Shaw Communications

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The employers make more in a month than I'll make in 25 years.

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Former Employee - Field Technician in Calgary, AB (Canada)
Former Employee - Field Technician in Calgary, AB (Canada)

I worked at Shaw Communications full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Good benefits and holidays. Fellow employees are typically easy to get a long with. Good discount on company services.

Cons

low pay, incompitant management, lead by fear and intimidation. Management always dangles a carrot in front of you only to crush it later. Top paid execs in Canada yet I cannot even live paycheck to paycheck. Middle management explained that they cannot compete with oil and gas industry as far as salaries go. A contradiction to the highest paid employers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Instead of leading with intimidation you should lead with respect and mutual cooperation. Also pay your employees more resonably. Start putting the right people in the right places. Just because you like someone does not mean they are the most qualified for the position. This is not high school. Lower customer rates to stay competitive. Stop being so greedy. Reputation say's a lot. Open your ears and eyes, your losing your reputation as a good corp. Read blogs and comments by the public. You'll be in for a shock.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    OK - not the best for personal growth

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    Current Employee - Network Architect in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Network Architect in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Shaw Communications full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Some interesting technology being deployed
     - Reasonably flexible work environment (work/home balance)

    Cons

    - Consistent lack of corporate direction/vision
     - very political working environment
     - employee opinions not valued - all direction comes from above

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Software Developer

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

    I worked at Shaw Communications full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Worked for a smaller group. First job as a software developer and learned a lot of technical things.
    i had a chance to practice different methodologies.

    Cons

    Huge gap between Shaw Engineering and Shaw IT. IT is more organised and agile compare to Engineering. Shaw engineering was a small group and employees were involved with lot of politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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