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Wawanesa Insurance Reviews

Updated 15 September, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great Benefits, People that care about you both as an employee and an individual" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Forward thinking company rethinking the work environment to appeal to a wave of new creative talent" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Working mandatory Holidays in Customer Service when the rest of the company gets vacation" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Employees and upper Management are stuck in old traditional management ways not being competitive with present economic conditions" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Excellent Company with Amazing Opportunity for Growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wawanesa Insurance full-time

    Pros

    I have been with Wawanesa less than a year and have already advanced my career a couple times since joining. I would not hesitate in recommending this company to my friends; family and previous colleagues. As a matter of fact, I'm always spreading the word when we have postings!
    Wawanesa Insurance acknowledges diversity in the workplace, and are really planning for the future. This is a great time to join the team!
    Wawanesa's overall compensation package is just another bonus!!! 5 Personal Days ; Defined Pension Plan; Competitive salary and vacation package!!

    Cons

    I think we need to spread our name out there more! Commercials; ads; etc... Share all of the wonderful things Wawanesa is a part of.

    Advice to Management

    Continue planning for the future!!!


  2. "Great opportunities and stable career path"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Transformation Specialist in Winnipeg, MB
    Current Employee - Business Transformation Specialist in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wawanesa Insurance full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They offer a lot of opportunity for people to advance in their careers and promote education and training.
    A lot of new positions and departments being created for movement and change.
    They provide a lot of training to their leadership who are great mentors.

    Cons

    Changes come full force and it is hard to keep up at times. There has not been a lot of material readily available to help transition into new positions. ( they now have a department that focuses on this though)!

  3. "One"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wawanesa Insurance full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, starting vacation time

    Cons

    Little on-board training, that’s it


  4. "Stay away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I cannot think of any pros. It used to be a very good company that cared about employees but now they are in transition to be like an Intact, where growth and money overrides employees needs and employees are just numbers. People with 10-20+ years in the company are leaving every month it feels like, all departments are under staffed and management does nothing to keep people. Low support for all employees, low morale all throughout the company.

    Cons

    -Took away our pension plan of defined benefits, changed it to industry standard.
    -No flex time or work from home options (though you have to take your laptop everywhere you go in case of an emergency and they need you to work on evenings or weekends)
    -Micro managing. Management wants every second of your day accounted for.


  5. "AB assistant"

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    Former Employee - AB Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - AB Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wawanesa Insurance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good benefits and generous vacation

    Cons

    lack of support and low morale

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wawanesa Insurance full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    really nice people, supervisors and managers are supportive and helpful, good benefits.

    Cons

    scramble street parking, industrial area, not much to do during lunch hour.


  7. "Underwriting assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wawanesa Insurance full-time

    Pros

    Good environment great people .

    Cons

    Cant find the cons yet

  8. "Would Recommend Working Here"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wawanesa Insurance full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company. Very progressive when it comes to auto insurance.

    Cons

    The company is going through changes due to the nature of the industry.


  9. "Great company getting even better"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Winnipeg, MB
    Current Employee - Director in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wawanesa Insurance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, great benefits including a generous defined benefit pension, the nicest people you'll ever meet, and interesting and challenging work.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to cope with the pace of change -- for some, it feels like improvements to systems are coming at a snail's pace (but for a large company, these things simply take time), for others, it feels like too much all at the same time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Its an exciting time to be part of this organization.


  10. "Accounting Assistant"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Wawanesa Insurance full-time

    Pros

    Very nice company. Co-workers are friendly and the corporate structure is well-established.

    Cons

    As the company is expanding, some level of chaos in the office is to be expected.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


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