Pason Systems

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Updated Jun 2, 2014

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3.6 19 reviews

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Pason Systems President & CEO Marcel Kessler

Marcel Kessler

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76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt has a very good company culture, with decent pay. Lots of talented people (and opportunities) around to learn new things from. Management is flexible and supportive of employee needs. Compensation is also above average.

    ConsRapid expansion seems to have affected company dynamics and culture slightly - to be expected though I think. Not much openings for the field I worked in.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent Place to Work

    Administration (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsThey provide an array of fitness activities and encourage employees to take time out of their work day to enjoy pilates, yoga, ball hockey, and many other activities. There are social events throughout the year where employees can get to know others in a fun energetic environment.

    ConsIt is a large company trying to hold on to their small company feel. There are a lack of policies and procedures which frustrate some employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe present at social events and engage other employees instead of staying within the senior team.

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

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    Awesome company to work for

    Intern (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsAmazing culture. The people who work here are very, very intelligent and I learned a lot from them. It feels like a start-up.

    ConsIf you're not an engineer, learning about Pason's products can be a bit overwhelming, but it's all a part of the process.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the awesome work! Although, I'd love to see women on the executive team.

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

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    Love it here

    Accounts Payable Clerk (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsEmployee morale is high, no drama, teambuilding, 4 weeks vacations to start, yearly bonus, great benefit and rrsp plan

    ConsWould like more flexibility in my hours, that's the only con I can think of.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood job. More time should be spent managing expenses and costs and the savings should be passed on to the employees through their bonuses.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic Company! Fantastic People! Fantastic Work life balance!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPason has a great team with very smart and innovative people who want to make a difference. There are not a lot of politics which is a really nice change to some of the companies in Calgary. It feels like you can actually make a difference at Pason no matter what level of position you are in. They do take care of their employees which really makes you want to come to work each day. This is the best company I have ever worked for!

    ConsNothing that stands out as I think it is a great company to work for.

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

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    Decent company, nice people, unambitious development goals.

    Systems Analyst (Former Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsThe people I worked with in their product development were great people. Fun to go to work with. Had my own office so it was easy to concentrate.

    ConsFocus on always developing new features so sales would always have something new to demo. No real consideration for the customer experience or on going costs to maintenance. No vision.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Big potential but complacent management

    Software Developer (Former Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsThe company culture and work/life balance is great. Financial compensation is good, above average.

    ConsMany employees have been with the company for a very long time and while this is good for attrition it also means that seniority is tied to years of service rather than technical merits, although there are some exceptions. This also seems to be ingrained in Pason's culture, which makes is extremely difficult to grow and implement change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage the movement of engineers across the organization. Eliminate useless meetings and streamline process. Outsourcing software development/QA was a terrible idea, cost the company significant amount of money and time to coordinate projects. It's contrary to the culture senior management communicated it aimed to build and would likely and unfortunately lead to disastrous results for some projects. Pason can financially afford to organically grow.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great low key place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsVery little office politics and drama, encouragement in career advancement, employees are happy and pleasant to one another, not downtown

    ConsSiloed groups, little interaction between them, IT department seems overloaded

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Solid company, good people

    Technical Communicator (Former Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsPros – Compensation packages including salary and non-monetary are above average. Genuine opportunties for career development, training, vacation, work-life balance.
    Management promotes team work and collegial atmosphere. Contract workers also treated well--virtually like employees including year-end bonuses, which is unheard of.

    I was at Pason for 2+ years in the Technical Communications group. I enjoyed working with my direct co-workers, who were friendly and professional. No politics was a huge bonus! My manager was supportive and provided clear direction yet allowed me to take the initiative so I never felt micro-managed. Fair's fair--in return for my hard work, my manager made sure I was more than fairly compensated and appreciated by the company. I saw several instances of my manager's genuine care and concern for staff. I really don't get the negative review about the Technical Communications group below--reviewer has an axe to grind--because the manager in that review is not the one I know. I was very sorry to leave Pason for personal reasons and would go back in a heart beat.

    ConsCons – I'm an inner-city resident who doesn't like to commute so Pason's location in an industrial park was a detractor for me.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work--seriously!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    To "Solid company, good people"

    Intermediate Technical Communicator (Former Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsWork life balance, bbq lunches. Pay was ok. Worker-level people were pretty good.

    ConsTo "Solid company, good people," no I don't have an "axe to grind." My goal was to merely give people information on the department and some of the things that happened there. If this information helps people make a decision on whether to work in that department or not, that's up to them. Personally, if I had read a review on the department before coming on-board, I would have declined the offer. I am not sure how long ago you worked there but things could have changed in the last year or so. When I was there, there was more than one person in the department that had issues with management. After the fact I also learned of a very high turnover rate in the department. Suddenly things started to make sense. I was told by a teammate that I just have to get used to the behavior of management and quite frankly, it was not something anyone should have to get used to. When I was hired, it was for my experience (I had been doing the job for 16 years) but when your manager tells you in a one-on one meeting that you are not allowed to have any ideas or allowed to pass on tips and pointers to my co-workers, this reinforced that this was a place I did not want to work. After less than two weeks there, the manager came to me and said they were "overly concerned" at my lack of prioritizing, yet they did not tell me to do anything but research, read and meet/talk to people (I was 95% done since we had to track every minute detail of what we did). When you leave the building every day feeling stupid and inadequate because of the actions and words of your boss, it is not a healthy place to be. I could go on and on about what happened there (there was a lot more than this) but I won't. At the end of the day, it was the worst time I have ever had on a job and the worst boss I think I will ever encounter. It was so bad I packed up my desk after three weeks and started looking elsewhere. Just food for thought for anyone that wants to read this. No axes to grind here, just some facts of what happened to me during my time there and if this makes people question things when interviewing there, then this has accomplished what it was meant to do.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAgain, treat people like they are not in kindergarten and you will get a results oriented team that delivers. There are also more ways to do things than the "Pason way" that could actually work if your mind is open to them. If you are honest about questioning things, then actually let them question things. When you are told you are not allowed to have any ideas, this is a complete opposite to being able to question things.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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