Long View Systems Reviews

Updated March 17, 2015
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Gord Mawhinney
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Pros
  • Lots of great people work at Long View,sadly lots of (in 6 reviews)

  • OK compensation, good benefits package, good RRSP bonus (if you catch them short on talent or are an excellent negotiator) (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Work / life balance is a focal point of discussion, though rarely seen in practise (in 6 reviews)

  • Raises seem to be minimal, a bit of a boys club (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    1 person found this helpful

    Best Career Decision I've Made!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Long View Systems full-time

    Pros

    I've been with Long View less than a year, but my experience thus far has been terrific! I've seen many comments about poor middle management, and all I can say is that my direct management is great, and the Senior Leadership team above them is more than willing to help whenever we ask. It's the first time I've felt part of a team and I honestly think it has a lot to do with the focus on culture. I find their compensation as expected. I've held a number of jobs where I needed to double check my pay so its now a common practice, however, I'm happy to say I haven't come across any issues yet with Long View.

    The company is set for tremendous growth in 2015 and it's exciting to be part of a team driving that success!

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about working for Long View!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Long View Systems Response

    Feb 20, 2015Corporate Recruiter

    Thank you for your feedback and for letting us know about your experience at Long View so far. We are happy that you are happy and that you are a part of our team!

  2. I feel lucky everyday that I'm about of this team.

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Accountant in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Long View Systems full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent compensation and quite a bit of extra "perks".

    Cons

    Parking gets pretty expensive downtown.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Long View Systems Response

    Mar 9, 2015Corporate Recruiter

    Thank you for taking time to provide us with your feedback. We are happy to receive your valuable input!

  3. 4 people found this helpful

    If you need work, you do what you need to do but don't trust them. It's all smoke.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Long View Systems

    Pros

    Centrally located in down town Houston.

    Cons

    They talk a lot about team and culture but like most consulting companies it comes down to the numbers. They generally have a bad reputation in Houston and are incompetent at selling professional services which will prevent you from hitting your bonus targets. Management changed hands and they systematically released all of their consultants within a few months of each other. I would not trust them with my career or livelihood not would I believe anything they say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bringing in an axe man is not the way to grow your company. It was a poor move to let go of all your most talented personnel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Long View Systems Response

    Mar 17, 2015Corporate Recruiter

    We are sorry to hear about your recent experience. Your feedback is appreciated and we take your comments to heart.

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  5. 6 people found this helpful

    Bright picture painted, worked hard, didn't play office politics enough, always praised even when terminated

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Consultant
    Former Employee - Systems Consultant

    I worked at Long View Systems

    Pros

    Salary was competitive, time off was good.

    Cons

    False promises of career planning and follow through. Failure to provide support when requested. Poor communication and lack of feedback rampant. Houston office was only good under Jeff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Feedback would be a gift.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Long View Systems Response

    Jan 19, 2015Corporate Recruiter

    We are sorry to hear about your recent experience. Please don’t hesitate to connect with us at 403-515-6900 and ask to speak to our Director, People Services, so that we can better understand these ... More

  6. Great place to learn

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Consultant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Systems Consultant in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Long View Systems full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Company culture is very welcoming once you show that you will work hard.
    The friendships you make, make it nice to go to work.
    Great place to start a career in IT, the shared service desk will give you as much experience as you want, comparable to several years on a single client service desk

    Cons

    They lack on paying their employees appropriately
    Some people whine about favoritism
    Lack of growth in the US

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize how each of your people contribute to the company
    Give the service desk more credit for the success of the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Long View Systems Response

    Dec 15, 2014Corporate Recruiter

    Thank you for your feedback and for bringing these issues to our attention! One of our People Services Advisors will be reviewing this and will action appropriately.

  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Striving to be great but some stumbling along the way!

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    Current Employee - Systems Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Long View Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere for monthly general meetings; work-life balance is good; strong support for employees; senior management listens to staff.

    Cons

    Need to hold your managers to keep promises on training; processes and procedures are not always followed or developed; inter-departmental communication/processes is still weak.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sure the managers you hiring are actually living and acting on the core values. Seek the advice of the long term employees on why they stay as opposed to leaving.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Systems Consultant

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    Former Employee - Systems Consultant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Systems Consultant in Denver, CO

    I worked at Long View Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work, phenomenal technical depth and collaborative integrity among peers, great people at many layers. Truly enjoyed all of the events including an incredible holiday party held at Breckenridge. Still consider many people working there very close friends and hope they see me in the same light.

    Cons

    Failure to execute on one of the most intriguing advertised benefits: career-life planning. Network Consultant Team lead, while technically savvy and quick to respond to core networking skills assistance/advice/requests, lacks situational awareness with clients and seems inept at appreciating, or even intimidated by, extremely strong consultants on his team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your people as individual contributing adults. Two solid examples would be accepting a consultant's ethics of building strong business relationships over challenging their ethics by telling them to bill more hours in retrospectives, and reaching out to better understand where each consultant has challenges over burdening them with additional busy work that could be assigned to the team leads (or even an administrative assistant).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful

    Most unorganized company I've ever worked for!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Consultant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Long View Systems full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Company parties and gatherings and pay was good

    Cons

    Management, no room for advancement. Poor communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Screen management better, put some policies in place so employee can know what's going on

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful

    consulting company best used for contract work, Look elsewhere for long term employment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Denver, CO

    I worked at Long View Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I liked to refer to LVS as a contract/staff-aug company that provides the benefit of a "aflac insurance" policy. What I mean by this is some times when your contract ends at a client site LVS will place you at another client. You keep billing and you get a pay check.

    Cons

    Extra work performed over your 40 isn't really paid out at a rate that encourages extra work to be performed. Typical PBR for employees is around 15% of your profit to the company. Lets say you bill out at $75.00 per hour, you might get as much as $11.25 per hour, deduct 40% of that for tax's since its a bonus and you get $6.75. With that said no one knows the actual math that goes into the black box they use to calculate your monthly bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show your people the math behind PBR bonuses and speak to it. Leadership in Denver is lacking. They give the impression that they only care about revenue and don't care about the needs of the individual contributors. I've heard working in Canada is much better then the US when working for LVS.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful

    What a mess!!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Long View Systems full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits. That is truly the only good thing I can say

    Cons

    Most corrupt, disorganized mess I've ever been a part of. Corrupt practices, weird corporate relations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up your act!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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