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Investors Group Reviews

Updated 23 March, 2017
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Pros
  • 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 25 reviews)

Cons
  • Commission based role hard to recruit for (in 30 reviews)

  • Pressure to promote to friends and family (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Tremendous opportunity"

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

    I have been working at Investors Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of support, training and mentorship. They give the opportunity to build a great career. I really can't blame anyone but myself for results. So i have to be honest with my abilities and my effort. That's hard for some people.

    Cons

    More national branding on what we do would be helpful. Many think it's all about funds and not planning.

    Advice to Management

    More training on practice managment


  2. "Financial Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in St. Catharines, ON
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in St. Catharines, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing company culture. Unlimited potential. Incredible work life balance and a great amount of flexibility to run your business how you see fit. Can't stress enough how awesome the culture is.

    Cons

    Pure commission. If you can't grind out the building process of your career, or if your obligations require steady income immediately, you could struggle. Potential for feast or famine in your early years, but as a long term career it would be incredibly rewarding.

    Advice to Management

    Not much. I understand the deal. You guys are a good company, and I definitely enjoy working here.


  3. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Planning Intern in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Planning Intern in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Investors Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience, great for entry level

    Cons

    Same thing everyday, need to be change

    Advice to Management

    Don't get too much intern do the same thing


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  5. "Good working environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -nice coworkers
    -space for promotion
    -lots of opportunities to learn
    -chances to know a lot of people
    -good kitchen
    -work-life balance

    Cons

    -low pay in the beginning
    -need to be very outgoing
    -paid office
    -long working hours

    Advice to Management

    Overall it is a good company for developing networking and practicing skills


  6. "Amazing Career choice, if you work for it."

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

    I have been working at Investors Group full-time

    Pros

    Great compensation, competitive products makes it easy to beat the competition. My previous career was in the restaurant business, The training I received was outstanding and has allowed me to build an outstanding practice. I get to earn the money I want and spend time with my growing family

    Cons

    There are cons at every company. if you focus on the negative, you'll never be happy anywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


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    "Financial Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Niagara, ON
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Niagara, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Make your own hours
    Amazing $$$ opportunities
    You are your own boss

    Cons

    Long hours with no compensation
    Upper Managment
    Sell Sell Sell
    High fees for software
    Commission only

    Advice to Management

    Be upfront that your warm market may not be so warm!


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Average"

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

    Pros

    - Can make a lot of money if driven
    - Met some great people

    Cons

    - All commission, which can be terrible if you don't have many connections.

    Advice to Management

    - Management needs to be better overall, need to get rid of 100% commission scheme


  9. "A great opportunity for budding entrepeneurs in the Financial Services industry!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and people, many opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    If you're not willing to put in the effort (and hours) to be successful as an entrepeneur, this is not the career for you.


  10. "A Good Company to Work For"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Investors Group full-time

    Pros

    A place in which you can create a great career for yourself, if you have drive, ambition and are willing to work hard

    Cons

    This place isn't for everyone. If you aren't prepared to excel, you won't likely last


  11. "Hiring Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Investors Group full-time

    Pros

    Ideas and innovative concepts were well accepted

    Cons

    However, reality of tight budgets limited innovation



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