Creation Technologies
3.0 of 5 21 reviews
www.creationtech.com Burnaby, Canada 6 to 15 Employees

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Updated Feb 25, 2014

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Arthur Tymos

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Very fast pace, great people, young management team

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

ProsGreat people, very senior work force. Great team effort and very friendly. They offer fair salaries for most positions. Give back to the community with a variety of charities. They try and do the right thing with is nice. Nice blend of customers.

ConsYoung management team that doesn't make the best decisions. The company is going in the wrong direction. ( Bay Area team )

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't put the cart in front of the horse! Don't get upset when people give advice, that only means they care! Promote from within, acknowledge the team - they are the ones that make it happen.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Hectic, Overwhelming, Abusive, Disorganized, Constant lay offs, Poor in keeping to procedures

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Creation Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFor some quick money it's ok, as long as you can take the verbal abuse and childish accusations. I learned curse words that management used against employees.

ConsGetting the product out at any cost. Temporaries float in and out. Managers and Supervisors quit after a few months. Disorganized. Procedures are damned. Verbally abusive work place. Lack of responsibility. Lay offs come around every year. Low pay for the amount of work HEAPED on you. Temporary Culture. Management oversight is non existent. Manger doesn't even know wants going on other than how much revenue is being brought in or who to lay off. Meetings are nothing but a blame game, full of accusations and EXTREME anger. The problem is solved when someone can be blamed. Isn't so much a manufacturing company, more like a Hollywood tabloid. Hard to watch fellow employees being cursed at and accused of issues that never involved them. No incentives for the year other than HUGE amounts of overtime during the fourth quarter. If you value your self respect and blood pressure, steer clear.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what your doing. CT deserves your style.

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

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Good contract work that ended too soon

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Arvada, CO

I worked at Creation Technologies as a contractor for more than a year

ProsGreat work and gained good knowledge

ConsA contract design firm that needs more work to keep people employed.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent Opportunity Destroyed by Localized Favoritism

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Lexington-Fayette, KY

I worked at Creation Technologies full-time for more than a year

ProsSuperb company culture, many business units with opportunity for career growth, excellent training regimen, diverse employee base.

ConsLocal business unit still being controlled by favoritism of a few mid-level management personnel. Unfortunately, some of these mid-level managers should have been fired many years ago for indiscretions, but remain on staff. New managementr has no clue about electronics manufacturing and is micro-managing and micro-controlling which does not fit the Creation culture.

Advice to Senior ManagementBefore hiring a replacement manager for a business unit, due diligence in vetting the person's background and experience will save you the embarrassment of having to fire this person later.

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

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It was a great place to work.

Various (Former Employee)
Milwaukee, WI

I worked at Creation Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe company cares for it's customers. Most of the full hire employees work very hard to meet the customers product specifications and on time delivery.

ConsCreation is going with the trend of only hiring contract workers. There are less and less long term employees there.

Advice to Senior ManagementFull hire employees care about the company and their customers. Contract workers often don't. If you want to please existing customers and win new business you need employees that care.

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

Pros-Family oriented environment
-Team members are open and very friendly
-Company involved in many community practices
-Small company, quick recognition
-No experience necessary

Cons-Product quality inconsistent
-Lack of integrity and strategic direction
-Disingenuous team members
-Little room for advancement due to flat organization
-Questionable financial practices
-Nepotism (family members reporting to each other)

Advice to Senior Management-Hire more seasoned executives
-Implement a sound strategic vision with iterative targets
-Minimize debt by focusing on growing existing and new business

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

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An excellent place to work if you have a willingness to learn or are looking for a stepping stone or layover.

Buyer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Creation Technologies full-time

ProsExcellent people and culture inspired by core values. Many opportunities to learn and grow.
Customer focused team model breaks down traditional barriers and siloing. A fun place to work and great team dynamics.

ConsLower pay, partial benefits, understaffed in areas. Bonuses not guaranteed and no pension plan. High leadership turnover. Uneven work distribution and pay amongst employees for similar jobs and varying experience levels.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprovement is needed with new business development to meet BHAG.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A company that is employee driven

Internship (Former Employee)
Vancouver, BC (Canada)

I worked at Creation Technologies full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat people, flexible, fantastic company culture, and core values. As far as I know, a fairly stress-free environment.

ConsIf you are an engineer looking to do design work this company is not for you. The salary is lower than average, but there are many opportunities to work your way up.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing, the customer focussed groups is very effective.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Potential for becoming a great company; still unrealized.

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

I worked at Creation Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood work/life balance, community involvement
Takes the time to develop and administer training of internal systems.
Overall good, friendly work environment
Helpful colleagues.

ConsAverage or below average compensation
Tendency for formation of cliques
Contributions and suggestions tend to go unrecognized, unless you are part of the clique.

Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize and develop talent from within.
Provide career growth opportunities and competitive compensation and benefits.
Ensure everyone's heard.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Product Engineering Support (Current Employee)
Burnaby, BC (Canada)

I have been working at Creation Technologies as an intern for less than a year

ProsFriendly Environment, Respectful staff, Good Training

ConsNot very technical, unsatisfactory employment benefits

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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