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AGF Management Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Nice work environment with encouraging supervisors and colleagues"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The work is routine but the colleagues and supervisors make up for it. Had an excellent team with team spirit, many team outings and events. Massages for free during busy season.

    Cons

    Work is very routine and basic. Overtime was required during busy RSP season. Small, cubicle working environment that has little privacy


  2. "Developer co-op"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very helpful and supportive workplace. You will develop a strong understanding of the technology you use

    Cons

    While you do tend to get occasionally interesting tasks, the down times can be frequent and boring as you will be delegated tasks which are repetitive.

    Advice to Management

    If any thing listen to what your employees want, there can some times be a disconnect in expectations and what can actually be done.


  3. "Good small shop"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AGF Management full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Good leadership and access to founding family / decision makers. Downtown location.

    Cons

    Constant loss of assets. Never a good year.


  4. "Quality Assurance Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly and lot of different stuff to learn.

    Cons

    Work can get a bit repetitive.

    Advice to Management

    Not a lot of full time opportunities.


  5. "Good overall experience"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AGF Management (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Given the freedom to work towards your goals and provided with all the tools to do your job properly and very capable staff.

    Cons

    Corporate strategy is not always clear so that the overall direction of the project may not be aligned with where the company wants to go and at my level it was definitely murky.

    Advice to Management

    Better employee direction by outlining the corporate strategy for an individual department setting clear corporate goals and improved communications.


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work appreciation done, good leadership!

    Cons

    No Cons to share, overall it was good experience.


  7. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AGF Management full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work each day!

    Cons

    Not really any that I can think of.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Outstanding captain of the boat, but with useless crew members"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AGF Management (More than a year)

    Pros

    - You can experiment on different ways as long as you get the job done
    - Plenty of different projects where you gain different experience
    - Different events for employees

    Cons

    - Budget for those events are getting so small that they are not attractive to go anymore
    - After you finish up the projects that can save the company money, they will just say you are no good or not fit for the roll and company
    - When you find the practical solution for the problem, middle management would always find a way to question you on why not solving the problem with the ideal solution
    - Middle management doesn't want to do much and take responsibilities, therefore problems existed a year ago would still exist a year later

    Advice to Management

    Your company's middle management is letting go experienced employees. From what I know, 8/10 AGF employees are looking for opportunities else where. Listen to the employees, I can say 80% of the complaints were cause by middle management and different team managers.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Processor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at AGF Management full-time

    Pros

    Not many. Relaxed work environment. No pressure for results.

    Cons

    Many. Politically biased. Lack of training. Old systems based on DOS and 1990's software. CPU's crash every few minutes. Supervisors sit back, do very little and subordinate others to supervise.


  10. "Director"

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

    I worked at AGF Management (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good small company, great people

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for meaningful advancement


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