vpi (Canada)

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vpi (Canada) Reviews

Updated July 6, 2014
Updated July 6, 2014
4 Reviews
3.4
4 Reviews

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  1.  

    Senior management very knowledgable

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

    I have been working at vpi (Canada) as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Senior management is very accommodating in developing your attributes takes the time to explain what is expected from you. Projects are interesting and you can learn many new things. People here are respectful and great to be around

    Cons

    Micromanaging is a problem there at times.Too many times being pulled into a meeting to see where you're at during the day and usually at the worst times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have the confidence that your employees are meeting the daily targets.Your employees have a life outside of work.There are only so many hours in the day so ensure they leave on time at end of day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Stressful and unfriendly work environment

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

    I worked at vpi (Canada) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Highly structured environment
    Motivated to reach targets

    Cons

    Supervisors are not very flexible and empathetic
    Pay does not match amount of work done
    Lay off staff on a continuous basis
    Rules for staff does not match rules for supervisors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat staff fairly and allow pay for amount of work
    Allow balance of work and not expect employees to work after hours
    Don't treat clients like numbers
    Corporate environments are not good for non profit organizations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Professional Employment Ontario Funded Agency

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

    I worked at vpi (Canada) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - clear structure in daily routine (f you like having this)
    - industry competitive salary and benefits (Employment Specialist and Job Developer positions)
    - Smaller offices means the opportunity to get closer with your team (average office size 8 - 10 staff)
    - Recognized and respected organization in the Employment Ontario landscape
    - Clear separation between roles -- Employment Specialists do Job Coaching, seperate from Job Developers that are the "Sales" staff in terms of finding new employers

    Cons

    - structured daily routine (some people hate structure) compared to other non profit agencies
    - as a funded organization there is always the possibility of layoffs if the agencies government contract is cancelled. All positions are contract
    - Responsible for monthly outcome based stats that are often beyond an Employment Specialists control
    - not alot of opportunities to advance
    - Group Facilitated session material is for the most part set by corporate head office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Give individual offices and office managers more room to operate independantly. There are signifigant (client) regional demographic differences in terms of where offices are located. Material that works in one office is often terrible in another
    - bring back the 5 days on/4 days on/work an extra hour each day schedule. Having every second Friday off was one ofthe single most appreciated benefits of working at vpi inc.
    - losing the bi monthly office lunches was a blow to moral

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    great opportunity, opened doors, great for networking

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

    I have been working at vpi (Canada)

    Pros

    people, organizations goals, office environment, technology use

    Cons

    government funded, no bonus or employee recognition programs

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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