees and valuing their opinions. People respect each other. - Employees have opportunities to grow and develop. - Achievements are celebrated.

Pros

GOod salary

Cons

none
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Productive company

code applications, customer service insurance management tried very hard to ensure their employees are treated well team building activities rude customers/brokers great internal culture goes a long way as far as raising employee engagement and motivating employees at the workplace goes

Pros

professional and impressively knowledgeable on every level of the industry

Cons

Old-school mentality/ micromanagement
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productive and fun enviroment

great culture, good family and work balance learn a lot a lot of advancement available great management people are the most enjoyable part of the job
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Technically challenging and productive environment

A stable insurance company to work with and offers a lot of opportunity to grow in terms of career. Good management support for their employees in terms of their desire for personal career advancement Provides a competitive retirement package
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A company that gives back to the community!

Wawanesa is a wonderful company to be a part of. Management is amazing - professional and impressively knowledgeable on every level of the industry. Work environment is great with employees who are exceptionally trained in their respective positions. Being the third largest insurance company in Canada, they get their fair share of clients which allows for peace of mind in terms of job security. Wawanesa has multiple programs which allows us to give back to the community. With that being said, Wawanesa is also a company that cares for its employees. They offer wonderful benefits package and competitive salaries. It truly is a great company!
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Company

Great company to work for, would have remained if my position wasn't eliminated. Benefits company paid. Competitive salaries. Vacations and Personal Days great. Fellow employees are very friendly.

Pros

Very fair to their employee's needs.

Cons

Department closures/lay-offs.
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Great Place to work

Great place to work, tight knit smaller office in Dartmouth and very professional leaders who help you exceed and move to new positions. Would recommend.
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3.5

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3.1Management
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