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Investors Group Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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Investors Group CEO Jeffrey R. Carney
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  • Coming from a non-financial background, the training and support really helped me start a successful practice as a newcomer in the industry (in 14 reviews)

  • financial planning for their clients (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "financial consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Ontario, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Investors Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Giant reputable company, flexible working hours, tasks and achievements oriented, limited traveling, professional and friendly atmosphere in a good working environment.

    Cons

    Limited income for the 1st 2 years due to commulative experience required in a new field of business for me.

    Advice to Management

    more competitive income, improving the training process which should last for a longer time, closer monitoring and tracking from day-1


  2. "Love my job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent team environment. Focus is to help our clients with all their financial needs.

    Cons

    Investors group tends to have a bad reputation


  3. "Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Company is now more focused on hiring quality consultants over quantity, which will make for a more professional consultant force. Working on improving the brand. Support given by head office to ensure you help drive business.

    Cons

    More open communication with employees and what is going on with company. Too top heavy in senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire more professional individual that have customer service and financial background in order to better service clients.


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  5. "Good Company if You're Willing to Work Hard"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Division Director in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Division Director in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Investors Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Good income
    -Good environment
    -Good recent changes in the conpany

    Cons

    -have had to be patient with previous CEOs in company vision & pay scale
    -long hours needed to maintain clients and business

    Advice to Management

    More security of pay scale into the future


  6. "consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Lethbridge, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Lethbridge, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Investors Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Top notch training.
    great atmosphere to work in
    nice offices
    they really want you to succeed and are always there to help
    commision based- great potential, the harder you work the more you make

    Cons

    i end up putting in a lot more hours than a normal 9-5
    if i take time off the income really slows down .

    Advice to Management

    keep changing to keep up and get a head of the rest of the industry


  7. "n/a"

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

    I have been working at Investors Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It s a wonderful company to learn Technics in this career

    Cons

    its total commission base job and this the only weakness

    Advice to Management

    base salary can be encourage advisor to sell more


  8. "Not for everyone."

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Investors Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some great division directors and knowledgeable specialists at your disposal.

    Cons

    Scant benefits, you don't own your book of business, and it is 95% prospecting and 5% advise.


  9. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Newmarket, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Newmarket, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Investors Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great training and on going

    Cons

    poor leadership, lack of direction

    Advice to Management

    tell the truth, at all times, some people have a very long memory


  10. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Investors Group full-time

    Pros

    You are your own boss, totally in control of making your own schedule, other than one or two meetings a week.

    Cons

    Charged WAY too much for your computer and their software. You are spending $500 a month just to be there. Not a lot of actual guidance. They say they will be there, but in the end, no one really helps you figure out where you are trying to go. Not an entry level job.
    If you already have a nice book of business it might work out for you.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your team rather than your own book of business to help the team's success.


  11. "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Investors Group part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good and friendly working environment.

    Cons

    No learning and development for admin roles. Most of the employees are self-employed. Lack of centralized support and compliance. Extremely high turn over rate.

    Advice to Management

    Share outcomes with employees. More support to employees. Have centralized HR department to regulate employees behavior and create a better PR and Marketing image. More learning and development for admin stuff as well.


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