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Overwaitea Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
15 Reviews
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15 Reviews
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  1.  

    It is a nice place to work at.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy assistance in Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Pharmacy assistance in Surrey, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Most people are very nice

    Cons

    Wage can be higher and they should hire more people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice and respect your worker.
    Please help your worker out sometimes, don't just sit in the office and do nothing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    OK 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 Overwaitea

    Pros

    Nice people, awesome benefits, great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Managers keep getting shuffled around. Projects aren't very technically challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop shuffling Managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Think twice before accepting offer at this 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 Overwaitea full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co workers are in general good

    Cons

    Lack of respect for employees
    Management still in the past century
    Management reacts to situations very rare inovative approach
    Management inflate budget for projects at begining of the year....just to show savings at the end of the fiscal year and get raises for themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change IT leadership
    Respect your employees and pay extra work hours accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good learning opportunity, and good benefit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Development in Langley, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Development in Langley, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Overwaitea full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good work / life balance
    Nice people; most people are willing to help and teach
    Good benefit

    Cons

    No perks
    1 year behind in technological trend (not really a con since this is a IT shop)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Okay place to work

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    - 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Not a company to do the right thing. But a company to look for "who" is right. Politics and bad management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Langley, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Langley, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Overwaitea full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pension 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....

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To much arrogance is not good for business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Food Service Clerk in Langley, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Food Service Clerk in Langley, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Overwaitea part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Unionized 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher compensation would encourage employees to stay with the firm for a longer time.

    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Newcomer of Overwaitea

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

    I have been working at Overwaitea full-time

    Pros

    Supportive and friendly environment. Competitive compensation package.

    Cons

    Unionized working environment which makes the operation inflexible sometimes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Clerk

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

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Afraid of change in some area

    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Oracle Database

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Oracle Database Administrative in Langley, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Oracle Database Administrative in Langley, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Overwaitea full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    very good company to work for.

    Cons

    People can be mean sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change I.T leadership

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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