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Updated Apr 28, 2014

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3.0 12 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

Overwaitea Chairman & CEO Jim Pattison

Jim Pattison

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29% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Not a company to do the right thing. But a company to look for "who" is right. Politics and bad management.

    Senior Systems Analyst (Former Employee) Langley, BC (Canada)

    ProsPension Plan is good, medical and dental are also good.
    Bonus compensation can be a challenge as the bonus is not pro rated in the 1st year...you may get an empty envelop informing how much would you make in bonus if with the company for over 12 months....

    ConsMost employees do not feel respected as human beings. (Internal survey indicates that)
    No compensation for extra hours worked.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo much arrogance is not good for business.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Okay place to work

    Senior Systems Analyst (Current Employee) Langley, BC (Canada)

    Pros- Co-workers are friendly
    - Company benefits are fair

    Cons- Once you are on a team or have a specific skill set it is very difficult to change jobs,
    - No compensation for off hour pager support...they don't care how much time you put in "it's part of the job"
    - Promotions are not given based on skills and accomplishments, but based on politics
    - Most employees do not feel respected as human beings. (Internal survey indicates that)

    Advice to Senior Management- Competitive salaries
    - Higher compensation would encourage employees to stay with the firm for a longer time.
    - Most employees do not feel respected as human beings. (Internal survey indicates that)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good first job

    Food Service Clerk (Former Employee) Langley, BC (Canada)

    ProsUnionized environment makes it easy to get work done. People were nice at the location I worked at. Easy to get shifts at any time of day. Company will pay for employees to get Foodsafe certification.

    ConsPay raises depend entirely on having worked a given number of hours. Current collective agreement not very strong. Management is hit and miss.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHigher compensation would encourage employees to stay with the firm for a longer time.

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSupportive and friendly environment. Competitive compensation package.

    ConsUnionized working environment which makes the operation inflexible sometimes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Clerk

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood company to work for

    ConsAfraid of change in some area

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    Oracle Database Administrative (Current Employee) Langley, BC (Canada)

    Prosvery good company to work for.

    ConsPeople can be mean sometimes.

    Advice to Senior Managementchange I.T leadership

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Not very good pay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prospicked some of the days off i wanted. i worked with some good co-workers. i could go to school and work at the same time

    Consunder paid, first i got next to no hours then way more than i expected. the times i worked were not very good hours

    Advice to Senior Managementpay more

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    ovrewellming

    Worker (Current Employee) Golden, BC (Canada)

    Prosthe wages and the benefits

    Consdont walk the walk and don't talk the talk

    Advice to Senior Managementequality to all

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Loved my co-workers.

    Cashier, Grocery and Produce (Former Employee)

    Prosmy co-workers and customers, thats what i miss the most. The team moral when we could dress up in costumes for special days or events.

    ConsNot offering full time hours- having so many part -time employees and only giving them a few hours each.So even when a good employer showed up they would have to leave to go somewhere else that would offer more hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake an effort to keep good employees by giving them enough hours that they may want to stay.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good for 1 year

    Programmer Analyst (Former Employee) Langley, BC (Canada)

    Pros-Great people to work with
    -Exposure to a variety of technologies
    -Huge database component
    -Solve challenging problems

    Cons-Behind in technology latest trends
    -Process over function
    -Computer specs that are barely the minimum requirements of the OS
    -You have to battle to promote change or innovation
    -Promotions are not given based on skills and accomplishments, but based on politics

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo the right thing!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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