Knowledge First Financial Reviews

Updated 25 Jun 2020

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4.6
90%
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97%
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Knowledge First Financial President and CEO George Hopkinson
George Hopkinson
29 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great learning curve and work environment(in 5 reviews)

  • "I worked at Knowledge First Financial McCarthy Balian Branch as a 4 month co-op and thoroughly enjoyed my time here(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "No cons, event the timings are great(in 4 reviews)

  • "Summer students were treated poorly and taken advantage of when upper management was under pressure(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "This company is good for starters"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at Knowledge First Financial full-time

    Pros

    For new comers are this company helps a lot to teach the required skills

    Cons

    Extra work loads at time

  2. "RESP Sales Rep"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Knowledge First Financial full-time

    Pros

    Great flexible career with a great mission!

    Cons

    100% Commission which could be a pro and con at times.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Software Developer"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Software Developer 

    I worked at Knowledge First Financial full-time

    Pros

    It is a good company to start your career with. Salary and benefits good.

    Cons

    No room for growth even after your hard work. They will let you go doesn't matter how much you have given to them.

  4. "Meaningful work, grow your own business with support and earn commissions and incentives reflective of your efforts."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Knowledge First Financial

    Pros

    Work here if you want to be rewarded for your direct efforts and results. Work here if you are motivated by incentives to perform. Work here if you are creative, resourceful and can connect easily with people. Work here if you are smart and you like to be creative in a marketing kind of way. Work here if you want a career path to follow. Work here if you like psychology and people and advising. Work here if you are a believer in goal setting. Sales skills and fact finding skill set is an asset.

    Cons

    You have to manage your time well as your hours are your own. It takes effort and time to develop the new sales skill if you don’t have one to get results. You need to be patient and determined and have humility with clients to earn their trust and for you to get a result. You need the mindset that you need to invest in your own business first (time and money often) to get results. It requires consistency and persistence.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Workplace"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Knowledge First Financial full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance good benefits

    Cons

    reliance on outdated systems and technologies

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing Organizational Purpose & Amazing People"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Knowledge First Financial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    One of the many benefits to working at Knowledge First is the opportunity for professional development. I always feel like my voice is heard by my colleagues. I always feel welcome to speak up in meetings and share my ideas. My manager believes in me and aims to help me with my career development. At Knowledge First, I can explore each facet of an organization. I am welcome to be curious and innovative. It's encouraged. I feel so lucky to be proud of my organization's mission. A lot of organizations state their mission but they don't live it through their everyday actions. I can tell you with first-hand experience that we live and breathe our mission everyday.

    Cons

    I can't think of any :)

  7. "Positive"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Knowledge First Financial full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work culture, great learning experience

    Cons

    no any, very good company ethically

  8. "I have worked for Knowledge First Financial for 15 + years"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Cambridge, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Knowledge First Financial full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I enjoy the branch I work for . Taleen, Yeto and Jim are helpful and supportive. This is the best branch to work for.

    Cons

    I really don't have any cons to the business. It is like any job it has it ups and downs. And that is sales for you.

  9. "Flexible and rewarding"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Cambridge, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Knowledge First Financial full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Super flexible and can make your own schedule, take time off when you want and still have an amazing income. Great for moms with children!

    Cons

    Need to be independent and self sufficient.

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  10. "Great Employer"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Cambridge, ON
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Knowledge First Financial full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good place to work, management is very supportive

    Cons

    No complaints at this time

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