Desjardins Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2020

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3.8
79%
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93%
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Desjardins President and CEO Guy Cormier
Guy Cormier
359 Ratings
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  • "French Language Barrier to Advancement(in 19 reviews)

  • "There are no cons for working for him(in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Bank to Work For"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FLORIDA in Hallandale Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Desjardins full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Generous benefits and opportunities for training and development

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement are limited due to the size of the complay

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  2. "credit analyst"

    1.0
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst 

    I have been working at Desjardins full-time

    Pros

    I don't have any ok

    Cons

    no advancement in the company

  3. "Good company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Desjardins full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Given time to learn new things

    Cons

    You dont get to choose which project to work on

  4. "Great experience to learn"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Equity Research Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Desjardins full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Small teams, which gives a lot of growth opportunities - Excellent benefits - Very entrepreneurial culture with a lot of freedom to publish - Great team atmosphere

    Cons

    - Lack of support from Desjardins platform to monetize your ideas - Lack of comprehension from senior management towards capital markets division

  5. "Do not go there"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Compliance 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Desjardins full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    To be paid a salary

    Cons

    Best employees are overworked Annual evaluation results depending on if you are friend with your manager or not. Harrashment from management

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  6. "Good Job, Crappy Hours"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Desjardins

    Pros

    Work Events, Co-workers, Direct Managers, Community Involvement

    Cons

    Some Micromanaging hard to commute to

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  7. "Great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Desjardins full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Has a family atmosphere, you really feel like they care about you. I rarely do any overtime and if you do, you are paid.

    Cons

    Outdated Microsoft products on windows 7, lots of work politics involved and you have to be careful with how you talk, you can get caught in the middle of a war.

  8. "Okay place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Desjardins full-time

    Pros

    Stable company, adequate benefits, well maintained offices, small groups

    Cons

    High turnover in capital markets and resulting lack of management focus, limited development opportunities

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  9. "Good Employer"

    3.0
     
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Desjardins

    Pros

    Benefits, acting in the best interests of the participants.

    Cons

    Salary, lack of opportunities if you are not bilingual.

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  10. "Bank Teller"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Desjardins

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, good salary

    Cons

    Management makes weird decisions that don't help the company

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