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Western Financial Group Reviews

Updated 10 August, 2017
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Kenny Nicholls
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  • bec and head office at Winnipeg it can be frustrating and complicated (in 5 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. "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


  2. "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.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "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


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "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


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Nothing good to say"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Financial Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's a job for the present time

    Cons

    Micro management, one solution for 160 offices, no assistance from upper management to lower management and on and on and on

    Advice to Management

    To upper management - take a class on managing


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Bad Place to Work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in High River, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in High River, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no pros at this place.

    Cons

    Management only cares about selling out the company. It's all about the push for more sales. HR is a joke when you have any problems and there is virtually no support. Stay away from this company, you'll thank me later.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging job, many good people, adequate benefits

    Cons

    Total focal is on numbers. Upper management completely out of touch and unapproachable. Lower management relies on bullying tactics.

    Advice to Management

    Get in touch with your employees. Drop the 'everyone is replaceable' philosophy and really try to engage your employees. They are the face of your company. Work with lower management to bring out the best in your employees rather than trying to slot them into pigeon holes. Focus on customer focus as that will bring in more business


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Still chaos"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Western Financial Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    decent pay but tied performance criteria

    Cons

    Poor leadership and questionable direction. Company has been sold again so it is just an investment for the buyer. Constant turnover of executives and rank and file workers.

    Advice to Management

    Company lost direction when it was sold to Desjardins and now it has been sold again. Need to get back to the basics and get all the systems coordinated together and hire some good strong management. Keeping good people is critical.


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