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Updated Jul 23, 2021

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4.0
78%
Recommend to a Friend
84%
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CIBC World Markets CEO Richard W. Nesbitt
Richard W. Nesbitt
74 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work life balance at the company(in 14 reviews)

  • "Good work/life balance and good people(in 8 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours and unpredictable schedule, typical for the IB industry(in 16 reviews)

  • "Capital Markets can be a demanding work/life balance(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great employer

      Apr 20, 2021 - Investment Banking Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Senior management is supportive of junior employees.

      Cons

      Pay is below the standard for the industry.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good group of people, long hours

      Jul 6, 2021 - Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good group of people, good deal flow, great training

      Cons

      long hours, best performers work the most

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Bank Operations

      Mar 24, 2021 - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The best reason is the culture of the organization. The company is diverse and portrays a great family environment to work. The organization is a great believer in giving back to the community. Overall, a great place to work.

      Cons

      There is really no con at working at CIBC World Markets. The goal is for the individual to work hard, be an active participator in events and generate ideas to continuously improving the goals of the organization.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Decent work experience, but treated like a number, not an employee.

      Mar 10, 2021 - Investment Banking Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      With CIBC's global reach and scale, the firm had a constant work flow that kept you busy. This allowed analysts to get a lot of experience early in their careers. The company's financial soundness also provided peace of mind during the economic downturn during COVID. Small, boutique investment banks had deal flow dry up and had to make layoffs, whereas CIBC was able to continue paying all junior staff and even provide some bonuses.

      Cons

      No mistake about it, you are treated like a number, and not as an individual. Salaries and bonuses are a blanketed approach, no matter how hard you work you will be paid the same as the analyst next to you who cuts corners. Think your hard work will get you a promotion faster? Nope, the company has a strict tenured approach to promotions. As an analyst, you must work a full 36 months to be considered for a promotion, regardless of how exceptional of a worker you are. In my opinion, this promotes mediocrity. Why work hard, stay late, and work weekends if the slacker will get promoted just as fast? You're better off going to the bar with your friends. Maybe this is a pro for some people though. On a separate note, the company is very behind from a technology standpoint. As an investment banking analyst at a large firm, you would think you would have a large amount of technology resources to complete your work. Not the case.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good bank to work for.

      Jan 14, 2021 - General Manager in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      This Canadian bank is very focused on emerging in the US market.

      Cons

      CIBC is a good bank to work for.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good job to have

      Dec 19, 2020 - Corporate Banking Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very friendly workplace, great colleagues.

      Cons

      There aren’t cons that I can think of.

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Terrible

      Feb 22, 2021 - Broker 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There are no pros for this company

      Cons

      no loyalty to its employees

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Pays well benefits

      Aug 15, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Brampton, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good people to work with

      Cons

      Long hours and management needs

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      US Middle Market Investment Banking

      Sep 28, 2020 - director, Global Investment Banking in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Solid benefits and banking team

      Cons

      Lack of long term vision

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    10. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Cheap, Nepotistic, Out of Touch

      Dec 6, 2019 - Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      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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