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Updated Oct 2, 2019

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CPP Investment Board President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Machin
Mark Machin
81 Ratings
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  • "Extremely toxic office politics with fake smiles(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Portfolio Analyst"

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    Current Intern - Portfolio Analyst in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at CPP Investment Board for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Company with lots of resources, people are smart

    Cons

    some office politics going on

    Advice to Management

    not I can think of

    CPP Investment Board2018-05-26
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible politics"

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    Current Employee - Investment Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - interesting work for the most part - better hours than banking - (slightly) better culture than banking - international opportunities - no face time - pretty sweet job if you're a senior

    Cons

    - really bad office politics. promotions and special assignments are not based on merit, you have to dedicate significant potion of your day to sucking up to seniors - no real training or mentorship. the seniors really dont care about you - working with global offices means that you get treated as an outsourcing facility - huge turnover at the analyst/associate level - below market pay

    CPP Investment Board2019-10-03
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Pleople pleasers"

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    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

    CPP Investment Board2017-11-28
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Good work life balance but culture not so good"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CPP Investment Board for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Great people to learn from. Rigorous workflows. Learning opportunities through Launch & Learn, with free launch. Great working environment.

    Cons

    Focus too much on diversity (especially gender) instead of merits. Career development is slow, head counts are too limited and strict. Office politics everywhere and bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Put more emphasis on merits instead of gender diversity.

    CPP Investment Board2017-09-06
  5. "Great Spot to Work"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CPP Investment Board

    Pros

    Flexible Working Conditions, great benefits, no senior management looking over your shoulder.

    Cons

    Office politics, very poor social culture

    CPP Investment Board2016-11-19
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