Canadian Western Bank

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Canadian Western Bank Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
13 Reviews
2.9
13 Reviews
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Christopher H. Fowler
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  1.  

    It's ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Western Bank

    Pros

    fair pay and benefits

    Cons

    noisy work environment,

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start a career.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager, Commercial Banking  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Account Manager, Commercial Banking in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian Western Bank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy-going atmosphere, generally most people a down-to-earth and a pleasure to work with, comprehensive training and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Limited number of lending structures available to clients naturally limits the opportunities to learn on the job, pricing available to clients is generally not competitive in the marketplace which restricts opportunities to grow your portfolio, corporate office is in Edmonton so the opportunities to advance are limited unless you want to live in a terrible and completely unappealing city.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move your corporate office to Calgary, and expand your offerings past the plain vanilla options,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canadian Western Bank

    Pros

    Benefits, decent pay, well known company

    Cons

    Poor leadership, lack of technology

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    I am proud to be a Canadian Western Bank employee!

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Corporate Office  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Corporate Office in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian Western Bank full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    CWB is one of the finest organizations I have ever had the great pleasure to work for! The people who work here create a positive, welcoming environment which makes it easy to come to work each day.

    Cons

    We are a growing company experiencing lots of change and advancement which some times makes it a bit difficult to keep up. However change is required to move forward and the organization does a great deal to help all the employees through the change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    An amazing company to work for with endless career advancement opportunities! Also, allows me work life balance.

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

    I have been working at Canadian Western Bank full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Leadership, people and cluture. Corporate office is in Western Canada.

    Cons

    No bad things to say.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very comfortable atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer
    Former Employee - Developer

    I worked at Canadian Western Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    CWB is extremely focused on work-life balance, team building and hiring from within.

    Cons

    Salaries are not up to par with standards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    NEVER JOIN CANADIAN WESTERN TRUST

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trust Administrator  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Trust Administrator in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Western Bank full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    None and nothing exciting. You will regret

    Cons

    Horrible management in CWT. No training. Basically you were left on your own. Once you made a mistake, they left you to resolve the problems. No explanation - Basically they will look you down.

    Beware - Senior colleague will yell at you.

    Beware - A particular manager will leave document on your chair rather than ur desk when that manager don't like you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be intimidated by your top performing staff.
    Managers doesn't even know what they were doing. Maybe all the Directors should be dismissed and replaced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Nice people but there are problems...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian Western Bank full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    RSP matching program, employee share purchase program.

    Cons

    Wide range of salaries. No Christmas bonus, no pension. Most salaries below market rates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good old boys club alive and well, thank you very much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Become a top performer and than apply elsewhere.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - A/M
    Current Employee - A/M

    I have been working at Canadian Western Bank full-time

    Pros

    - excellent health and dental benefits
    - Wellness benefit including a Balance Day for an additional day off
    - supportive management (one up)
    - good salary
    - good team environment

    Cons

    - higher level of management (branch level) does not understand how the retail bank works and how to make it successful
    - too small and therefore too slow to react to the marketplace that they compete in
    - limited advancement opportunities
    - no performance based bonus
    - under achieving employees are coddled and not coached to perform
    - inability to retain top performers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Initiate performance based bonuses or else you will never be able to retain top performers. There ARE better opportunities elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mortgage

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Western Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, great employment opportunities and helpful managers.,

    Cons

    Compensation could be a little bit better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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