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  1. "Worst years of my life"

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    Former Employee - Cirriculum in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cirriculum in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits...nothing more to mention

    Cons

    Layers of VP's eating out every day on the association's tab. Ineffective CEO. A complex matrix of 6 - 7 layers of authority. One VP in particular was so adverse to running her team that she hired an Enforcer to berate and frustrate the team, under the guise that she once had a serious illness (which she recovered from)

    Advice to Management

    Let's hope that the merger will improve the practices and policies


  2. "good environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    receptive management, good benefits, flexible schedule

    Cons

    communication issues in some departments

  3. "Positive experience."

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    Former Intern - Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Intern - Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at CGA as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. office culture is very friendly and inviting.

    Cons

    don't have the intern community since there is not many interns


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Satisfactory place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Potential for fulfilling work, nearby walking trail, comfortable office environment

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for professional development


  5. Helpful (1)

    "CGA as a professional designation!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work for it, great business culture and benefits.

    Cons

    Not too many career opportunities!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Top Down heavy handed approach"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work balance is there for some. Good benefits. Good RRSP matching plan

    Cons

    Top Heavy management style, not collaborative. Too many middle manages and redundant VPs who do not earn their keep. Too far behind the curve to adapt new ideas.

    Advice to Management

    collaboration on implementation of strategy will get employees buy on. Top heavy approach stifles any creativity and creates poor work atmosphere. Bad hiring decisions at the VP level led to a lot of staff turnover at the management level.


  7. "MANAGER"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Dynamic work environment with flexible work hours and good holidays

    Cons

    Lack of leadership direction and consistency.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great work-life balance, tied up in red tape"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, good pay scale, good benefits package

    Cons

    Six levels of management for a department of twenty people leads to an utter impossibility for those with something to do to get it done.
    Tendency to reinvent the wheel, at great length and expense, rather than spend half the time adapting something that is already in use.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce number of managers by about 50%, empower the employees a bit more, research available alternatives in the marketplace before spending years and a fortune trying to reinvent from scratch. For the compensation package you're offering, you should have people willing and able to take on more authority.