GS1 Canada Reviews

Updated May 27, 2015
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  1. Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at GS1 Canada full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Not for profit model is compelling
    Interesting work
    Lots of work yet to do with all sectors
    Good support team
    Known in the industry sectors they support

    Cons

    Extremely poor leadership and catastrophically bad mgmt. decisions

    Advice to Management

    Hire an outside ombudsman to keep you honest about how you treat staff and the exclusive decisions you make.


  2. Bad politics, corruption in many management levels, unethical human resource management by direction, racial favoritism.

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    Former Employee - Analyst in North York, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Analyst in North York, ON (Canada)

    I worked at GS1 Canada full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Executives do have good intentions, but they are unaware of what is going on in the inside.

    Cons

    No communications or structure on expectations and futur planning. Overfilled with favoritism and racism from management.
    Very poor hiring practises based on family, race and unethical practises. Some unskilled senior management that can not communicate hired from third world countries. Internal use of third world language in daily business practises .

    Advice to Management

    Re organize, revise, investigate , replace directors with third world education with Western world educated one. Revise / resolve current internal practises. Implement new rules on ;ethical employee management, use honest practices, business should only be practise in official languages and stop senior managent corruption.
    Evaluate reasons for employee turn over rate. Terminate and replace current operational direction with trully qualified Western world educated people with official languages communications and ethical business practises.


  3. Fast paced

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at GS1 Canada full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Learned a lot and was able to work with many great people across the organization
    CEO was great, lots of opportunities if you want them

    Cons

    Leadership and internal politics was a little overwhelming and exhausting
    Senior management team, other than CEO, were not particularly qualified
    Expectations not very clear because direction and priorities shift too often

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent, pick a direction and stick with it, don't play mind games with employees


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  5. Helpful (1)

    a circus

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GS1 Canada

    Pros

    free beverages -not much more to add

    Cons

    absolutely everything else - trust me.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work!


  6. Helpful (4)

    Frustrating.....No work life balance...Leaders speaks of ideal but..........

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GS1 Canada full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -One of the best benefits out there
    -Central headoffice location
    -Great business model, will continue to grow
    -Great President and CFO

    Cons

    -Definately no work life balance
    -Super micro-management (from my departments perspective)
    -High employee turnover

    Advice to Management

    Stop being in denial and actually listen to employees. Act on concerns raised by ex-employees during exit interviews. President and CFO professes the ideals but their management team is not following through. Employees are Suffocating.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Nepotism and Unskilled Senior Management Team

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GS1 Canada full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful service to industry. Provides access to senior leadership in a variety of industry sectors. Visionary president. Opportunities to work on global initiatives.

    Cons

    Little or no turnover at VP and SVP level. This level is extremely unskilled. This is reflected in the staff turnover and dissatisfaction. Too many executive family members are appearing as employees.
    Priorities are constantly changing. Workload is ever increasing. President seems unwilling to confront lack of managerial skill at executive level. Executive behaviors are tolerated that would be unacceptable in the private sector. Also a number of featherbedding consultants

    Advice to Management

    Bring in executive leadership that is experienced and proven. Remove family members from staff. Reduce the role of consultants and empower dedicated staff


  8. Helpful (2)

    Average

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at GS1 Canada

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with in a NFP environment. Small office atmospher with a get it done attitude. Godd team efforts.

    Cons

    Small office with the politics that come with a small office. Trying to grow but not sure of the marketplace they should be aiming for.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a clear path on where you want to go and make sure you have the right people steering the ship.



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