Maxxam Analytics Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
42 Reviews
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42 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Despicable and Unprofessional Workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Maxxam Analytics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Met some great people with which I still keep in touch with.
    Benefits are quite good.

    Cons

    Cons of the Customer Service Department include:
    Not enough training
    Expected to give 150%, but no recognition is received
    Management plays favorites - big time
    Management is unprofessional
             -Management has made obvious judgments on employee's personal lives
             -Management does not trust employees
    Employees are treated like they are worthless
    The on-call schedule is inconvenient
    Managers are not given proper training as to how to manage staff and be personable and approachable.
    The turnover rate is quite high and staff that has been employed for a few months find themselves training brand new staff.

    This is by far the most vile company I have had the displeasure of being employed at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of employees who have been with Maxxam for years have slowly climbed up the ladder and became supervisors and managers. I strongly recommend that any promotion to a managerial position require managerial training. Just because an employee has been with the company for 10+ years does not mean they will be good manager. It seems that an employee will know the technical aspects of the job but when it comes to interacting with people, they are clueless and very unprofessional.

    Also, I recommend calculating the time and money allocated to training new staff every few months (or sometimes weeks!). The turnover rate at Maxxam is the worst I've ever seen. But of course, this may not be a concern of senior management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Good Learning Opportunity, Very bad management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Maxxam Analytics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    nothing at all. If I must then its the 3 summer BBQs.

    Cons

    very bad management. BAD MANAGEMENT!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to treat employees like human. If you say its a professional environment, then BE professional.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a right place to work....

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Maxxam Analytics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you are workaholic, go for this place. free food once a month.

    Cons

    Management giving bad references for their employees during reference check. So be aware.....They built lot of pressure of work for you to create small mistakes and then they terminate you for no reason. Its total non professionalism approach. They learn from new recruits and kick them off...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management need to learn how to have professional attitude for people who had worked with them and not look for their own benefit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    you will learn how to work hard

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Accountant in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Maxxam Analytics full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    people are professional, goal oriented

    Cons

    expectation to work from opening and closing it on the weekend- unofficially- it is your choice. very tense atmosphere

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Below average pay, complete disdain for employee progress

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technician, Lab Analyst
    Current Employee - Lab Technician, Lab Analyst

    I have been working at Maxxam Analytics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company has a friendly, easy going corporate culture that's easy to fit in to. Staff are generally nice and easygoing. Huge company that is very well known in Canada, good name to have on your resume.

    Cons

    Promotions are hard to come by. Seniority is valued above all other traits, meaning people are not promoted based on their value, but based on how convenient it is for the business. Speaking of promotions, once you reach the title of "analyst" you're pretty much done in terms of growth. After analyst is a management position, and realistically those positions won't be open for 5-10 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a place for a career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maxxam Analytics

    Pros

    Good for a first job.

    Cons

    Limited room for advancement, poor pay

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Maxxam Analytics as an intern

    Pros

    there were no pros at this company

    Cons

    worked in organic department as lab tech. A lot of work and it doesn't help there are little babies working in the main lab whining all the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company with strong a strong focus on safety

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Maxxam Analytics as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Strong safety culture.
    Good relationships with clients.

    Cons

    Insufficient compensation and benefits.
    They usually hire more contractual workers to cut down on salaries.
    High stress level job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    there is not much stuff to learn

    Current Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Maxxam Analytics as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    repetitive work, and does not require any skill

    Cons

    low pay, long hr of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should improve the working environment

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Supervisor in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Lab Supervisor in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Maxxam Analytics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large company, nice benefits, good reputation on the market

    Cons

    Too many overqualified people on unqualified positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not require high level of education, if you do not need it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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