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Investors Group Reviews

Updated 18 October, 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)

  • For those who require a work/life balance, this opportunity is definitely worth looking into (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Division Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Work, flexibility, unlimited income potential, industry competitive, solid training and educational track towards CFP certification paid for. Ability to build equity into the business, with assured value.

    Cons

    Variable Income, competition is fierce


  2. "Investors Group Financial Services Inc."

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    Current Employee - Division Director in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Division Director in Ottawa, ON
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can run your own business developing comprehensive financial plans for families and small businesses. A highly rewarding career with unlimited income potential.

    Cons

    Being your own boss means you have to have the responsibility and the work ethic to find your own clients.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build our Investors Group plan as the premier full service financial planning company in Canada. We need to brag about the potential of this career.


  3. "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Winnipeg, MB
    Current Employee - Vice President in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Investors Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Caring company. Great focus on client first solutions. Lots of collaborative work and teaming is occurring. Competitive compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    It's a large organization so it takes time to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing and continue to put the client first.


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  5. "Hustle Muscle"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Midtown Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Consultant in Midtown Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Investors Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can make a great living if you put in the effort. Bing some hustle muscle or develop it fast.

    Cons

    None for management. If you're shy learn not to be shy and fill up the pipeline. Take advantage of tools at your disposal.

    Advice to Management

    Be proud.


  6. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Investors Group full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, fast paced environment.

    Cons

    Very money oriented, not always people oriented. Found it to be a difficult way of thinking.

    Advice to Management

    Treating clients solely on their portfolio value is short-sighted. People have different circumstances and should be treated as valued clients, regardless.


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    "Investors Group Consultant"

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

    I worked at Investors Group full-time

    Pros

    Lots of training support when needed.

    Cons

    The position is full commission with no book of business to start off with. It takes lots of time and effort to build up a book even if you have a great network. Should you choose to go into such a role, ensure that you have sufficient savings to support yourself for the first 3 years.


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    "Financial Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Investors Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Training, flexible hours,

    Cons

    They bring people in and force them out after a couple of years to distribute their clients among the Division Directors in the office.


  9. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Investors Group full-time

    Pros

    It's your own business. Work when you want too.

    Cons

    Tough industry to get established in right away. Lots of phone calls.

    Advice to Management

    It's not all about the numbers


  10. "Division Director"

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    Current Employee - Division Director in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Division Director in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - There is no pressure to meet specific targets.
    - A desire to bring in quality extremely loyal clients for the long term.
    - A Comprehensive Financial Planning Ethic.
    - High income potential with the ability to grow.
    - Freedom and flexibility to grow your own business.
    - Ability to sell your business at Retirement.
    - In my opinion, a career as a Financial Advisor is the single best opportunity that exists in the free enterprise system!

    Cons

    This is not for everyone. We look for the right fit, the correct talent, and it takes a lot of effort to be successful!

    Advice to Management

    - Continue to change to be more competitive. Although change is hard at first, it will be a well worth the changes when completed.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Sales job"

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

    I have been working at Investors Group full-time

    Pros

    Can make a lot of money. Can help individuals plan for retirement and achieve their financial goals

    Cons

    no leads provided. Some clients are given from senior consultants but that is because these clients are no engaged.

    Advice to Management

    very old school way of training individuals


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