T4G Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Friendly, smart people with a culture that doesn't match reality

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at T4G full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    A lot of business unit leaders will let you work from home when appropriate. T4G is very flat and you really can and should talk to your boss and the executives when you have an issue, question or concern.

    Cons

    One of the pillars of their culture is innovation. T4G is not innovative. Billable hours are king and that means you can't R&D on the client's dime. No incentive to learn new technologies or keep up your tech skills and there are many senior employees who are quite out of touch with modern day methodologies, technologies and practices that are used in more progressive IT companies.

    In recent years events such as the Family Ski Weekend, Geekfest and Floodstock have been outright cancelled.

    Advice to Management

    Promote innovation and tone down the culture talk until it can match reality. After the first few months the whole "we're the best!" mantra gets old. Explore and talk about new technologies with more beer and pizza nights. Buy new tech (Apple watch!) and promote development and innovation with give-aways of said products. Mix it up!


  2. Great company culture

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at T4G

    Pros

    Company is great and everyone is friendly. Room for growth as long as you ask.

    Cons

    Location is far from the city center and there isn't many places to eat around


  3. Helpful (1)

    Hire Fairly

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

    I have been working at T4G

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great company - smart people

    Cons

    Seems to be a bit of an old boys network. Very shocking at the lack of visible minorities working here. Only certain people are allowed at the executive level. No sign of giving a visible minority a chance.

    Advice to Management

    Use fair and balanced hiring practices. The numbers don't add up. There is no way we can be situated in a city like Toronto and see NO visible minorities at the executive level or middle management. Actually, there are rarely any staff that are visible minorities either.


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  5. Great organization for the right kind of people

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

    I have been working at T4G full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flat, lean, and entrepreneurial, with a focus on getting things done. If you're looking for the kind of place where you can have a vision, and work to build it (whatever 'it' is) this is the place. Good people across the company - talented and smart.

    Cons

    Communication can be a challenge - some people, in some cases, can be tough to get a response from. Also, if you're the kind of person that needs direction, or constant feedback, this is probably not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Be more responsive, more quickly, and demand the same from everyone across the company.


  6. A bit of a bipolar firm, in many ways caring, in many ways highly political.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Saint John, NB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Saint John, NB (Canada)

    I worked at T4G full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting projects, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Like to position themselves as a very caring company, which is true in a lot of ways, but it's a very political environment. A bit of a viper's nest, really.

    Advice to Management

    Clear out some of the political operators that spend their time maneuvering rather than doing any meaningful work.


  7. Good org culture except for class system

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

    I worked at T4G full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Most teams had a reasonably flexible schedule and ability to work at home or away from the office. The benefit package was competitive. Opportunities for employees to socialize and celebrate were offered. Positive attitudes were reinforced by workplace culture.

    Cons

    The salary was far from competitive on many teams. Certain teams undervalued and given less opportunity. Upper management did not always see employee potential for growth resulting in pigeon holing and loss of talent to more progressive companies. Clear class divide between certain teams with some teams' importance not recognized in terms of compensation nor attitude. I have seen a number of long time employees leave recently for this reason.

    Advice to Management

    Regular checkins with employees for personal development, find a greater purpose for motivated employees (use the talent you have), salaries raised by 10K minimum will all help to stop brain drain.


  8. Talented people and easy to approach management in a flat structure organization

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    I worked at T4G full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    People are very talented and willing to help each other.
    Flat organization structure, management is very approachable.
    Great organization culture, lots of cool family and festival events.
    Management values innovation and have dedicated events to show case employment innovation.

    Cons

    Benefit and salary were good, but not great comparing to other big name tech companies.
    Management tends to fall behind with performance reviews and incentives.
    Relatively small business tends to be a bit more fragile.
    Team approach causes internal unhealthy competition

    Advice to Management

    Stay on top of annual/semi-annual performance reviews, and appropriate incentives.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Was looking for a place to stay and grow - T4G had other ideas

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    I worked at T4G full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    T4G had a very friendly environment where the focus is on fit and skills, not where you live. The social aspect of the company made it a fun place to work and allowed you to get to know everyone in the company.

    Cons

    Charter reviews were not consistent. Also, when issues with performance, etc. arose, rather than speaking with the employee and providing a chance to improve, no warning is provided. Rather the employee is simply let go.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more open communication and believe in the employees, giving them a chance if needed to fix any issues that arise.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Wonderful company to work for, very friendly and supportive of work-life balance.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Developer in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Solutions Developer in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    I have been working at T4G

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    T4G has won the Best Places to Work in Canada and Best Places to Work in Atlantic Canada for many years in a row for a reason. It's a fabulous place to work!

    Cons

    Salaries across most companies in Halifax, T4G included, can't compete with elsewhere, yet the cost of living in Halifax isn't that much cheaper.


  11. T4G - One of the best IT workplaces in Canada

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

    I have been working at T4G

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    At T4G performance is rewarded, and new ideas are welcomed. Depending on how much you put into your current role, or advancing a new business idea, you can shape your own career.

    Cons

    T4G started as a small company and is well on its way to becoming a much larger one. The company has a unique culture and will be challenged to maintain that with its growth.



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