Teknion Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
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  1. Best company I ever worked for. Rarely you will find a big organization taking care of their people like they do.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Teknion full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company thinks like an industry leader and strive to stay one. This company does what it takes in a sense of innovation. They train their people, invest in R&D and listen to their clients.

    Cons

    The industry is very competitive unfortunately. So there's is also a ton of office furniture manufacturer out there. Also, the industry is getting more complicated in terms of sales cycles and RFPs.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the good work.

  2. Helpful (1)

    It could be better

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

    I have been working at Teknion full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible with work schedule as long as you complete your duties, not all managers micro manage and trust your work, benefits are good, lots of friendly and hard working co-workers who take pride in their work

    Cons

    No communication between departments, handoff of work is met with resistance despite being on the same team, no team building activities are done nor really encourage, personality conflicts is not dealt by management on a consistent basis (and colleagues suffer), compensation is not based on merit

    Advice to Management

    Compensate those who go above and beyond their job duties and excel in their role on a consistent basis

  3. Great people and work environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Teknion

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Worked with some great people, enjoyed my time there

    Cons

    Not too many negative points

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Watching the company grow to a World Wide Major Competitor

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Teknion full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great office culture, Fast paced, Collaboration in a team environment. Work to satisfy the end user - The Customer.

    Cons

    I have no negative points

    Advice to Management

    Believe in your employees!

  6. District Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - District Manager in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Current Contractor - District Manager in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

    I have been working at Teknion as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great product
    - Develop new solutions for a global market
    - Small but very effective

    Cons

    - Global company, but a bit disorganized on the global strategy
    - Lack of strong change management services
    - Sister company Global Industries, don't have common approach on global markets
    - Few staff

    Advice to Management

    - More strategic thinking on regards of International Markets

  7. Helpful (1)

    Good compnay to work for but slow progress

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineering in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Product Engineering in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and low pressure work environment. Initiative can take you a long way and there is lot to learn

    Cons

    Career movement is slow and there is not much formalized training program for the employees. Culture varies across different plants and offices. Senior management seems complacent

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your staff

  8. Good people to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Teknion full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    friendly colleagues, nice office facilities

    Cons

    pay lower than market, senior management will not recongnize good performers unless you suck up to them

    Advice to Management

    find a strategy and stick to it

  9. Do not recommend working here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Teknion

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not a stressful work environment. No negative consequences for bad performance. No overtime expected. Acceptable for projects to be delayed. You can “coast” here and it is tolerated

    Cons

    Very low employee morale. Jobs functions are divided in a way making them too narrow focused, repetitive, and unchallenging. Weak Management, no clear vision, decisions typically made emotionally rather than logically. Very disorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Fire “dead wood” employees that have a negative attitude, poor work ethic and are underperformers. Reward and frequently-openly recognize your employees’ efforts, especially the good performers. Provide feedback on company goals and solicit feedback. (The last 2 sentences rarely take place here).

  10. Betrayed.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Teknion

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The employees but not upper management.

    Cons

    No recognition for going the extra mile. No written sick days policy. Three weeks vacation after 5 years and 4 weeks vacation after 12 years. Very low employee moral. No "socializing" allowed.

    Advice to Management

    Meet with employees before laying them off, specially those that have been with the company for a long time. Letting go of someone for non business reasons is absolutely wrong and demoralizing.

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