Money gets paid on time. Free coffee, tea, sugar, cream. You can take naps. Indoor work, without windows. Free street parking.
Hires and fires on a whim and with no consideration. Few exceptions. No warning, no severance. No bonuses. People used to be escorted out. No sick days, no possibility to recover lost hours. No sense of humor. Cheap furniture, kid's desks, will hurt your knees, 120$. No windows in the working space. Standard keyboard and mouse. Many 19" monitors still in use. Headphones if you're lucky. Bring your own ! Hires temporary foreign workers as cheap labor. Programmers are too expensive in Calgary. Good luck having a meaningful conversation with some coworkers there. English is really optional. Family business otherwise. Management upstairs, workers downstairs. Poor communication with management. Utter distrust of employees having contact with the clients. Any communication is mediated and filtered. No possibility of career advancement, senior positions are filled, but one can always hope those get laid off. Salary raise ... random. I was given the run around for a month before getting to have a discussion about a raise. No performance reviews ever. Complete disregard for the work process. They only care about when it's being done. Not ever they said go home early! It's the the Stampede! it's Christmas, Hanukkah or whatever. Christmas lunch, when they have it, it's lunch break plus 1 or 2 hours, then you go back to work, on a Friday ! Mandatory statutory holidays are all you get, nothing more, nothing less. Watch for shill reviews.
Advice to Management
Take a human resources course..
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