Western Financial Group Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2021

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3.9
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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)

  • Cons
  • "Not a lot of contact with head office(in 9 reviews)

  • "Upper management does not have an open door policy(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee
      Featured Review

      Great Team

      Jan 2, 2021 - Insurance Agent in Victoria, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Supportive staff at the branch

      Cons

      Overall it is a great opportunity for growth

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      Western Financial Group Response

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      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. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Best Company Ever!

      Jun 30, 2021 - Team Lead in Lac La Biche, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      This company has supported me a great deal over the past 10 years with education, mentoring and growth. They compensate me well, give me the work life balance I need, great benefits that are all company paid, Employee shares, RSP matching and the list goes on! The Western family is a fantastic thing to be a part of!

      Cons

      I could not think of any

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great management and training, underpaid

      Jul 21, 2021 - Receptionist Administrative Assistant 
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      Pros

      Supportive team and well organized. Consistent review and feedback from management.

      Cons

      Very strict on punctuality and compliance. That being said they were very liberal with praise when you did things correctly.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Everything runs smoothly as long as you play the corporate game.

      Jun 6, 2021 - Insurance Agent 
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      Pros

      There is never a dull moment and always a lot of work to do. Keeps you on your toes and engaged.

      Cons

      The money never seems to trickle down from the top. The pay well but it's still not a livable wage. You bust your rump for an entire quarter only to be told sorry, your team made 2 million dollars for the company but you didn't work hard enough for your bonus. The holy grail TIP ranges from $100-$800 which you get taxed on and doesn't amount to much in exchange for working as hard as you can and the amount of stress put on your shoulders.

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    5. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Sr Management should spend a day in a sales position

      Jun 23, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Paid benefits, vacation pay. Its a paycheck.

      Cons

      Senior management and executives basically anyone above the regional management level are unicorns in the company you hear all about them but they are never seen. They make drastic changes that affect everyone below them without any consideration given to actual people in the branches. If the staff disagree with changes the senior management assume they are not fit for the job and will be discarded. This attitude cost us lots of good IA’s and they don’t notice how painful it is to actually be in an office these days.

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Toxic work setting

      Jul 7, 2021 - Licensed Insurance Advisor 
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      Pros

      The pay is great, benefits and vacation time is good.

      Cons

      Toxic work environment with a lot of pressure and not enough recognition

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Top Employer - Amazing Earning and Advancement Potential

      Mar 29, 2021 - Manager, Commercial Sales in Winnipeg, MB
      Recommend
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      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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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      I loved working for my branch. The company in general not so much

      Jun 19, 2021 - Client Care Associate in Winnipeg, MB
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      Pros

      I personally had the greatest coworkers and manager. The vacation was good for a newly grad compare to other companies. Work/life balance was good as it was 9-5

      Cons

      Very corporate and I could see that managers get pressured from the upstairs. Lots of sales expectation. Not much room to grow

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good company

      Jun 2, 2021 - Licensed Insurance Advisor in Kelowna, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent benefits and starts with 3 weeks vacation and 14 personal days

      Cons

      Improvements needed in fair practices

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Review as a current Western Financial Group employee

      May 25, 2021 - Student Intern in Fort Macleod, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The pay is good, and everyone I've met in the company is nice, friendly, and really helpful.

      Cons

      I really don't have any complaints.

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