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Good place to gain experience

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

I have been working at Givex

Pros

- free fruit
- some people are friendly
- casual dress code ++
- located in downtown Toronto. 20 min from union. so you decide if its great or good or...

Cons

- Read comments posted on May 12, 2011
- poor management
- no kitchen, no microwave, no fridge. just a tap for hot and cold water
- no sick days
- big time blame culture
- worst benefit package compare to all my previous jobs

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat your employees better base on performance. Some of the managers are just sucking up to CEO and some employees suck up to these managers. Suppose to be innovative company so be open to new ideas.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Take this company off your radar and hand your resume somewhere else!

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

    I worked at Givex

    Pros

    I also agree with everything in previous posts!

    - Great location in downtown Toronto
    - Global company (100 +/- employees)
    - A good place to start your career
    - Free fruits every week
    - The people are friendly
    - The company has been around for 10 + years and managed to stay on their feet through an economic crisis.

    Cons

    -The work environment is unpleasant. Do not expect a “Hello” from your work peers. Givex is a place where you know faces but not the names that go with them.
    -Communication is used through a chat client program and messages are monitored –so be careful what you write!
    -The management is under qualified.
    -Too many managers and not enough “workers.” If you are a “worker” expect to be micromanaged.
    -The turn over at Givex is extremely high.
    -No balance between work life and personal life
    -The working hours are too long and time goes by very slow if you are finished your work (which happens quite often).
    -There are no sick days
    -Must wait a year until receiving any vacation days
    -The Benefits cover the bare minimums
    -Employees are rewarded based on sucking up to management rather than working hard
    -The CEO is too involved in everything that goes on.
    -The list goes on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please read the “CONS” noted above and do the math. People are unhappy in the company. You need to take action now rather than later if you wish to expand more as a company.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    I want to kill myself

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Givex

    Pros

    I can confirm everything that was said before.
    There is not really any Pros other than the free fruits every week and the fact that it is a worldwide company.

    Cons

    People don't socialize, they don't even say good morning or "see you tomorrow". If you don't work on the same project you are an Alien even if you seat side by side. You can't use earphones while working and as it was said before:

    - no work/life balance
    - no paid holidays for the first 12 months
    - no fridge, microwave, coffee machine (risk of socialising)
    - micro management in its purest form
    - monitoring & control in the most stringest form possible (using technology)
    - no human resource strategy (or one that is inhuman)
    - blame culture
    - management unwilling to reflect
    - no sick days

    They are bad, using outdated technology and not open for changes. It's just amazing how their clients stick with them and they are still able to make money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to new ideas, trust your employees create a meritocracy system and cut of most of the so called "managers" they have too many bosses for not so many workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
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