Canoe Reviews

Updated May 16, 2014
Updated May 16, 2014
3 Reviews
2.5
3 Reviews

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  1.  

    decent place for a self-starter

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at Canoe

    Pros

    - lots of room to make your position whatever you want it to be, especially if you like working independently
    - some very smart and very cool people in entry-level and middle-management positions
    - the company is interested in investing in new techonologies and products (ex. mobile) and there are some interesting projects
    - part of one of Canada's largest media companies (QMI)
    - friendly and casual office environment

    Cons

    - little or no leadership from senior management
    - little or no follow-through with company objectives and goals from executive level
    - too many managers, not enough doers
    - poor internal communication from senior management, between products and between teams
    - compensation and benefits are safely below market standard
    - no career development or succession planning, promotions are often given to the person closest to the hiring manager or to the person who's most convenient to fill the role

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - thin out senior management and make them accountable for the performance of their team, not just for overall revenue results
    - create an internal succession planning program
    - really invest in finding the most qualified candidate for a position (internal or external), instead of promoting the nearest by-stander
    - give HR active responsibility for performance coaching and reviews (together with the direct manager)
    - do more to promote internal communication
    - clearly define roles and responsibilities at all levels

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Customer service manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canoe

    Pros

    Location, no dress code,

    Cons

    No leadership from higher ups, call time avg too low, atmosphere sucks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more and get away from high school, college people who don't give a crap about the job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    great web 2.0 starting ground to learn the business.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Canoe

    Pros

    You can move up in the cie if your have the drive.

    Cons

    Be ready to be paid under the market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees a bit better. Give them at least average industry salary for what they do. And Make overtime accessible.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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