CIBC World Markets Reviews

Updated Jun 26, 2020

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3.7
77%
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69%
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CIBC World Markets CEO Richard W. Nesbitt
Richard W. Nesbitt
57 Ratings
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  • "Mediocre salary, work sometimes involves long hours(in 10 reviews)

  • "Capital Markets can be a demanding work/life balance(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CIBC World Markets full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great group of people, really competitive pay

    Cons

    Lesser known firm, unknown reputation

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  2. "Cheap, Nepotistic, Out of Touch"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CIBC World Markets full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendlier colleagues than you might get at other banks

    Cons

    Compensation is far below market. Base salary is unchanged from 10 years ago and there are no annual increases, even for the top achievers. Bonuses increase, but are still 15 - 20% below market. Work life balance has decreased as the bank tries to grow in the US without hiring additional people.

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  3. "Solid Company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CIBC World Markets full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Growth Opportunities, Friendly Colleagues, Job Security

    Cons

    Tendency to be a bit on the cheap side in terms of overall technology. The prject management team tends to make application and technology decisions without knowing the core business they are affecting.

  4. "full-time in IB for 4 years"

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

    I worked at CIBC World Markets full-time

    Pros

    good development opportunities, pay is on high end for Bay Street

    Cons

    work a lot, layoffs (which are somewhat expected)

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  5. "Investment Banking"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at CIBC World Markets full-time

    Pros

    Great platform. Collegial Environment. Competitive Pay.

    Cons

    Less structured. Multiple re-orgs and management changes.

  6. "CIBC"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CIBC World Markets full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, people,

    Cons

    Compensation, US strategy a work in progress

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  7. "Lots of bureacracy"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at CIBC World Markets full-time

    Pros

    The are slow to make changes, which works to your advantage if you are worried about job security

    Cons

    They are slow to make changes which is bad if you want changes to made to improve the performance of the group

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  8. "Director"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CIBC World Markets full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team, welcoming culture, streamlined hiring process

    Cons

    Vulnerable to Us regulations, did not take advantage of financial crisis by hiring talent

  9. "Executive Director"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at CIBC World Markets full-time

    Pros

    The people I worked with were smart and capable, and in general worked together well.

    Cons

    There were some dysfunctions in the management of my unit.

  10. "Quantitative Manager"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CIBC World Markets full-time

    Pros

    People are nice and professional.

    Cons

    Upward promotion is very limited.

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