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"The opportunity of a lifetime."

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Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Baltimore, MD
Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Baltimore, MD
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I have been working at The Canton Group full-time (More than a year)

Pros

At The Canton Group, you make your own job. You want to change the world? Then go for it, you'll get the support you need. This is the place I needed in this point in my career- a place that values hard work, creativity, and technical skill.

Cons

I honestly can't think of any cons for working here. The only con I can come up with is that if you're not an Alpha Type personality, you're going to feel overrun at the Canton Group. Its a very free and open environment, which means you have to be on top of your game to survive. If you can't work in this atmosphere, if you need a lot of attention or guidance, it may not be the best place for you.

Advice to Management

Keep stretching the limit!

Other Employee Reviews for The Canton Group

  1. Helpful (1)

    "The perfect job if you are self-motivated"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Canton Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    We use a variety of technologies: .NET, open source technologies, SharePoint administrators, DBA's. You name it we have an opportunity.

    There is always a new opportunity in the pipeline.

    Canton Group is a place where any individual can pursue anything. If you have a business idea, you can grow it safely inside the company with support from your peers.

    Developers are paid on the higher end of the spectrum.

    The location is awesome.

    Cons

    The freedom given to individuals creates a lack of specific purpose or direction within the company. It also creates communication issues when priorities do not align.

    Work life balance: Those that are passionate about our projects and work will be used and abused.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the mentality that fighting fires is the norm.

    Our customers need better expectation management and our projects need better scope management. There is a distinct lack of both.

    It is ok to say no to a customer.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "I saw tons of potential on my first day, but very little actually came to fruition."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Canton Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great location directly in Canton Square (although the office is terrible).

    The technical team is young, driven, and very talented. If you love tech you will make some great friends and learn a lot. Management will leave you alone for the most part as long as you are doing your job. Very good compensation.

    Due to the talented technical team, you feel like you are working for a company that has so much potential and can really make a name for itself. Unfortunately the daily behavior of the company and decisions that are made over and over again will restrict employees and the company from reaching its full potential.

    Cons

    There is zero leadership, direction, and communication. Nobody has any clue why this company even exists - no strategy at all. The company operates as an organization who is trying to be everything to everyone. We will take on any project or customer that will pay us money. This attitude might work when you are a start-up but we have been around for over 15 years and the leadership team is still trying to figure it out and it does not seem like they ever will.

    I'm not even a lead developer and i will tell you that the developers are way overworked and are asked to not only lead the technical side of the project but also to project manage. Most of the project managers do not really manage the projects and leave it up to technical folks to communicate with clients.

    I've been here for almost 4 years and the CEO has never communicated a company strategy or provided any feedback on how the company is performing. There is no communication, vision, or leadership.

    Advice to Management

    This is a small company that is only as good as its employees, period. Start talking to your employees and communicate with them. Sending an e-mail on your i-phone without any thought behind it is not how a CEO or executive is supposed to communicate. Figure out how to lead the business and share your vision of the company with employees to build morale. Make sure you have the right people in the right positions that will lead and hold people accountable.

    There is so much technical talent here that we can truly do something special. The problem starts and ends with management and structure - right now we have none.

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