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Qtrade Financial Group Reviews

Updated 13 November, 2018
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent company"

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    Former Employee - Java Developer in Vancouver, BC
    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


  2. "working at Qtrade"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at Qtrade Financial Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    high entreprenurial spirit and noted for can-do attitude

    Cons

    resource allocations were often misplaced

  3. "Hostway"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative
    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative

    I worked at Qtrade Financial Group full-time (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


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Marketing Department - Needs Major Improvement"

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

    I worked at Qtrade Financial Group full-time (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 of overlap amongst many team members being tasked to do the same thing. As a result this creates department-wide dysfunction and chaos. Manager(s) seem to not want to be held responsible for how the department functions.
    - No opportunities to employees to escalate or suggest improvements to the department
    - This department in particular has a lot of dead weight. There are individuals on the team who after a couple of years is still incapable of doing what they were hired to to. Manager(s) tolerate and accommodate these employees even though it impacts the well being of the overall team.
    - Manager(s) in this department lack the skill sets to run this team properly. Too much time spent on gossiping, playing sides with upper management and executives, rather than doing what she/he was originally hired to do.
    - Very little empowerment, encouragement and support for team members. The manager is the first person to throw employees under the bus to save herself.
    - There is no room for growth in this department.

    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 be lost in this department.

    Qtrade Financial Group Response

    10 May, 2017 – Senior 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... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "disorganized management & limited growth potential"

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

    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 Group Response

    14 Apr, 2016 – Senior 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... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company overall"

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

    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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "GREAT place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    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.

  8. "Above industry average pay, not much career advancement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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


  9. 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
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qtrade Financial Group full-time (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.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Growing company with good potential"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is growing fast. Fresh opportunities come along as the company grows. People are generally nice and pleasant. The culture is fairly young and diverse. Competitive salary and standard benefits.

    Cons

    Poor support in education opportunities. Not open to working from home. Corporate politics.