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ATB Financial Reviews

Updated 21 October, 2017
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  • Work life balance is encouraged but you won't get promoted if you use it (in 18 reviews)

  • no cons at this time as I enjoyed working there (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Great Culture!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I can truly say I love ATB'S culture - They are changing the way employees work, for the best. ATB understands that its KEY to invest in employees, if you want to have a successful business.

    Cons

    No cons from my perspective!

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your culture! It is amazing to see all the programs available for employees learning and success!

    ATB Financial Response

    17 Mar, 2017 – Talent Coordinator- Marketing

    Thank you for the positive review. We are so happy to hear that ATB’s culture has made a positive impact on your professional development and is reimagining the way our employees work and engage with... More


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ATB Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, control your own career, be a decision maker

    Cons

    Communication could be better from head office to branches, sometimes what we are told third and fourth hand is not what the original message intended.

    Advice to Management

    Know the markets, better. Rural banking has different needs than city banking.

    ATB Financial Response

    11 Oct, 2017

    We love being described as a Great Place to Work! Work life balance, career development and empowering our team members is part of who we are and it is awesome to see it translate to a positive team... More


  3. "Had a great time while I was working there"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PERSONAL BANKING SPECIALIST in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - PERSONAL BANKING SPECIALIST in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ATB Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked for ATB Financial for over 5 and a half years. My time there was for the most part positive. I found if you have a really good direct manager that you work "with" and you put in complete effort then you will find your life at work easier. There are targets, natural upper management pressure and your own personal pressure you will put on yourself and this is why having a good direct manager makes things easier. If you have a chance to work for ATB I recommend it.

    Cons

    This organization has brought in many outside individuals from other organizations to help guide the ship in a certain direction. It will most certainly be tough times for the next 5 years with new changes being done. This will be hard for the day to day employees who work very hard to create happiness for clients.

    Advice to Management

    ATB Financial is listening to customers/clients but don't forget the people that help create that happiness, the associates. Listen to your associates and continue to adapt and learn.


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  5. "Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work for!!

    Cons

    More flexibility with allowing team members to grow

    ATB Financial Response

    11 Oct, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We have been working hard to make ATB a Great Place to Work and it’s great to hear we’ve had a positive impact. We believe we are on a journey to... More


  6. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ATB Financial full-time

    Pros

    The people you work with are great.

    Cons

    It's sales and some management is under educated.

    Advice to Management

    Get educated, experience is good but you need a base to build on.

    ATB Financial Response

    11 Oct, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We agree that our team members are the best and are glad that you had a great experience. Your comments are appreciated and will be shared with... More


  7. "Going downhill"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ATB Financial full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and good CEO.

    Cons

    Management only cares about each other and often have empty promises on following through with any offers to help with development opportunities, increasing workloads, etc. Management also seems to never be around as they are too busy focussing on their own career path instead of being there for their team.

    Too much restructuring.

    Hearing management gossiping about teammates is unnerving and creates a major lack of trust.

    Pay not as good as other FIs/similar roles.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting friends or problem employees that you no longer want to deal with yourself.

    Stop filling other management roles with people who don't want a career path in management or do not have any managerial qualities.

    Recognize employees with the rewards instead of just nominating each other.

    ATB Financial Response

    11 Oct, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are glad that you appreciated our benefits offering and that Dave Mowat, our CEO resonated with you. He has put into action a great vision... More


  8. "Overall great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ATB Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. Upper management leadership is pretty good with the current President Dave Mowat.
    2. Benefits are great and highly customizable.

    Cons

    1. Culture can be cheesy and not practical.
    2. Union restricts what can be done as a manager.

    Advice to Management

    Management is unrealistic based on union rules.

    ATB Financial Response

    11 Oct, 2017

    We really appreciate your observations and would like to thank you for leaving a review. It is always great to hear positive feedback about ATB leadership and our employee benefits. From our unique... More


  9. "Managing Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Grande Prairie, AB
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Grande Prairie, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ATB Financial full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Our purpose sets us apart, culture is exceptional, transparency between executives and team members, great benefits: pension, reward and recognition, salary, flexible work arrangements. Team members are collaborative. Communication is paramount and supportive.

    Cons

    Overall nothing to speak of. Has been an excellent 10+ years.

    ATB Financial Response

    11 Oct, 2017

    Thanks for your review! We are glad to hear that you were WOW’d by ATB’s culture, our benefits and our team members. It’s always great when our team members have such positive things to say about... More


  10. "Loan Support"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ATB Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    pay and benefits were the only reason to work here.

    Cons

    Management does not support employees. Will support managers but not subordinates. Very uncaring and non supportive mindset. Will not strive to correct any issues with employees, just cover them up. Do not live up to their public persona whatsoever.

    Advice to Management

    Start to become more caring. ATB is not made up of management only, so start listening to everyone, not just a chosen few.

    ATB Financial Response

    11 Oct, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We value your feedback and input in making ATB THE Place to Work for all Albertans. It is unfortunate to hear your experience was not consistent with... More


  11. "Customer Service Support"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexibility, benefits, ability to work remote if wanted, and people

    Cons

    Training needs to be more practical

    Advice to Management

    Better training for people should be considered to enhance better client service

    ATB Financial Response

    11 Oct, 2017

    Thank you for the review. We are happy to hear that our flexible work environment and employee benefits created a positive experience for you! In being THE Place to Work, we take pride in offering... More


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