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Fiera Capital Reviews

Updated March 8, 2017
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  1. "Direct Client Investment"

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    Former Intern - Direct Client Investment in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Direct Client Investment in New York, NY

    I worked at Fiera Capital as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff and dynamic environment

    Cons

    None that I can think off


  2. Helpful (1)

    "vice president"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fiera Capital full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    cool, fun, dynamic, teamwork, pay

    Cons

    too busy, big changes, cheap, negative, unbalance

  3. "Good Place to Learn"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Fiera Capital as an intern

    Pros

    Management was accessible and helpful

    Cons

    Stressful and difficult work environment


  4. "Growth - Growth - Growth!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is promoting entrepreneurship and career development. Great place to work when you want to grow with the organization.

    Cons

    Still new in the company... I am very happy with my choice of working at Fiera!


  5. "Vice President sales and marketing"

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    Former Employee - Vice President - Sales and Marketing in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Vice President - Sales and Marketing in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fiera Capital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Travel internationally , inspiring products, passionate team members, increase experience on international marketing and a great international brand, head quarter location outside of downtown and practical for transit

    Cons

    No recognition, inequity, closed leadership circle - unbalanced professional vs personal life and no financial incentive upside - in many ways it's an under staffed team


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Current Contractor - Software Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Software Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fiera Capital as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly employees
    Very relax work
    Well paid

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted
    Hard to change the way things get done


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Some colleagues more helpful than others"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fiera Capital as an intern

    Pros

    Many very smart people work there who were more than willing to lend a hand to help me learn as much as I could over my few months there.

    Cons

    Other workers around me did little to acknowledge my existence, like learn my name over my time as an intern.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you keep those few very kind and smart workers around! They will really help this company continue to grow.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fiera Capital (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work, great learning experience

    Cons

    lots of hours, competitive work environment

    Advice to Management

    Be more communicative


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Client Service Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Fiera Capital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can build a few lasting relationships with the people you work with, it's a pretty comfortable space to work in, lots of amenities and an ideal location downtown in terms of convenience and accessibility especially if you're a commuter. Decent medical plan coverage. Not strict with working hours but this depends also on your direct supervisor. You're given a good amount of autonomy in that you can decide your own routine for your day, but this could also be viewed as a negative aspect in that roles are never clearly outlined off the bat.

    Cons

    The average employee is underpaid unless you're front office working as part of the investment team with the words "Senior VP" in your title or one of the company's shareholders. The biggest issue is the huge communication breakdown in the entire company - no department is excluded. There is so much lack of communication just within departments and related parties resulting in constant unnecessary errors that can easily be avoided by simply a phone call. Most managers are generally not there to help you do better, so you're pretty much on your own. With all the people I've spoken to, it's difficult and sometimes impossible to advance in this company unless you're personal friends with the CEO or gain favour with someone in upper management who agrees to promote you regardless of your qualifications. Generally they don't promote many younger people to higher roles of responsibility so you're trapped in one place regardless of how much commitment you demonstrate to your job and the quality of your work. This is evident by the huge turnover at this company in the past few years as a result of being undervalued. There's a very cold nonchalant culture in this company. People care only about keeping their own jobs and there are very few people who are in it to actually improve things for the benefit of the whole firm.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees more and compensate better especially to those who have shown their willingness to offer more to the company in their work ethic, attitude and enthusiasm despite knowing the truth about the way the company is managed. Invest more time in the employees, not just the managers and senior executives, and maybe they will notice substantially less departures.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good firm to start off at"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Large growing company
    - Great name to have on your resume
    - Questionable on how good their funds are doing
    - Great work life balance
    - Great buy side firm

    Cons

    - Not a diverse workforce
    - Not up to par with salary in Toronto
    - Don't feel like there's room for advancement
    - M&A environment is a bit weird from a culture standpoint

    Advice to Management

    Hire more younger and diverse employees, they are dying to work at Fiera Capital...