Altus Group Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
22 Reviews
2.4
22 Reviews
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    altus

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Altus Group

    Pros

    good benefits, competetive pay, relaxed office

    Cons

    work long hours some quarters

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more meetings to understand the office culture

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    no longer a big family

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    Current Employee - Developer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Developer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Altus Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    managers 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 ManagementAdvice

    time to change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Low pay, high churn, coercive management practices, breaching employee contracts and employment laws.

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Altus Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you're happy with minimum pay, sustained unpaid overtime, no proper training, theres a long 'career' for you.

    Culture was ok with Page Kirkland (headquartered in Sydney) prior to being sold to Altus Group (HQ'd in Canada) and becoming Altus Page Kirkland, part of Altus Group.

    Flexible working arrangements and great travel with my particular roll, up until a few years ago.

    Cons

    6 directors sold Page Kirkland to Altus for ~$36m Aug 2010; most left with their bounty.

    3 months prior, employee salaries were surreptitiously chopped.

    After 7 years with pay cuts, no proper training, performance reviews and coercive management practices I Approached my director regarding my concerns and was made redundant. Redundancy was short and expenses not paid.

    Fair Work Commission has no teeth (a mediation meeting); Altus just fold their arms. Letter to Robert Courteau CEO ignored.

    Bureaucracy gone mad, and the client pays for it.

    Low paid under skilled staff in key management positions making things worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little bit of employee care would go a long way, support your staff, your most valuable asset.

    Provide regular, authentic performance reviews.

    Provide annual pay increases at least in line with CPI.

    Reduce bureaucracy, support your staff and support an increase in quality and value to the clients.

    Don't take directors on corporate sailing trips and island retreats and not give anything to staff (and stop parading the photos on staff servers).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great place to learn ... and leave !

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    Former Employee - Cost Consultant  in  Montreal (Spain)
    Former Employee - Cost Consultant in Montreal (Spain)

    I worked at Altus Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting but stagnant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Altus Group full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very smart group of people

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

    I worked at Altus Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Dedicated 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

    Cons

    Not much room for growth professionally within some groups

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Worked many hours but learned a lot

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

    I worked at Altus Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Learned most of what I know now.

    Cons

    Worked too hard and not many opportunities to move up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place to work

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

    I have been working at Altus Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not enough communication from HQ on strategy, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more feedback on strategic goals, etc

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Always Appear Healthy

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Altus Group

    Pros

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

    Cons

    If 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.

  11.  

    Could Be Better, not there yet

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

    I worked at Altus Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    New 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

    Cons

    Antiquated 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 ManagementAdvice

    management 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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