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ATB Financial Overview

Edmonton, AB
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
Investment Banking & Asset Management
$100 to $500 million (CAD) per year
This mission becomes a reality by keeping focus on our most talented asset - our people. We've been doing this for more than 80 years. In that time, we've grown from one small Treasury Branch to become the largest Alberta-based financial ... Read more

Mission: Our Mission: We’re changing our world by putting people first and delivering happiness.The three goals of ATB 2.0 are to be #1 in every market that we're in, to be THE place to work, and to be loved and respected by Albertans.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2017 (#3), 2016 (#6)

Top CEOs: 2018 (#16), 2017 (#24), 2016 (#1)

Company Updates

  • ATB was recognized as second overall among the Best Workplaces in Canada 2019. It's because of the contributions of 5,500+ people that we earned this honour.

    Best Workplaces in Canada 2019 - 1000+ Employees (EN)

    Great Place to Work® is proud to present the 2019 list of Best Workplaces™ in Canada. The list was published as a Special National Report in The Globe and Mail on April 26, 2019. Click below to download this report. The list recognizes 50 Best Workplaces™ in Canada with more than 1000 employees working in Canada or worldwide.

  • ATB was recognized as second overall among the Best Workplaces in Canada 2019. It's because of the contributions of 5,500+ people that we earned this honour.

    April 26, 2019: ATB Financial posted an article on LinkedIn

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ATB Financial – Why Work For Us?

Deliver happiness, make banking work for people

Putting people first is the ATB way. We do not just see banking as transactions and numbers, but a way to create happiness for ALL Albertans. At ATB, we’re not satisfied with the status quo. We listening to our customers, and finding new ways to make banking smart, simple and helpful by challenging the status quo and leading change. We’re customer-obsessed;, we lean in,listen to their needs and aspirations, and work collaboratively to ensure our customers achieve success , not only in the short-term, but well into the future.

If you’re ready to deliver happiness, support the dreams of Albertans, accelerate your career path with a company that’s constantly self-disrupting, then take the leap and roll up your sleeves as a part of the ATB Family. Explore our career opportunities at


Personal Equity

When we talk about personal equity, we’re not talking about financial statements. At ATB, personal equity is our investment in your personal and professional growth. In being THE Place to Work, we know it takes exceptional people to truly listen to customer needs and provide the right service and expertise that matters. At ATB, we want to provide the tools, resources and support for you to be successful in everything you do! We understand the importance of listening, which is why we want to listen to your needs and development goals and ensure your story at ATB is a positive one.

Part of developing your personal equity is ensuring you can achieve a work/life balance in an environment that can accommodate you when “life happens”. No matter what event, myTime allows you to take the time that you need to manage both your work and personal commitments. With myTime, you will take – and be paid for – the time you need to look after your overall health and well-being each year. ATB not only supports and encourages, but expects you to take the time you need to relax and rejuvenate – which means taking a minimum of three weeks vacation per year. This is just one of the many examples of how ATB is not only THE Place to Work, but the Place to Be for all employees to succeed within the ATB community.

Visit our careers site to learn more about how you can bring your story to life at ATB.


Our Stories

We love hearing stories from our customers about how ATB was able to create happiness for them. But we also love hearing about how ATB created happiness for our team members too. Below are some quotes from team members that well, make us happy.

Re: Our in-house leadership development programs
“Masterful Leadership is one of the BEST treasures that has ever come into my life, my career, my spirit and soul. Timely, for sure. Challenging, to the max! And life altering, definitely to the max!”
~ Sandy Broadbent

Re: Flexible work arrangements
“I came back to ATB after almost two years at home with my kids, and because of technology, I am able to have a three-day schedule in the office, allowing me to spend time with my girls while on-call Monday and Friday. This job gives me the best of both worlds, and leaves me fully engaged in every role I play at home, and at ATB.”
~ Megan Despanque

Re: Our awards for top team members
“My Market VP, manager and boyfriend collaborated to throw me a surprise party to announce I was a President’s League winner. It was so special because I knew the celebration was made just for me—especially the tiara, pink slippers and princess theme!”
~ Azi Sadighi

