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Western Financial Group Reviews

Updated 27 September, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people work at this company (in 4 reviews)

  • Excellent benefits, company car, work from home office, freedom to set schedule (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Navigating the complex politics at head office with the many personal and family relationships is tough (in 6 reviews)

  • Not to mention a bit concerning the revolving door on the management office prompting employee engagement to decline (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Coast Capital Insurance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Western Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Great people work at this company! Compensation is fair.

    Cons

    They could upgrade their system to epic ect. No cons really.


  2. "Miles better than 2014/15"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in High River, AB
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in High River, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    After being with the company over 5 years I've seen a big change over the past year. Projects are getting complete, less stress and silos. The amount of give back this company does is astonishing.

    Great pay, benefits, personal days, annual bonus

    Cons

    Navigating the complex politics at head office with the many personal and family relationships is tough. If you won't move the head office, pay roles higher so we can get top talent. Stop hiring people in at 40-45 for mid level roles that require a degree just because people are desperate to work in AB.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in new tech infrastructure, website, and better branch buildings. Don't be afraid of new ideas, your target customers aren't male baby boomers.


  3. "No Support from Management"

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    Current Employee - Insurance Advisor
    Current Employee - Insurance Advisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary but overtime is expected without compensation

    Cons

    Management does not back employees especially at times when they should. Always feeling like I am a terrible employee or worried I will get fired for not meeting sales goals

    Advice to Management

    See your employees as people first instead of as expendible sales tools


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  5. "Do not work here"

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    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in Lethbridge, AB
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in Lethbridge, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Western Financial Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is literally nothing good about working here. Nothing at all.

    Cons

    Low pay, understaffed to save the company money, excessive work load, expected unpaid overtime with no notice in interview or job ad, no leadership, catty and inappropriate coworkers, no hands on training, everyone there makes tones of mistakes, apathy abounds, extremely high stress, women dominated - gossip and throw you under the bus when you're barely even out of training, no ergonomic assessments, extremely high turn over, forced volunteering or donations to charity, extremely poor functioning software with no notes section and no history, notes are made on activities and it can be very hard to track down what happened on a policy, if the internet goes out you lose all the client files you were working on, have to triple your work by writing everything down on paper in case this happens then enter it in two places, complaints to TL and management are ignored.

    Advice to Management

    Please quit and let adults manage the company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A political nightmare......unless you like that sort of thing!"

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

    I worked at Western Financial Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance and compensation

    Cons

    The corrupt and political nightmare that is Head Office in High River. Employees live in fear due to lack of job stability and inappropriate behaviour of other employees and management.

    Advice to Management

    Culture is set from the top down and since it's toxic, I suppose part of the solution is removing problem people from management. I would also relocate Head Office to a larger city where a larger pool of talent is available.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Insurance Advisor position"

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

    I worked at Western Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Great team environment
    Paid training and encouraged to advance through various courses and certifications

    Cons

    Lack of direction from management
    Poor compensation
    Lack of a structured training environment


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Not a great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Western Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Great wages and good benefits.

    Cons

    Too many corporate policies and procedures.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Not the best company to work at"

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    Former Employee - Marketing & Sales
    Former Employee - Marketing & Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, great lunch room

    Cons

    This company is NOT heading in the right direction. People turnover, no stability and hard to say what's going to happen tomorrow.

    Salary wasn't that good and benefits are average at best.

    No plan.

    Advice to Management

    Better get a plan and create an organization with more stability. It'll help the business and reduce the people turnover.


  10. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People genuinely care to help each other be better. A strong community-focused company who wants to be the best in the west.

    Cons

    Disorganized at the top and the salary structure is very out dated and needs to be completely redone. M w

    Advice to Management

    Make


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Disorganize"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laval, QC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laval, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    really good benefits plan and ok pay

    Cons

    The office its in Laval, Québec and head office at Winnipeg it can be frustrating and complicated. Also the management is disorganize.

    Advice to Management

    Be more patient with new employee and give them training


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