Critical Mass
3.0 of 5 74 reviews
www.criticalmass.com Calgary, Canada 500 to 999 Employees

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The quintessential sweatshop

Senior Web Developer (Former Employee)

I worked at Critical Mass

Pros- High profile clients and projects
- If you last longer then 2 years you will have proven that you can survive in the most extreme toxic environments.

Cons- Management cultishly insular.
- Long, unpaid overtime leads to eventual burnout
- High turnover rate, HR was on a permanent hiring blitz to maintain enough staff to complete projects
- Professional development largely involves coming to sobering realizations about where you will finally draw the line

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Creative (Current Employee)

I have been working at Critical Mass


Pros: amazing culture, great work, fun office, great heritage Cons: pay, nepotism, structure, leads, pay Advice to Senior Management: too focused on the bottom line, a ot of great people left, and continue… More

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Could be better...

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Calgary, AB (Canada)

I worked at Critical Mass


Pros: Great client roster, great people, fun environment. Lots of free… Cons: Bad compensation, unpaid overtime, no opportunities for career advancement. It really is a sweat shop; they drop you in and work you as hard as… Advice to Senior Management: If you want your good people to stop leaving offer compeditive compensation. Although I don't think… More

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