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The Co-operators Reviews

Updated Aug 19, 2019

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The Co-operators CEO Robert Wesseling
Robert Wesseling
42 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. "Fantastic Workplace Culture!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Co-operators is a positive, supportive place to work. Leadership is approachable, which was importiant to me. The co-operatives values are somethign that seperates the Co-operators from other employers because they are fair, transparent and provide a positive space for development. This is great place to work!

    Cons

    In every job there are things you could say you could do with out, but the Co-operators truly is a place that makes me enjoy coming to work every single day.

    The Co-operators2019-08-20

    The Co-operators Response

    August 26, 2019Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    Wonderful response! Thank you for your review, we are lucky to have someone that is as passionate about The Co-operators as you are. We consistently look for ways to support and coach our people leaders to effectively support their teams. The Co-operative values that inspired our ...

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  2. "Financial Advisor - sales and service"

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Co-operators full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I worked for an office, detached from the structure and reputation of corporate side of the operation (Canada's Best 50 employers, etc etc.). While the office roles are a little looser, on everything, demands and volumes can overwhelm, and targets, well, the whole concept of their existence - so it all comes down to Agent support, and motivation. Depending on the role (auto/home, or auto/home/life/rrsp), the... experience is quite different (aka - extra stress levels). But, some offices run smooth, and have consistent processes, which I enjoyed, until it became too much (among other things, to nuanced to describe)

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    Cons

    Pay - if on base & comm, selling to your average, and basing a lifestyle on that, can be irregular, and unpredictable. Agent owner, and HR or people doing, can mean 75% of the office experience. I hear amazing things, for process, support, growth, pension at corporate offices (claims, analysts, managers, IT - so trying not to confuse with that side of this great, client centric, company......aka - Co-operative.

    Advice to Management

    Offices or corporate. Be thankful, of loyal, steady employees. Especially the one's who stay, offer loyalty, work hard / above and beyond, and just offer a pat on the back, along with the negative part of every day or week. Nothing groundbreaking.

    The Co-operators2019-08-19

    The Co-operators Response

    September 5, 2019Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your experience and provide your suggestions. At The Co-operators, our advisors are self-employed and are accountable and responsible for running the agency and managing their staff. We hope you had an opportunity to share ...

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  3. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Insurance Advisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team members, great management, work/life balance

    Cons

    Pay not as competitive as other companies but the pros definitely make the workplace better than competitors

    The Co-operators2019-08-08

    The Co-operators Response

    August 16, 2019Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to recommend The Co-operators. We value work-life balance, and we agree we have a great culture. Our culture is caring and collaborative and is guided by solid leadership and the contributions of every member of our organization. Our advisors are self-employed ...

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  4. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Deployment Analyst in Guelph, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Co-operators full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company and people to work with.

    Cons

    Areas of the company are lacking direction, training and proper management.

    Advice to Management

    Not taking any words of advice from people who do the work daily is a poor choice.

    The Co-operators2019-07-23

    The Co-operators Response

    August 1, 2019Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    Thanks for the time you took to write a review and provide your suggestions. The Co-operators supports a culture where employees feel appreciated and valued. We believe that employees are more engaged and satisfied with their work when they feel appreciated for their contributions. ...

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  5. "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

    The Co-operators Response

    August 1, 2019Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback on your experience. We are glad to hear you were pleased with your co-workers, benefits and opportunities for advancement. The Co-operators strives to create a culture in which individuals feel valued, supported and inspired to ...

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  6. "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

    The Co-operators Response

    August 20, 2019Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    Thank you for your positive review! At The Co-operators, our culture is caring, innovative and collaborative and we have Ethics Reporting/Whistleblowing procedures in place to ensure that ethical behaviour and business practices are demonstrated at all times. At every level of our ...

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  7. "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

    The Co-operators Response

    August 14, 2019Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    Thanks for the time you took to write a review and provide your suggestions. At The Co-operators we welcome feedback so that we can continue to push boundaries for improvement. We offer a generous compensation package including a competitive salary, a pension and benefits program, ...

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  8. "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

    The Co-operators Response

    August 20, 2019Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    Thank you for your review. The Co-operators is a different insurance company. We are part of the co-operative business sector. Our business is built on the values of honesty, caring, hard work, family and community. With a focus on sustainability and the communities we serve, we all ...

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  9. "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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  10. "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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