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Qtrade Financial Group Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2019

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent company"

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    Former Employee - Java Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Qtrade Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people Great environment Currently Using up to date technologies Management and leadership is awesome. Client is company's business department so deadlines are not as strict as other companies with external clients

    Cons

    May stick with a technology for several years

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve the learning process for new employees. To help them pick up the domain knowledge soon

    Qtrade Financial Group2015-08-22
  2. "n/a"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Qtrade Financial Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice place to work for

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities for promotion

    Qtrade Financial Group2019-07-14
  3. "working at Qtrade"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at Qtrade Financial Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    high entreprenurial spirit and noted for can-do attitude

    Cons

    resource allocations were often misplaced

    Qtrade Financial Group2018-04-30
  4. "Hostway"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative 

    I worked at Qtrade Financial Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Experience, great for learning, fun culture

    Cons

    Very Political, managers playing favorites

    Advice to Management

    Treat everybody well and equally

    Qtrade Financial Group2018-03-22
  5. Helpful (6)

    "Marketing Department - Needs Major Improvement"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Qtrade Financial Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent company to work for overall. Lots of pros like: - Everyone is helpful as the company is very client centric - Benefits such as extended health and dental - Vacation days are industry standard - Perks such as company / department lunches, social events, etc. - Salary is decent - Excellent work/life balance

    Cons

    - Management seems to be very out of touch with employees - Promotes an open door policy but does not follow through. Suggestions/ideas/requests from employees are rarely heard and even less likely to have any follow-up or follow through. - Managers tend to play favourites with certain employees and rules/exceptions apply to certain individuals in the department - Lots of micro-managing in the department with lots...

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    Advice to Management

    - Listent to employees and follow-up/follow through (even though if there isn't much you can do) - Have a better hiring (and firing) process in place. If employees can't do what they were hired to do, the manager needs to stop accommodating these individuals. - Treat all employees fairly - Promote employees who work hard and go beyond their roles - Managers just need to be nice decent human beings! This seems to...

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    Qtrade Financial Group2017-05-07

    Qtrade Financial Group Response

    May 10, 2017Senior HR Generalist

    Thank you for your feedback. We at Qtrade take pride in our people and how we support them in their careers. We are sorry that your experience did not mirror this. We have recently rolled out more employee centric initiatives such as more one on one coaching and a review of our ...

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "disorganized management & limited growth potential"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Qtrade Financial Group

    Pros

    higher than average salary for some positions. That's it.

    Cons

    poor training procedures, too much middle management layers, incompetent HR dept ( i got cheated out of my final month's MSP coverage), little room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    you need a major upper management overhaul, hopefully Desjardins identifies the deadwood.

    Qtrade Financial Group2016-04-09

    Qtrade Financial Group Response

    April 14, 2016Senior HR Generalist

    Thank you for your feedback. We are disappointed to hear that your experience at Qtrade did not meet your expectations. It is our goal to create an environment where everyone that works at Qtrade is valued and given the tools and support needed to succeed. We will take your feedback ...

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good company overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qtrade Financial Group

    Pros

    Good pay Relaxed work environment Access to markets

    Cons

    Not much room to move up Not a place for the ambitious

    Advice to Management

    Training is needed badly

    Qtrade Financial Group2015-08-31
  8. Helpful (1)

    "GREAT place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qtrade Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    It is a growing company, successful in its industry, great people to work with, and interesting and challenging work.

    Cons

    It is a growing company with some growing pains.

    Advice to Management

    Yes I would recommend this company to friends and colleagues.

    Qtrade Financial Group2015-03-22
  9. "Above industry average pay, not much career advancement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Qtrade Financial Group

    Pros

    Flexible, somewhat laid back workplace encourages employees to work hard in return receiving positive outcome. Annual pooled bonus & assessed raise

    Cons

    Disorganized management, HR & coworker conflicts starting to show

    Qtrade Financial Group2015-02-23
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of potential here but too many executives that slow down productivity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qtrade Financial Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stock options, owners looking toward growth but not just for the sake of growth. Not sure if there is good leadership (not where I worked) or vision. If there is, it is not shared.

    Cons

    Too many VP's and micromanagers. Decisions take forever and they change often. Not much opportunity for advancement unless you are junior or in a growing department. People focus more on protecting "turf" when they should encourage teamwork.

    Advice to Management

    Let staff learn, trust people you hire. If you want people to stay for more than a couple of years you need to loosen the reins.

    Qtrade Financial Group2014-12-16
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