Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

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Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
5 Reviews
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5 Reviews
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  1.  

    Lot of fire power

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Working dirrectly with companies on Investment opportunities
    - Lot of support to make analysis

    Cons

    - Very political place
    - Too big to invest in smaller companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Analyst

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Perfect work/life balance in the finance industry and I am in a very professional team that I think is really outperforming our counterparties

    Cons

    The team is very large and complex and you probably won't understand your coworker's job function after months

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very good, people are nice, they promote you if you work hard!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

    Pros

    Good atmosphere
    Nice team work
    good management

    Cons

    Too much of paperwork
    It is slow to make a change

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Despite the shocking loss of 2008, the CDPQ is still one of the best places for investment bankers in QC.

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    Former Employee - Analyst - Administration in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Analyst - Administration in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

    Pros

    Very career driven people and the opportunities for career growth are there. The CDPQ invests heavily in its employees and provides adequate compensation packages.

    Cons

    The Caisse suffered severe losses in 2008 that led to a negative political atmosphere and a significant number of layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up, it's a tough competitive world out there!

    Recommends
  6.  

    First-class, innovative environment with highly competent people. Talent is underpaid, takes ages to move up the ranks.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst, Tactical Asset Allocation in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst, Tactical Asset Allocation in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

    Pros

    Brand name within the financial circles. Access to lots of resources. Possibility to venture with new financial products. Great work-life balance. People are very open to devise new ways of doing things.

    Cons

    People are underpaid compared to the rest of the industry. Can constitute a hurdle when leaving for other investment outfits. A bit bureaucratic. Highly political workplace in nature, i.e. can lead to illogical business decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make sure that the environment is conducive to the career development of young talent. Age should not be a deterrent to promotion, talent and performance granted.

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