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ATB Financial Reviews

Updated November 9, 2017
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  • Work life balance is encouraged but you won't get promoted if you use it (in 18 reviews)

  • no cons at this time as I enjoyed working there (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Financial Advisor Associate"

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    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


  2. "Data computation"

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    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.

  3. "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


  4. "Great Place to Work For"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company really cares about its employees and the ability to work from home is amazing.

    The benefits are also really good within the company.

    Cons

    You need to be in the right place and the right time for a promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Adequately advertise positions within the company, you could miss out on an opportunity for a great manager from other areas.


  5. "THE best place to work for career development"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Since the release of myCareer and many visible opportunities for career mobility have opened up in 2017, its clear that ATB is listening to what team members want as it relates to advancement and opportunity.

    Cons

    While I would like to say "none", realistically, the biggest con I see is that its not for the faint of heart. I personally love this factor but ATB is not a great place if you aren't passionate about the work you do. It's no place to coast. Again - this is not a con but a word of warning for those looking for "just a job".

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting from within, offering opportunities for talent mobility and developing your top performers.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ATB Financial full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Nice benefit plans, ability to control your career and salary, moving up within the community you want to work in. Decision making is encouraged and rewarded, feedback is always welcome to improve how things operate.

    Cons

    Still some "old school" thinkers that slow things down, but less and less every day


  7. Helpful (1)

    "One in a million"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love working at ATB! I've never worked for a company that is so focused on its employees and culture, and what a difference. ATB walks the walk. I was tired of working for companies that talked about how important their employees were to the business, but did nothing. We have employee engagement surveys, like a lot of organizations. However, when there is a concern expressed, ATB does something about it. They make changes.

    For the business, everything we do every day is all about the customer experience. Here's a great example: a customer in northern Alberta sent an email to an executive in the company regarding banking fees. He had become a senior years before and but wasn't advised that he could have eliminated all fees if he had switched to another account until about 7 years into that status. So, typically, ATB refunded that customers fees from all the previous years. But then we went a step further... ATB did an audit that identified every customer who was eligible for the no-fee account and REFUNDED ALL OF THEIR FEES. ATB has integrity, something that I find lacking in a lot of businesses.

    Cons

    I can't think of a thing, really.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the phenomenal work!

  8. "Product vs poised"

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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

    Generally ok to begin with needs some wrench workers to make sure everyone is doing good. Management can be better

    Cons

    Too much work so little time. Find opportunities for all not just friends or family.

    Advice to Management

    Create a law of being active and present or else I'm going else where. Keeping rude people isn't always the best idea.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Had a great time while I was working there"

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    Former Employee - PERSONAL BANKING SPECIALIST in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - PERSONAL BANKING SPECIALIST in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ATB Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked for ATB Financial for over 5 and a half years. My time there was for the most part positive. I found if you have a really good direct manager that you work "with" and you put in complete effort then you will find your life at work easier. There are targets, natural upper management pressure and your own personal pressure you will put on yourself and this is why having a good direct manager makes things easier. If you have a chance to work for ATB I recommend it.

    Cons

    This organization has brought in many outside individuals from other organizations to help guide the ship in a certain direction. It will most certainly be tough times for the next 5 years with new changes being done. This will be hard for the day to day employees who work very hard to create happiness for clients.

    Advice to Management

    ATB Financial is listening to customers/clients but don't forget the people that help create that happiness, the associates. Listen to your associates and continue to adapt and learn.


  10. "Pbs"

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

    I worked at ATB Financial full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Poor branch leadership especially the abm


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