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Maxxam Analytics Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
44 Reviews
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  1.  

    Provide good opportunity for career initiation but not that great salary

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst II in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Analyst II in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Maxxam Analytics full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    good opportunity for career initiation, good culture, good work environment

    Cons

    low salary, tight schedule, stressful work, no bonus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    raise salary bar

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good first experience, difficult environment, rush jobs, low salaries, difficult promotions, Romanians (a family company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Maxxam Analytics full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good first experience, easy to be hired, possibility for some promotions

    Cons

    Lots of Romanian people (including supervisors) ~ 60 % of staff. They have family company in Montreal. If you are not Romanian, supervisors don't respect you as a human. Easy to loose a job sometimes without proper reason, including at a permanent position.
    Another problem: low salary, which almost doesn't increase even after years of experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Totally change management, take out 30 % of Romanians, increase salary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Short term, can't say much.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Maxxam Analytics as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning experience, good people.

    Cons

    I was an intern so there was no pay.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Ok but same as most places

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maxxam Analytics

    Pros

    Good people and team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Same dirt wages like most others

    Recommends
  6.  

    Good entry level experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Core Logging Geologist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Core Logging Geologist in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Maxxam Analytics as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, at the beginning the learning curve is steep and exciting

    Cons

    One you master the basics of the job, it gets repetitive.

  7.  

    overall good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst II in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Analyst II in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Maxxam Analytics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    work with them, they will work with you. Work hard and you will be rewarded in the most non-monetary way possible.

    Cons

    lack of a living wage for 90 % + of the staff, high turnover = money saver mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1-2 years of showing what you can do should lead to a living wage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good for entry level; not much upward movement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Maxxam Analytics full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great entry level experience, is a good stepping stone for other jobs. Pay is decent within the industry, but still below similar jobs. Free lunches 2-3 times a month. Health benefits are great. Great health and safety culture.

    Cons

    Huge pressure from management around deadlines. Little room to grow within the company. Will occasionally be called in to work OT/weekends (not the worst thing, but still).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salary needs to be more competitive, especially in the Petroleum LOB. You're losing great employees to better paying jobs in Fort McMurray and elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent company, but has lots of faults

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Maxxam Analytics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance (for some).
    Lots of wonderful co-workers
    Management/supervisor (depends on the time and person as this changes often)
    Seem to care about safety

    Cons

    Cons could be about the 1rst and 3rd point specified above.
    No yearly bonus! (Constant joke at the workplace and with others outside Maxxam about that)
    Yearly raises are an insult.
    Bravo point system is a joke.
    Management "act" as if they care about you than couldn't muster up the effort to say anything more to you passing you in the hallway.
    Job advancement is pre-determined on who they want to hire and therefore positions are rarely posted for all employees.
    HR is NOT your friend
    Frequently hire contract staff and leave them wondering even past their contract ending if it is getting renewed.
    Perks consist of a "bagel day" one day a month

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start "walking the walk"! All this talk about being the one of the best companies to work for is getting old.
    Value your employees as you say they are your best asset!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Maxxam Analytics as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people around u , good environment, focus on safety, flexible work time

    Cons

    Boring repeatable jobs, not much about innovation , no giving you motivation to go

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    In my department, the flexible work arrangement fits in with my personal life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Maxxam Analytics part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Easy work
    A lot of wonderful co-workers
    benefits are ok

    Cons

    Low pay, lack of a yearly bonus (due to the ``recession`` a few years back), poor management and HR `professionals``. Bagels at month end is touted as a great thing when in fact it`s pretty pathetic. A lot of nepotism. Bravo rewards points system is ridiculous. Only benefits an employee receives is 12 bagel or doughnut (yes you can only pick 1) days a year, a kids Christmas party that is free and a ``holiday`party in which attendees have to contribute 5 bucks each towards gifts for raffle winners. Company relies too much on new Canadians and exploits them with pay a margin above min. wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase wages. Value long term employees more...yes we cost more but we were the ones who made Maxxam what it is today.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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