Altus Group

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Updated Jun 26, 2014

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2.5 21 reviews

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Robert Courteau

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38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood benefits, competetive pay, relaxed office

    Conswork long hours some quarters

    Advice to Senior Managementmore meetings to understand the office culture

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    no longer a big family

    Developer (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    Proscoworkers are nice. used to be a big family, good coworkers are leaving.

    Consmanagers don't know what they should do. they are trying to manage company like a large company , but not willing to spend anything like a large company. They only want profit, no money for any thing else.

    Advice to Senior Managementtime to change.

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

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    Great place to learn ... and leave !

    Cost Consultant (Former Employee) Montreal (Spain)

    ProsGreat place to learn the basic principles of commercial real estate and great professionals from the valuation industry.

    ConsNo room for professional growth and you are considered as cheap labor. Basically, the company profits from your low salary and the overtime you put in. The trade is you profit from the experience. It's a learn and leave experience for young professionals.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting but stagnant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIntereting work at times and the people are great to be around

    ConsNot much opportunity for growth and not much recognition if you work longer hours or go above and beyond

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

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    Very smart group of people

    Senior Analyst (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsDedicated and smart group of employees for the most part. Able to learn very good skills on report writing, data management, research techniques etc. Took pride in their work and in having a value-added opinion

    ConsNot much room for growth professionally within some groups

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Worked many hours but learned a lot

    Cost Consultant (Former Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsLearned most of what I know now.

    ConsWorked too hard and not many opportunities to move up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsIndependent work environment, potential to grow with diverse variety of work. Good compensation potential (provided you want to put in the extra effort!)

    ConsNot enough communication from HQ on strategy, etc.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more feedback on strategic goals, etc

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Always Appear Healthy

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou will meet the world's most soulless people - and maybe that will inspire you to write a good book, or song or something.

    ConsIf you have any health problems, keep them to yourself. They will fire you to keep their health insurance premiums down and they are completely ruthless about it.

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    Could Be Better, not there yet

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsNew CEO has a good idea needs to put things in place and make the proper changes to get company moving in the right direction.

    Cutting edge technology for the most part and great opportunity for the right people

    ConsAntiquated management style

    No opportunities for advancement

    No growth or professional development plans for staff in technical roles

    Raises and bonuses given on a whim no rhyme or reason

    No goals or performance tracking

    Advice to Senior Managementmanagement needs to allow team to make use of all the technological advances available to enrich the work environment

    set clear performance objectives and track-able goals for team that correlates to proper compensation and bonuses

    CIO needs to understand what a CIO's role is and keep up with the technology that benefits the company

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

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    Management Style is not at the level as one would expect of such a firm

    Consultant (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsGreat exposure to multitude of clients especially big ones like pension funds, REITs, banks.
    Great learning tools to build up modeling knowledge
    Decent vacation benefits
    Decent health benefits
    Generally a fun and relaxed work environment

    ConsManagement tends to make staff divisive. Some staff offered stock purchase plan other not.
    Pay scale is mediocre
    The firm is unknown outside of the niche world of appraisal stakeholders
    Appraisal profession as a whole is dying. Company moving on to analytics. Thus you will get long term career as a fee appraiser only at a boutique appraisal outfit
    Management has no experience in real management. Most managers were appraisers themselves who were suddenly assigned management roles.
    Very little opportunity to grow. Its all about meeting billing targets
    Work gets very routine after a while
    If you are desperate then take a role here but plan to get out within 2-3 years. Otherwise stay away if you can.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to fire all the old farts that are running around at the top doing nothing of value and bring in more structure and succession plan among the younger folks

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

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