CSA Group

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Responsibility without Authority or Compensation

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Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

I worked at CSA Group

Pros

It's a great place for Hispanic professionals without much experience.
Opportunity to become a Project Manager with little experience.

Cons

Project Managers have the responsibility for projects success. However, they do not have any authority to obtain the needed resources. They get a pocket knife to do brain surgery. To alleviate their own responsibilities, the partners would make people Project Managers without their consent or compensating them properly.
Tends to favor minorities. Their mantra was to be the best Hispanic company in the world.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Abandon the philosophy that places all of the responsibility on the Project Managers. It creates a lot of game playing and finger pointing. The managers get no support from the top and those below have no stake. Responsibilities should be distributed from top to bottom.
Be honest with yourselves.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Excellent organization to work for

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at CSA Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Personal and professional growth, excellent opportunities to build relationships both internally and externally. Allows for a good work-life balance, and benefits are great. The work environment is, overall, outstanding.

    Cons

    Promotions are poitical; need a godfather to advance. Part of the organization is unionized, which leads to poor customer service and significant red tape and bureaucracy, which creates a bad reputation and affects the entire organization, including those that are not unionized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce bureaucracy and meetings, allowing people more time to do their work instead of having excessive meetings that reduce productivitysignificantly

    Recommends
  2.  

    Managers - no experience needed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CSA Group

    Pros

    Flex hours in SOME locations

    Cons

    Work you hard, ask for more, very little gratitude. Not a Canadian company anymore. China is the bright star in this organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your managers. They have no managerial skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
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