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CIBC World Markets Reviews

Updated 16 June, 2017
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CIBC World Markets CEO Richard W. Nesbitt
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  • like any other investment bank, long hours (in 8 reviews)

  • Ignorant of work life balance; can be overworked without appropriate comp (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Know what you want"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CIBC World Markets full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - overall culture is upbeat and fast-paced
    - pay is great (especially during bonus periods)
    - this is the division that gets the most prestige and attention in the bank

    Cons

    - management only cares about money (therefore, doesn't care about you as much)
    - they pitch an open workplace with support for a varied career, but they take a dump on you if you try to get into a different department by enacting various small underhanded tactics
    - what are glass ceilings
    - what is white privilege

    Advice to Management

    consider what drives your employees, give them room to grow into different departments (actually give them time to shadow someone, don't just talk about it), consider updating your strategies for employee retention because the really good ones keep leaving


  2. "Best investment bank"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CIBC World Markets full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good company that puts its investors first so that the best outcome is provided everyday to the valued customers of CIBC world markets

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of it's all dandy I'm really hard pressed to come up with a con with such an outstanding and amazing company that is such an exemplary example of everything that you need at a company of this size that really amazes


  3. "consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I worked at CIBC World Markets (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good projects great colleagues and environment

    Cons

    poor work life balance system

    Advice to Management

    none


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  5. "CIBC new grad hire 3 yr contract"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CIBC World Markets (More than a year)

    Pros

    strong starting salary, average 40 - 50 hr work week

    Cons

    don't collaborate as a team frequently


  6. Helpful (1)

    "CIBC trading desk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at CIBC World Markets (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    most people are very friendly

    Cons

    not much intellectual challenge. Business is process driven. not fun. a lot of sales type person on the floor, not many real traders.

    Advice to Management

    need more intelligent persons


  7. "Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CIBC World Markets full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - GOOD BENEFITS
    - Good Pay
    - Work with smart people

    Cons

    - Hours can be long sometimes
    - Management doesn't cooperate

    Advice to Management

    - Please pay bigger bonuses


  8. "Good place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Advisor Assistant in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Investment Advisor Assistant in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people lots to learn. Bonus is pretty good, good head office support. Firm pays for courses which is nice

    Cons

    Intense, market sensitive lac of training. Long hours during busy times. Expected to know a lot more for your join then what was originally told

    Advice to Management

    Should be higher salaries for this position and more training


  9. "Sales Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CIBC World Markets full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -really steady job
    -well paying
    -get off early in the afternoon
    -well organized

    Cons

    -really early start times since you have to work at 6:30 when market opens
    -difficult to advance in company if you are not looking to be an investment advisor

    Advice to Management

    Provide more ways to be recognized for hard work


  10. "Investment Banking Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CIBC World Markets (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive pay, good benefits, opportunities

    Cons

    Hardworking culture, lack of employee events


  11. "CIBC Investment Banking Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good team, competitive compensation

    Cons

    - Risk averse bank relative to competitors
    - Has repeatedly attempted to re-position brand in recent years, to little effect

    Advice to Management

    - Reduce the use of "rules for the sake of rules" in exchange for more detailed analytics; risk aversion is not a good recipe for growth


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