CI Financial Reviews

Updated Sep 7, 2020

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3.3
64%
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91%
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CI Financial CEO Kurt MacAlpine (no image)
Kurt MacAlpine
7 Ratings
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  • "Low pay, high turnover, restricted(in 6 reviews)

  • "Old school style of interviewing new candidates(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great experience, loved it"

    5.0
     

    I worked at CI Financial

    Pros

    Amazing open door culture, collaborative environment, everyone helps each other out

    Cons

    the work was repetitive after a while

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Quantitative and Risk Analyst for the Summer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I have been working at CI Financial

    Pros

    fast-paced work environment and be able to learn a lot new knowledge

    Cons

    the work environment is intensive and people has little time to communicate

    CI Financial Response

    Sr. HR Coordinator

    Thanks for leaving us a review. We’re glad you were able to learn so much during your summer with CI!


  3. "Life at CI Private Counsel LP"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CI Financial full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Best work / life balance in the business. - Colleagues are all first class professionals. - Interesting work, excellent opportunity to develop a working knowledge of areas adjacent to your primary area of expertise. - Very good employee benefits package.

    Cons

    - Limited training, you have to figure out a lot of things for yourself, so it may not be the best place for less experienced candidates. - Despite the flat management structure, CI is a big machine to turn, so the lack of progress on important projects can be frustrating at times. - Compensation is squarely in the third quartile of the fair value range and there is a lack of alignment with business objectives. - Very limited opportunities for career progression, so if that's what you're looking for, better to look elsewhere.

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    CI Financial Response

    Sr. HR Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback! We appreciate your recognition of our first-class employees, and couldn’t agree more! It sounds like you have some suggestions for improving the training process for new-hires, and would welcome the opportunity to hear more about them. If you’re uncertain of who you can contact, feel free to speak to your manager or HR Business Partner. Thank you!

  4. Helpful (1)

    "CI Financial Review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CI Financial

    Pros

    Good growth opportunities and high level of responsibility.

    Cons

    Currently undergoing management change and restructuring.

  5. "Supportive Managers"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrator in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CI Financial full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Managers are supportive of your career growth

    Cons

    Could pay better to be at par with competition

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  6. "Intern"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Intern in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at CI Financial full-time

    Pros

    People here are very nice

    Cons

    By far, there is no cons

  7. "A decent place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Portfolio Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at CI Financial full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A leader in the mutual fund industry

    Cons

    Strategic mistakes by management in M&A

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  8. "FSR"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Service Representative in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CI Financial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great company culture, management communicates very well

    Cons

    salary could be higher for the work outload

  9. "Good company"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CI Financial full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance, Many learning and development programs, decent benefit package.

    Cons

    Low pay, high turnover, restricted

  10. "Good Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at CI Financial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good culture Good management Not too stressful

    Cons

    -Low pay for work done.

    CI Financial Response

    Human Resources Administrator

    Thank you for your positive review. Our friendly culture is consistently emphasized as one of the highlights of working here. We’re so glad to hear you have had a positive experience as well.

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