Maxxam Analytics Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
38 Reviews

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  1.  

    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 for more than a 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
  2. 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 for 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
  3. 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 for 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
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  5.  

    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 for 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
  6.  

    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 for more than a 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
  7. 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
  8. 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 for 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
  9.  

    Maxxam Analytics is a well run 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 for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Maxxam Analytics is a very well run company that values its employees, customers and community.

    Cons

    Due to company recently being bought potential for culture change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep to your core values

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

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

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

    Pros

    Nice people around u , good environment, focus on safety, flexible work time

    Cons

    Boring repeatable jobs, not much about innovation , no giving you motivation to go

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    In my department, the flexible work arrangement fits in with my personal life

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

    I have been working at Maxxam Analytics part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Easy work
    A lot of wonderful co-workers
    benefits are ok

    Cons

    Low pay, lack of a yearly bonus (due to the ``recession`` a few years back), poor management and HR `professionals``. Bagels at month end is touted as a great thing when in fact it`s pretty pathetic. A lot of nepotism. Bravo rewards points system is ridiculous. Only benefits an employee receives is 12 bagel or doughnut (yes you can only pick 1) days a year, a kids Christmas party that is free and a ``holiday`party in which attendees have to contribute 5 bucks each towards gifts for raffle winners. Company relies too much on new Canadians and exploits them with pay a margin above min. wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase wages. Value long term employees more...yes we cost more but we were the ones who made Maxxam what it is today.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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