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Cypher Systems Group Reviews

Updated 24 April, 2018
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Cypher Systems Group Owners Stephen Savage, John Savage and Brian Schwab
Stephen Savage, John Savage and Brian Schwab
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Accounting Clerk"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Clerk in Windsor, ON
    Current Employee - Accounting Clerk in Windsor, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cypher Systems Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learning
    Fairness
    Great Staff
    Great Management
    Opportunities for advancement
    Enjoyable to go to work everyday
    Fair pay, Rrsp,benefits
    CSG has a lot to offer for a variety of different career types and experience levels. They are very good and training and preparing their staff. It feels rewarding to have a career here.

    Cons

    I don't have anything bad to say about the company. They are really great and I'm happy to have employment with them.


  2. "Great stepping stone into insurance sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Broker Sales Representative in Windsor, ON
    Former Employee - Broker Sales Representative in Windsor, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cypher Systems Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are included, bonus is paid out on every cheque, salaried pay, insurance licences are paid for

    Cons

    Benefits are not very comprehensive, schedules are all over the place and there are no regular opportunities for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Communicate the state of the brokerage with your employees so everyone can be on the same page

  3. "Working environment"

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    Former Employee - Billing Specialist in Windsor, ON
    Former Employee - Billing Specialist in Windsor, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cypher Systems Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They offer benefits, they often bring in lunch and have other deals

    Cons

    The pay does not reflect the work. They often stick up for the customer rather than the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to their staff, increase the wages.


  4. "Service Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Service Manager in Windsor, ON
    Current Employee - Account Service Manager in Windsor, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cypher Systems Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    lots of paid training, learning about the insurance industry

    Cons

    Very little opportunity to advance, poor leadership and management, brokerage rules that are different from everywhere else in Ontario. The pay is not worth the stress of the job. NO VISION COVERAGE, no dental for the first two years.

    Advice to Management

    Increase wages of existing brokers to match the minimum wage / cost of living increase that happened in Ontario. Treat your employees with value. Remove poor team leaders.


  5. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Windsor, ON
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Windsor, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cypher Systems Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent people
    Family-like atmosphere
    Community Oriented
    Opportunities available to advance to those who are motivated

    Cons

    Some positions have low pay.
    Call center environment can be tough on front line staff.
    Benefits do not include vision
    RRSP employer match is very low. Most employers offer 3% from my experience.

    Advice to Management

    Fix benefits to include vision, we all stare at computer screens all day
    Increase company match for RRSPs


  6. "Great Job"

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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 Cypher Systems Group full-time

    Pros

    Awesome training for new brokers, flexible schedule, fun team environment. Fun company events, company give away's, charitable contributions.

    Cons

    No say in process changes, some decisions from management make little sense, can be hard to move up.


  7. "Call Center Job - Good For A Start - Don't Stay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cypher Systems Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I work with excellent people. We are all in the same struggle and that helps team building.

    Cons

    Things are always updating and not for the good. Pay is low and work is very stressful. Learn something and expect to have that changed the next month. Advancement is not much of an advancement. More stress with little increase to pay.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down and do it right. Stop launching half baked products that cause unnecessary stress on your staff.

  8. "Service broker - Inova inc"

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    Former Employee - Account Service Manager in Windsor, ON
    Former Employee - Account Service Manager in Windsor, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cypher Systems Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great training/support
    Great for entry level
    Barb the Deli attendant is the best

    Cons

    After about a year you realize you're doing the job of 5 people and not being compensated for it
    High expectations, valuing qanity over quality
    Have seen brokers pushed out of position due to bullying by management
    Some refer to the company as a puppy mill

    Advice to Management

    Have faith in brokers
    Listen to the stats and readjust


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fast pace call center"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Insurance in Windsor, ON
    Current Employee - Insurance in Windsor, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cypher Systems Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are many types of positions at CSG. You can start in an entry level position, and move up or move to other departments that better fit your career choice (IT, HR, Training, Business Apps, Advertising). CSG has extravagant work parties 3+ times per year. Paid training, paid vacation, decent benefits. CSG is heavily involved in the community, they donate to many great causes.

    Cons

    Many team leaders are disconnected from their employees. Some are extremely lax in their responsibilities and remain in their cubicles or chat with other team leads. They move between departments and divisions, meaning they sometimes lack the knowledge to assist in complex situations.

    Communication is poor and change happens at such a fast pace, this combination makes it extremely tough to operate as expected.

    A recent communication to all employees said that salaries had been reviewed and adjusted accordingly and demonstrates the value CSG has of their employees. Many did not receive an increase, what a horrible message to send out. Talk about rubbing salt in the wound.

    Advice to Management

    When employees say they want better communication, it's not a monthly news letter. The letter is nice to see some of the things that have gone on, and who you are favoriting that month. We want better communication on topics that involve us and our daily duties (not a weekly these 10 things changed email, how can anyone keep up with the amount of changes EVERY week). Better communication on how we are performing and the expectations of the position. Better communication on what we can do for personal growth and advancement within the organization.


  10. "Employee Oriented Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Windsor, ON
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Windsor, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cypher Systems Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good benefits
    - Good salary for the area
    - Supportive managers and supervisors
    - Amazing Christmas party every year

    Cons

    - Shift hours could be better but these change according to the department you work in
    - You have to be the right person to work in Insurance

    Advice to Management

    Keep up what you're doing with managing you're employees. My time there was brief but I saw right away how great you treat them. I saw that your employee retention was a big priority.


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