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iA Financial Group Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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iA Financial Group President, CEO, and Director Industrial Alliance Yvon Charest
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Soul-crushing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at iA Financial Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy-going atmosphere, but that's about it. There is a pretty nice break room and conference areas, and the office equipment wasn't too old. People usually don't stay late, and if you have a job where you need to work after-hours, the office gives you a laptop. Flexible schedules depending on position.

    Cons

    Unfriendly co-workers, no office events/parties, and very little communication from management to employees. Half the office was laid off without much warning, and the rest of the company is going downhill as it "streamlines" its operations.


  2. "Good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits
    Pay
    Bonus each year
    Co-workers were great to work with

    Cons

    Not much room for growth in some departments as most people tend to stay there for a long period of time


  3. "Current Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at iA Financial Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working in an organization where my ideas are heard and brought into action.

    Cons

    Many long service employees where innovation isn't top priority


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  5. "Good but not great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at iA Financial Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Pension plan
    Benefits in general
    Good people

    Cons

    Wrong people in key positions
    No long term vision
    Conservative approach to technologies
    Not much challenge
    Low pay
    No accountability (you can drag your feet or work your best, makes no difference in the end)

    Advice to Management

    Aquire top talent at the strategic level.


  6. "Internal Wholesaler"

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    Current Employee - Internal Wholesaler
    Current Employee - Internal Wholesaler
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    better base salary than competition but almost no exisiting commisions

    Cons

    Unprofessional environment, micro management, 0 opportunity to grow within the group, very high turnover


  7. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at iA Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    what an excellente team work experience!

    Cons

    lots of hours to work


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good coworkers in a Meh... work environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at iA Financial Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a great place to work for a few years in Quebec. They have a good incentive plan with insurance and will accomodate you in case of unusual family situation. They are very human and treat people with respect.

    Cons

    This is a place where change happens slowly... so slow that you'll get bored before anything new happens. They strive to be LEAN but do not understand how to apply that to a people driven environment. The majority of the decision taking employees have been there upwards of 15 years and have had little to zero experience in other places. This makes for a very stubborn and close minded workplace. To top it off, they do not offer microwave ovens or fridges and there is no restaurants easily accessible. The possibility to bring your own lunch is virtualy inexistant. If you are working at or close to the Head Offices this means your free will regarding your eating habits is controled by the company

    Advice to Management

    Let your employee decide what they want to eat by not taing away their free will. Stop living in the past... Dealing finances like you do feels lime ee are still in the 1960's


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great work life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quebec, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quebec, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They offer Great benefits, activities for employees, cafeteria food as extremely low price, friendly environnement. Upper management listen to employees, however new processes slow to put in place.

    Cons

    Salary not very high depending which department. Higher once you hit director level. My always open to new ideas or innovation (resistance to change)


  10. "administrator"

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

    Pros

    Fun culture. Friendly staff. Lots of events.

    Cons

    Unstable staff and management. High turn over rate. Training Training and Retraining

    Advice to Management

    Properly compensate staff


  11. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a very flexible and human company. Very employee oriented

    Cons

    Really not much cons. Family oriented department. Lots of room to grow

    Advice to Management

    None



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