CIBC Wood Gundy Employee Reviews about "training"
67% would recommend to a friend
(8 total reviews)
Victor G. Dodig
94% approve of CEO
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- "Pay is low and systems often are down" (in 7 reviews)
- "There is no training and it will take you up to a year to be comfortable with the systems." (in 5 reviews)
- "Even when I had worked weekends for my advisor I got barely anything at such a low salary." (in 3 reviews)
- "Long hours were required and once in a blue moon coming in on a weekend" (in 3 reviews)
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Updated Nov 25, 2023
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- 3.0Jun 6, 2019ProcessorFormer Contractor, less than 1 yearHamilton, ON
+ Company makes concerted effort to promote a creative environment where creative solutions are welcomed (RARE) . Very nice that it's not a boring corporate culture, rather a place where ideas are encouraged! + Learning a lot about CIBC products and offerings. Interesting employee perks (contests, performance awards, etc.) + Very supportive and positive online corporate environment. (Inter-office Facebook system was enlightening and fun, you could interact with other employees throughout the company)
+ Online Corporate culture was a stark contrast to the real world office environment, at least where I was stationed. Unfortunately leadership was often negative. Yelling by manager could be heard often whenever an issue arose, making concentration on work difficult. Leadership snapping at employees who offered calm reasonable solutions. + Staff / Management under-prepared for autistic employees (such as myself). Judgement and social exclusion by staff created a hostile environment for me, going in everyday became more difficult the more I was outcast by older employees who have not been educated about autism. (Lack of eye contact, social awkwardness, inability to read social signals.) These things were taken personally by staff creating a tense atmosphere, despite friendly attempts to explain my condition. + Poor training materials. Procedures would change daily, you might miss a change if you go to the bathroom. They do not keep a log of procedure changes, so when a process is introduced to a new employee, it is outdated. Management does not update materials. Good luck. + Some team leads are reasonable with correcting employees, some are down-right abusive.
- 4.0Jan 14, 2015Investment Advisor AssistantFormer Employee, more than 1 yearHalifax, NS
It was like family, everyone got along extremely well, and it was a very friendly environment to work in. The best part of the job was the people
Very low pay, no training, Branch Administrators could have a better attitude, people who did less work for their IA's got paid more than the hard workers who worked extremely hard for other IAs1
- 3.0Jul 19, 2020Client AssociateFormer Employee, more than 1 yearToronto, ON
The job can be fun if you work for a good group.
There is no training and it will take you up to a year to be comfortable with the systems.
- 2.0Oct 30, 2017Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Benefits, Employee share program, Stable
Very little training, compensation is very low, expectations are very high, highly regulated and does not adapt to technology, extreme sense of entitlement from the Investment Advisors, high barriers to entry to move into a more senior role, very little support from management with regards to any problem, nobody seems to know the correct path to doing anything because of the lack of training across the firm.1
- 3.0May 26, 2021Client AssociateCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsToronto, ON
- Small teams - Great for learning how to build a business in the industry - CIBC Resource depth
- Little training - Small teams - Systems are somewhat inefficient - Pay is at the lower end1
- 2.0Mar 9, 2018Client AssociateFormer Employee, more than 1 yearSaint John's Mission
Possible monthly bonuses from IAs plus annual bonus from CIBC, great health and dental, defined benefit plan, Will pay for almost any industry courses you would like to do while working there Regional and national training conferences
High pressure environment with continuously increasing work loads, Base salary is a joke considering what is expected of you, Assistants or “associates” often used as scape goats for mistakes, Many IAs treat assistants disrespectfully, Old school mentality as many employees are 50, 60, even 70+ years old