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Western Financial Group CEO Kenny Nicholls
Kenny Nicholls
45 Ratings
Pros
  • "We have really good benefits, 3 weeks of vacation days/year to start along with flex days and sick days(in 8 reviews)

  • "They realize there has to be a fair work/life balance(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not a lot of contact with head office(in 8 reviews)

  • "The micro management and cancerous environment brought about at the mid management level made the environment extremely toxic(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Very Negative, Cancerous, Micromanaged Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Western Financial Group full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Can’t think of any pros

    Cons

    The micro management and cancerous environment brought about at the mid management level made the environment extremely toxic.

    Advice to Management

    Bullying is against the law and bullies should be dealt with. There was lots of growth opportunities due to the high staff turnover. Live by the core values!!

    Western Financial Group2017-12-21

    Western Financial Group Response

    February 8, 2018Digital Media Specialist

    Thanks for your review. We appreciate the honesty.

  2. Helpful (3)

    "Nothing good to say"

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

    I have been working at Western Financial Group full-time for more than 9 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

    Western Financial Group2017-03-28
  3. "Account Executive"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Western Financial Group full-time

      Pros

      Potential Earning Manage a book of business

      Cons

      No direction At times micro management

      Western Financial Group2016-10-01
    • Helpful (7)

      "Clean out the dead weight"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Turner Valley, AB
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      All good people for the most part. Acting CEO, the founder is a wonderful person. So were many of the VP's that have since departed. Head Office is rural, so they understand the needs of the rural customer.

      Cons

      Too many IT Managers with insufficient skills but making decisions. Western is weeding out nice to have positions to cut expenses, seeing many people depart and more to come. Hopefully they will look at Winnipeg and cut a few of silo thinking managers. Also, why does the PMO have a Manager for 3 PM's, I'd say that is micro management. You have Managers will no people skills...

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      Advice to Management

      Get rid of Manager positions that are not required. Keep spending on employee engagement and the tools employees can use to do a good job. Everything isn't about spending less, sometimes its about spending money in the right places. 50% turnover of staff is not looking good on you.

      Western Financial Group2015-05-19
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