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CIBC World Markets Reviews

Updated December 7, 2018
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  • "Great work life balance at the company" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Great program- very smart people, business is growing, nice and pay attention to the development of their interns" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great place"

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

    I have been working at CIBC World Markets full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great group of people, really competitive pay

    Cons

    Lesser known firm, unknown reputation

    Advice to Management

    Keep expanding US operations and reach for the stars. Love this place


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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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)

    Advice to Management

    train juniors better so they don't leave

  3. "Investment Banking"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    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.


  4. "CIBC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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

    Advice to Management

    Develop a US strategy and pay market level


  5. "Lots of bureacracy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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

    Advice to Management

    Please help break up the old boys club of upper management and promote younger more hungry employees.


  6. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CIBC World Markets full-time (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


  7. "Executive Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.

  8. "Quantitative Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  9. "Executive Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CIBC World Markets full-time

    Pros

    culture, global reach and diversity

    Cons

    not may opportunities for advancement

    Advice to Management

    accelerate US growth strategy


  10. "Excellent Experience"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CIBC World Markets full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture. Analyst are given a tremendous amount of responsibility throughout the entire deal cycle.

    Excellent compensation.

    Cons

    Not a bulge bracket bank.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire quality talent. Focus on retention.