ATB Financial Reviews

Updated 8 Jul 2020

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ATB Financial President and CEO Curtis Stange
Curtis Stange
124 Ratings
  1. "Great Workplace!"

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

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

    Pros

    Very inviting, understanding, open, and accepting of change

    Cons

    Cant think of any cons

    ATB Financial Response

    April 28, 2020

    Thank-you for the thoughtful review. We're so glad that ATB continues to be a place where you feel a sense of belonging and growth. We're grateful for your insights!

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    "Not the worst place I've worked, definitely not the best either."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ATB Financial full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Some great coworkers - A great benefits package - Used to have some secondary benefits for education, opportunity to travel etc (but these are largely gone now) - Very forward thinking for a bank, community focused. - Lots of roles easily offer work-life balance.

    Cons

    - Organization is fairly political and your advancement is dependant your ability to make all your bosses look good, even if they aren't doing the right thing. Most large organizations are like this, and I guess ATB is definitely no different. - A lack of risk tolerance to experiment, try new things. There used to be some, now that is gone. - Wage freeze, hiring freeze, and expense freeze... - Many leaders are very old-school in their leadership and management styles which includes a lack of transparency, managing as opposed to leading, and not taking many risks for their team (also a symptom of larger senior management issues). Newer leaders are generally great, but lack experience. - Severe lack of thoughtful alignment from leadership down to individual team members. - Some of the most talented people here are often minimized because their thoughts are contrary to maintaining status quo. Those that do best are often great at taking orders and executing without much critical thought. - Execution of technology projects is quite poor, with many non-technical leaders and inexperienced leaders leading technical teams. - Morale continues to drop - Many people who work here have jobs that frankly might not need to exist, and they often don't contribute much or even detract from the productivity of others (gatekeeper culture).

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  3. "Operation Specialist"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ATB Financial full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Culture and its people, the innovation of technology with a forward-thinking and supportive atmosphere. Constant improvement of productivity and new ways to work. Promoting from within.

    Cons

    Provincial only, work from home has little options or support.

    ATB Financial Response

    February 11, 2020

    Thank you for your feedback and view your time with ATB Financial. Agree wholeheartedly that the people of ATB Financial are great and also appreciate the innovation and forward thinking of new way to work, and to provide best possible to our customers.

  4. Helpful (7)

    "Senior Manager"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Edmonton, AB
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ATB Financial

    Pros

    Work from home sometimes , benefits , RRSP

    Cons

    Politics are everywhere. No raises in years due to NDP government starting pay freezes. Lots of people get raises anyway though due to fake promotions now there is no room for people to grow and lots of “leaders” who don’t actually lead any people. It’s easy to dupe someone into giving you a promotion if you suck up (ex. reading some articles about AI doesn’t make you a pro in AI, or because you’ve worked in a branch doesn’t make you an expert in digital CX!) even if you don’t know how to do the job or show results. So much waste and duplication in the transformation/technology team of people doing the same jobs and this leads to people being very territorial and competitive. This whole department is so bloated with people getting hired while certain executives were trying to build an empire. Constant restructures to make senior leadership seem smarter than they are. Systems and approvals are extremely complicated. So much micromanagement due to nosy leaders who don’t actually do work. People get promoted due to favouritism not good work or loyalty. Promotions, nepotism and virtue signaling are the norm.

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    "A changing culture"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ATB Financial full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -worklife balance -training and development -opportunities

    Cons

    -no performance culture -naval gazing -political -Toxic leadership

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  6. "Great culture with opportunity to move up"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lender in Canmore, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ATB Financial full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company culture. Advancement and educational opportunities.

    Cons

    Sometimes paperwork can bog you down but to be expected in banking

    ATB Financial Response

    February 11, 2020

    Thank you for your feedback. Agree love the culture and ability to create some great personal and professional growth. Also agree with the paperwork, how could we reduce it?

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    "Not the same with new CEO"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ATB Financial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good banking benefits for team members.

    Cons

    Seems as though everyone is out for themselves rather than the company.

    ATB Financial Response

    February 14, 2020

    Thank you for the your feedback. Appreciate that the world class customizable benefits fit your need. ATB needs all team members working towards our customer experience and the ATB Culture. If you are willing to provide more insight as to the opportunities please reach out to ServiceExcellence@atb.com

  8. "ATB Financial Associate Job Review"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ATB Financial full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture, talented people, ideal work-life balance.

    Cons

    A bit too relaxed of a tempo compared to a publicly traded bank.

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  9. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Intentional and positive culture building across the organization which makes for a great place to work.

    Cons

    Not applicable at this time.

  10. Helpful (2)

    "not recommended"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Configuration Management Lead in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ATB Financial full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good salary and good benefit

    Cons

    bad management and terrible leadership

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