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CPP Investment Board Reviews

Updated 27 February, 2017
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  • It is an excellent place for building relationships and finding a great work life balance and a positive workplace culture (in 10 reviews)

  • Great place with awesome people (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "IT Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CPP Investment Board (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and package. Good working environment.

    Cons

    Complicated process to get things done.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good place for IT"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CPP Investment Board (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Better pay in general than most of Toronto for IT roles
    - Work life balance is seen as important
    - Great place to work if you want to get into finance

    Cons

    - Terrible growth opportunities as an IT employee
    - IT people are second class citizens here and not respected by business
    - IT is managing their maturation poorly, IT Managing Director is not a nice person
    - All talk, no action
    - Career planning is talked about but not implemented
    - Politics are common and poorly managed
    - Don't work here if you want to do exciting IT work, terrible place for developers to learn and grow
    - Personal investments are controlled and require approval of the firm

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times, software is critical to running a modern investment firm. It's time to treat IT people with the same level of respect as your highly paid "investment" profesisonals. When I can take my money and shove it all in an index ETF and earn higher returns than you, you guys need to rethink your strategy.


  3. "Awesome Place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Portfolio Management Intern in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Portfolio Management Intern in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CPP Investment Board (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place with awesome people! The learning curve has been very steep and I love it

    Cons

    The process sometimes could be slow


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  5. "An excellent place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It is an excellent place for building relationships and finding a great work life balance and a positive workplace culture. There are lots of opportunities to find "reach" projects and grow skills in new areas.

    Cons

    At times it can be difficult to advance change.


  6. "Tech moving in the right direction"

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    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

    Pros

    A lot of modernizing initiatives are taking place that is moving the fund in the right direction from a technology perspective

    Cons

    Still a lot of legacy software, very siloed on the tech side, little knowledge sharing of technology best practices

    Advice to Management

    Continue to push to modernize the way that CPPIB builds software.


  7. "Great place to work"

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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

    Pros

    High performance culture with brilliant principals and sr principals

    Cons

    Somewhat unpredictable hours, but still very reasonable work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Nothing in particular, things are going well


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not what it use to be"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CPP Investment Board full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Located downtown on subway line
    - Compensation package

    Cons

    - Highly political environment with top heavy, overpaid execs
    - Technology department has turned into a hostile "wall street" corporate environment with the new IT execs
    - False sense of open-communication
    - Un-professionalism and harassment are tolerated
    - Blatantly lazy full-time employees are untouchable lifers


  9. "Great place to work"

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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

    Pros

    Great mandate, smart people, good pay and balance.

    Cons

    Some groups can be inefficient and political.

    Advice to Management

    Continuing focusing on cost control and core services rationalization.


  10. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very reasonable pay for the finance industry in Toronto; surrounded by some of the best and brightest minds in Toronto

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is an issue; limited upward movement; Pace can be slow at times, but overall pretty good

    Advice to Management

    Could listen to employee feedback more


  11. "CPPIB"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    -generous benefits and career training
    -nice people
    -recognized name

    Cons

    -bit of an old boys club
    -not as progressive in approach towards doing things in a new way



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