Investors Group

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Investors Group Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
145 Reviews
3.7
145 Reviews
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Murray J. Taylor
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • A lot of information is garnered regarding the financial planning process (in 16 reviews)

  • Training and support is the best in the industry (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Can be a struggle transitioning from salary based to commission based (in 13 reviews)

  • 100% commission (gets very tough sometimes) (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company that's moving in the right direction

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Investors Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Really good training.
    Extensive support network including mentors.
    New enhancement program increases money in my pocket
    Lots of recognition
    Unlimited potential for those who actually put in the effort

    Cons

    Lots to learn
    Some new consultants are simply not motivated to do any work which can be a downer sometimes. They eventually leave so it's not that big a deal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only hire people that want to work. This is an amazing opportunity but if someone is lazy, there is no hope for them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good experience and lots of training

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Investors Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I liked the training and the interaction with other consultants for tips or help with problems.

    Cons

    New people are left on their own to prospect. I think they should shadow prospect with an experienced senior consultant and have more in-the-field training. Unless you have a network of potential clients, this is a hard business to build up from scratch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about a base salary for novice consultants and perhaps more on building customer relationships from scratch.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sticks your resume

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Investors Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Nice consultants
    -subway access
    -Nice office

    Cons

    -low salary
    -purly on bonuses
    -lies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    HR Internship

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Investors Group part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot of the logistics of how to recruit, where to recruit and when to recruit.
    Got to work straight with the division director.
    Flexible, didn't need to be there 5 days a week

    Cons

    Unfortunately, many positions at IG is commission based , but this specific position was not paid which did not motivate the interns to work any harder

  6.  

    It's a great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Manager in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Junior Manager in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    I have been working at Investors Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have some job security. I have worked my way up to a senior position

    Cons

    Employee recognition could be better. There is top heavy management and not enough workers to do some of the client service jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut some of the fat off the top and hire more workers ..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Meh

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Planing Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Financial Planing Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Investors Group full-time

    Pros

    Nothing, they do nothing for you except put you in debt

    Cons

    They make you give them a list of prospects even before you are hired, like what the? ...
    High turnover rate, they don't care about you at all

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not for everyone

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Investors Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Nothing else really.

    Cons

    Commission based. Sales rep rather than consultants, minimum skills required. Telemarketing. Pushes you to recruit your family and friends as clients....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    not a good place to start your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Investors Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good training, they help get you licensed

    Cons

    you have to run your own business, which can be challenging for some people who prefer a salary as your income is variable - 100% commission.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great way to start a career in financial planning! Wish I'd done it sooner.

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

    I have been working at Investors Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great training and development, the company is also good at looking inward to see how it can become better and more competitive in the market place.

    Unlimited income, run my own schedule.

    The products are always being reviewed and improved, as is performance. The company also has a great high net worth program with tax deductible fees.

    Cons

    You are effectively running your own business, which can be challenging for some people who prefer a salary as your income is variable. The company makes no secret of this though. I've seen a lot of people fail and also complain, but the reason they fail, is that they are not prepared to do what it takes to build a business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the product line and keep working on reducing MER's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant

    I have been working at Investors Group full-time

    Pros

    Work/life balance, learned a lot about personal finance.

    Cons

    Management cant be trusted. Forces you to pay fees, most things you dont even need or use.
    Company is a mill. High rate of consultants leaving the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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