Pason Systems

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Good Overall

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Pason Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Good company culture
Pay and benefits
Company has no debt and lots of cash
Future of industry looks bright and there are lots of opportunities to generate more revenue as technology evolves.

Cons

Canadian HQ doesn't understand US market very well. New leadership seems better on this.
Has had several "misses" with new products and company acquisitions.
Still learning how to do product launches / roll-outs.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay away from technical communications

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    Former Employee - Technical Communicator in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Technical Communicator in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Pason Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Overall it seemed like a good company to work for. The people (non-management) were great. The job wasn't difficult and the pay was ok. There seemed to be a lot of perks for the employees.

    Cons

    The management of the department lacks a lot to be desired. From misrepresentation in the interview (a lot that was said in the interview did not reflect reality after being hired) to being micro-managed and mentally and emotionally abused, I would steer anyone away from the department. If you are in a bind and need something take it but you need to be prepared for a micro-managing, passive aggressive and controlling manager that does not allow you to be yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the talk and not just talk the talk. When you say that it is an obligation to question things, actually mean it.

  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good company but overwhelmed by process

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Pason Systems

    Pros

    Reasonable compensation.
    Extremely flexible work hours.
    Located away from the downtown core - the commute and parking are good most days.
    Willingness of employees to assist with mentoring.
    Positive environment.

    Cons

    This is "the new Pason" - overwhelmed by process, paperwork and middle management. Long gone are the days of an enjoyable coding atmosphere.

    General lack of innovation.

    Be prepared for multitudes of:
     - meetings
     - documents
     - templates

    The stock price hasn't done very much since the first two splits. The addition of 2-3 layers of middle management only serves to pollute the flat bonus pool. Increased revenue and profit have not translated into larger bonuses for employees. Potential employees, don't be enticed by the stock option program.

    It has become a very political place of employment. Accomplishing goals is based on playing the system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The bottom line is only part of the equation for a successful company. Reward your employees appropriately. The addition of overwhelming process is a significant contributor to the high rate of attrition in recent years. The collection of extremely smart people has been transformed to an atmosphere where you conform or you choose to move on.

    No opinion of CEO
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