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Maxxam Analytics Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2014
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3.3 32 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

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Jon Hantho

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73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good entry level experience

    Core Logging Geologist (Former Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

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

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    overall good

    Analyst II (Current Employee) Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

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

    Advice to Senior Management1-2 years of showing what you can do should lead to a living wage.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good for entry level; not much upward movement

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    ProsGreat 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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent company, but has lots of faults

    Lab Technician (Current Employee) Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    ProsWork/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

    ConsCons 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 Senior ManagementStart "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!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good

    Analyst (Current Employee) Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Customer Service (Current Employee) Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good for entry level experience, but maybe not long term

    Technician (Current Employee) Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    ProsThe people who work here are very friendly and try to make you feel comfortable. Good incentives to keep positive environment such as BRAVO. Positive work environment. Fresh out of university I needed experience and this provided me opportunity to gain knowledge in how real world projects work and operate.

    ConsLow wage on contract level. Not sure if wage increases after contract term. The work can get repetitive at times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent job with poor wage

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    ProsA helpful and supportive work environment. Always being encouraged to learn more or have the opportunity to grow within the position. Free lunches and training seminars. Benefits and vacation pay.

    ConsVery low pay in comparison with other companies and positions on the same level. High turn around of staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI worked at Maxxam Analytics for over five years. My pay rate mostly remained the same and I left for that reason, as have most of my former co-workers. Maxxam needs to pay an adequate competitive wage to keep long term employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An okay place to work

    Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsMaxxam has high safety standards, reasonable limitations on overtime requirements, and does make a concerted effort to recognize those who try to better the company and/or its methods. They are also pretty sharp about making sure their methods are accurate and their data is supportable. Management short of the regional level is excellent.

    ConsMaxxam's dedication to service does not extend to their own employees. The internal departments - HR and IT - both have major issues with performance and communication. These departments, as well as upper management, often make decisions that are very unpopular with the rest of the company without consultation. The corporate culture is blatantly generic, the compensation is on the low side, and the benefits are barely adequate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreater transparency in the upper level decision-making process, as well as increased input from employees, might help to increase worker engagement and enthusiasm. Internal review is necessary to bring HR and IT up to standard in terms of customer service and accuracy. Communication between labs and departments should be increased, especially among the non-management echelons. Both pay and benefits could stand to be increased across the board.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros-very structured
    -flexible hours
    -relax environment
    -Good safety training and record

    Cons-lack of career progression
    -needs better management between profits and employees
    -sometimes I just wonder who i am working for
    -Cannot say much about other departments
    -applicable skills learned school seemed minimal

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