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Maxxam Analytics Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
Updated February 22, 2015
46 Reviews
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  1.  

    Hiring promises not met.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at Maxxam Analytics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free coffee and a free BBQ about once a year! That's it

    Cons

    Overworked, bad hours, at hiring interview what was told was untrue, lab staff badly treated, bad communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Despicable and Unprofessional Workplace

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    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
  3.  

    Good Learning Opportunity, Very bad management.

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    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 a 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
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a right place to work....

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    • 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 a 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
  6.  

    A great place to learn and gain experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maxxam Analytics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are so many wonderful people working at Maxxam.
    The business model seems to be based on getting the maximum out of their employees. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but you will be expected to produce immediately.
    You will learn how to deal with difficult people and situations.

    Cons

    Your enjoyment of the job will vary depending on your manager. Some managers are wonderful and some not so much. There is a lack of respect for employees, which I have learned first hand and through conversations with other employees. The pay is at the lower end of the spectrum. This is a production lab and therefore high volume.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should examine their middle management for turnover rates, closely review exit interviews.and look for ways to compensate employees to increase their job satisfaction. People quit managers not companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    you will learn how to work hard

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Accountant in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Maxxam Analytics full-time (less than a 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Below average pay, complete disdain for employee progress

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician, Lab Analyst
    Current Employee - Lab Technician, Lab Analyst

    I have been working at Maxxam Analytics full-time (more than a 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
  9. 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

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    horrible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Lab Technician in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company with strong a strong focus on safety

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

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