Shaw Communications Reviews

Updated May 22, 2015
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Shaw Communications CEO Bradley S. Shaw
Bradley S. Shaw
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Pros
  • excellent benefits, great work life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Really good benefits with an easy going work environment (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • stress a work-life balance but schedule you only on evening and weekend shifts (in 8 reviews)

  • Terrible senior management in the area that I worked in (in 9 reviews)

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  1. It was okay, it wasn't too ambiguous.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gloucester, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gloucester, MA

    I have been working at Shaw Communications

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Really streamlined simple process for work

    Cons

    Way too simple and not any room for growth for those who want it

    Advice to Management

    Way too simple and not any room for growth for those who want it


  2. Great Company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - TSR in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - TSR in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Shaw Communications part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The Best Benefits and awesome diversity.

    Cons

    Poor communication with management in Customer Care.


  3. Shaw

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Communications

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    good people
    nice work environment
    good technology
    downtown location
    low pressure

    Cons

    no chance for advancement
    bad salary
    management is overworked
    no expectations
    lots of people not pulling their weight


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  5. Helpful (2)

    No loyalty

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

    I worked at Shaw Communications full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    - Flexible hours
    - Minimum supervision

    Cons

    - Will lay off employees at the drop of a hat to improve their bottom line
    - Low Pay
    - No pride in their product
    - Strictly profit driven, don't care about customers

    Advice to Management

    Make your employees at least feel like they matter and that you care about your product. Always so far behind competing companies technology and unwilling to compete until profits drop.


  6. Great opportunity for growth, little opportunity for advancement

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Shaw Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to expand your skill sets if you look for them. Benefits package is thorough and offers good choice.

    Cons

    Difficult to get recognition once you have expanded your skill sets. Salary isn't competitive, relies too much on the benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to your company values, you aren't adhering to them as much as you think you are.


  7. support

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    Former Employee - Support Representative
    Former Employee - Support Representative

    I worked at Shaw Communications full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are great good relationships

    Cons

    leadership is not engaged with the groups

    Advice to Management

    communication


  8. Technical Service Agent

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Communications

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Easy going, relaxed work atmosphere. Good cafeteria on site, meals are inexpensive. Building and equipment are mostly new and top of the line

    Cons

    Poor location requiring significant commute. Salary not on par with other tele-communications companies, insufficient based on cost of living in Calgary. Management not understanding that when using public transportation one is sometimes at the mercy of the elements in Calgary

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people on same level as competitors


  9. Helpful (1)

    talk until you go crazy or lose your voice. or both

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Communications

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    benefits are great and the pay was decent. shaw tower is also a nice building to work in--to bad you rarely have time to relax and enjoy the view up there

    Cons

    micro-managers are the worse. and this is the first company i've ever worked for that refuses to give out reference letters. the heck?

    Advice to Management

    you're not going to get more sales by posting sales made by team members everyday, every few hours. there's always going to be people at the bottom and you will end up killing morale.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Overall good experience but at the end it was all smoke and glass.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Loyalty Care Representative
    Former Employee - Loyalty Care Representative

    I worked at Shaw Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary was ok. People were great. Many different positions to transition too.
    Better to work hourly than salary.

    Cons

    Double standards. I started to having medical issues and I started to have other issues they say they want to help but don't actually do it or mean it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep GREAT people.


  11. Helpful (1)

    High Expectations, Low Appreciation

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Shaw Communications part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Shaw has above average medical benefits. The workplace has a casual atmosphere and the co-workers are friendly. Flexible scheduling if you can fit the work in the assigned scheduling...

    Cons

    Management seems to have no appreciations for their employees. They expect you to handle huge work loads. Advancement is for the ones in the management click and not for the highly skilled or hard working employees.

    Advice to Management

    Don't take employee for granted and give back a little.



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