Focus Corporation

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Updated May 29, 2014

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2.5 8 reviews

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Focus Corporation President & CEO David Ackert

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great Place to Work!

    Survey Assistant (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsWorking outside
    Great people to work with
    Money is great

    Consworking away a lot
    working outside sometimes hurts ...bugs, snow etc

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Time to put on big/girl boy pants

    Document Control Assistant (Former Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsYou get paid and there are SOME really nice people. Some fun events and snacks and they seemingly endorse comradery.

    ConsAll the fruit and fun is not enough to make you want to stay. Project managers are seriously lacking training. ALS credentials do not make you a good manager. Two unprovoked verbal altercations with PMs due to their being over sensitive or just plain inability to manage human beings who expect respect and emotional maturity in the work place. Lack of follow up from HR or upper management in regards to said poor behavior. Some of the PMs and their team members have elitist attitudes and refuse to endorse or understand the need for implementation of new processes and procedures, as though they are above those requirements and do not need to participate. I did not sign up to change your employees bad attitudes or deal with managers who act the same.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe professional and provide training when required. If you see someone has an attitude problem, deal with it. Even managers need to have their hands slapped when they misbehave. No one wants to work in an environment where there is no accountability! It is really disgusting seeing people get away with such poor behavior.

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

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    Good Experience, tough Management

    Process Engineer (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    Prosthe work atmosphere and colleagues are great, professional development is encouraged, most Manager's doors and ears are open for discussion.

    ConsNot much significant. There needs some improvement in the appraisal process. Good proforming employees should be rewarded little better than underperforming.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployee focused training seem vital.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Started out well enough

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsLeft on own to decide version of vision for new depts. development.

    ConsNo mgmt. assistance given to further develop version of vision for new dept. development. Later on there was an expectancy to work extra hours. Then there was the expectancy to work above one's job description with no extra pay compensation allowable. Then there was an expectancy to take orders from other team members not associated with said new dept. Rather than the actual manager taking charge ie. actual manager was too busy, reluctant or unsure to take full responsibility.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLife's to short to stay in a job that has become miserable due to lack of respect or due consideration from Management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Project Manager

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    ProsAbove average pay for most positions. Some independence - depends on manager/location. Unbelievably - they've still managed to retain some pretty decent engineers. Some locations/disciplines would be a good place to start a career.

    ConsHire and fire mentality, particularly in non-oil and gas engineering. Extremely high turn-over in some locations (a great question for HR during your interview!). Chaotic organizational structure. Unattractive stock plan (if you're offered stocks - get professional advice). No banked time. Often worked 60+ hrs/wk. No real long term mentality. Hard to see a "career" here.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Future and potential for company

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    ProsGreat people to work with, like to have fun.

    ConsRather terminate employees than coach them

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Environment for New Grads

    QA Tech (Current Employee) Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

    ProsExcellent team - Steady paced work environment - Work/Life Balance is great!

    ConsMay need to work on involving New Grads on new projects and working on the annual pay and bonuses.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGenerate more EIT positions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Times are a Changing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsYou *might* get to work with some excellent professionals who haven't left yet!
    A certain degree of autonomony...because no one apparently is in charge.

    ConsLost a ton of their best staff in the recent years.
    Conglomerate of companies with no real plan to merge operations between verticals. Very inefficient.
    Severely under-staffed in management.
    Complex ownership structure which muddys the waters of how/why/who actually makes decisions.
    Extreme workload.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBite the bullet. Bring in some management consultants and square the ship...or you'll sink. Smart people know when to ask for help...

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

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