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I have been working at Squirrel Systems full-time
Pros – The work culture is great. Despite the large size, all teams are very close to each other. In general, everyone goes that extra mile to get to know you and befriend you. When they call it a family, it's actually quite literal. Aside from that, there are some really smart and passionate people leading the company on all levels.
Cons – Squirrel is a true innovator in the hospitality industry; as such, there are always a million things on the go. It's easy to get lost in the amount of things going on.
Advice to Senior Management – You are building a great company.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-03-15 15:10 PDT
I have been working at Squirrel Systems full-time for more than a year
Pros – regular full time hours
some awesome people to work with
Good location, near skytrain and on a main transit bus line
Cons – No communication from management to employees
there were 3 HR changeovers in the year that I worked there
Supervisors have their own agenda, and bully employees
Complaints are ignored
Advice to Senior Management – Treat the employees you have well. They are working extremely hard and for that, they get 'not fired'. In the last few months, muttiple employees have been fired for no reason, and nobody is picking up the slack. Get new people in, or hire some back.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-10-19 23:25 PDT
I worked at Squirrel Systems full-time for more than a year
Pros – Line-level colleagues were great. Once a week the company got free fruit. Seriously, that is it.
Cons – This company has no leadership whatsoever. Instead of providing training and leadership, they prefer to micro-manage and "monitor time-sheets". I have never seen anything like this in my twenty plus years of work experience.
I can't overemphasize nearly enough how much you need to avoid working for this place. Do yourself a favor and never apply.
Advice to Senior Management – Focus on leading your team, not worrying about time-sheets. Try instituting some proper training. Treat your colleagues and subordinates like people, not puppets.
2013-08-13 07:53 PDT
I worked at Squirrel Systems
Pros – Hard to get fired once pass probation. If you follow the rules and do your job, then you get job security.
Working around fun people. Perfect for getting experience in extremely past-paced environment. Steady paycheck without fail. Never got affected by any economic crisis. Pay is guaranteed regardless of work amount.
It's possible to go from $11 per hr to 18-19 in 1-2 years by passing internal exams.
Looks amazing on the resume.
Cons – Not enough training. Have to figure out things as you go without proper manuals.
Always lacking people, as a result few are doing the job of many.
Dead end job with not being able to exercise much of training\experience.
Company's policy about support employees - "we can hire more". Despite steady & secure employment, constant feeling of being disposable.
No incentives whatsoever for working more\harder\showing initiative.
Although there is a system of getting higher wage with moving through Tiers, most of the time there is no way to do that even if you really want because the person responsible checking\developing exams is doing thousand other things and has no time.
Individual good performance almost never gets any praise. Numbers oriented management, despite all other areas have to suffer for it like employee satisfaction and customer service.
Very high turnaround rate.
Praise from upper management is a joke - has nothing to do with complexity of the task or effort used to resolve it.
Advice to Senior Management – Raise starting wage.
Provide day to day incentives for harder work
Start thinking overall about making people stay and not use company as a stepping stone
2011-09-20 16:23 PDT
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