Western Financial Group Reviews

Updated May 7, 2021

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83%
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Western Financial Group President and CEO Kenny Nicholls
Kenny Nicholls
77 Ratings
Pros
  • "We have really good benefits, 3 weeks of vacation days/year to start along with flex days and sick days(in 9 reviews)

  • "People are great, good work-life balance, nice to be a part of a company that is growing(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Team"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Supportive staff at the branch

    Cons

    Overall it is a great opportunity for growth

    Western Financial Group Response

    February 24, 2021Social Media Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to review Western Financial Group. We agree, very supportive folks at the branch. Have a great rest of your week.

  2. "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computers 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Working with managers is wonderful.

    Cons

    No real issues at this time


  3. "Top Employer - Amazing Earning and Advancement Potential"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager, Commercial Sales in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    -Uncapped earning potential -100% Employer Paid benefits -Flexible time off model -Hard work is rewarded whether that be compensation or advancement -Amazing leadership support -Size of WFG provides a competitive advantage to be a dominant force in the market -Charitable initiatives including Western Communities Foundation and United Way

    Cons

    -Locations across Canada can make it difficult to get to know all of your teammates coast to coast in the same way as if everyone was in the same office. That being said, it provides a lot of flexibility for where you can work.

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  4. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee Benefit Sales in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Western Financial Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Not micro managed unless you arent hitting targets work well if you can be taught

    Cons

    Dont be on bad side of managers you will see door quickly boys club

  5. "Great company to work for!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in High River, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Financial Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A strong company that looks out for it's people with room for growth and advancement. Work/life balance

    Cons

    I have no cons for this company

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  6. COVID-19

    "Fantastic employer, great career opportunities"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager, Commercial Sales in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Financial Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fun, energetic, dynamic working environment with unlimited earning potential

    Cons

    none that i can think of

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  7. "Good Entry Level job or long-term sales role"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee Benefits Sales Representative in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Western Financial Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good direct management, realistic goals and targets, thorough training program, good culture and coworkers. Good benefits and vacation time.

    Cons

    Cold calling is not for everyone, can feel less rewarding than other jobs.

  8. "Great place to work! High earning potential with a fun, young culture."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial Sales Representative in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Western Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    I worked at Western Financial Group Insurance Solutions (GIS) in Winnipeg for two years and have nothing but great things to say. In the sales role, there is very high earning potential right off the bat and they trust young professionals in their positions and allow them to make important decisions but are also willing to provide support. Their training was helpful in getting me prepared for sales and the commercial insurance industry. What I think is one of the biggest takeaways from this role is the thick skin, and business sense you develop talking to business owners for a large portion of your day. This is a confidence I feel cannot be taught through business school but is learned over time of speaking with owners and entrepreneurs In terms of the perks, they start you off in a great spot with lots of vacation, personal days etc. They also have early Fridays each summer that is in addition to the holidays and personal days. The sales team I was apart of has a winning culture where collectively everyone wants to succeed. Western Financial Group (GIS) is a great place to work with lots of wonderful people.

    Cons

    Not many cons in my personal experience, I can say that people who are not willing to come in and put in the work necessary will not succeed. Though you will find this in most sales positions. This is a position where a portion of your income is directly correlated with how hard you work which can be difficult for some.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work, starting to make changes"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Middle Management 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are really good, company is moving in a better direction

    Cons

    Puts too much on frontline workers, promoting too many men who don’t deserve their position

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Don't recommend"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Western Financial Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits are good compared to other business in a small town

    Cons

    Way too much micro management. New company strategy is making it easy for lazy people to pass off their work to someone else.

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