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T4G Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
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  1.  

    Great and engaging

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    Former Employee - Cms Developer
    Former Employee - Cms Developer

    Pros

    Great environment to work in. Everyone is nice and it feels like your co-workers are your family. There are lots of after-office activities to take part in and the work environment is very relaxing. Hours are very flexible with the option of working from home some days out of the week.

    Cons

    As an intern, I was sometimes left with not a lot of work to do. I often had to find ways to keep myself busy. The management scheme seems structured in a very rigid hierarchy which could be a down fall in the years to come for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is great, the leads of the teams and business units within T4G feel more like your co-worker then your boss.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Hire Fairly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great organization for the right kind of people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

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

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    Former Employee - Technical Manager  in  Saint John, NB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Saint John, NB (Canada)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
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  6.  

    Good org culture except for class system

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
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  7.  

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

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    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Solutions Developer  in  Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Solutions Developer in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    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.

    Recommends
  10.  

    T4G - One of the best IT workplaces in Canada

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

    Recommends
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Depends on your expectations

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Nice people, cool work environment, easy going on a personal level, flexible work/life balance, charter idea seems like a good thing

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility around new ideas and ways of working stifles innovation, intra-team communication barriers leaves you guessing about whos is thinking what, lack of management support results in being left out in the cold when you need help, culture seems to prefer heads-down meat shop type approach rather than pro-active innovative approach ("just do what you are told"), performance assessment is based on anecdotal feedback rarely shared with the person first hand, there is no team work in terms of aligning roles to a common goal (if you aren't doing what the group is doing, you simply get rejected/ejected)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    T4G management needs to take time to develop their management roles to industry best practices around teams, team support, communication. Dissolve the passive culture and integrate more of a pro-active culture that supports innovation and professional growth. Bring feedback processes into the company to support people sharing expectations and inspiring people to help each other to align to a common goal rather than just rejecting people at the first sign of mis-fit. Management should learn how to support their staff rather than just manage day to day work/cashflow activities (more people-management rather than project-management). On hiring, dispel with the "how great we are" attitude until "how great we are" is actually actualized (T4G is not that great - be realistic).

    Doesn't Recommend

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