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Western Financial Group Reviews

Updated January 15, 2019
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Western Financial Group President and CEO Kenny Nicholls
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Pros
  • "They realize there has to be a fair work/life balance" (in 6 reviews)

  • "We have really good benefits, 3 weeks of vacation days/year to start along with flex days and sick days" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not a lot of contact with head office" (in 8 reviews)

  • "The micro management and cancerous environment brought about at the mid management level made the environment extremely toxic" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great company, great people, strong leadership and only see good things happening in the future"

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

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

    Pros

    I see good things happening for both the employees and the company. The change in leadership has brought a new perspective and will take us to the next level, which can only be a good thing. Benefits are improving all the time and the majority of people here are looking for ways to help themselves and the company move forward.

    Cons

    Who wouldn't like more money? But you look at the whole package and its a pretty good deal compared to other companies in the area.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, but never forget that it is your people who make the company a success, so continue to treat them fairly

    Western Financial Group Response

    Feb 8, 2018 – Digital Media Specialist

    Thanks for taking the time to review Western. We appreciate it!


  2. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Western Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    They provide good sales training

    Cons

    Require a lot of lead generation

    Western Financial Group Response

    Feb 8, 2018 – Digital Media Specialist

    Thanks for taking the time to review Western. We appreciate your candor.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Branch Manager"

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager
    Current Employee - Branch Manager

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

    Pros

    Freedom, Bonus, Great Co-Workers, great work environment

    Cons

    Pay is horrible, health insurance is way too high under the pay you make

    Advice to Management

    Don't sell yourself short.

    Western Financial Group Response

    Mar 8, 2018 – Digital Media Specialist

    Thanks for taking the time to review us. We appreciate your candor.


  4. "Wonderful place to work"

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

    I have been working at Western Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Management cares, amazing holidays, recognition!

    Cons

    Wages are not great.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Do as I say not as I do"

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

    Pros

    Some good staff, some great clients. Good health benefits

    Cons

    Management...too many. They do nothing. Need to open their eyes

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the back stabbers, and brown nosers, and actually look at your staff. Overworked underpaid. We do all the work and you're the ones going on extravagant holidays.


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    "Lack of values and ethics"

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    Former Employee - Head Office Employee in High River, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Head Office Employee in High River, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people throughout the company. There is an amazing commitment to community through the Western Communities Foundation.

    Cons

    Upper management does not have an open door policy. People disappear without announcements. There is a underlying culture of fear of job loss if people speak up. Just smile and do as you're told.

    Branch staff are severely unsupported by internal departments and decisions are made based on corporate politics and individual clout than what's best for the customer.

    Advice to Management

    Take come accountability and stop blaming branch staff for all issues, make a commitment to change for the better.


  7. "Best company with Career Growth"

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

    I have been working at Western Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    I have been with Western Financial Group for over 25 years, have grown with the company and feel it is the best place to work

    Cons

    There are no concerns with Western

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Shame on you for the way you treat people."

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    Current Employee - Director in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Director in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great people at the branch level. Access to markets.

    Cons

    Absolutley all at the executive level. Now, from the regional directors all the way up are a cut throat group who will sell you out to protect themselvs. The HR department is non existent. Extremely uncomfortable interactions with VP’s is an ongoing event. Rediculous “accountability” meetings to embarass you in front of a room full of people is so 18th century it’s crazy if unrealistic budgets aren’t met. Whats worse is that the people determining budget numbers dont have a clue about theit own economical challenges throughout the country but demand numbers are met. People, good people are just a commodity with this company and are disposed of almost daily if the line isnt towed. Not sure how some of these folks sleep at night.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure anything can be said to you. If there was one thing Inguess it would be that its only a matter of time until you’re found out.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Toxic Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Western Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Not a bad place aside from toxic management

    Cons

    Toxic managers were never held accountable for behaviour


  10. "Great company"

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

    I have been working at Western Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Outside city limits (no traffic), employees are nice, management is good, company goals are clearly discussed to all employees

    Cons

    As this office is situated in High River, it is advisable to have your own car to drive to and from work.