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Western Financial Group CEO Kenny Nicholls
Kenny Nicholls
45 Ratings
  1. "Great company to work for with very big future"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    This company is growing fast and its a good time to work for them

    Cons

    Slow adoption of tech but this is industry wide

    Western Financial Group2018-08-29
  2. Helpful (7)

    "Would not recommend working here"

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

    I worked at Western Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    paid vacation, personal days and sick days

    Cons

    No support from management and above Not enough front line staff Not paid near enough money for the work Low office morale Different rules for different staff Throw new staff to the wolves and hope they survive Management implements plans that work for them and not for staff. They have no concept of how to deal with staff problems away from work, especially those who have family outside Canada Too high sales targets...

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    Advice to Management

    Realise your staff are tired of your stupid targets and ideas and are afraid to say anything Stop telling them to suck it up or the door is over there Treat your staff as though they are valued. Stop hiding behind you office door and realise that all is not well in your office. Spend sometime sitting beside your staff and see what they go through on a daily basis. ALL IS NOT WELL LOOK AROUND YOU Staff are demoralised...

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    Western Financial Group2018-09-14
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Team lead"

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    Current Employee - Team Lead in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Financial Group full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    - Great work and life balance - Great benefits - Paid Holidays, along with Personal Days and Sick days - Supportive management - Lots of career opportunities - Community Supportive job atmosphere - Room for growth within company - Upbeat work atmosphere - Great upper management at Head Office in Victoria who know individuals by name and push you to succeed in company.

    Cons

    I don't feel like there is any down sides. I enjoy my job and everyone I work with. I enjoy coming to work and am happy here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! Great job and great company to work with. It would be nice to see bigger company events wit all staff and to bring us together as one and get to know people from all over company.

    Western Financial Group2018-07-13
  4. "Ok place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medicine Hat, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Western Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Super supportive coworkers, lots of team work.

    Cons

    Training from the head office is really bad. Head office needs to talk to the people in the actual office more, they don’t know what we really need. In office training is ok.

    Advice to Management

    Managers are all totally different, only one really is supportive and seems to care. One is really condescending and doesn’t know how to talk to people. Be more open with what is happening in the office.

    Western Financial Group2018-07-12
  5. "Poor management and scheudle"

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    Current Employee - Insurance Advisor in Victoria, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Financial Group full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    3 weeks vacation a year

    Cons

    No work life balance Split weeks No paid overtime Expensive benefits

    Advice to Management

    Poor management with no work life balance...

    Western Financial Group2018-06-26

    Western Financial Group Response

    June 28, 2018Social Media Specialist

    We value your feedback. We are committed to ensuring our employees feel supported by their management. We appreciate open communication and if you feel comfortable you could speak with your regional manager to address these issues.

  6. "Great Company & Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Western Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    - Positive work environment encouraging growth and learning; - Competitive salaries; - Engaged leadership team who are not afraid to work hard;

    Cons

    - Commute is not easy if you do not have your own vehicle.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Western Financial Group2018-05-15
  7. "Interesting work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    The variety of project types has kept me her for 5+ years.

    Cons

    The drive from the city- it is long

    Western Financial Group2018-05-14
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Had enough"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend

      I have been working at Western Financial Group full-time

      Pros

      I'm sure there are some out there but my experience has been overwhelmingly negative

      Cons

      Where do I start. - Unreasonable expectations/workload - Huge amounts of inconsistency between departments and even within departments - you can get 5 different answers to the same question without looking very hard and no matter which way you do it you will get in trouble from the other 4 people for doing it wrong. - Managers appear to be able to get away with anything, and if an employee makes a complaint head...

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      Advice to Management

      Judging from these reviews, every one at the Medicine Hat branch is happy (and decided to report this on the same day as each other), perhaps you should model everything after that branch.

      Western Financial Group2018-05-15

      Western Financial Group Response

      May 29, 2018Social Media Specialist

      Thank you for taking the time to voice your concerns. We’re glad to hear that there are some pros of the job, however, we were disappointed to hear that you’ve been having a tough time with your workload and managers. We want to maintain a transparent work experience for all employees ...

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    • Helpful (3)

      "Not good"

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

      I have been working at Western Financial Group full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Pay and benefits are good for a small town

      Cons

      Worst micromanagement. Upper management has no idea how employees in branches really feel because they only hear from their managers. No training although head office wants to believe they have the best training. Fairness is one of the key items they note in everything they do but doesn't apply at all to employees.

      Advice to Management

      Management doesn't want to hear from employees.

      Western Financial Group2018-05-13

      Western Financial Group Response

      May 23, 2018Social Media Specialist

      Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I am sorry to learn that your experience lately has not matched our intention of being a great place to work and, values that include truthfulness and fairness. I encourage you to talk to a manager or your regional director because ...

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    • "Very quite quite company - no hustle bussle"

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      Former Employee - Accounting in High River, AB

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

      Pros

      Fair workload, no unnecessary dump of work. A very calm and quite atmosphere to work. Eases good amount of pressure off you with it. And 37.5 hrs a week is also appreciable.

      Cons

      Very closed like culture. No major discussions around. Improvement ideas are not valued.

      Advice to Management

      Please have transparency in the management.

      Western Financial Group2018-04-23
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