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MD Financial Management Reviews

Updated 18 October, 2018
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Pros
  • "great work /life balance, many employee have the option to work from home" (in 22 reviews)

  • "I work in a Flex role which means I work from home for majority of the time" (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Too many changes in too many directions are affecting the work/life balance" (in 5 reviews)

  • "POOR MANAGEMENT: Not helpful to employees" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MD Financial Management full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great support from colleagues
    Access to tools that allow me to work efficiently
    Opportunities to expand knowledge in PM

    Cons

    Sometimes a lack of clarity HOWEVER this is easily overcome by not being afraid to ask questions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging our growth!

    MD Financial Management Response

    10 Oct, 2018 – Leader, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback. Our organization is proud of the way we all come together to support one another, across the board. We are also grateful for your recognition of the many opportunities we... More


  2. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at MD Financial Management full-time

    Pros

    Always on the cutting edge of technology and constantly striving to do what's best for its clients. Consultants are frequently given new tools so they can better do their job.

    Cons

    Could use more branch locations.

  3. "Current employee"

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

    I have been working at MD Financial Management full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and generally a sincere corporate attempt to strike appropriate work-life balance.

    Cons

    Limited growth avenues for financial professionals.

    Advice to Management

    Cherish and stay true to the culture that's been built.


  4. "Diversity Issues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MD Financial Management full-time

    Pros

    Strong offering to MDs. Alignment with bank could be a pro and a con

    Cons

    There is a lack diversity in their advisory network.

    Advice to Management

    Seek out more diversity in your hiring. Canada is a melting pot of cultures

    MD Financial Management Response

    9 Oct, 2018 – Leader, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback. At MD, we are committed to constantly improving client and employee satisfaction, and your comments are extremely valuable in our efforts to continually enhance our... More


  5. "Great atmosphere, management needs improvement"

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    Current Employee - Trade Representative in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Trade Representative in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MD Financial Management (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work space and company

    Cons

    management needs to be more organized and more open to allowing growth


  6. "Nice place, struggling to be agile while dealing with third parties using waterfall methods"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MD Financial Management full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice environment, good benefits, excellent people, option to work from home most of the time.

    Cons

    Too many changes in too many directions are affecting the work/life balance.
    Trying to be agile while dealing with third parties entrenched in waterfall methods causes delays and lots of extra work to implement temporary solutions in a hurry until the third party delivers.
    Salary below average.


  7. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at MD Financial Management full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, various opportunities if you are a high performer.

    Cons

    Not all people are high performers but feel like they are entitled to promotions and they sometimes create negativity.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MD Financial Management full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, pension, some colleagues, gateway into financial services industry

    Cons

    Disrespectful (and often unqualified) management, nepotism, non-transparent promotion process, limited career opportunities, the list goes on and on unfortunately ...


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Command, Control and Results-At-Any-Cost"

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

    I worked at MD Financial Management full-time

    Pros

    Some great colleagues.
    Decent benefits.
    Beautiful workspace.
    Relationship with CMA.

    Cons

    Constant restructuring.
    Negative leadership behaviours rewarded.
    Cronyism.

    Advice to Management

    At MD I experienced a male executive who tried to withhold a letter of support and told me 'Math is hard and finance is tough' when I wanted to do an MBA. He had two male MBAs on his team and I supposed he did not see me in that type of role.

    Years later, I am with another organization. And I am an executive with an MBA. He is at the highest leadership levels at MD - and I know for a fact he holds biased views which he is careful to not show openly. This is the profile of leader who reaches EVP at MD.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Trade Reconciliation Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at MD Financial Management full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people, nice work environment

    Cons

    Low ambition, very limited room to move up, constant turnover, poor management


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