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Western Financial Group Manager Reviews

Updated 20 February, 2019
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Western Financial Group President and CEO Kenny Nicholls
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Pros
  • "They realize there has to be a fair work/life balance" (in 6 reviews)

  • "We have really good benefits, 3 weeks of vacation days/year to start along with flex days and sick days" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not a lot of contact with head office" (in 8 reviews)

  • "The micro management and cancerous environment brought about at the mid management level made the environment extremely toxic" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Branch Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Vegreville, AB
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Vegreville, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Financial Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Vacation, Career Advancement, Benefit Packages, Inclusion of everyone

    Cons

    Caring too much for Clients, take things personally when we cant help them

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work with your people on a daily basis, it helps keep them engaged

    Western Financial Group Response

    26 Feb, 2019 – Social Media Specialist

    Congratulations on being with Western for over 5 years! We're glad your caring nature is within Western and are happy you are here to provide value to your staff and customers.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Need strategy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Manager in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Western Financial Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic company within the larger company structure of Desjardins with an active acquisition strategy and competent finance professionals.

    Cons

    Strategy not clearly formalized / unclear in a non functioning structure with business leaders that do not set clear directions and no formalized decision making structures in place.

    Advice to Management

    Recommend simplifying company structure and leaner organization with clear strategic direction and capable leaders.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in High River, AB
    Current Employee - Manager in High River, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work - personal Life balance is great, good place to work, honest and loyal employees, few leaders are exceptional, etc.

    Cons

    Not a great long term career development path,

    Advice to Management

    Need for employees with strong technical skills in few positions, better learning and development environment for all employees, etc.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Branch Manager"

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager
    Current Employee - Branch Manager

    I have been working at Western Financial Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom, Bonus, Great Co-Workers, great work environment

    Cons

    Pay is horrible, health insurance is way too high under the pay you make

    Advice to Management

    Don't sell yourself short.

    Western Financial Group Response

    8 Mar, 2018 – Digital Media Specialist

    Thanks for taking the time to review us. We appreciate your candor.