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Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada Reviews

Updated Oct 26, 2018

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3.3
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58%
Recommend to a Friend
56%
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Ronald Beettam
11 Ratings
  1. "Great place"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada full-time

    Pros

    Excellent results for years. Superb work-life balance. Challenging and rewarding work. High performers are rewarded. Everyone is encouraged to be their best.

    Cons

    Not many. Due to size, career advancement may be more limited than at much larger companies. But plenty of examples of internal promotions.

    Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada2018-09-22

    Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada Response

    September 27, 2018Online Communications Specialist

    Wow!! Thanks so much for the five-star review. We really appreciate your feedback, and we're happy you like working here. Work/life balance is really important to us and we pride ourselves on maintaining it, while also doing really challenging and rewarding work.

  2. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is really good

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada2018-10-27

    Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada Response

    October 30, 2018Online Communications Specialist

    Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. We appreciate your review, and we're happy that you enjoy working here. Making sure employees have Work/life balance is something we pride ourselves on here at Equitable Life, and we hear over and over from employees like you that ...

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  3. "Good company to work for"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada full-time

      Pros

      Positive work/life balance, community engagement

      Cons

      Difficult to increase number of staff in department when workload required it. Limited advancement within departments

      Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada2018-10-08

      Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada Response

      October 30, 2018Online Communications Specialist

      Thanks for taking the time to tell us what you thought of your time working with us. You touched on two things the company works very hard at achieving - work/life balance and giving back to our communities. As you know from your time here, we give employees a paid day every year ...

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    • "Regional Investment Sales Manager"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada full-time

      Pros

      Good staff and colleagues. Flexibility in schedule.

      Cons

      Great Insurance company, not so great investment company. Management not open to new ideas and too focused on old ways of doing business. Not given enough time to develop territory.

      Advice to Management

      Be creative in bringing in investment business from all chanels.

      Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada2018-10-19
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      "Operations"

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      Current Employee - Operations in Waterloo, ON
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Nice place to work, friendly people.

      Cons

      Smaller company, therefore not a lot of room for advancement.

      Advice to Management

      try to hire internally for advance positions rather than hire from outside.

      Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada2018-04-19

      Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada Response

      May 18, 2018Online Communications Specialist

      Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts about working at Equitable Life. We like getting four-star reviews. We like five-star reviews even more! We are a friendly bunch at Equitable. In fact, we promote a friendly, informal environment and open communication in all of our ...

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      "Dishonest Human Ressources"

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      Former Employee - Underwriter in Waterloo, ON
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Good atmosphere and colleagues. That's about it.

      Cons

      Management disconnected from their employees' needs. Very stagnant mindset and company culture. Lazy, dishonest, extremely cheap Human Ressources who not only pay way below their competitors, but are also totally shut to any discussion, reasonable renegotiation or compromise to make the employee's life better. I have never felt in all my years such disdain from HR.

      Advice to Management

      There's something rotten in your HR area. Time for a purge...?

      Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada2018-05-15

      Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada Response

      May 17, 2018Online Communications Specialist

      Thanks for taking the time to share your opinions about your time at Equitable Life. Because you worked here for less than a year, you didn't have a chance to participate in one of our employee surveys. In fact, we're getting ready to launch one this fall. Through this process, and ...

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    • "QA Anayst"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kitchener, ON

        I have been working at Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Its good company to work for.

        Cons

        I haven't experienced yet in my 3 yrs of stay.

        Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada2018-04-10

        Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada Response

        May 17, 2018Online Communications Specialist

        Thanks for your feedback! We're very happy that your experiences working here have all been very positive, even if your star rating doesn't reflect that. Thanks for contributing to three great years at Equitable Life.

      • "IT/DESKTOP SUPPORT"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kitchener, ON
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I worked at Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Productive and fun workplace with table tennis table; Business casual and Friendly.

        Cons

        Our term or contractual agreement meant there was no room for advancement.

        Advice to Management

        N/A

        Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada2018-03-28
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        "Life Admin."

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Doesn't Recommend

          I worked at Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada

          Pros

          -Keurig Machine on every floor. -Flex time -there is someone always bringing in snacks! you never go hungry in that place.

          Cons

          -boring, mundane work. factory work but in an office setting. -atmosphere is stiff. can’t have a conversation with your co-worker(s) without someone complaining it’s too loud. -people are entitled and complain about everything -management only interacts with their “minions”. very cliquey. -some processes/systems are very archaic ex. VAX -parking is a joke. not enough spaces on site so people have to park and walk...

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          Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada2018-03-29

          Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada Response

          May 17, 2018Online Communications Specialist

          Thank you for your review of Equitable Life. We’re pretty happy about our Keurig machines, flex time and abundant snacks, too! One of our key focus areas at Equitable is investing in technology so we can continue to update our processes and systems in order to offer the best ...

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        • Helpful (2)

          "Challenges to come"

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

          I have been working at Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada full-time for more than 3 years

          Pros

          Staff do believe in what they do; lots of integrity and devotion

          Cons

          VERY low pay for group sales reps. On the group side, the VP has an actuarial background and a nice guy but things have changed dramatically. Underwriting rules now. ZERO partnership with sales. Sales are going down the tubes (and will continue to do so) due to being very uncompetitive. As a result, the sales reps are expected to pay out-of-pocket just to make sales. (Discounting is owned by reps) Profit is now...

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          Advice to Management

          You’re going to lose the good sales reps, the ones we enjoy to work with. Need to compete in marketplace again and not make the reps pay to be competitive. Figure it out!

          Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada2017-11-23

          Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada Response

          May 17, 2018Online Communications Specialist

          Thanks very much for taking the time to provide this feedback. We work very hard to foster a culture of integrity and passion at Equitable Life and we’re happy you’ve noticed during the time you’ve worked with us. I’m sorry you are finding the structure of our group sales team ...

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