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Work-life balance top quality, explains why so many women work there.

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Former Employee - Conseiller Service Aux Membres in Montreal, QC (Canada)
Former Employee - Conseiller Service Aux Membres in Montreal, QC (Canada)

I worked at Desjardins full-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Cool place if you don't really want to spend most of your time working. Salaries are quite standard, but there only little pressure on results. You can find a Caisse Desjardins very near to your home, making it an easy choice again for work-life balance.

Cons

If you're a go-getter, you'll either get a higher position or leave. It's mostly by moving from one branch to another that you get higher positions, unless you're in a big branch (100+ employees). Don't expect speaking english unless you're in a very specific area.

Advice to Management

Numbers are only part of Desjardins strength, put more focus on the client's satisfaction in evaluating employees.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Used to be a great employer; not anymore.... Bad CEO

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Department Manager
    Current Contractor - Department Manager

    I have been working at Desjardins as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits
    Strong culture
    Nice workplace
    Hard to find more Pros

    Cons

    Inconsistent CEO, asking for many things that don't go with each other (reducing staff force while giving better service ??, budget cuts and wanting more sales coming in ?)
    CEO is like weather, highly unpredictible.... I guess it depends on which side of the bed she stepped out.
    Below average pay

    Advice to Management

    Hire another CEO with wider vision and more consistency. Please don't hire anymore former directors who have been laid off for incompetency.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Used to be a great place... less so now.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Principal Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Principal Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Desjardins as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work environment, interesting projects. Depending on the department, you can still have a great experience. The 35 hour week is a rarity in the field and may contribute to be able to spend more time at home. Also, since everything is done in French, this is a good environment for French speaking professionals.

    Cons

    Somewhat behind on technology. Agile development transition is in progress, but is not done well enough to allow for productivity. Following best practices does not seem to be a priority. Some projects are poorly done, which is a shame really.


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