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CPP Investment Board Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2019

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3.6
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CPP Investment Board CEO Mark Machin
Mark Machin
50 Ratings
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  • "Wish contractors would have a more direct route of obtaining full time jobs(in 5 reviews)

  • "Extremely toxic office politics with fake smiles(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at CPP Investment Board full-time

    Pros

    Lots of interesting opportunities at cppib

    Cons

    Hierchial but that’s to be expected from a large org.

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    CPP Investment Board2019-03-17
  2. "Good environment for young people"

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    Former Employee - Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CPP Investment Board full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good place for very young employees - can obtain relevant experience and build meaningful relationships over short period of time

    Cons

    Slow promotion, bureaucratic, not real investment work

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    CPP Investment Board2019-07-16
  3. "OK"

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

    I have been working at CPP Investment Board full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    work life balance is good

    Cons

    hard to get promoted - under-titled

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    CPP Investment Board2019-07-19
  4. "Good benefits and competitive salary"

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CPP Investment Board full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Growing organization, ample opportunity for investment professionals

    Cons

    too much bureaucracy and corporate politics

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    CPP Investment Board2019-06-12
  5. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CPP Investment Board full-time

    Pros

    Good learning opps in investment teams

    Cons

    Some departmental leads are not the best

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    CPP Investment Board2019-05-23
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Too much favoritism"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CPP Investment Board full-time

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are good. Good life work balance.

    Cons

    They hire way too many people, so it is very hard to get any meaningful work unless you are big boss' favorites. Many people sitting around collecting high pays without doing any work, or even worse, fighting with others to justify their own existence. Efficiency is a big problem.

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    CPP Investment Board2019-05-06
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic office politics"

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CPP Investment Board full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits Some good people working here It is centrally located in down town Toronto and it is accessible via subway

    Cons

    Politics heavy to the point of suffering Recruiters are lazy and don’t respond to candidates professionally, even for internal referrals Watch out for the fake smiles and justification of using more tax payers money

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    CPP Investment Board2019-05-23
  8. "Good working environment"

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

    I have been working at CPP Investment Board full-time

    Pros

    great company, intellectually stimulating environment.

    Cons

    not too much I can think of for now.

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    CPP Investment Board2019-03-09
  9. Helpful (4)

    "It analyst"

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CPP Investment Board full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    High pay. Nice people. Central location

    Cons

    Poor mangment. Political games and agenda prevent real decision being made. No clear career growth Promotions and political not based on merits

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    CPP Investment Board2019-03-19
  10. Helpful (1)

    "World class pension fund, slow career progression"

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

    I have been working at CPP Investment Board full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work culture, emphasis on learning and development,

    Cons

    Slow career progression for some

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    CPP Investment Board2019-02-08
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