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Great-West Life Assurance Reviews

Updated 18 June, 2018
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Great-West Life Assurance President and COO Stefan Kristjanson
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  • "not much room for advancement in certain departments, sometimes its a must to move out of departments and/or building just to get a "promotion"" (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A+ Great company. They make you feel valued

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  2. "Claim Examiner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Great-West Life Assurance full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and great work enviroment

    Cons

    Sometimes lack of leadership from the supervisors

  3. "Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Great-West Life Assurance full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to support staff and Sr Leadership, benefits, Working with some excellent staff.

    Cons

    Huge non compensated hours commitment beyond required to meet required objectives. No possibility for open communication to adjust objectives without negative backlash. Middle Leaders are working to protect their own interests for themselves and their favorites during a time of transformation.

    Advice to Management

    Sr Leaders need to see though middle leaders fronts. To help retain and support valued staff.


  4. "Gccs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefit, pay , transparency, bonuses and culture

    Cons

    Nothing I could think of


  5. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Wages are less than desirable


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Case Manager"

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    Current Employee - Case Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends

    I have been working at Great-West Life Assurance full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ethical, progressive employer with an impressive focus on customer service and growth. They have a comprehensive wellness initiative with a strong mental health component to support their employees. The pay scale and benefit package are competitive within the industry.

    Cons

    They tend to spread resources too thin, resulting in unmanageable workloads which undoes much of their efforts to create a healthy and supported workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Plan ahead when it comes to staffing to avoid compromising customer service and staff development in their roles.


  7. "Benefits Administration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Great-West Life Assurance full-time

    Pros

    Good colleagues, nice work environment

    Cons

    Long hours, low pay, lots of overtime

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Great training"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Great-West Life Assurance full-time

    Pros

    Great training, good co-workers, nice office location

    Cons

    Not great pay, no parking


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible managment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Great-West Life Assurance full-time

    Pros

    -Some good perks
    -Flexible schedule
    -Good employees

    Cons

    -Horrible manager (power tripper)
    -Corporate thinking is inside the box
    -Pay is not great

    Advice to Management

    Need to add hires from outside company to make more intelligent decisions


  10. "Administrative coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great values, feel cared about

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind


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