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CPP Investment Board Reviews

Updated 13 December, 2017
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Pros
  • great work life balance, awesome culture, (in 14 reviews)

  • CPPIB is a great company to work for (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Somewhat unpredictable hours, but still very reasonable work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Difficult to transition from back office to other jobs, typical intern work is a necessary part of the job (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Nice office, growing company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CPP Investment Board full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Growing fast and nice offices

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to move internally. They prefer to hire externally and growing inside may be difficult.


  2. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CPP Investment Board full-time

    Pros

    Great Team and fast moving environment. Lots of chances for growth

    Cons

    Not enough head counts to do the work


  3. "Overall review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CPP Investment Board full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    compensation and HR system could be improved


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  5. "Pleople pleasers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CPP Investment Board full-time

    Pros

    very great salary and benefits

    Cons

    Extremely toxic office politics with fake smiles

    Advice to Management

    Having favourites will demotivate team members and cause resentment


  6. "Good company to work for."

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

    I worked at CPP Investment Board full-time

    Pros

    Nice working environment and excellent colleagues.

    Cons

    Not many entry level opportunities available.


  7. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Associate in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CPP Investment Board (More than a year)

    Pros

    Culture, payscale and somewhere you can have work life balance

    Cons

    Learning opportunities are limited and sometime your career is slow moving.


  8. "Its okay"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Associate in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CPP Investment Board full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good place to learn early on

    Cons

    very corporate culture for you


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Way Better Than a Bank or Investment Fund"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Professional in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Investment Professional in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CPP Investment Board full-time

    Pros

    No fundraising
    Small firm for amount of $ invested
    Global outlook
    Meaningful purpose

    Cons

    Too many corporate initiatives
    Some senior folks don't abide by Guiding Principles
    Not enough diversity at highest levels
    Promotions not consistent

    Advice to Management

    Make more MDs


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CPP Investment Board full-time

    Pros

    - inclusive culture
    - challenging work
    - great people

    Cons

    - work/life balance
    - recognition for hard work

    Advice to Management

    - be more mindful of jr staff


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Full Time Employment with Canada's Largest Pension Fund"

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

    I have been working at CPP Investment Board full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    CPPIB is a great company to work for. They invest in their employees starting from when they start the first day and the comprehensive onboarding, to ongoing talent and professional development. They have a great benefits and compensation package. The office is located in a great building in downtown Toronto. The organization is growing exponentially when most other financial organizations are right-sizing.

    Cons

    Organization is pretty flat, a Director level in other financial institutions will earn you a senior manager title typically. It is also extremely competitive to get into the CPPIB.

    Advice to Management

    Continue supporting talent and develop within the organization.


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