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CIBC World Markets Reviews

Updated January 3, 2018
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CIBC World Markets CEO Richard W. Nesbitt
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Pros
  • Great work life balance at the company (in 13 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Lack of Global Platform on anything, Work Life Balance lacking, Poor Culture in some departments (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  8. "World Markets Employment"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation is competitive and the World Markets group is growing so there is opportunity to grow and change roles

    Cons

    Management changes hands quite a bit, especially after recent talent acquisitions - turnover is fairly high and can feel like churn shop

    Advice to Management

    Develop a better program to retain and promote millennial talent - perhaps pair with a mentor or career counselor. Define a clear path to promotion


  9. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at CIBC World Markets full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family like environment and steady-eddy bank

    Cons

    sometimes things happen too slowly and its less competitive for that reason

    Advice to Management

    think more dynamically


  10. "Hire and Fire culture destroyed a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CIBC World Markets full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    From 2001 to 2009 this was a great place to work. Management created a collegiate atmosphere that rewarded success and recognized teamwork.

    Cons

    New capital markets' management team in 2009 destroyed a great culture. They continue to employ a hire and fire policy using constant termination as a motivational tool. They do not promote teamwork and expressly stated that it is not something they value. Senior managers manage from a spreadsheet. Those at the bottom get let go no matter the circumstances. Management experimented with a US fixed income sales and trading desk ... it lasted 3 years. No recognition that the platform is sub par and no attempts to upgrade it.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your own mistakes and upgrade the platform.


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