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The Co-operators Reviews

Updated 15 September, 2018
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The Co-operators President, CEO Robert Wesseling
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  • "Life and wealth product quotas seem a little high" (in 3 reviews)

  • "No work life balance, expectations and stress level is very high" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "INSURANCE ADVISOR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Co-operators full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Company to work for

    Cons

    None in particular, May be improve on benefits and Salary Structure for well deserved candidates

    The Co-operators Response

    19 Sep, 2018 – Talent Management Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to post your review! We are happy to hear that you are enjoying your time at The Co-operators and encourage you share your suggestions for improvement with your leader... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Guelph, ON
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Guelph, ON
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Co-operators full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work/ life balance
    A company that truly cares about their employees and clients

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of

    The Co-operators Response

    27 Aug, 2018 – Talent Management Specialist

    Thank you for your positive review! The Co-operators truly is an insurance company unlike any other. As a co-operative, our business is built on the values of honesty, caring, hard work, family and... More

  3. "Insurance Agent"

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

    I have been working at The Co-operators full-time

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere, compensation, career advancement

    Cons

    shift work with some saturdays, late shift work

    Advice to Management

    keep the atmosphere on the more laid back side

    The Co-operators Response

    27 Aug, 2018 – Talent Management Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to post your review! We find great value in hearing feedback from our current employees on their experience in our workplace. As an organization, we are proud to be... More


  4. "Claims Representative II - Accident Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Claims Representative II - Accident Benefit in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Claims Representative II - Accident Benefit in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Co-operators full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing Work Life Balance, positive Company Culture, Supportive Benefits Package and Pension Plan, competitive compensation, Work from home flexibility. Definitely an Insurance Company that cares for it's clients and has them at the heart of their decision making.

    Cons

    Smaller Offices can make you feel more detached from networking, future job progression may be difficult. Overall, very little negatives to say about the company.

    The Co-operators Response

    10 Aug, 2018 – Talent Management Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to share you feedback on your work experience at The Co-operators. We support a balanced, performance oriented environment offering a number of benefits to support... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Hit or miss"

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

    I worked at The Co-operators full-time

    Pros

    All the below pros are strongly dependent on your location's Agent
    - awesome benefits package
    - good starting wage
    - fantastic team members
    - supportive of education/licensing and training

    Cons

    - management is completely hit or miss as each location is individually managed and 'franchised' by the life insurance agent. They were typically in that position because they are go-getters and sharks, but they are not necessary any good at people management
    - annual wage increases were minimal if at all
    - very sales and revenue focused

    The Co-operators Response

    13 Jul, 2018 – Talent Management Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your experience. We value your input and want to acknowledge your concerns so that we may continue to learn and grow. Our advisors are... More


  6. "Positive and motivating"

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    Current Employee - Associate Insurance Advisor in Ancaster, ON
    Current Employee - Associate Insurance Advisor in Ancaster, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Co-operators full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Have been working for 3 years, and very very little to complain about.

    Cons

    Only con, which is not really much of a con, is that they don't tolerate even few minutes being late.

    Advice to Management

    No advice, as they're awesome!!

    The Co-operators Response

    29 Jun, 2018 – Talent Management Specialist

    We appreciate you taking the time to post your positive review! If you would like to discuss your feedback in greater detail, please don’t hesitate to reach out to fabiola_tonizzo@cooperators.ca.


  7. "System Developer"

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

    I have been working at The Co-operators full-time

    Pros

    Decent Pay Employee Insurance Bonus

    Cons

    Sometimes management can be done better

    The Co-operators Response

    15 Jun, 2018 – Talent Management Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to post your review. You have many choices when it comes to where you want to spend your career, so we’re committed to ensuring our total rewards package is highly... More

  8. "Not what I was sold on."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Co-operators full-time

    Pros

    It is a unique opportunity.

    Cons

    You don't have ownership in what you do and it isn't ever "your" business despite what they sell you on up front. You're an employee. Plain and simple.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest about the opportunity, or change the culture to match your promises.

    The Co-operators Response

    29 Jun, 2018 – Talent Management Specialist

    At The Co-operators, we are open to receiving feedback as we realize there is always room for improvement. It is unfortunate that you feel that the organization did not meet your expectations, but... More


  9. "Overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, PE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, PE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Co-operators (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best culture and growth oppurtunities

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons.

    The Co-operators Response

    10 Apr, 2018 – Talent Management Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We agree with your positive comments. At The Co-operators, we value the time our employees spend with us and work hard to support their personal... More


  10. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at The Co-operators full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company has faithful clients and competitive rates.

    Cons

    Since advisors are running offices as contract you have to work for one who's fair. No raise in over 5 years and been working over 20 years. No advancement to agency owner or support from district to do so. Family members seem to go further than staff

    Advice to Management

    Need district to help those who want to advance in the compay and not forget we too work for the company not just the agent . Not all agents are fair. Recognizing our service and dedication. Making sure the agents are.paying fairly by requesting a copy of wages yearly as well as holding them accountable for educational persuits the staff wishes to persue

    The Co-operators Response

    23 Mar, 2018 – Talent Management Specialist

    At The Co-operators we value and want to acknowledge your concerns and take them seriously so that we may continue to grow. Our advisors are self employed and at minimum are required to pay market... More


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