Critical Mass

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The work you hard and long hours, but you get experience with major brands you won't get anywhere else.

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Former Employee - Web Developer  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
Former Employee - Web Developer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

Pros

Great people to work with. Great brands to work with. You learn a lot; what to do, as well as what not to do.

Cons

Slave drivers. Many long hours with no overtime or compensation. There is very high staff turnover here, so you do lose some of your best coworkers over time.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You need to work on standardizing time in lieu for extra hours worked. Even half an hour of time off for each one hour extra worked would go a long way.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hire em, Fire em attitude... to keep people scared

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    like every place i have worked at, lots of smart people

    Cons

    management is horrible.
    Calgary centric, with big chips on their shoulders.
    Unless you are with the Calgary "In" crowd, forget about career advancement
    they hire people then fire them after 2 years to keep the salaries down
    senior leadership has been there forever and live in a platinum bubble
    sweatshop

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    grow up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Work, Often Frustrating Teams/Leadership...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Clients and work that I was proud to have in my portfolio, and a few people I've really enjoyed working with. No shortage of fun team-building and social events.

    Cons

    Disconcerting frat-house like attitude among employees with overt favoritism among male employees. A lot of finger-pointing and drastically varying quality on accounts/clients? Management quality varies, teamwork varies account to account. Some of the best and worst accounts I've been on have been at CM.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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