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ATB Financial Reviews

Updated March 21, 2019
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ATB Financial President and CEO Curtis Stange
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  • "I've got really reasonable work life balance and get to work with a great team of professionals" (in 117 reviews)

  • "Flexible work structure (start/end time, work from home)" (in 54 reviews)

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  1. "PRM"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ATB Financial full-time

    Pros

    Everything is great, you get motivated to work here

    Cons

    Some sales pressure as always in sales role

    Advice to Management

    Should listen for feedback from bottom

    ATB Financial Response

    Jan 11, 2019

    Thanks for your review.

    Like to hear that the fit and motivation is there even though there are those performance targets.

    Feedback is vital to ensure that we as ATB are being accountable to... More


  2. "Summer Student"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ATB Financial full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, give exposure to many different projects, hands on

    Cons

    Not very competitve, everyone works remotely

    Advice to Management

    Encourage a culture of harder working people

  3. "Financial Advisor Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at ATB Financial full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful people, management really cares about the employees. Flexible hours and work environment. Decent pay.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    ATB Financial Response

    Mar 27, 2017 – Talent Coordinator- Marketing

    Thank you for the review! It is so great to hear you had a great experience working and engaging with others at ATB. We continuously strive to create a work culture that puts our employees first and... More


  4. "Data computation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice enough staff. Okay place to focus. Not so busy. It was a non branch though, so that's expecte.

    Cons

    Not a great structure.
    Poor communication between the manager and summer students.
    No real means of asking for clarification.
    My belief is that the direction and goals of management are not known to other levels. It's a bank.
    Not my type of work. I'm an innovator. So this review may not apply to your exp.


  5. "Can't complain!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ATB Financial full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, consistency, security

    Cons

    Lack of innovation, as with most massive banks

    Advice to Management

    Continue moving the needle, hire innovators and take risks


  6. "An employer to be proud of"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ATB Financial full-time

    Pros

    My favorite part of working at ATB is that I know I'm positively impacting others on a daily basis. It's really important to me that I'm doing positive work to be satisfied with my 9 to 5, so it's nice working for a company that's on the up and goes the extra mile to do the right thing.

    Cons

    The cons are pretty limited.


  7. "Financial advisor"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Canmore, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Canmore, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ATB Financial full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Serving people financial needs perfectly.

    Cons

    Especially the prices stock market.

    Advice to Management

    Good service

  8. "Service Advice Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Service Advice Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Service Advice Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best employer in Alberta, good benefits and work environment, chances for professional growth

    Cons

    ATB serve within Alberta only.

    Advice to Management

    Excellent customer and team member service


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Silo Driven"

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    Former Employee - Senior Leader
    Former Employee - Senior Leader
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ATB Financial full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great institution, at it’s heart ATB is Alberta based and has a higher purpose to service Albertans. ATB can be relevant to Albertans for many generations.

    Cons

    Company is driven by agendas of Senior Leaders who put the success of their area above that of the organization. Generally, senior leaders say all the tight things in front of the right people but do not practice partnerships of doing the right thing for the customer - scorecards unfortunately reinforce bad behaviour.
    Additionally, ATB has increasingly high levels of overhead in non-customer facing positions. Senior leaders in those areas build empires rapidly. Expense to revenue ratios are out of whack with industry. Staff rationalization occurs in customer facing jobs and resources in this area are scrutized regularly. Head office overhead grows unchecked (seemingly) and job levels in non customer facing roles are not equitable and encourage the best employees to take non-customer facing roles taking away from revenue generating positions. Traditional banking skills are not valued.

    Advice to Management

    My hope is that Curtis is assessing and learning in his first year in the job and that he will make the broad changes required. He is a bright man and he understands banking, Assessment of resource allocation is required to look at areas that do not add value to the customer. ATB talks about being obsessed with the customer but continue to focus resources away from the customer toward overhead. senior management needs to truly “listen” to what is really happening in the silos and not take the status of same at face value from silo leaders .


  10. "Customer service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ATB Financial full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture and colleague.

    Cons

    I have not found any.