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Programmer Analyst

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

I worked at Acklands-Grainger full-time (More than 5 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook

Pros

Stable company, work hour is flexible for people in office.

Cons

conservative with techniques, no pay or lieu for overtime

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  1. Some good but LOTS of bad

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Acklands-Grainger full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    1. work life balance 2. there are some very good people there (just not enough of them) 3. The company itself will continue to grow as the competition is disorganized and fractured (but intense competition via internet over the next few years will place pressure on margins)

    Cons

    The computer system is ancient. There are several computer networks that do not communicate with each other making the overall processes cumbersome and difficult. To get a complete history of a customer, you may dig through 6-10 different programs that do not share information making all aspects of the job more difficult. The culture is promoted as one of the best in Canada, and as long as you play the "happy smiling person" you are fine. But there is a HUGE disconnect between what they say they look for and what they actually promote. The moment you start to say "the emperor has no clothes" you are moved to "uncoachable" and your career advancement is dead. There is no accountability or personal responsibility from senior management; just smile, say the latest management buzzwords or repeat the company marketing words and you can be liked. And "liked" by your senior managers is vital. Being "liked" is more important than sales or job metrics or experience if you want to stay in the company. There are some great people who work in the company but in order to advance be prepared to agree to everything, question nothing, and network within the company (which is more important than doing your job well). The salary is acceptable but not as competitive at the Account Manager level. Also be prepared for aggressive growth targets every year, and failure to meet those target severely impacts your compensation.


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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acklands-Grainger full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    intersting work with good balance

    Cons

    It is a very sales oriented culture


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