R.A. Malatest & Associates Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. it was a new and interesting experience for me.

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    Current Contractor - Field Surveyor
    Current Contractor - Field Surveyor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at R.A. Malatest & Associates as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    for my job as an interviewer, I got paid well. above $13 per hour to do short surveys

    Cons

    I was sent to different locations and I worked outdoors which I've never done before so it was a cool experience for me but I'm not so sure how others are able to deal with that. I did work under hot sunny conditions.


  2. Survey Interviewer

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    Former Employee - Telephone Surveyor in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Telephone Surveyor in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at R.A. Malatest & Associates part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule if you have another job (and you will need one).

    Cons

    - Minimum wage essentially. - Uptight supervisors - Being used as labour fodder - No job security - lay off workers with no notice

    Advice to Management

    - Pay interviewers a fair wage - Value your Interviewers showing them greater respect - Train supervisors to be more effective communicators


  3. Interviewer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The staff are great to work with, if you are on time and do your work it is your basic job. You have flexibility to work as much as you want or as little (although they don't really like that). A good job to get yourself busy

    Cons

    The breaks are short, the pay isnt great but it is what it is.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    My experience with this company was fair.

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at R.A. Malatest & Associates as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most of my colleagues we friendly, the office was convenient.

    Cons

    Working conditions were very strict. Cronyism was noticeable, wage reviews were non existent.

    Advice to Management

    Supervisors need to be less uptight.


  6. Helpful (1)

    My experience with this company has been very good so far. A very efficient and conscientious group.

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    Current Contractor - Telephone Surveyor in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Telephone Surveyor in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at R.A. Malatest & Associates as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I liked the flexibility of scheduling.

    Cons

    Contract work is short term.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great office environment, although work can get tiresome and repetitive.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at R.A. Malatest & Associates part-time

    Pros

    great work culture learn about policies, businesses, government etc

    Cons

    the pay is not great mostly depending on the project you're working on, the actual job task can be mind numbing and repetitive if you work on the call centre side


  8. Helpful (1)

    Okay for a university student

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    Current Employee - Surveyor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Surveyor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at R.A. Malatest & Associates part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    VERY flexible schedule: you can work as many or as little hours as you want in a week. The pay is alright Nice colleagues EXCELLENT option for a student (works very well with school schedule)

    Cons

    Cut-back during seasons with no projects Limited possibility of personal/professional growth Gets boring after you keep working on the same project

    Advice to Management

    Improve benefits and break hours


  9. Helpful (1)

    It was probably the most pleasant and certainly one of the most reward tele"marketing" jobs I've ever had.

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    Former Employee - Telephone Surveyor in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Telephone Surveyor in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Recommends

    I worked at R.A. Malatest & Associates part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The environment was busy but supportive.

    Cons

    At the time, the headsets were cumbersome and made dialing difficult.

    Advice to Management

    I know that layoffs are inevitable, given the client list "seasons," but it does help to keep laid-off but interested employees in the loop, not just in terms of coming back. Note: the question below has an incorrect answer: I worked for RH Malatest from January to July of 2009.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Decent job, good environment

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    Former Contractor - Telephone Surveyor in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Telephone Surveyor in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at R.A. Malatest & Associates as a contractor

    Pros

    It's contract work, so the hours are very flexible. The pay is decent for the work that is being performed, and supervisors are very helpful in giving out constructive criticism.

    Cons

    Hours are given out on a project-to-project basis, so it was difficult to know whether or not work would be available ahead of time.

    Advice to Management

    I don't really have issues with the management - maybe avoid multiple supervisors monitoring the same person within a certain time frame to spare employees from feeling like they're being micromanaged.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Excellent opportunity to learn about and be exposed to research and evaluation.

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at R.A. Malatest & Associates full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities for professional growth, once foot is the door.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for real career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Well educated research professionals deserve a working environment and corporate approach commensurable to their backgrounds.



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