IG Wealth Management Reviews

Updated Jun 19, 2021

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IG Wealth Management CEO Jeffrey R. Carney
Jeffrey R. Carney
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Pros
  • "Company has done a complete 180 and focuses on wholistic financial planning(in 69 reviews)

  • "Fast-paced work environment, lots of travel, rewarding income(in 44 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "100% Commission based, but as an associate you're not on your own as your earnings will be tied to the overall team(in 49 reviews)

  • "100% commission based pay and the company does not have a good name to the general public (associated with mediocre investment products)(in 32 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      Jul 11, 2020 - Financial Planner in Waterloo, ON
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      Pros

      Flexible hours, great training, management actually works to help you succeed

      Cons

      Straight commission, unpredictable market, extremely challenging

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Worst place I've ever worked

      Jun 19, 2021 - Executive Assistant in Victoria, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Parking was convenient and the office design was nice

      Cons

      Terrible atmosphere. There was a very chauvinistic mentality and being a woman i was demeaned regularly. I pictured it like an office from mad Men, with mostly men in power and women being second class. Besides the atmosphere the systems the company had in place felt like they set you up for failure. I was on the support lines daily because of mistakes at head office. Forms sent in were consistently rejected for the smallest reasons and processing times were painfully slow. Additionally, the whole company is essentially an MLM or pyramid scheme so there is cutthroat competition and most employees don't last because they end up owing money to investors group instead of making a fair and steady income.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Company is growing, but stumbling at the same time

      May 27, 2021 - Advisor in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      World class advanced financial planning support with some of the most bright minds in the fields of law, tax and estate planning. Technology is slowing coming around with a more dynamic approach to completing client transactions.

      Cons

      For all the upside, the company seems to at times seem lost on the focus of the client. The advisors at IG have done a great job in bringing assets into the company, yet our Investment Executive fund rankings seem to trend near the bottom year of year with respect to returns on IG funds. Great advisors doing great work, but the fund performance hasn't matched the result, my fear is that clients will eventually say that's enough and move on. In the last couple of years, the company had focused on embracing the CFP designation by providing financial assistance towards getting this industry leading designation. For a long period of time the company line was to have advisors with the highest industry credentials. The CFP designation is widely known in the industry as the highest financial planning standard. To that end, the company had actually set deadlines for advisors to obtain the designation or face the possible prospect of not being an advisor for IG. The idea from my understanding was to have the brightest and best work at IG. Just recently head office announced that they are no longer making the CFP a mandatory requirement to work at IG. This is a very confusing 180, as it suggests that IG doesn't value having CFP advisors. This change could be for a number of reasons, but again I don't believe it provides the best overall client experience by devaluing the CFP designation. The company likes change, but at the same time can't seem to focus on one strategy without changing course just a few short years later.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good work environment

      Jun 17, 2021 - Administrative Assistant in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Good peers and learning environment

      Cons

      No room for growing, no good management team

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great working environment

      Jun 2, 2021 - Administrative Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of good products and amazing people

      Cons

      less support and low efficiency sometimes

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good experience with a good consultant

      Apr 19, 2021 - Executive Assistant in Richmond Hill, ON
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      Pros

      If you work with a good consultant, you can have a good experience. As an assistant your employment contract is with the consultant, so you can create it however you want. So long as you both agree. There is a lot of training material for assistants. There can be a lot of flexibility.

      Cons

      Benefits are paid for by the consultant and can be fairly expensive, so it doesn’t always make sense to take them. Unless you negotiate it with your consultant, there is no RRSP matching or pension plan.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Just started training

      May 22, 2021 - Administrative Assistant in Peterborough, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      very good work environment, don't have much to compare too

      Cons

      none so far happy to be employed

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Promises that couldn't be met

      Jun 18, 2021 - Financial Consultant in Saskatoon, SK
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      Pros

      Flexibility, camaraderie, training, some good colleagues.

      Cons

      Commission, management promises and they couldn't deliver over the years after solid performances, some not very professional consultants.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      The best is yet to come

      Apr 23, 2021 - Director in Winnipeg, MB
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      Pros

      Supportive organization that gives employees lots of room to grow. Significant knowledge and expertise of senior leaders with a willingness to support individuals achieve their goals. Significant investment in a top to bottom overhaul of technology offering with the goal of delivering a best in class client/advisor experience.

      Cons

      Significant technological upgrades over the past 3 years has caused a lot of disruption and upheaval.

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Lots to Learn - valued poorly

      Jun 1, 2021 - Associate in Edmonton, AB
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      Pros

      Lots to learn at this company.

      Cons

      Pay is not commensurate with experience and education.

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