CGA Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
6 Reviews
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    Positive experience.

    Former Employee - Assistant  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at CGA as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance. office culture is very friendly and inviting.

    Cons

    don't have the intern community since there is not many interns

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Satisfactory place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I worked at CGA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Potential for fulfilling work, nearby walking trail, comfortable office environment

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for professional development

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    CGA as a professional designation!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great place to work for it, great business culture and benefits.

    Cons

    Not too many career opportunities!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    Top Down heavy handed approach

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

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

    Pros

    Work balance is there for some. Good benefits. Good RRSP matching plan

    Cons

    Top Heavy management style, not collaborative. Too many middle manages and redundant VPs who do not earn their keep. Too far behind the curve to adapt new ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    collaboration on implementation of strategy will get employees buy on. Top heavy approach stifles any creativity and creates poor work atmosphere. Bad hiring decisions at the VP level led to a lot of staff turnover at the management level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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    MANAGER

    Current Employee - Manager  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Dynamic work environment with flexible work hours and good holidays

    Cons

    Lack of leadership direction and consistency.

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    Great work-life balance, tied up in red tape

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I worked at CGA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance, good pay scale, good benefits package

    Cons

    Six levels of management for a department of twenty people leads to an utter impossibility for those with something to do to get it done.
    Tendency to reinvent the wheel, at great length and expense, rather than spend half the time adapting something that is already in use.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce number of managers by about 50%, empower the employees a bit more, research available alternatives in the marketplace before spending years and a fortune trying to reinvent from scratch. For the compensation package you're offering, you should have people willing and able to take on more authority.

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