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Canadian Western Bank Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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  1. "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Western Bank full-time

    Pros

    Best place to work. Good people

    Cons

    Only western Canada not international

    Advice to Management

    Great management


  2. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Western Bank full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and generally great people.

    Cons

    Old school mentality to many technologies and in many cases behind on the times

  3. "review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good place to work, enjoy it

    Cons

    pay is below industry average


  4. "Always busy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Western Bank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefit package
    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Bad people to work with
    No career growth


  5. "Great Company, Great Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager, Retail Banking in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Account Manager, Retail Banking in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Western Bank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, amazing benefits and the people that I works with keep me coming back on a daily basis. I have been here for about 6 years and cannot imagine working for another company that treats their employees as well as CWB does. There are always opportunities to grow and develop within the bank when you work hard and are willing to move around within the company. There are so many learning opportunities and I am so excited to see where the company goes within the next few years.

    Cons

    High stress environment due to workload capacity. Sometimes seems like resources are not distributed evenly across the bank/department to help with this.

    Advice to Management

    Communication needs to come from Senior Management down through to the bottom of the organization. Feels like we are in the blind. Keep giving opportunities to those employees who work hard and search them out! Pay structure needs to be re-evaluated.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Dont be fooled horrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Western Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    easy to coast. Expectations are low

    Cons

    Dont be fooled by the HR reviews on here. This company is a horrible place to work. they have 15-20% turn over annually for a reason... because most people that are good at their jobs quit. There is no insentives to stay. Employees are all compensated the same to do the same role regardless of results. CWB pays the lowest out of all the chartered banks. Most people work there for a few months then move to a new bank to get paid more. HR hasw clearly stated that CWB pays at the 50th percentile to market. Not a winning team. there are no account managers between the ages of 30-40. only university grads and about-to-be retiries.

    Advice to Management

    keep hiring university grads that are willing to give up compensation for experiance.


  7. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Loan Administrator in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Loan Administrator in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - great benefits
    - knowledgeable managers

    Cons

    -some branches lack movement and employment opportunites

    Advice to Management

    -good job

  8. "Sales and service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent corporate culture great Christmas parties, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Poor training, exposure to mistakes is high due to almost no training provided,


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Disappointing experience overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Western Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Central location
    Some incentive compensation

    Cons

    Very old fashioned workplace, not innovative, not a collaborative work environment. I had heard that the bank had a great culture but that was not what I experienced while working there. It was definitely not a supportive environment. Also, no investment at all in people's professional development. Very small annual increases and overall the salaries are below market. I had expected to really enjoy my time at CWB, but I cannot recommend it as an employer.

    Advice to Management

    The market is changing and your best people will leave if they don't see advancement opportunities, investment in their development and real growth in their compensation. You have a long way to go to create an innovative, exciting workplace where employees feel that their voices are being heard. People are also looking for flexibility and CWB defines "rigid". If you want the best and the brightest....this will have to change.


  10. "CWB Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Western Bank full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunities if you want to stay in AB

    Cons

    struggles to keep up with technology


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