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Excellent company to work for!

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

I have been working at Info-Tech Research Group full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

-Excellent company culture: the leadership team is very passionate about the firm, and the employees are a great group of people to work with. A lot of employees (particularly in the Research department) have become close friends outside of work. We have a 'Ministry of Fun' that sponsors all kinds of fun company events and contributes to the great culture. Despite being a mid-sized business, there's not much 'stereotypical corporate BS' to deal with.
-Lots of room for growth: the company is successful and expanding rapidly, so there's a lot of potential to move into new areas of the company.
-Compensation is generally very good, although your mileage may vary depending on department and credentials.
-If you're interested in technology, this is the place to be!

Cons

-Though not necessarily a con per se, be prepared for a LOT of ongoing changes. As other reviewers have mentioned, the leadership team is constantly reinventing our product offering and internal processes. A lot of these changes are for the best, but they require a significant degree of adaptability. Things here are always in motion, and if you're not used to a constant influx of ongoing changes, it's easy to be overwhelmed. Senior management expectations are that employees will rapidly adapt to change.
-Due to focus on product and process changes, management hasn't spent much time on career development strategy for a while. There's lots of opportunities throughout the company, but you need to find them yourself. It's easy to stagnate at the company if you stay within the bounds of their current career structures.
-Company culture is great in my opinion, but may not be for everyone. If you're introverted and "not at work to make friends", you probably aren't the ideal fit. Most of the people who are successful here are sociable and enjoy the company's "work hard play hard" mantra.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the great company culture - this is why a lot of people in Toronto love the firm. Ensure that changes and rationale continue to be communicated clearly to employees. Some renewed emphasis on the career structures in Research and Sales would be nice, as many employees are of the opinion that moving up the career ladder in these departments in any meaningful sense takes far too long.

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  1. No corporate BS, a real TEAM

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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 Info-Tech Research Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Corporate BS messaging is non-existent...the leadership execs talk straight about what they are planning to do and why, and it's visible in the day-to-day work that follows any announcement

    - Bonus is clearly outlined, and there's no weasel words around "Corporate Performance" as a contributor to YOUR bonus. Your bonus is dependent on YOUR performance.

    - Fast-moving company on an aggressive growth path. You can learn immensely fast or you can choose to leave!

    - "Don't Be A Jerk" is one of the key parts of the culture, and even mentioned upfront on the Employee Handbook. If you're coming from an intensely political company, or from a company where you have power over your team due to your senior position alone, then Info-Tech is not for you.

    - You'll fit right in if you're a tech geek, are into science-fiction and gaming, have Mensa potential, and follow current trends. Broad knowledge and deep expertise all over, even in some of the 20-something folks!

    Cons

    - Priorities change super-fast, but understandable as this is a rapidly-growing mid-sized company trying to get into the Big League.

    - You are expected to be social outside office hours...works for most of the bachelor and bachelorette staff, but a wee bit tough for married folks with families. Again, this is purely subjective, as I know of very successful people who totally avoid the after-hours drinks (often company-paid!)

    - Very young company, especially in Research and Sales. Sometimes you feel you've walked onto a college campus! If you suffer from age complexes, then Info-Tech is not for you!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get Sales to involve the client-facing individuals when making CIO-level calls. We lose a lot of business because Account Managers often do not include subject-matter experts on these calls.

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    Culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Info-Tech Research Group (less than a year)

    Pros

    Work hard play hard - great work life balance

    Cons

    A lot of of growth and changes happening - must be adaptable

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