ATB Financial Employee Reviews about "freeze"

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  • "Work life balance can be maintained(in 161 reviews)

  • "Ability to work from home on a part-time or full-time basis (in most non-branch/agency roles)(in 79 reviews)

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  • "ATB conforms to government pay freezes(in 130 reviews)

  • "Scope is limited to Alberta clients(in 46 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to work

      Jan 14, 2022 - Managing Director in Edmonton, AB
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      Pros

      The people and the way they prioritize the people.

      Cons

      Touch market, other competitors that are non-traditional are moving in.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Culture

      Jan 16, 2022 - Senior Advisor Finance in Calgary, AB
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      Pros

      - Amazing Culture - Truly flexible work arrangements with excellent life-work balance.

      Cons

      - Pay is and benefits are average - It takes a lot of time to move up the ladder

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great benefits, good culture in theory but not always in practice

      Jan 10, 2022 - PERSONAL BANKING SPECIALIST in Edmonton, AB
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      Pros

      ATB is overall a wonderful company to work for. Their Flex Benefits system makes it so you can choose how to use your benefits by adding more or using less toward dental, vision, prescriptions, general health care, etc. You can choose to add funds to a Health Care Spending Account, Wellness Account, or "buy" up to 5 additional vacation days per year. Every employee is given 2 additional "Flex Vacation" days on top of their regular PTO which based on paygrade and years of service. The company puts emphasis on mental health and has been especially flexible during the pandemic. They are good about training and there are plenty of opportunities for advancement.

      Cons

      ATB is a Crown Corporation and has been under a salary freeze mandated by the province for 4 years and no end in sight. The only way to get a raise is to change job titles and move into another pay grade. Conveniently, almost all executives were "restructured" into higher paygrades and allowed raises while lower level employees expected to stay where they are at, despite inflation being higher than ever. While I now work remotely fulltime and am under different management, I previously worked in a branch and the culture and environment there is toxic and stressful. Middle management is not aligned with ATB's values and frequently ask too much of employees, put more stress on sales targets than required, micromanage, and often set their employees up to fail. I have heard from other branch employees that they have had similar experiences. My small branch alone had 5 people take stress leave in the past year. ATB needs to ensure they are practicing what they preach in all areas of the company and not leave branch employees at the mercy of inconsistent and toxic management.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great place to work long term

      Jan 14, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Work life balance Great vacation and sick days Great benefits Friendly managers

      Cons

      If you been there a long time you never get raises Women seem to move up and make substantially less Promotions are based on who you know

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good Employer

      Jan 13, 2022 - Lead Software Developer in Calgary, AB
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      Pros

      1. Good people good environment 2. Modern technologies 3. Cloud Transformation has done

      Cons

      There is not too much pressure so things sometimes are moving slow

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Hope you love a call centre

      Jan 12, 2022 - Service Advice Specialist in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits both health and banking

      Cons

      Want excellent, award-winning customer service in 2 minutes or less but don't deliver most of the time

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Team is shockingly wholesome - ATB Ventures

      Jan 4, 2022 - Senior Software Developer in Calgary, AB
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      Pros

      The benefits or second to none. Really makes a big difference in terms of total compensation. The team here is really wholesome. We're just here to do a good job and deliver. It's organized. Things get done on time. You're mental and emotional health is a real focus point and not just for show.

      Cons

      I really can't think of any. There is a wage freeze that's hopefully being lifted this year though.

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Friendly People, Big Ego’s

      Jan 17, 2022 - Operations Specialist in Edmonton, AB
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      Pros

      Friendly people, however they’re certainly not the brightest bunch.

      Cons

      I work with many people who only have their high school diplomas or no university degree. The most draining part of the day is working with those exact people who are self centric and think they are very smart. Exhausting! Teammates don’t work during the day because everyone is working from home.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      awesome

      Dec 30, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      people, pay, purpose to our Province

      Cons

      lots of change and shuffling

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Govt imposed pay freeze continues

      Dec 23, 2021 - Manager 
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      Pros

      Great banking discounts on mortgages, loans, mastercard, etc Good health benefits Pension Option to purchase additional vacation Work from home Support mental health Leading edge technology Supportive of the community through charities, donations, sponsorships Volunteer opportunities

      Cons

      Low salary, non competitive wages despite what the CEO says. The continued gov't pay freeze in addition to pay grade downgrades due to updated job architecture are causing people to leave, especially within the technology space. Constant re-orgs cause a lot of stress and confusion. Bullying and micromanagement by some leaders.

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