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Great-West Life Assurance Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2019

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Found 277 reviews

3.3
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Paul Mahon
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  • "Long hours, low pay, lots of overtime(in 8 reviews)

  • "unfair compensation, little career advancement opportunity(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great-West Life Assurance

    Pros

    Always opportunities to grow. Training available

    Cons

    None. I’ve only had good experiences

    Advice to Management

    Continue with all your great support to your team

    Great-West Life Assurance2019-03-02
  2. "Great place to work and a great purpose"

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    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great-West Life Assurance full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible, forward thinking, reasonable compensation

    Cons

    work/life balance is a struggle at times

    Great-West Life Assurance2019-07-09
  3. "Decent job"

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    Current Employee - Case Manager in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Great-West Life Assurance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours, benefits, room for growth

    Cons

    Can be pretty stressful, high work loads

    Advice to Management

    More incentive for good work

    Great-West Life Assurance2019-07-18
  4. "Great!"

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      Current Employee - Marketing Associate 

      I have been working at Great-West Life Assurance full-time

      Pros

      Good management and career growth

      Cons

      Less pay for too much work

      Great-West Life Assurance2019-07-16
    • "A great place to work in Hamilton!"

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      Former Employee - Rehab Consultant in Hamilton, ON
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Great-West Life Assurance full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      GWL provided me with a longer term, rewarding career, engaging directly with those encountering health challenges and, by partnering with other stakeholders, assist in their return to health and work. As an employer, they recognized and encouraged my contribution as an individual consultant and team member, having provided me the support, tools and other resources necessary for success.

      Cons

      High administrative and caseload demands made work-life balance difficult at times.

      Great-West Life Assurance2019-07-16
    • "Good benefits, bad management."

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      Former Employee - Administrative in Regina, SK
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Great-West Life Assurance full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Good health & dental benefits, decent pay.

      Cons

      Unsupportive management, very high workload, high stress.

      Advice to Management

      Focus more on people than metrics.

      Great-West Life Assurance2019-07-12
    • "Not bad"

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      Former Employee - Mail Room Clerk in Winnipeg, MB
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Great-West Life Assurance full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Two weeks paid vacation plus insurance coverage from day one along with 500 for wellness

      Cons

      Very stressful. Micro managed. No career progression

      Advice to Management

      Please reduce work load and award the hard workers with appraisal

      Great-West Life Assurance2019-06-29
    • "Great Company!"

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

      I have been working at Great-West Life Assurance full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great Benefits, salary, and awesome place to work.

      Cons

      A bit behind the times' technology wise

      Advice to Management

      Update process and technology

      Great-West Life Assurance2019-05-29
    • "I DON'T RECOMMEND"

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      Current Employee - Administrative Support Assistant/Intake Administrator in London, ON
      Doesn't Recommend

      I have been working at Great-West Life Assurance full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Wellness account / On-site fitness facility and Cafeteria / Casual dress code

      Cons

      The personnel turnover is ridiculous, even for the managerial staff. Not only salary is low but they also have no consideration for their employees. Burocracy is terrible.

      Advice to Management

      Try to truly listen to the complaints the team have. If not, everytime will keep quitting (not that I think that you care at all)

      Great-West Life Assurance2019-07-04
    • Helpful (1)

      "I do not recommend working for Great-West Life"

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      Former Employee - Customer Relations Specialist in London, ON
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at Great-West Life Assurance full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      only pro is decent pay

      Cons

      stressful, micromanaged, company makes changes to internal and external systems that are filled with errors, poor culture, hostile work environment, little room for growth within the company, customer dissatisfaction with the company, internal and external systems breakdown regularly, poor training, the manager does nothing, high premiums for employee insurance plans and mediocre coverage

      Great-West Life Assurance2019-06-22
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