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The Co-operators Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2019

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The Co-operators CEO Robert Wesseling
Robert Wesseling
38 Ratings
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  • "Headquarters location is in Guelph which might be a bit remote for some people(in 7 reviews)

  • "No work life balance, expectations and stress level is very high(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent company"

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    Former Employee - Developer in Guelph, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Co-operators full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic business ethics and corporate culture. I have been working here for years and it only gets better. Great benefits and very nice people around.

    Cons

    Nothing. Headquarters location is in Guelph which might be a bit remote for some people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing the great work.

    The Co-operators2019-06-21
  2. "Okay experience"

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    Former Employee - Associate Insurance Advisor 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Co-operators full-time

    Pros

    co-workers, location, benefits, no weekends, career advancement

    Cons

    low pay for amount of work expected, no commission, micromanaging, consistent changes within company

    The Co-operators2019-07-12
  3. "Exceptional employer"

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    Current Employee - Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Co-operators full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Amazing culture, great benefits, good virtual technology, very supportive of employee mental health and well-being.

    Cons

    A bit sluggish. Too much emphasis on change management. Many complain of "silos" that still exist from the 1990s.

    Advice to Management

    Continue pushing forward removing the silos and bureaucratic processes.

    The Co-operators2019-06-19
  4. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Personal Lines Claims Representative in Toronto, ON

    I worked at The Co-operators full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome place to learn the industry.

    Cons

    The fast track for advancement can be daunting.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    The Co-operators2019-07-01
  5. "Wonderful Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Insurance Advisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Co-operators full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great training program Easy to use systems Friendly coworkers Good benefits

    Cons

    Selling life insurance could be tough

    Advice to Management

    Continue to give top notch training to employees.

    The Co-operators2019-05-26

    The Co-operators Response

    June 14, 2019Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    We really appreciate your insightful review, and we agree with your positive comments! Our workplace culture is caring and collaborative which is guided by solid leadership and the contributions of every member of our organization. We are happy to hear that you had a good experience ...

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  6. "Salary"

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      Current Employee - Financial Advisor 

      I have been working at The Co-operators full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Salary, Health and Dental benefits, mon-fri 9-5.

      Cons

      Low Commissions. Work life balance....

      The Co-operators2019-05-29

      The Co-operators Response

      June 18, 2019Talent Acquisition Coordinator

      Thank you for taking the time to post your review. At The Co-operators we welcome feedback so that we can continue to push boundaries for improvement. We are thrilled to hear that you are pleased with your Total Rewards and hours of work. Our advisors are self-employed and are accountable ...

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    • "Great place to work"

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      Current Employee - Systems Developer in Guelph, ON
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at The Co-operators full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      * Great work environment. * Work-life balance. * Supportive team-members and management * Great compensation, bonus and benefits.

      Cons

      * Some slightly old technologies are used.

      The Co-operators2019-05-08

      The Co-operators Response

      June 10, 2019Talent Acquisition Coordinator

      Great response! Thank you for your review, we are lucky to have someone that is as passionate about The Co-operators as you are. We are proud to support a culture where employees feel appreciated and valued. We believe that employees are more engaged and satisfied with their work ...

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    • Helpful (1)

      "Great company, horrible pay"

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      Current Employee - General Insurance Advisor in Calgary, AB

      I have been working at The Co-operators full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Amazing training, great management and coworkers.

      Cons

      Barely above minimum wage. For the knowledge required, the pay does not come close to what it should be.

      Advice to Management

      None

      The Co-operators2019-05-16

      The Co-operators Response

      June 18, 2019Talent Acquisition Coordinator

      Thank you for taking the time to post your review with us on Glassdoor. The Co-operators supports a culture of collaboration, respect, integrity and teamwork. Our advisors are self-employed and at minimum are required to pay market rate to their employees. They are accountable and ...

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    • "Co-op Review"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at The Co-operators full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        The people were great there.

        Cons

        The work gets very repetitive.

        The Co-operators2019-05-15

        The Co-operators Response

        June 10, 2019Talent Acquisition Coordinator

        Thank you for taking the time to post your review. The Co-operative values that inspired our founders over 60 years ago continue to guide our organization today; you can see that in our culture and our people. There is a direct link between the way we do business and the healthy, ...

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      • "admin assistant"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

        Pros

        great people with a scope of growth

        Cons

        stressful, it can get pretty hectic

        The Co-operators2019-05-13

        The Co-operators Response

        June 10, 2019Talent Acquisition Coordinator

        Thank you for posting a review about your experience working at The Co-operators. Our financial strength and stability is sustained by the people we employ, and we're committed to creating a work environment in which our employees feel respected, valued, recognized and rewarded for ...

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