The Co-operators Reviews | Glassdoor.ca

The Co-operators Reviews

Updated 10 February, 2019
152 reviews

Filter

Filter


4.1
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
The Co-operators President, CEO Robert Wesseling
Robert Wesseling
33 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

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

  • "Can be a little slow with technology but that is improving" (in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Personal lines claims representative"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Great work Environment
    Flexible hours /work life balance
    Work from home option available
    Good benefits overall

    Cons

    Heavy work loads but seasonal

    The Co-operators Response

    17 Dec, 2018 – Talent Management Specialist

    The Co-operators supports a balanced, performance oriented work environment and offers a number of benefits to support employees in balancing their work, family and community commitments. Thank you... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Co-operators full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and work life balance, a company with a fantastic moral compass.

    Cons

    Salary is usually on the low end of what you would expect. The type of people that work here are completely stagnant for the most part. It is not a place for innovation. The 'innovators' at this company really lack true understanding of what they are trying to accomplish. If you want a company that can advance your skill sets this is not the company to work for. Most of the people that work here are "lifers" because its a really comfortable place to work, very rarely do they trim the fat and fire people that are out of touch. Lots of old people that can't even use excel working in technical positions. This company is fantastic at patting itself on the back.

    Advice to Management

    Most of middle management working in the technical side of the business is not qualified to hold the positions they do, this needs to change. Invest in actually qualified and competent leaders with a proven track record outside of the company. There are so many managers leading technical positions that are not even remotely qualified, to the point they don't even know how to properly hire qualified people. Much of middle management are just people that speak the buzz words.

    The Co-operators Response

    21 Feb, 2019 – Talent Management Specialist

    We are open to hearing feedback from former employees on their experience in our workplace and hope you had the opportunity to share your opinion with your leader or during your exit interview with... More

  3. "Associate Financial Advisor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    supportive company, decent pay with ability to be above average, 100% employer paid benefits.

    Cons

    If you want to make big bucks it means a lot of evenings and weekends.

    The Co-operators Response

    4 Feb, 2019 – Talent Management Specialist

    Thank you for posting a review about your experience working at The Co-operators. Our work environment supports a culture of collaboration, respect, integrity and teamwork. We are committed to... More


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for, but find it difficult to grow"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Licensed Insurance Representative in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Licensed Insurance Representative in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good company values
    - Extremely competitive salary/benefits/vacation
    - Canadian company
    - Enjoy the people I work with
    - Don't take my work home with me
    - Fantastic/thorough training
    - Rewarding job that sets someone up for success in the insurance industry

    Cons

    - Outside of getting into Claims & Underwriting, I find it hard to grow internally and get into the departments that I want to get into
    - Micromanaging
    - Direction is not always aligned amongst departments/supervisors, so you will often hear one thing from one supervisor and something that contradicts that from another
    - Sometimes found there was a "boys club" mentality which resulted in preferential treatment/favoritism/hints of gender inequality

    The Co-operators Response

    4 Feb, 2019 – Talent Management Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to review what it is like working at The Co-operators. We are a proud Canadian Co-operative and an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a consistent and... More


  5. "Financial Advisor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The people, places and training.

    Cons

    Not certain about the cons.

    Advice to Management

    None

    The Co-operators Response

    7 Jan, 2019 – Talent Management Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to review what it is like working at The Co-operators. We are a proud Canadian Co-operative who employs talent across Canada from coast to coast. There is a direct... More


  6. "Recruiting More Great People"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Guelph, ON
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Guelph, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It’s not just what we say, the proof is in the pudding….
    Our culture is caring, innovative and collaborative and we value work life balance – not just a cliché – we practice what we preach!

    Cons

    No company is perfect but I can honestly say, everyone has a choice and if there is something that doesn’t work – FIX IT!

    Advice to Management

    KEEP UP THE AMAZING WORK!

    The Co-operators Response

    17 Dec, 2018 – Talent Management Specialist

    Thank you for your positive review. The Co-operators is a different insurance company as we are part of the co-operative business sector. Our business is built on the values of honesty, caring... More


  7. "Claims Representative III"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Great flexible place to work. Very supportive environment

    Cons

    High volumes of work at times.

    The Co-operators Response

    5 Dec, 2018 – Talent Management Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review! As an employer The Co-operators strives to create a culture in which every employee feels valued, supported and inspired to do their... More

  8. "Insurance Career"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Plenty of training offered, great company to work for and grow within.

    Cons

    May not always have the top salary offered.

    The Co-operators Response

    1 Nov, 2018 – Talent Management Specialist

    Thank you for posting a positive review about your experience working at The Co-operators. The Co-operators invests in the development of employees to support their learning and career enrichment... More


  9. "Insurance Advisor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Insurance Advisor in Halifax, NS
    Former Employee - Insurance Advisor in Halifax, NS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Co-operators full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, good home-life balance.

    Cons

    Pay is very low compared to the market. Commissions and renewals (if any) are not even close

    Advice to Management

    Pay more and ensure that agents keep the renewals

    The Co-operators Response

    13 Nov, 2018 – Talent Management Specialist

    At The Co-operators we value and want to acknowledge your concerns so that we may continue to grow. Our advisors are self employed and are required to pay market rate to their employees. The... More


  10. "INSURANCE ADVISOR"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    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