Epocal
2.2 of 5 6 reviews
www.epocal.com Ottawa, Canada 50 to 149 Employees

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Epocal is a very exciting place to work, filled with opportunities; however stress and long hours are common.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Epocal

ProsExciting place to work, huge growth potential, great technology that will benefit the world.

ConsLong hours, stressful management, risk of being in a startup.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the yelling to a minimum.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Could be a much better place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Epocal full-time

ProsThe technology is interesting and there are some nice people there.

ConsToo much yelling. The company only has one speed, overdrive and the only way they know to motivate is to push harder. The entire staff is demoralized and demotivated. I know people were hopeful that things (i.e. management) would change with the new owners, but now that that hasn't happened everyone I know is sending out resumes.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to smile and be kind.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Demoralizing and stressful

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Epocal

ProsYou get to work with some very intelligent people who are experts in their field. The work is very interdisciplinary.

ConsThe screaming and yelling at employees is demoralizing. People hate showing up to work and senior management isn't appreciative; they are very abrasive and rude. HR does nothing to stop this.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop yelling, start listening. Your employees will (and do) leave because of your behaviour. Berating one another doesn't help anyone accomplish project goals.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Long hours, little reward. Yelling.Lots of it.

Director (Current Employee)
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Epocal

ProsExtremely bright people capable of resolving complex issues with little resources.

ConsLack of professional development.
Senior Management lacks people skills.
Long unpaid hours.
HR issues that never get resolved.

Advice to Senior ManagementValue and respect your employees. Stop yelling and keep the drama to a minimun.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A good environment to learn a variety of skills.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Epocal

ProsLarge variety of work, employees are given a chance to provide input on operations issues, good pay and benefit packages.

Consstressful environment with lots of yelling, very poor communications between management and staff, questionable job security, often clashes between R&D and manufacturing.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore transparency and better communication is an absolute must. The staff, financial or technical, can't fix problems that no one tells them about.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great ideas, poor development

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I worked at Epocal

ProsEpocal is an innovative company with a great product concept. They could change the world with good product development and manufacturing.

ConsThe management team team is completely technical. They have limited leadership ability and absolutely no interpersonal skills. There is a lot of yelling at employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to realize that their behaviour is causing employee turnover. They need to listen to employees more, particularly when employees point out problems with the product.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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