FPInnovations

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8 Reviews
3.4
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Research

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    Current Employee - Senior Technologist  in  Quebec, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Technologist in Quebec, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at FPInnovations full-time

    Pros

    Exploring the new way of doing thinks

    Cons

    Be curious , strong technical skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thinking out off the box

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Forest, a wonderful reserve of opportunities, but...

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    Current Employee - Scientist  in  Pointe-Claire, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Scientist in Pointe-Claire, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at FPInnovations full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    interesting challenges to revive the forest economy
    new applications and innovations in the pipe line
    great potential sector of activities

    Cons

    lack of alignement,
    too many leaders with no real mid or long term vision
    traditional pulp and paper, forest or wood specialists who cannot embrace the new economy
    good scientist (often promoted as managers) are not trained to manage
    lack of information and guidance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop considering that a scientist will make a good manager
    stop working in silo (duplication, lack of efficiency, missed opportunities)
    remove some managerial positions and reduce overhead

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Ok, but situation has been volatile the last few years.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FPInnovations full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, nice people, has potential to bring forth new technology and innovation in forest science.
    Free parking in Vancouver

    Cons

    Overworked teams, financially unstable (small amount of funders with big purses).
    Too slow to innovate on organization/merger.
    Layoffs over the last few years.
    Building consolidations and shared offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff and keep working on team building/responsiveness. Be seen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Uncertain Future

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FPInnovations full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues, Incredible insight into the Pulp & paper industry, True experts in this industry. Nice offices and relaxed work atmosphere, not pushy and no micromanagement.

    Cons

    -Sector is going down, a lot of uncertainty
    -Clients want a lot in return for their investment, very demanding
    -Too many layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get into other sectors fast, otherwise your pension is at risk

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    3rd Layoffs in 3 years and more coming...

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    Former Employee - Scientifist  in  Pointe-Claire, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Scientifist in Pointe-Claire, QC (Canada)

    I worked at FPInnovations full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, holidays and flexible hours.

    Cons

    Forestry sector going down. FPInnovations still cutting (3rd layoffs in 3 years and more coming). Replace almost everybody from HR ;(. Staff not really optimistic about the future of this company. Young staff leaving the company. A lot of old PHD's that are not used to be aggressive and get contracts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to find other revenues sources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    excellent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FPInnovations full-time

    Pros

    excellent work environment, friendly people

    Cons

    need to seek greater profit margins

  8.  

    Amazing Company, fun to work at.

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  Pointe-Claire, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Pointe-Claire, QC (Canada)

    I worked at FPInnovations as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone at the company is friendly from the start. The work is interesting and a fun experience overall.

    Cons

    Commute if you do not live close by, may take a bit of time. May need to know french, but not required.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Stagnant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FPInnovations

    Pros

    Lots of PhDs employed so very intellectual in approach.

    Cons

    Not entrepreneurial and very slow to adopt change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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