Federated Co-Operatives

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Federated Co-Operatives Reviews

Updated February 13, 2015
Updated February 13, 2015
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Ok company to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federated Co-Operatives

    Pros

    stable job
    good benefit
    good working environment

    Cons

    can't think of any right now

  2.  

    Need to clean out the old man stink from the Senior Leadership Team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federated Co-Operatives

    Pros

    Compensation is very competitive. Excellent salaries, solid benefits, great retirement funding, decent bonus structure.

    Cons

    FCL is a company that is stuck in the 20th century. The Senior Leadership Team has made minimal efforts to move the company forward.
    All departments act as silos. Communication is terrible both across departments and within departments.
    Integrity, Excellence and Responsibility are buzz words that are used to measure employees but are not being used to measure executive levels. Unwritten Policies and Procedures are constantly being put in place that break these pillars.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Board of Directors needs to pay attention to the people in the organization, the ineffectual leadership at the executive level, and the inability to deliver on promises and projects. The Executive Team needs to be shaken up. It is time to look at every position at the AVP level and up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company with a great long-term vision.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Federated Co-Operatives full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are great to work with, and the Co-op model is a wonderful business model with a lot of history. People are proud to work for a company like Co-op, and they should be. Very community minded and positive environment. There are many career opportunities in the system.

    Cons

    There are some issues surrounding work life balance and lack of technology, but these are changing for the positive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to make sure Team Leaders are on board with changes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company Run by some stupid Supervisors and Managers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Federated Co-Operatives full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Not too bad Salary...Good Benefits...that's about it.

    Cons

    They don't care about loyalty and dedication. NO SECURITY OF TENURE.
    If you can not meet their KILLER AVERAGE PICK, you are a goner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not all employees are 20 year old powerhouse. Some are women and ageing workers. Do not expect them to be as strong and as fast. And PLEASE, NO MORE HOMEGROWN TALENTS. Mo More Supervisors who rose from the ranks of pickers who can`t even spell correctly. O at least, do a RIGID SCREENING. Most of the supervisors are SUPER STOOOOOOOPID as well!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Mixed opinion

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Federated Co-Operatives full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits good; pay mediocre; some staff are friendly/some are total idiots.

    Cons

    Very clicky (you either fit in or are a total outcast); insane amounts of gossip/negativity; high school mentality in grown men; management is at odds with workers and vice versa (not all - some are very nice).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on boosting morale as opposed to stomping on heads - this would increase production overnight.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    “Good people, epic failure in longterm IT strategy”

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Process Architect in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Process Architect in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)

    I have been working at Federated Co-Operatives full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good work/life balance - really not bad even do is very political
    good perks - generous phone/data usage, up to date computers, and so on
    best coffee ever

    Cons

    Poor Leadership at Exec level - no one can seem to make a decision.
    IT Management roles can be very political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The IT senior management really needs to take a hard look at cutting VP's or Directors who aren't hitting targets, instead of promoting them!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    not bad for a first job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federated Co-Operatives full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are ok, starting salary are also not bad. You must not be late, otherwise you don't want to know what's gonna happen

    Cons

    If there's an internal job posting, they will first consider the senior employees before they will look at your application

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase salary

  9.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Audit Specialist in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Audit Specialist in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)

    I have been working at Federated Co-Operatives full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It has an amazing working environment

    Cons

    none as yet ; couldn't think of any

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federated Co-Operatives

    Pros

    Good place to work for the time

    Cons

    Political very much in senior management

    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Painfully long, no respect EVER, Ancient management style.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Material Handler
    Former Employee - Material Handler

    I worked at Federated Co-Operatives

    Pros

    There is a structure raise system, Unionized.

    Cons

    Painfully long, no respect EVER, Ancient management style. Unionized, no chance at moving up within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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