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Adastra Group Reviews

Updated November 27, 2016
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  1. "Quick review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adastra Group full-time

    Pros

    Positive culture. Progressive management style.

    Cons

    Paid monthly instead of every two weeks.


  2. "Offers Career Growth and Family-Like Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adastra Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A number of company events held annually for both staff and their families really brings everyone together. From day one, I've felt I was working with close friends and have been offered the support to advance my career over the years.

    Intelligent, dynamic, fair, and fun would best describe the people, the culture and the company as a whole.

    Cons

    Career progression takes initiative and self-motivation. This is a plus if you possess these qualities.


  3. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Adastra Group full-time

    Pros

    Lots of training opportunities and multiple engagements that keep you interested

    Cons

    not a lot of upward mobility


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "A great environment to grow"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Adastra Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The HR team here does a great job hiring technically smart, but also like-minded individuals. The culture is strong, open and welcoming. The team does a great job training new graduates and making them business savvy, Information Management professionals.

    Cons

    Adastra is not a fit for people without self motivation and personal drive. If you're looking to cruise, you wouldn't last long here.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Atmosphere, great development program"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -emphasis on development (will pay for resources to ensure your success with clients)
    - relaxed office environment, you can sit where you want, staff will bring in bagels, doughnuts, samosas
    - people are genuinely pleasant and enjoy working there
    - great company events
    management works with you and checks in on you to help your transition (either to the company or the client, or the new software you are working on)

    Cons

    -nothing worth noting, is everything perfect, no... but there isn't anything I can point to that is a big problem.


  7. "Good place to start an Information Management Career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good place to start an IM career as you can work on several cross-industry projects

    -Flat management structure gives exposure to senior Executives even for entry level consultants

    -Exposure to a wide variety of tools and software

    -Relatively friendly environment (depending on the team lead and client)

    Cons

    -Salaries are not that high compared to other consulting firms and salary increases are limited

    -Company benefits are minimal (no RSP matching, very modest training, only 10 days off per year)

    -Depending on where you live, the office can be in a remote location (Markham) and many clients are in Scarborough/Brampton

    -High turnover of consultants and other staff members is not a positive sign

    Advice to Management

    -Focus on retaining high quality talent

    -Provide more benefits


  8. Helpful (1)

    "A great place for self-motivated employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Lots of opportunity to get exposure, learn and experience on all kinds of Information Management and Big Data technologies
    - Working on different projects in different industries, learn about a lot of companies
    - Senior experts who are extremely knowledgeable can help you learn
    - Nice culture with mostly kind and helpful people

    Cons

    - Can't always get projects with the technologies that are most interesting to you
    - Sometimes people who can help you are very busy

    Advice to Management

    - Help consultants get projects on most interesting technologies like HADOOP


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. If you have potential, they find ways to put it to use.
    Nice place to learn. It's encouraged, even courses are compensated to an extent by the company.
    Quarterly/ yearly review and bonus.
    Very friendly staff; from HR to CEO. You don't get the feeling of a corporate environment, so young talent likes it.
    Line Managers are nice, friendly and really willing to help you grow.

    Cons

    Salary on the lower side of market average. When people are let go, others feel uncertain about their fate so they start looking for other opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes juniors need to be provided with a clear plan regarding where their skills will take them. They should be more engaged regarding where they're headed


  10. "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company culture, good flexibility - easy going management

    Cons

    prospective not too good, will just staff you for any job


  11. "consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Wolfsburg, Niedersachsen (Germany)
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Wolfsburg, Niedersachsen (Germany)

    Pros

    best place to discover yourself as a Techie

    Cons

    employee benefits are low compare to other firms


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