CPP Investments Reviews

Updated Mar 1, 2021

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CPP Investments President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Machin
Mark Machin
87 Ratings
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  1. "Excellent Employer"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CPP Investments full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Above average pay, good benefits, treats employees well.

    Cons

    Some things are done a bit old-fashioned.

  2. COVID-19

    "Great Place to Work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of systems in place to ensure fair treatment of all employees. Lots of room for growth if you are willing to work for it. Management had handled the COVID 19 situation very well, we are always well informed and new supports have been put in place to support employees.

    Cons

    Sometimes can feel pigeon holed/ siloed


  3. "the total package"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CPP Investments full-time

    Pros

    excellent job security at junior levels, great pay on a per hour basis, less stressful than most investing jobs, excellent benefits, surprising lack of bureaucracy relative to other large employers, they really take care of you and it's the best work-life balance I've seen in the finance industry

    Cons

    it's a bit political and you've got to play the game; most upper management comes across as a bit stiff; I guess limited upside for overachiever types - hard to be a total rockstar in a culture like this (but I'd say it's a plus because it improves the culture)

  4. "love it"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    slow speed comparing to tech companies

  5. "Great place to learn"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Toronto, ON

    I worked at CPP Investments full-time

    Pros

    Work with very intelligent and talented people

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for career growth

  6. "Exciting opportunity"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at CPP Investments full-time

    Pros

    Good programs for interdepartmental movements

    Cons

    too much hierarchy can be troubling

  7. "Rich"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The job pays very well🥂

    Cons

    It was a very political environment

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  8. "Great company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Analyst, Investment Operations 
    Recommends

    I have been working at CPP Investments full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, fast-moving, energetic, good work from home policy

    Cons

    Training is rush and not sufficient.

  9. "Great workplace overall"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Analyst 

    I worked at CPP Investments full-time

    Pros

    Large investment platform, growing quickly with lots of capital to deploy

    Cons

    Rapid growth means changes in org structure, IC bureaucracy

  10. "Great Pay bad Management"

    2.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CPP Investments full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay, comparable to other IT organizations. Better than Financial Sector pay (vs banks).

    Cons

    Rigid management, broken lines of communication from senior management to employees. Fear culture.

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