Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Service

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Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Service Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
9 Reviews
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Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Service President, CEO, and Director Industrial Alliance Yvon Charest
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  1.  

    Average

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Staff  in  North Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Administrative Staff in North Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Service as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, Flexible work hours, part of a strong company, competitive pay for summer interns. Very good access to senior employees, and employees were willing to connect you to anyone

    Cons

    Employees were uneducated, training was minimal and almost non-existent. Advancement opportunities were minimal and organization was very below average.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Soul-crushing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Service full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy-going atmosphere, but that's about it. There is a pretty nice break room and conference areas, and the office equipment wasn't too old. People usually don't stay late, and if you have a job where you need to work after-hours, the office gives you a laptop. Flexible schedules depending on position.

    Cons

    Unfriendly co-workers, no office events/parties, and very little communication from management to employees. Half the office was laid off without much warning, and the rest of the company is going downhill as it "streamlines" its operations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Conseiller en sécurité financière

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    Current Employee - Financial Security Advisor/Conseiller En Sécurité Financière  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Financial Security Advisor/Conseiller En Sécurité Financière in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Service full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule
    Commissions are paid upfront (prior to insurance approval)

    Cons

    It is very hard to understand your pay, and a lot of important information are hidden from you.
    This job is definitly not made for you if your are not a fighter. Even if you are, it is still quite something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beautiful company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Service

    Pros

    nice work environment, excellent cafeteria

    Cons

    no cons so far, everything is going well

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    horrible management

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

    I worked at Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Service full-time

    Pros

    Good if you are in actuarial science.

    Cons

    -Manager and department heads treat you like another cost company has to spend to get the work that needs to be done.
    -High volume of work but no training provided.
    -Too much office politics. Incompetent people are promoted if they had managed to stay for a long time and then act like they can rule over new employees.
    - Political performance reviews that favors upper managements.
    - Odor of favouritism is everywhere..
    - no opportunity for promotion
    - too many people working in a factory like setting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    needs more competition among upper managements.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    No team work, high output, little care about staff or progression, NO FUN OR ENJOYMENT

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Service as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Some training
    Company reputation is decent
    Work place facilities

    Cons

    Seems to be a high output no care for staff enviroment
    No team work
    Staff can under perform, be back from late breaks constantly, bicker and nothing will be done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start caring about your staff! Organise fun events so its not just a 8:30 - 5 enviroment. Pull into line those that need it as it drags everybody else down. Career plan

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It takes a lot of commitment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Security Advisor  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Financial Security Advisor in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Service full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    commissions are paid in advance

    Cons

    No base salaries meaning that if you do not make sales you have no pay check next week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    The IA is a really good company. Take care of your teams.Everybody want's succes and willing for achievments

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    Current Employee - Director of Something.  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Director of Something. in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Service

    Pros

    variable worktime, autonomy, company credibility and good remunation and bonuses for every job related to sales.

    Cons

    Lack of recognition for the work done, that is not directly related to sales! When Head Office come down, they do not respect our engagement, and there almost never on time( big waist of time for the company, and implied) . No financial support for deplacement for office worker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be on time when you schedule something. Do what you said you were going to do(respect), stop selling dreams that are not feasable! Explain everything, no gimmick or non-say. Recognize the work, and over work done, in every field. Pay the wright price for a performing employee. Don't make it so hard to be listened, and take a little time to look at things differently sometimes . Think a little more humanly. Recognize the relation between the company growth, and the people who made it happen. Put a little love , sincere love in your daily task, and...smile ! Life is good, so,...smile!

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Bonne structure et organisation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Conseiller En Sécurité Financière
    Current Employee - Conseiller En Sécurité Financière

    I have been working at Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Service

    Pros

    - soutien administratif excellent
    - support marketing adéquat
    - possibilité d'apprendre des meilleur
    - possibilité de faire beaucoup d'argent
    - Horaire adapté à chaque personne
    - Les efforts seront récompensés
    - Produits et services offerent très compétitif

    Cons

    - La qualité de l'agence dépend des cadres de la direction en place
    - Peut être laissé à soi-même.
    - Emploi inapproprié pour les personnes nomade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Les études universitaires ne sont pas nécessaire pour travailler comme conseiller. Cependant, pour ceux qui auront fait des études en administration, cela va leur rapporter dans le futur.

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