Shaw Communications

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Updated Jul 16, 2014

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3.2 206 reviews

56% Approve of the CEO

Shaw Communications CEO Bradley S. Shaw

Bradley S. Shaw

(66 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company really does try to ensure employees have a work/life balance(in 12 reviews)

  • Really good benefits with an easy going work environment(in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • stress a work-life balance but schedule you only on evening and weekend shifts(in 7 reviews)

  • Terrible senior management in the area that I worked in(in 8 reviews)

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    Roulette wheel of priorities

    Supervisor (Current Employee)

    ProsSalary and Benefits are reasonable , career options are many. New focus on hiring the right people. High energy.

    ConsLack of direction , company vision seems to change annually . If there is a 5 year plan , no one is sharing.Far too many barriers in communication between departments. Simple tasks are a challenge .System support issues are continuous and sometimes crippling. People do not stay in their roles long enough to promote harmony and competency.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRebuild (or introduce) an on boarding process with an extensive training component to engage all front line employees . Stop adding more tools...fix and reduce the ones that exist. Focus on keeping existing customers .their loyalty will promote new ones...and higher share prices

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Meh

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) Victoria, BC (Canada)

    ProsThey have great benefits and coverage

    ConsOpportunities are slim to move on or up. No support to get there.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Apply if you're a fan of mediocre wages, brutal scheduling and incredible benefits

    Technical Service Representative (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsBenefits are great, there's absolutely no question.
    Training decent enough, nothing to write home about but certainly adequate.
    Decent people working there, larger group sizes.

    ConsWork life balance is not good. I've noticed a few people say it is but in my opinion it's not. The schedulers seems nothing short of talent-less.
    If you like working 10 days in eleven, sporadic hours, and enjoy seeing your peers get significantly better schedules seemingly based on the alphabetical order of their name (with a few random exceptions to throw you off) then this is the place for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet some new schedulers... you've employed some real sleepers. It doesn't take a great deal of creativity or imagination to construct schedules in an intuitive way that can meet peoples needs. In my view if scheduling could be done with half the class and integrity in which you've put together the benefits package Shaw would be hands down one of the greatest organizations to work for, instead it's a little bit better than retail compensation wise with a worse schedule.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    no way to move up, have to brown nose

    TSR (Former Employee)

    Prosgood benefits
    pay is solid
    good perks (BBQ, events, etc)

    ConsBAD hours
    to move up, u have to be "friends" with the supervisors and brown nose

    Advice to Senior Managementpromote the best candidate, stop promoting fake friends who network and brown nose their way in.
    no wonder there was 500 lay offs, hired/promoted incompetent people

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A friendly place to work, however very clicky.

    Technical Services Representative (Former Employee) Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    ProsGreat pay, immediate benefits, and the assurance of full time hours. Good training program with a focus on one on one interactions.

    ConsThe expectation of the supervisory team can be extreme while constantly being micro managed and continuously coached to meet each individuals expectations. This can be discouraging, uncomfortable and meant not to personal however seem very personal to ones character.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReview levels of turnover and question teams as to why?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lagging company that needs to step into the present before moving to any future.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSome of the best people, it's the hardest part of leaving! Best benefits pkg and starts day 1.

    ConsWhile some managers do a great job, there are many that need to go. It's hard dealing with terrible supervisors or managers. After working here for a few years you feel as though the life is sucked out of you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementForget the future; Shaw needs to step into the present. Many of the company processes are so archaic. There's software programs that can do more than excel spreadsheets and paper and pen.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Greedy, Greedy, Greedy

    Manager (Former Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsOpportunity for career advancement, great benefits, mostly great people.

    ConsDisorganized, too many politics at management level and above. Company has been "restructured" more than once in the last 5 years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on what customers are saying before it's too late.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Us and them

    Administrative Role (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsVery affordable employee cable service rates with phone and internet.

    ConsThere is a us and them attitude at Shaw. Managers, VP's, and the executive are encouraged take part in a tribal culture that segregates the tiers. There is always a sense of feeling expendable at Shaw.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall pretty good, the people are great but there is a lack of direction from management

    Social Media Coordinator (Former Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsI loved the benefits, the culture they have by putting people first, and shift flexibility. A lot of room to grow, too!

    ConsManagement is disconnected from the rest, with no alignment on where it is the business is going. It often feels like its people are trained to make sure everybody keeps on doing the same thing, over and over again.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good for a short time.....not a long time

    Sales Representative (Former Employee) Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    ProsLots of personal growth
    flexible schedule
    good pay

    Consconstant leadership changes
    not alot of grey hair working here

    Advice to Senior Managementtake care of your good people and don't forget the great things they have done and continue to do.
    Best of luck finding your way thru the competitive landscape

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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