ATB Financial

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ATB Financial Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
236 Reviews
4.2
236 Reviews
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ATB Financial President & CEO Dave Mowat
Dave Mowat
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent work-life balance with a results oriented work environment being rolled out (in 49 reviews)

  • The ability for most of the positions to work from home is why I applied to work here (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Given work loads or tasks related to projects/changes work life balance can be a struggle (in 9 reviews)

  • Work from home can be a challenge for everyone (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Can't complain!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ATB Financial full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, consistency, security

    Cons

    Lack of innovation, as with most massive banks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue moving the needle, hire innovators and take risks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Comme ci, comme ca

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ATB Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of great ideas and energetic employees. Everyone working towards the same goals.
    Benefits good. Career growth and development highly encouraged and supported.

    Cons

    Have not done a great job with results only workplace. Much work needed here.

    Diversity lacking - keep this at the fore front moving forward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more confidence in the capabilities and expertise of employees.
    Give us clear expectations and paramenters up front and we will deliver.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great work-life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at ATB Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work life balance, benefits, co-workers

    Cons

    Slow career path, limited career opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Never before have I seen such a flexible and trusting organisation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Research Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at ATB Financial full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    ATB is one of the most, if not the best organisation that I have worked for. I relocated from the UK and I cannot think of one FI that would mirror the work ethics and principles of ATB Financial. People are so diverse, creative, flexible, trustworthy and autonomous, putting YOU, the team member first and really demostrating that they care for you. Nothing is too much to ask for, and everyone that I work with is friendly, supportive, energetic and great company. The benefits package whihc I have just subscribe to again provides for so much, you really do have a great quality of life.

    Cons

    I can't think of any!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide consistency across the organisations so all team members have the opportunity to benefit and experience the great environment that you provide.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Outstanding People Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst Lead in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst Lead in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at ATB Financial full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    ATB is one of the few companies that I have found that actually walks the talk. They speak of a great place to work and plenty of diversity, and they show it. Salary is at the top of industry standard, and everyone is approachable. Love that Dave is such a great leader, always has time to stop and chat with you.

    Cons

    So far I have found no cons with working with ATB. Time live balance is great, the leaders are great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    ATB Financial Response

    Nov 20, 2014Talent Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to write this fantastic review! We’re so happy to hear that ATB is meeting your expectations.

  7.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at ATB Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Serving Albertans
    Perfect balance between corporate goals and right thing for customers
    Great benefits, okay salary and mostly good co workers
    Work life balance
    Clear definition of goals

    Cons

    Could become very ' red tape' in certain departments. Differing priorities within groups can delay tasks! Some teams get overworked and some are underworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even though job security is better than many companies, the perception is amongst team members are not the same. Do something about it!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It has been really good, learning the different jobs in the branch

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PERSONAL BANKING SPECIALIST in Fairview, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - PERSONAL BANKING SPECIALIST in Fairview, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at ATB Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You can always move up in the company

    Cons

    No time for doctors appointments, it is all classified as sick time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have dr appointment days as well as casual illness and special illness for kids being sick

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    ATB Financial Response

    Oct 21, 2014Talent Specialist

    It is great to hear that you’re finding career opportunities at ATB! As for sick time, I think you will be happy to hear that leave for any doctor’s appointments less than 2.75 hours in the workday ... More

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    Worst higher level management I have ever seen

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at ATB Financial (more than an year)

    Pros

    upgraded technologies and flexible environment

    Cons

    poor management concern more about unnecessary things except the actual productivity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at ATB Financial full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You're not just an employee number at this bank, you're a person and they treat you like one. You are treated like a valuable member of the team and the work-life balance is excellent. Competitive salaries.

    Cons

    Lots of inefficiencies and the company is slow to make decisions on anything. You don't have to be a star performer here to get promoted. The technology is archaic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider making the operation more efficient with a higher level of automation and better technology.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    ATB Financial Response

    Oct 1, 2014Talent Specialist

    Thank you your comments, it’s great to hear that you’re experiencing great work-life balance at ATB. You will be happy to hear that “MyPath” will be launching in the coming months which will be ... More

  11.  

    Overall an excellent company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ATB Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    High caliber leaders, great total compensation package, challenging work, ability to work from home in certain positions, position culture and work environment, always encouraging learning & development

    Cons

    for team members below the J paygrade (non - management) there is a mandatory membership to PSPP. This includes a 12% contribution off every pay check towards PSPP.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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