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CI Investments Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
25 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great experience, loved it

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CI Investments

    Pros

    Amazing open door culture, collaborative environment, everyone helps each other out

    Cons

    the work was repetitive after a while

  2.  

    Mixed emotions

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CI Investments

    Pros

    Salary is good, benifits are fantastic, accessible to very top management they are very friendly

    Cons

    Can be a strange environment, at times management can show favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch how people treat one another and take care of disputes quickly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Financial Service Representative

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    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at CI Investments

    Pros

    very competitive and successful company in the industry. Their system technology is one of the best in the industry--very easy to use

    Cons

    unhealthy competition among co-workers can be stressful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Private Client

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CI Investments

    Pros

    Excellent culture in the private client department. Work hard - play hard environment and everyone is welcoming and easy to get along with. Very successful program, constantly providing a steady flow of work and clear sign that the company is in good health. Overall one of the best departments at CI in terms of culture and experience and definitely the most fun. Good amount of opportunity for movement within the department as well. Excellent environment to learn.

    Cons

    Not many cons to this position. Overall a great department and a great entry point for a career in financial services.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Open management, great company environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reconciliation Administrator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Reconciliation Administrator in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at CI Investments as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Work colleagues were friendly and open in all departments and I felt welcome to ask any questions if I had any. The culture had it's fair mix of "young" and "old" folk so it is easy to find people to relate to. There are several internal job postings.

    Cons

    Perhaps more one-on-one meetings from your manager and goal setting could be beneficial. However, overall CI provided an overall good environment for my short time here.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Friendly and supportive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CI Investments

    Pros

    It is easy to talk to portfolio managers and learn from their experiences
    People are always ready to help and are very friendly

    Cons

    Can' think of anything specific but perhaps giving more challenging/increasing responsibility would definitely be useful for co-op students

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    CI Investments

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at CI Investments full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff, great work life balance.

    Cons

    Have to work work work hard to be able to get everything done on time and without doing any overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher salaries, please

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to work at.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Change Management Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Change Management Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at CI Investments as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great People
    - Great Atmosphere
    - Work Life Balance

    Cons

    - Not a lot of work to do, Not a lot of business

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Good company. Great people. Not much work to do.

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    Current Employee - Change Management Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Change Management Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at CI Investments as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Company
    Great People
    Very Helpful and Optimistic

    Cons

    Not much work on a day to day basis

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good starting off point for recent grads, but the compensation is average

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at CI Investments full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    For people fresh out of school it really doesn't get much better. The starter salary is good for fresh grads, 3 weeks vacation, great group of people to work with, and they actually want you to succeed, so you'll go far if you want to play the game and if you look the part. There is a strong focus on development and training. You'll meet some great people here for networking connections and also great friends, it's the kind of place that values camaraderie.

    Cons

    They haven't adapted to the times. There's still a culture of the old boys' club at corporate HQ and there are no polices for mobility, flextime, etc. It's the old school 9-5 corporate office sit-at-a-desk-all-day atmosphere, not an innovative and creative place buzzing with new ideas. Technology is 10 years behind the times: everyone's computer is slow, the phones break down often, internet applications running at molasses pace often break down, and they're running Office 2003 - it's a joke. Compensation is good for new hires, but if you want to make money, don't stay for more than a few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Upgrade technology; CI uses technology for day2day business that I used when I was first learning how to use a computer
    2. Cut the dead weight; there are many directors and managers that don't add value to the organization and the young and innovative ones are leaving- it sets a bad example for the rest of us

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