Shaw Communications

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3 people found this helpful  

Confused and disorganised top management and lapdogs middle managers

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Former Employee - Test Lead in Calgary, AB (Canada)
Former Employee - Test Lead in Calgary, AB (Canada)

I worked at Shaw Communications full-time (less than an year)

Pros

You get a salary and work with some great people

Cons

Leadership is out of touch with reality. They just keep changing because they can. They never think anything through. When a directive comes you are given the high level instruction when you get stuck on the everyday implementation and ask questions - you get in trouble. An ideal place for yes men and lap dogs. In the few months I was there they were too busy to give the periodic 1,3 or 6 months review. On the 6th month I am told I don't meet the requirement.
If the requirement is to say yes to everything then yes I did not meet that requirement. However in that period I was on over 5 project/ programs which kept changing in priority and I still manage to be ahead of Schedule for the billing project for which I was initially assigned resources to work with ( someone who had been interviewed and hadn't accepted the job offer) yes that's how confused they are.

If you want an ulcer or to go insane, take up a role here.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give people the tools to work. Somethings just take time, you can't have a baby in one month by getting 9 women pregnant ! Think think think!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    This is one of the most toxic environments I have ever worked for in my life. This company lives & dies by its stock.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Shaw Communications full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial culture - you can do a lot in your role.

    Cons

    Not open to new ideas or processes. A lot of stupid people that have been there for too long get promoted to management. A lot of people will back stab you if they think you are a threat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Innovate much? Your competitor is going to kill you & I can't wait.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad Management

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects, and I enjoyed the work I was doing. Great coworkers, and good learning oportunities.

    Cons

    Terrible senior management in the area that I worked in. They were driving people away. They lost a lot a great employees. It was like a revolving door, especially or project managers. Employees had little trust or respect for management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They wouldn't take advice if offered, so what is the point:)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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