Questrade Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Edward Kholodenko
45 Ratings

Pros
  • A stepping stone to the financial industry (in 4 reviews)

  • great place to meet great intelligent people (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • becoming more of a sales environment (in 2 reviews)

  • Clients often had to wait 30 minutes or more to speak with a client service rep (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Great

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - New Accounts Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Intern - New Accounts Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Questrade as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -good first step into securities industry as well as brokerage services

    Cons

    -small company and small hiring capacity at the moment

    Advice to Management

    -there should be a paid position for live chat specialist


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    Great place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Server Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Principal Server Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to learn Very professional teams Great spirit of team work Nice working environment Great location in Toronto Extremely professional managers and senior managers Fairly compensation Great parties, events, etc. Good (not excellent) benefits Company pays for overtime or gives days off You are never bored at work :-)

    Cons

    Company is private, no employee stock plan No short and long term disability insurance Employees pay some amount for their benefits Company doesn't provide lunch (rare case when it is opposite)

    Advice to Management

    They don't need it. They are on the right way, Good luck!!!


  3. Great employees and culture!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Friendly and approachable staff at all levels - Lots of opportunity to learn - Vibrant and dynamic culture - Flat hierachy and open door policy; all levels are accessible

    Cons

    - Lots of changes to adapt to - Consistently busy


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  5. Questrade has provided me amazing opportunities that no other company can possibly offer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun to work and work for the fun, always get a chance to work with cutting edge technologies, no politics environment, no red tapes, tremendous talent, humongous growth opportunities

    Cons

    Questrade is not a place for slackers

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up please !


  6. ...of the Employee, by the Employee, for the Employee = Questrade Inc.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quicker and Easier implementation of innovation Open-minded Management - always caring and listening Work doesn't suck here!

    Cons

    Questrade is a place for efficient, honest, innovative, cultured, and matured people...not for slackers.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to me directly. This is super confidential.


  7. Constantly outperforming!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Questrade full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Questrade is an extremly innovative and challenging workplace where their clients and employees are primary! They are constantly thinking outside the box and constantly striving to be number 1 in the industry. From a technology standpoint the company is continually upgrading and increasing teh options available through their platforms to clients.

    Cons

    Possibly offer more internal learning modules for all employees such as Compliance, AML and Trade Conduct.


  8. Fast-paced, fun, and challenging

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Questrade full-time

    Pros

    People are great to work with, everyone is fun, young, and dynamic. There's free coffee all day, lots of parties and company events, and it's great to see such a young and culturally diverse workforce. Great training and learning opportunities.Very smart people and well managed.

    Cons

    Lack of consistency in terms of quality of work amongst different teams.

    Advice to Management

    Know what your priorities are. Be more aware of trends in the industry.


  9. Questrade is off the HIzzy!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Services Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Client Services Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Questrade full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Best work environment. - Best place to be recognized for your efforts. - Vast opportunities for professional development both technical and academic. - Amazing colleagues. - Very young but extremely competent workforce. - Best management you can find in market.

    Cons

    Could have more vacation time.

    Advice to Management

    As long as management continues to make every employee feel as if they are just as important as they are, Questrade will remain is the best place to work for!


  10. Questrade is the best place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Questrade full-time

    Pros

    Challenging and interesting work. Fast paced and engaging. Collectively we share a passion for what we do, how we contribute and in seeing Questrade lead the industry in innovation, technology and management practices. Questrade is a company where employees matter and they feel cared about. Everyone works together to collaborate and achieve amazing things!

    Cons

    So much interesting and challenging work keeps me busy, but it's great!

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing!


  11. Great corporate culture, fantastic staff, awesome place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Questrade full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Managers are open to new project ideas or ways you can improve things. - Lots of very talented individuals work there. - Great for career development. Staff are very supportive of one another and you can easily find great coaches and mentors in your field. -The size of the company is nice, you get to know everyone including the CEO and upper management. -Flexibility, most jobs don't have typical 9-5 rules. You can work more flexible hours and even schedule a work out into your day. There are opportunities to work from home on occasion.

    Cons

    Most people keep very busy.



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