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Maxxam Analytics Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
43 Reviews
2.9
43 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great starting point

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment and very supportive staff. Superiors are not shy in training subordinate if great interest is visible.

    Cons

    Poor hours. Long hours: no work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management have to let system break sometimes to remedy the real problem, instead of patch things up on the spot. e.g., adding significant hours of over time. There should be a better coordination between sales group and laboratory group.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Learning Opportunity, Very bad management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.  

    Good entry level experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Core Logging Geologist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Core Logging Geologist in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Maxxam Analytics as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, at the beginning the learning curve is steep and exciting

    Cons

    One you master the basics of the job, it gets repetitive.

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  5.  

    Very nice managed company with having multiple opportunities within company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Company. which have very high level of ethics, integrity and scientific back ground with highly qualified Laboratory personnels

    Cons

    company can more improve in salary standards of highly qualified people working in the comapny

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    giving change to promotions considering only skills & quailifications

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    overall good

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

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

    Pros

    work with them, they will work with you. Work hard and you will be rewarded in the most non-monetary way possible.

    Cons

    lack of a living wage for 90 % + of the staff, high turnover = money saver mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1-2 years of showing what you can do should lead to a living wage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good for entry level; not much upward movement

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

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

    Pros

    Great entry level experience, is a good stepping stone for other jobs. Pay is decent within the industry, but still below similar jobs. Free lunches 2-3 times a month. Health benefits are great. Great health and safety culture.

    Cons

    Huge pressure from management around deadlines. Little room to grow within the company. Will occasionally be called in to work OT/weekends (not the worst thing, but still).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salary needs to be more competitive, especially in the Petroleum LOB. You're losing great employees to better paying jobs in Fort McMurray and elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent company, but has lots of faults

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

    I have been working at Maxxam Analytics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance (for some).
    Lots of wonderful co-workers
    Management/supervisor (depends on the time and person as this changes often)
    Seem to care about safety

    Cons

    Cons could be about the 1rst and 3rd point specified above.
    No yearly bonus! (Constant joke at the workplace and with others outside Maxxam about that)
    Yearly raises are an insult.
    Bravo point system is a joke.
    Management "act" as if they care about you than couldn't muster up the effort to say anything more to you passing you in the hallway.
    Job advancement is pre-determined on who they want to hire and therefore positions are rarely posted for all employees.
    HR is NOT your friend
    Frequently hire contract staff and leave them wondering even past their contract ending if it is getting renewed.
    Perks consist of a "bagel day" one day a month

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start "walking the walk"! All this talk about being the one of the best companies to work for is getting old.
    Value your employees as you say they are your best asset!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Shipper Reciver

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

    I have been working at Maxxam Analytics as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are looking for a company with lots of diverse opportunity for career growth, then this is the right company for you.

    Cons

    It appears to me that promotion from within is based on if you have a close friendship with your supervisor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are a hard worker but not socially close with your supervisor, you may be over looked for promotion, which should not be the case. Promotion should be based on the quality of work delivered.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Lots of learning opportunities!

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

    I have been working at Maxxam Analytics full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    * A very well-structured company with very strict and well-defined QA requirements.
    * Opportunity to learn multi-tasking and prioritization.
    * Friendly co-workers
    * Industry leader and very profitable

    Cons

    * Quick turnaround time and fast-paced
    * Most of the staff need to work on one weekend day
    * Work may be highly repetitive depending on position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing. I really like my bosses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Maxxam is a great company.

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

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

    Pros

    Very nice place to work. Good benefits and good IT team.

    Cons

    The company is far from my home.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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