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CPP Investment Board Reviews

Updated 21 October, 2017
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Pros
  • great work life balance, awesome culture, (in 13 reviews)

  • CPPIB is a great company to work for (in 7 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. "Way Better Than a Bank or Investment Fund"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  2. "Great place to work"

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    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


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

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    • 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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  5. "Good"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good culture and nice pay

    Cons

    decently long working day h

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. "Human Resources"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Very strong culture. Smart colleagues who are prepared to help you.

    Cons

    Can't really think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in employees.


  7. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Director in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    company has an honourable goal of supporting Canadian Pensioners

    Cons

    Difficult to manage change across groups


  8. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, culture, convenient location

    Cons

    Growth and development for admins are very limited


  9. "CPPIB"

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

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

    Pros

    1. Smart, professional people working in all aspects of the organization
    2. Committed to on-boarding new employees and building a strong culture

    Cons

    1. Intense workplace driven by rapid growth - new employees should want to work in this environment


  10. "Former Employee"

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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

    Starting to support work/life balance, working from home, great teams, highly educated.

    Cons

    So many layers of management negatively impacted high performance.

    Advice to Management

    Hire for fit not only for technical or educational background.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Bad place for talented developers"

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer
    Current Employee - Senior Developer
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CPP Investment Board full-time

    Pros

    In the core downtown.
    Good benefit package overall.

    Cons

    IT is expected to do much more talking, playing more politics or to take craps from business or management. No talented developer stays long.

    On the other hand, the business is harsh to IT even some/most of them are not adding the value to the relative benchmark.

    If you want to focus on technology, look somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Kill the active investment program that don't add value relative to benchmark because cost of IT project is not justified. GTAA was a good start!


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