Long View Systems

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Long View Systems Reviews

Updated January 15, 2015
Updated January 15, 2015
63 Reviews
2.9
63 Reviews
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Gord Mawhinney
11 Ratings

Review Highlights

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.  

    A fast-growing company with some great people and good intentions.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Long View Systems full-time

    Pros

    Never a dull moment. There are always new opportunities and tremendous growth. This provides great opportunities for people to try new things and progress their careers (and quickly at times). It's a fun place to work and there is generally a tremendous amount of collaboration and teamwork.

    Cons

    The constant growth and sometimes the pace of the growth can sometimes stretch people (and management) beyond their cycles and abilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lower the bar on what an A candidate is just to fill a position. And if you are forced to do that, make note of it and put a plan in place to address that sooner than later. It's a disservice to many of the great people we have when the "gold" standard is gradually eroded over time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The long view is Don Bailik getting paid, and I suppose there is nothing so bad about that. Why the gimmick?

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

    I worked at Long View Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Central office. Good location. High turn-over, so always new people.

    Cons

    They have no business plan and do not value talent. Say they have expertise in many fields that they do not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop being so phony. So petty. We get that you are ruled by fake Don and Calgary, but grow some balls.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A great place to work if you work in he Canadian locations

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

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

    Pros

    They provided a competitive salary, and there was plenty of opportunity to learn new things if you werw willing to put in the time and effort outside of regular work hours.

    Cons

    Management consitently extered pressure to find the next contract. High turnover in senior technical staff in the Denver office provided an uncertain enviornment. Being on the bench and turning down an assignment due to a lack of actual expertise was frowned upon unofficially.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to your technical staff, and allow the Denver office more autonomy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Long View was a interesting

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Desktop Support in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Desktop Support in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Paid the average salary for the position

    Cons

    Only paid the average for the position, pay didn't always come in on time and poor communication was a bad habit and on going thing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lost Focus

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Well documented progression path to help build junior staff's careers. For better or worse, weekly and monthly meetings to communicate the goings on within the company.

    Cons

    They've been hemorrhaging employees for the past few year with good reason. They're just a desktop support, NOC & MITS company anymore without any advance knowledge which they once had. Projects also gets pushed up to Canada, not sure how legal that is, but never the other way around. Bonus were mysteriously calculated in the company's favor which I heard had a fallout which caused them to repay a lot of money to their employees. They also incorrectly withheld social security and medicare taxes but refunding ex-employees for this mistake, still waiting for that correction. Weekly brainwash meetings got annoying, maybe required for junior staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for IT, not for any other type of role

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Growing, fast paced, fun environment, based downtown

    Cons

    If you are not an IT consultant, from Canada, or a "yes man" they dont care about you or your career

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Many mistakes were made, I should have turned around an run the other way before working for them.

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Denver, CO

    I worked at Long View Systems as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was paid, finally. The check cleared.

    Cons

    Very unprofessional in working with independent contractors. I would not recommend them to any of my contacts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    From my vantage, seems like there is very little process in place for your recruiters and contractors/employees to work with. Many mistakes were made in my dealings with you. And not a lot of damage control.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Challenging and sometimes frustrating for the wrong reasons

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Nice People. There are some very great opportunities for learning and advancement.

    Cons

    Most "promotions" come with more responsibilities but no money. Documentation and process is poor to non-existent , so sometimes it feels like you have to reinvent the wheel for every job. Much of the management seems to make decisions just for the sake of making decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you say that something is going to happen in the Monthly General Meeting, do it. Promises are bandied about constantly, but are very rarely delivered. Be a little harsher on non-preforming employees, there's tons of good people out there looking for jobs, you don't have to constantly hire diamond-in-the-roughs just to squeeze a couple of extra dollars out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    So So experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at Long View Systems

    Pros

    Great People
    Good Team Work
    Willingness to help clients

    Cons

    Sr. Management is out of touch with actual events occuring within organization.
    Sales Team takes precedence over all others including Key consultants (this negatively effects overall collaboration and the end result to the clients)
    Over time is expected, but not rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to actually learn the issues in each Branch and work with each Branch Manager to resolve identified issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long View Systems

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

    I have been working at Long View Systems

    Pros

    Great overall culture! Good benefits, social events and abitlity to learn alot.

    Cons

    Management is lacks experience and knowlegde to truly mentor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more time to listen.

    Recommends

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