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Western Financial Group Insurance Broker Reviews

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Western Financial Group CEO Kenny Nicholls
Kenny Nicholls
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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Insurance Broker in Medicine Hat, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Financial Group full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Stable company, lots of opportunity for advancement, company allows for good balance between family and work.

    Cons

    Training can be slow, tons to learn to understand the industry

    Western Financial Group2018-01-27

    Western Financial Group Response

    February 8, 2018Digital Media Specialist

    Thanks for taking the time to review Western.

  2. "Good Place to Learn"

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    Current Employee - Insurance Broker in Medicine Hat, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    - 2.5% RRSP match - 5% ESOP match (earning share program, works out to a 22.7% guaranteed return after the 3 year period) - paid courses - opportunity for decent quarterly bonuses - fairly flat organizational structure - extremely high income potential in commercial sales - directors seem to be taking the company in the right direction - 3 weeks of vacation, flex days, and sick time from the start

    Cons

    - salaries are lower than other places, due to the "total compensation package". If you take full advantage of the company matched incentives, then it does work out OK, but the biggest issue is for smaller branches that cannot achieve the required numbers to hit quarterly bonuses. - within the past year or so, lowered the company paid portion of benefits to 50% - absolutely atrocious servers/technology. For a company...

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    Western Financial Group2018-01-25

    Western Financial Group Response

    February 8, 2018Digital Media Specialist

    Thanks for the review. We appreciate your honesty.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Definitely NOT the same company I started with...."

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

    I worked at Western Financial Group full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    benefits were alright, the people I worked with is why I stayed as long as I did.

    Cons

    I worked for this company for over 6 years. I, at one time believed myself to be a lifer for Western, Then the previous CEO stepped down, and the Regime of Jeff Burke and his "YES" men and women began. Staff were being walked out constantly and almost daily, for little more then expressing their opinions. People were afraid of losing their jobs, while the work piled up to an unmanageable amount, while we were told,...

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    Advice to Management

    The bottom line means nothing if you don't have the loyalty and respect of your staff. This used to be a fabulous company to work for. In the time that Jeff has been in command of this company, they have all but destroyed all that Scott Tannas built from the ground up. Its very sad.

    Western Financial Group2014-10-26
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Overworked & Underpaid"

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    Current Employee - Insurance Broker in High River, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Western Financial Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people and the benefits are above average. I was impressed with the extensive training.

    Cons

    Pay is not sufficient at all. They expect more than they pay!

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledgement of your employee's contributions. I would rather get paid more than attend fancy company BBQs and parties.

    Western Financial Group2013-11-21
  5. Helpful (3)

    "They do not appreciate their employees as should be expected."

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    Current Employee - Insurance Broker in Medicine Hat, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Western Financial Group full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, easy work, 9-5 job

    Cons

    no bonuses, no encouragement, micromanaged, no support from head office.

    Advice to Management

    In order to retain valuable employees, treat them as if they matter to the company.

    Western Financial Group2012-09-07
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