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CIBC Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
564 Reviews
3.3
564 Reviews
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Victor Dodig
3 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good culture with a renewed focus on continuous improvements and work life balance (in 47 reviews)

  • Good benefits for staff: free service charges and discounted rates on loans and mortgages (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance at some departments, with lack of respect for people's vacation (in 18 reviews)

  • They preach accountability but senior management avoids accountability at all costs (in 18 reviews)

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  1.  

    A good place

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

    I worked at CIBC

    Pros

    Smart management team that has deep experience in digital marketing and technology.
    Only place I have worked in which management actively encourages employees to try out different jobs and work in different departments.
    Very smart people who are, naturally, competitive. But that competitiveness doesn't get in the way of what has become a close-knit family.
    Comes from classic tech/advertising start-up roots and still maintains much of that feel within its offices

    Cons

    Only place I have worked in which management actively encourages employees to try out different jobs and work in different departments.
    Very smart people who are, naturally, competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    free food and beer, relaxed vacation schedules, family friendly atmosphere, etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stability but no integrity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contractor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Contractor in New York, NY

    I worked at CIBC as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The compensation was fair to good.

    Cons

    The place is permeated with a culture of fear. Management plays games to dodge the regulators and no one seems to have their eye on the big picture of who the bank is supporting and endorsing and what those clients are doing. There is no moral or ethical backbone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage in communication with your staff, and institute a zero tolerance policy regarding loud public verbal abuse of staff by senior members - or by anyone!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    CSR

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

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

    Pros

    Coworkers and clients. Assistant Branch Managers were great for the CSR's.

    Cons

    Horrible experience with branch manager. Favouritism was blatant. High pressure sales and numbers to meet. Not necessarily what was best for the clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fairly Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CIBC

    Pros

    Not micro managed by superiors

    Cons

    Their pay scale could be higher

  6.  

    developer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer in Lake Zurich, IL
    Former Employee - Developer in Lake Zurich, IL

    I worked at CIBC as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    good pay, good environment, good people

    Cons

    long hours, diificult to manage commute from home

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It was an overall satisfactory experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at CIBC

    Pros

    I found the people I worked with, i.e., my co-workers, to have high caliber moral and integrity. During the time I worked there - it was like a familial relationship.

    Cons

    Lack of presence in the US. CIBC is largely a Canadian company and their US presence is minimal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be more communicative of changes and challenges at the company.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It was good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I worked at CIBC

    Pros

    Growth was good and also the salary.

    Cons

    Rude co-workers and bosses made it a hostile environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great people and good innovation

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at CIBC

    Pros

    Relaxed task-oriented environment
    Great compensation
    Opportunity is positive with lots of space to move around
    Good understanding of work life balance

    Cons

    Bureaucratic
    Sometimes slow moving
    Sometimes not well connected
    Overtime is sometimes excessive in the technology division

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Co-op Experience with BSSI User Experience Team

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - User Experience Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - User Experience Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at CIBC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, excellent managers and co-workers, experienced a variety of different work. Was not treated like a co-op, rather a full-time regular employee. Very nice change for once.

    Cons

    Sometimes a bit slow in regards to amount of work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at CIBC as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, great working environment.

    Cons

    Lack of career opportunities, no prior planning involved when planning for projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline your contracting processes, an ongoing project can be eliminated anytime.

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