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Investors Group Reviews

Updated 14 June, 2017
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  • Coming from a non-financial background, the training and support really helped me start a successful practice as a newcomer in the industry (in 14 reviews)

  • financial planning for their clients (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, dental and medical, great location, all the admin staff and assistants are so friendly and helpful, this has truly been a great place to work.

    Cons

    The pay isn't great, and head office can be hard to communicate with, and they can screw up quite a lot, you really have to track everything you do so carefully, record everything and follow up til the bitter end to get results and ensure everything is correct

    Advice to Management

    Continue to look after your staff, and listen to their concerns


  2. "Assistant"

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

    Pros

    flexible working hours, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    few benefits, no proper training for assistants


  3. "Financial Sonsultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is like a university. it has a very great training system!

    Cons

    It is commission base! Just do not start with Investors Group If you are not the best!

    Advice to Management

    Every company has two types of clients: internal clients and external clients!
    Internal clients are employees and external clients are customers. Investors Group need to take care about the internal clients much more!


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  5. "Good Company if You're Willing to Work Hard"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Division Director in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Division Director in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Investors Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Good income
    -Good environment
    -Good recent changes in the conpany

    Cons

    -have had to be patient with previous CEOs in company vision & pay scale
    -long hours needed to maintain clients and business

    Advice to Management

    More security of pay scale into the future


  6. "consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Lethbridge, AB
    Current Employee - Consultant in Lethbridge, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Top notch training.
    great atmosphere to work in
    nice offices
    they really want you to succeed and are always there to help
    commision based- great potential, the harder you work the more you make

    Cons

    i end up putting in a lot more hours than a normal 9-5
    if i take time off the income really slows down .

    Advice to Management

    keep changing to keep up and get a head of the rest of the industry


  7. "Not for everyone."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Some great division directors and knowledgeable specialists at your disposal.

    Cons

    Scant benefits, you don't own your book of business, and it is 95% prospecting and 5% advise.


  8. "Consultant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Consultant in Newmarket, ON
    Current Employee - Consultant in Newmarket, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training and on going

    Cons

    poor leadership, lack of direction

    Advice to Management

    tell the truth, at all times, some people have a very long memory


  9. "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Investors Group part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good and friendly working environment.

    Cons

    No learning and development for admin roles. Most of the employees are self-employed. Lack of centralized support and compliance. Extremely high turn over rate.

    Advice to Management

    Share outcomes with employees. More support to employees. Have centralized HR department to regulate employees behavior and create a better PR and Marketing image. More learning and development for admin stuff as well.


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    "Associate Consultant"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Investors Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good compensation structure for new employees.

    Cons

    Bad training.
    Uses consultants to bring in own money and relatives money, when that ends, the consultant is terminated.


  11. "Go in with a full head of steam..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Consultant in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, Terrific place to start if you have no experience in the industry. Professional work environment, attractive offices for client meetings.

    Cons

    Poor training, 100% commission based (this was understood coming in), warm market was not as warm as I had thought it would be unfortunately. At the end of the day you are simply a salesperson until you have your CFP under your belt.

    Advice to Management

    Try to focus on and maintain a business objective. A lot of flip flopping in the company as to what is important

    Lower MER's

    Figure out a way for your consultants to provide ETF's to your clients


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