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Found 236 of over 239 reviews
3.2
47% Recommend to a Friend
Western Financial Group President and CEO Kenny Nicholls
88% Approve of CEO
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3.2
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Western Financial Group President and CEO Kenny Nicholls
Kenny Nicholls
103 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work/life balance was good as it was 9-5(in 11 reviews)

  • "Regular hours, good benefits and nice office(in 14 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Lunch options are limited in High River(in 4 reviews)

  • "Toxic work environment with a lot of pressure and not enough recognition(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      great company

      Oct. 12, 2022 - Insurance Advisor in Creston, BC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Treats employees like family and shows a lot of patience

      Cons

      Lots to study for in the beginning.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      It's a good place to cut your teeth

      Nov. 2, 2022 - Commercial Sales Representative in Winnipeg, MB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good money if you can sell

      Cons

      Bad money if you can't sell

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Better than nothing?

      Nov. 7, 2022 - Insurance Advisor 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Benefits, vacations, personal days, opportunity for bonuses

      Cons

      Too many middle managers who wouldn’t qualify for an entry level position let alone management.

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Just boring not enough pay

      Oct. 26, 2022 - Customer Service Representative 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Stable income and benifits available

      Cons

      Management , boring , not paid well enough for job

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company

      Oct. 9, 2022 - Licensed Insurance Agent in Edmonton, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company, especially for someone new to insurance. Very supportive team and many opportunities to grow.

      Cons

      There tends to be high turnover.

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Sketchy from the start

      Oct. 30, 2022 - Insurance Advisor 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Team was great but that's about it. Benefits package sounded nice.

      Cons

      No structure, no guidance. They'll tell you there's alot of support and resources, there isn't. Anything asked was responded with "idk meh lol" or along the lines of having to find out for yourself, and that's if there is a response. They'll force you to take the exam in a month, there's tons of reading. Realized later there was also no diversity in the department. Management absolutely sucks. This was the most disorganized and lacking employer I've ever come across.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great stepping stone position for commercial Insurance

      Sep. 15, 2022 - Commercial Insurance Representative in Winnipeg, MB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great workplace, good comp structure if you hit your targets Management is full of great leaders

      Cons

      Base salary is low, forced to sink or swim

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good first/entry level job

      Sep. 11, 2022 - Report Analyst in Winnipeg, MB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good first or entry level job to start your career!

      Cons

      Can not think of any

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    10. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Parent Company Wawanesa: Watch Out!

      Sep. 21, 2022 - Sales and Business Development Representative 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good training offered, friendly staff.

      Cons

      The parent company (Wawanesa) has no regard for existing employee/employer contracts! They are a bully! They will wait until you are nearly licensed, then force you to sign a new contract with worse terms, ransoming your insurance license and ability to make money, unless you sign the new contract!

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      Western Financial Group Response

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      Good afternoon, Western takes pride in its relationship with its parent company, Wawanesa, and is afforded the ability to manage employee relationships independently with no restrictions. Western cares and supports its employees in organizational and Carrier interactions and, where an employee feels they’ve been treated unfairly, encourages them to bring it to their leader’s or Human Resource’s attention to ensure the situation is reviewed and managed accordingly. We expect our Guiding Principles of Truthfulness, Fairness, Value, and Loyalty to be the basis in everything we do, and strive to ensure that our employee’s experience is maintained within these principles. We hope to hear from you soon and encourage you to reach out to your leader. Alternatively, you can contact Human Resources directly at HR.General@westernfg.ca, to discuss in greater detail. Thanks, Western Financial Group.

    11. 3.0
      Current Employee

      The staff / team was amazing

      Sep. 17, 2022 - Insurance Broker in Red Deer, AB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      - I had a great time with the team I worked with.

      Cons

      - since no book of business, you deal with all clients coming in and calling in. - team no longer there.

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    Western Financial Group has an overall rating of 3.2 out of 5, based on over 239 reviews left anonymously by employees. 47% of employees would recommend working at Western Financial Group to a friend and 50% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -10% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Western Financial Group employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Western Financial Group. This rating has decreased by -10% over the last 12 months.

    47% of Western Financial Group employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Western Financial Group 3.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.1 for culture and values and 3.1 for career opportunities.

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    Western Financial Group

    331 days ago

    Western Financial Group is pleased to announce its acquisition of Wiesner Insurance Inc., a high-end full-service insurance brokerage located in southern Ontario. “We are pleased to announce this new partnership and are excited to work with the team at Wiesner Insurance,” says Western Financial Group President and CEO, Kenny Nicholls. “Our organizations share a sharp focus and a strong emphasis on customer and people relationships.” Originally founded in 1991 by Jason Wiesner, Wiesner Insurance Inc. is an independent brokerage serving customers in and around Brampton, a significant trading area west of Toronto, Ontario. The Wiesner team offers a full line of commercial, personal, and financial services products, with a specialization in commercial products and programs, including employee benefits. The brokerage takes pride in providing boutique-level customer service, based on strong and trusting relationships.
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    Western Financial Group

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    Here’s some great news - Western Financial Group has been named as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2022. We’re proud to learn that Western has been recognized for transparent team member communications, health and wellness benefits, as well as community involvement.
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