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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    ProsGood benefits, and management were approachable.

    ConsIt's a call centre and owned by a bank.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    "Neither Here nor There"

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsAn opportunity to work, learn, receive your license accreditation.

    ConsManagement just doesn't seem to listen to their "top talent" in the industry, that's why there's a huge turn-over of good employees. The pay isn't good and it should keep up to par with the rest of the companies out there! Benefits package is a good deal but people need more...

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive a good listen to the feedback from your employees, past and present. If you're thinking of creating new changes, then make it a "go for it attitude", don't muddle in the puddle about it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Bipolar Workplace, No Kudos, Constant Pressure to do more and more with less.

    Insurance Advisor (Former Employee) Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    ProsBenefit Package. Nice physical office space. Nice downtown location.

    ConsSenior Manager completely opposite in personality at interview and when working. No care about how a person may be doing if ill, experiencing a diffculty. Micromanaged to the point that they watch the expressions on employees faces during meetings and will call you into a private meeting if they don't like what they perceive. Several months of delay in informing about certain errors and in the time period from the first of such errors to when you are notified, more of the same errors have occurred and then you are called into a meeting and berated. One of the assistant managers is extremely moody. All smiles and happiness one day and snapping at people the next for no discernible reason. Managers at all levels play favorites. Suddenly a person that was below you in the workplace hierarchy is a supervisor and your superior. Meetings scheduled during the workday for all staff and breaks are taken away because of them. Meetings scheduled during lunch breaks, with lunch provided, but the time for the working lunch is unpaid because they scheduled it during lunch times. Feedback that is not 100% positve is not tolerated. A lot of pop-culture bandwagonning: uses "colors" to slot workers into personality types.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper Management needs to be overhauled. Increase salaries to be in line with other insurance companies. Stop the morning meetings where the very same info is gone over month after month after month. Stop with the housekeeping and cleaning chores. Open your eyes as to what the stats really are. Targets are not met because call volume is low, not because people are lazy. Recognize that some of your office superstars cheat. Recognize that one of your assistant managers is loud, abrasive, plays favorites and possibly has other issues that affect not only her but team members.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good training and basic experience.

    Claims Adjuster (Current Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsFundamental claims training
    Comfortable environment/corporate culture
    Friendly staff, helpful admin
    Easy to communicate with all levels of management
    Good benefit package

    ConsProne to staffing fluctuations which inhibit chances to move out of current role
    Lack of mid-level training
    Low-end salary compared to similar roles elswhere

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore cross-training in the claims department is required, as the company is not large enough to segregate the work as much it does now. This lowers job satisfaction and employee retention.

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    Insurance Advisor (Former Employee) Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    Pros3 week paid vacations
    good benefit package
    downtown location
    monday to friday 9-5
    nice managers
    social activities, try to promote life work balance

    Conscall center
    under staff = more work, long hold times = angry clients
    problems with the system all the time
    high employee rotation

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease salary to retain employees
    streamline process, offer more and more interesting career advancement oportunities
    offer more options to work part time or different schedules

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