Re: ATB 101
“I never felt like 'just a summer student' at ATB. Even though it was challenging at times to balance every day tasks with the capstone project, I had the chance to be involved with meaningful work. I was pushed to get out of my comfort zone, to connect with people throughout ATB, to work as part of a team to develop a realistic business solution, and to practice presenting in front of our executives. It was a summer experience that I couldn't get anywhere else!"                                              ~Lauren Phillips

Re: Our commitment to Albertan communities
“One of the most fun times I had giving back with ATB was for Easter Seals, decorating their camp lodge for Halloween and the Christmas holidays. Knowing our efforts created an enjoyable environment in which attendees could be themselves without being stereotyped or judged, was so rewarding.”
~ Daniel Leung

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Culture Quiz

Your education and experience are important, of course, but credentials aren’t everything. Your personality—your values and your stories—are what make you stand out in a crowd. Are you a good fit for ATB? More importantly, perhaps: Is ATB a good fit for you?

Take this quick quiz. The only passing score is four out of four.

Do you want to make a difference while doing what you love?

Are you relentlessly seeking ways to grow into your best self?

Does working with a team of innovators sound cool?

Is having fun at work a non-negotiable for you?


Want to learn more about why ATB is THE place to be? Visit our careers site!

ATB Financial Reviews

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ATB Financial President and CEO Curtis Stange
Curtis Stange
68 Ratings
  • Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Best place I've ever worked!"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ATB Financial full-time (More than a year)


    ATB is willing to push the envelope. This company is filled with people who care about our customers. ATB is willing to try and learn from attempts that didn't succeed. They truly care about team members well being. I love working here.


    No company is perfect. There are still politics being played in departments and teams. The transformation is starting to wobble a bit and I'm not sure we will meet all the objectives. Again, politics at the senior management level, however the heads all have the best for their area at heart. Just need to break down the pillars more. A name change to guilds by itself doesn't do it.

    Advice to Management

    Get on the same page and march to the same drummer. Transformation needs to see that "scrum" is not the solution to all. Operations will stall all the good things. I wish Curtis was more visible to the company.

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ATB Financial Interviews



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    Client Service Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lethbridge, AB
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at ATB Financial (Lethbridge, AB) in February-2017.


    - I submitted my online application and completed ATB personality test in December 2016.
    - Initial phone interview with HR representative in January 2017.
    - Face-to-face interview with Senior Team Lead and another manager in February 2017.
    - Invited for a second round of interview the week after, but it was cancelled as an internal candidate has been selected.

    Overall it was a very pleasant experience. Your HR partner will stay with you every steps of the way including a prompt notification of interview re-scheduling. My initial face interview had to be re-scheduled due to weather issues but it was informed promptly to me via e-mail. Allowing me to make the necessary adjustment to my already busy schedule.

    The face-to-face interview was very definitely very cordial. They certainly know how to make you feel at ease and the flow of the interview felt akin to just a regular conversation between old friends.

    ATB is really good at keeping their candidates in the loop. Even the cancellation of my second interview came directly via a call from the director whom I supposed to be interviewing in the first place. Definitely reduced the sting of disappointment of not getting the position.

    Even though I didn't get the position, the tremendous amount of supports, follow-ups, encouragements, and kind words throughout the entire process solidifies my admiration towards ATB. This might not be my time to join the organization yet, but I absolutely will try again once the next opportunity comes up.

    Interview Questions

    • A lot of situational and behavioural questions for the position I applied. Some historical and background question as well as I think ATB really want to know who you are as a person instead of just another candidate.

      The one question that stuck with me was "how do you define a great leader?". Definitely something that I never encountered before, so that was a good experience.

      No out of the ordinary questions.   1 Answer
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ATB Financial Awards & Accolades

  • Canada's Best Workplaces #2, Great Place to Work, 2019
  • Best Workplace for Inclusion, Great Place to Work, 2019
  • Alberta’s Top Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2019
  • Canada’s Top Employers for Young People, Mediacorp Canada, 2019
  • Best Workplaces for Women, Great Place to Work, 2019
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