Fiera Capital Reviews

Updated July 9, 2015
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  1. Analyst

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

    I have been working at Fiera Capital (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work, great learning experience

    Cons

    lots of hours, competitive work environment

    Advice to Management

    Be more communicative


  2. Client Service Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Fiera Capital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can build a few lasting relationships with the people you work with, it's a pretty comfortable space to work in, lots of amenities and an ideal location downtown in terms of convenience and accessibility especially if you're a commuter. Decent medical plan coverage. Not strict with working hours but this depends also on your direct supervisor. You're given a good amount of autonomy in that you can decide your own routine for your day, but this could also be viewed as a negative aspect in that roles are never clearly outlined off the bat.

    Cons

    The average employee is underpaid unless you're front office working as part of the investment team with the words "Senior VP" in your title or one of the company's shareholders. The biggest issue is the huge communication breakdown in the entire company - no department is excluded. There is so much lack of communication just within departments and related parties resulting in constant unnecessary errors that can easily be avoided by simply a phone call. Most managers are generally not there to help you do better, so you're pretty much on your own. With all the people I've spoken to, it's difficult and sometimes impossible to advance in this company unless you're personal friends with the CEO or gain favour with someone in upper management who agrees to promote you regardless of your qualifications. Generally they don't promote many younger people to higher roles of responsibility so you're trapped in one place regardless of how much commitment you demonstrate to your job and the quality of your work. This is evident by the huge turnover at this company in the past few years as a result of being undervalued. There's a very cold nonchalant culture in this company. People care only about keeping their own jobs and there are very few people who are in it to actually improve things for the benefit of the whole firm.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees more and compensate better especially to those who have shown their willingness to offer more to the company in their work ethic, attitude and enthusiasm despite knowing the truth about the way the company is managed. Invest more time in the employees, not just the managers and senior executives, and maybe they will notice substantially less departures.


  3. Good firm to start off at

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fiera Capital

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Large growing company - Great name to have on your resume - Questionable on how good their funds are doing - Great work life balance - Great buy side firm

    Cons

    - Not a diverse workforce - Not up to par with salary in Toronto - Don't feel like there's room for advancement - M&A environment is a bit weird from a culture standpoint

    Advice to Management

    Hire more younger and diverse employees, they are dying to work at Fiera Capital...


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  5. Good place to come back to

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

    I worked at Fiera Capital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid benefits and pay packages. The firm is constantly growing through acquisition so, you'll be working long and hard. Bonus is great.

    Cons

    Arrogant upper management No progress for youth, to grow in the firm you have to leave, and return, hired into a better role


  6. nothing short of sensational

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at Fiera Capital

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The hours are great. Good oppurtunity to work at home fr thse wh may wish to. Great benifts and perks t like freee food mobile cnenectins

    Cons

    Too much of politics which is totally unwanted

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work



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