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  1. Wonderful five years of experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Kasian full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Comprising of groups of talented professionals working well together; compensation and benefits are quite good. Friendly and supportive working atmosphere.

    Cons

    Some disconnects on being uptodate with current labour law - we still work 40 hrs week, while others already on 37.5 hrs week. Company does not have any matching contribution for retirement.

    Advice to Management

    Need to see how the others are doing it.


  2. Treat people as numbers and lack foresight to keep talent

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Intern Architect in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Intern Architect in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Kasian as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    large teams and larger projects but do not adequately place people onto teams

    Cons

    Underpay their interns and also lack quality in who they hire.


  3. great comoany to work with.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Kasian full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart, creative people and good working environment

    Cons

    AEC is a challenging sector to work in especially for archtiects with downward pricing pressure and a diminishing number of large projects. Kasian, like all other firms, will need to downsize to reduce costs and stay competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing forward and be clear on how you are different from other firms.


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  5. High Pressure Environment, Little Resources

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Designer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Designer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

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

    Pros

    Nice office and great coworkers.

    Cons

    Intense deadlines, cut budgets, lots of last minute pressure. HR preaches to take breaks, but you fall behind if you do. Little reward. Inconvenient location for those without cars.

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation to employees. Even simple thank yous, acknowledging job well done, letting employees leave an hour or two early before Christmas break without needing to request vacation.


  6. Poor management and no creativity from within the office - mostly hire other firms to do the designs

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

    I have been working at Kasian

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Diverse set of skills Provision to be the boss' pet

    Cons

    Management does not have a handle on their client's funds and prefer to spend on galas etc while laying off their employees Lots of power struggle at all levels Not a clear picture of an employees career outlook Dog eat dog situation which is an added stress to the everyday job demands

    Advice to Management

    Manage Set clear goals and meet them Stop with the favourites that can't produce a single set of usable information


  7. Creative work environment

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

    I have been working at Kasian

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A great work environment with a diverse group of people

    Cons

    at the time of my work there, we did not have an office in the USA


  8. didn't learn anything!

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

    I have been working at Kasian

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good benefit, work life balance

    Cons

    Routine work, not challenging, no room for advancement, no recognization



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