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4 people found this helpful  

Highly structured and not particularly inspired organization

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

- good work life balance
- some good managers at the non-executive level
- some really good co-workers
- good location for most commuters
- pay is ok, depending on department

Cons

- very few career prospects
- low turnover
- increasingly political because of CEO and Jack Welch style.(how did that work for GE in the end?)
- very very low morale
- CEO is a great manager but not a leader. This is a big change from the previous CEO who was a great leader but not an effective manager.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- most of us are just waiting for the CEO to complete his contract and move on to $$$ greener pastures.
- next time the board should consider people skills when hiring a CEO. He basically hates people and it has a chilling affect on the whole company.
- that being said, you also can't argue with financial results.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    A place where dreams go to die

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    Pros

    -Very casual work-life balance - no need to work overtime
    -Pay and benefits are fair
    -One of the largest employers in BC, and therefore gives you a small amount of local klout
    -Gradually improving its operations through the actions of a select few

    Cons

    -Both management and executive leadership do not know the difference between managing versus leading - prepare to be micro-managed or left to your own devices with no ability to take on any responsibilities
    -Limited parking that is difficult to get
    -No clear criteria for promotions
    -Culture is very relaxed and there are few striving for high performance
    -HR is purely administrative and has no freedom (maybe no desire?) to enforce standards, fair treatment, or in raising the company's game
    -Closed-minded thinking with a culture that is highly resistant to change
    -Many people running their own internal silos or feifdoms
    -Challenging the organization, leading, trying to make positive change is a career limiting move, unless you are a director or above
    -Diffusion of responsibility leads to confusion and the failure of many internal projects
    -Knowledge management is non-existant
    -Not at all cutting edge. Very conservative and risk-averse culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what higher performance employees are saying. If the lower performing employees are happy, does it really matter?

    Recognize that the bulk of the workforce - sales - has very different motivations, needs, and capabilities from those in head office (or at least for who should be there).

    Stop micromanaging and let people experiment, grow, and take on new challenges. If they aren't ready, help them become ready. Stop encouraging yes-men.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    Pros

    Lots of interesting projects. Friendly and comfortable work environment. Good benefits, good work/life balance. Courteous and respectful management.

    Cons

    Information gathering may be challenging.Not so great career advancement prospects

    Recommends
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