Manitoba Telecom Services

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Manitoba Telecom Services Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
5 Reviews
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Manitoba Telecom Services CEO, Manitoba Telecom Services and MTS Allstream and Director Pierre J. Blouin
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  1.  

    Satified

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Manitoba Telecom Services

    Pros

    Good working conditions and also management seems fine.

    Cons

    Real not anything. I would have stayed for more years if I could

  2.  

    Mts. is fairly progressive and appreciate true leadership capabilities

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    I worked at Manitoba Telecom Services full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, compensation, and company culture make mts a good place to work

    Cons

    Being a larger company their can tend to be more beauracracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to include employees in decisionakinh

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Terrible place if you are looking for equal opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    I have been working at Manitoba Telecom Services full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Famous “Friendly Manitobans” where ever you go in the company.
    Great people to call coworkers.
    TEAM is a very good Union which will not give up the fight for fair treatment, collective agreements and ...
    Fortunately, TEAM (over many fights with the company) has mastered in its ways and has high sensitivity for slightest misdeed (by MTS) and will defend employees to a great extent.

    Cons

    This place is a Boys club. Everyone higher up is a “Player” and if you are not a good player, you don’t move up. Proportion/percentage of Ethnic, Female and colored people in management positions are undeniably obvious. And higher up you go the worst it gets. MTS will stop at nothing in order to drive up the shares and make itself look profitable. I am talking about multiple human rights violations, unreasonable terminations, creative and old-school dirty tricks to move people around and get rid of them. I could go on and on but I guess you get the idea, don't waste your precious time and life with this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the people who collectively make up MTS. Empathy for employees and quality of their lives outweighs your focus on $$$.
    You are responsible for the ill working environment present and it will not get better until you change your management style and decision making processes.

    The Gender, race, color and ethnicity of your executive team and higher up management speaks aloud of your mentality.

    A good start? Start consulting with TEAM Union

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to work for but experiencing a large amount of change management issues currently (2014-2015).

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    I have been working at Manitoba Telecom Services full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable work environment, company trying hard to reverse very long-standing attitude of employee entitlment and to level the silos and playing field for younger incoming staff by changing this with the older staff who are mid-career and those who are near to retirement. Training is mostly on the job or on-line now. Leadership is mixed, good at the top but doesn't always get implemented by mid-mgmt who are set in their ways a little - many people trying tho'.

    Cons

    Still a lack of recognition of female employees to rise up to more mid-mgmt and Director-level jobs (endemic in telecom) - slowly changing but the pace is glacial. Compensation is OK but the company is dragged down in its results by the Allstream purchase of 2004 and its inability to sell Allstream to others (last bid was cancelled by the Fed Govt in 2013 - due to national security concerns possibly over some Chinese involvement with the Egyptian-based potential buyer - this was a blow to MTS who as the original company would be better off going back to the original state - no knock on the Allstream staff, etc. but the acquisition of that company in 2004 was not the right fit).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    MTS employees understand management's struggle with the results and the local competition. However, the current (will likely last til end of 2016) freeze on hiring replacements for the next 3 years worth of retirees (numbers growing steadily) is an action that is stressing out employees who are both overworked now and also experiencing change management due to some necessary restructuring to stay current with the business & market. A breaking-point will come and hopefully management realizes this before it effects the results.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    This job would be great, if it weren't for the customers

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    I have been working at Manitoba Telecom Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, as long as you get into a good dealership.

    Cons

    Customers can be very high maintenance and unfriendly. Wreck it Ralph put it best: "It's hard to enjoy your job, when no one seems to like you for doing it"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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