CI Financial Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2020

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3.3
68%
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85%
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CI Financial CEO Kurt MacAlpine (no image)
Kurt MacAlpine
4 Ratings
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  • "Old school style of interviewing new candidates(in 5 reviews)

  • "Low pay and favouritism present(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "CI"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CI Financial part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Vacation. Good work environment. Good benefits

    Cons

    Pay is average and could be in a face paced environment

  2. "Good"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Analyst 

    I worked at CI Financial full-time

    Pros

    Benefits location colleagues management flexibility

    Cons

    Salary is not as competitive

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good as a starter position in the field"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at CI Financial full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get to work with fairly nice people.

    Cons

    Lots of politics and biases. If you know how to navigate that field, or enjoy that environment then this is a place for you. Low chance of progress, unless ofcourse you know how to play politics. Very low salaries and high probability that it will change.

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  4. Helpful (4)

    "Lots of icing, no cake!"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CI Financial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great, supportive team environment. Nice company events every now and then. Good insurance coverage.

    Cons

    Horrible pay, cross training that is code for "you will do 3 jobs and get paid for half", little opportunities to move up or on to something else, a laughable bonus (like the price of an extra haircut a month), archaic manual processes that regularly cause errors and you stress on the daily, disconnect between management and lower level workers, feedback is taken but all you get is morphine shots in return (little is done), half your bonus comes in company shares you never asked for and still did not receive half way into the new year, if they paid for a course you took the prior year to benefit your work there they make you pay half of that back on your way out without prior notice (they took $500 out of my last salary in 2020 for an exam I passed in 2019, which was basically my groceries for a month)

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  5. "N/A"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CI Financial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are no pros in this company

    Cons

    There is a lot of in-fighting within teams

  6. "Good Canadian Financial Company to Start Out w/ No Experience"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at CI Financial full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment, relaxed work place

    Cons

    The work is not challenging enough

  7. "Happy"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CI Financial full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Supported, friendly, location, opportunities, changing

    Cons

    Restricted, fast moving, top-down, silod

  8. "Decent place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Toronto, ON

    I worked at CI Financial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Stepping stool, the company prefers to promote from within A lot of in class training to ensure you’re educated on the products

    Cons

    More about who you know than what you do.

  9. "A professional working environment though with a corporate feel"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CI Financial full-time

    Pros

    - professional working environment - good camaraderie among colleagues within business unit who are high-level in both personality and intelligence - fair compensation

    Cons

    - pitfalls of large corporation: highly administrative, somewhat lacking in community between business units

  10. Helpful (1)

    "good company, bad pay"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Private Client Services Associate 

    I have been working at CI Financial full-time

    Pros

    good team environment, great offices

    Cons

    grossly underpaid for the work done

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