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FPInnovations Reviews

Updated January 23, 2017
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  1. "Dysfunctional Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FPInnovations full-time

    Pros

    Work with little Supervision
    Excellent pay
    Valued Opinion
    Good Benifits
    I was able to work on projects I was passionate ab

    Cons

    Dysfunctional Management
    lack of resource to truly do a good job.
    relies on reputation to make it in the industry
    for a technology company there is little technology in use.
    need to be more responsive to the client

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a shake up in upper and middle management. Middle management is over worked. Upper management is researchers promoted to run the company. Not business people that would know how to run a company. If it was not for the government funding the company would have a serious problems.

    Letting go people that were working on client projects and bring money into the company is never a good idea.


  2. "Seriously shrinking"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quebec, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quebec, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, flexible hours, staff, health insurance. Working in a scientific environment.provides lots of opportunities to grow and learn.

    Cons

    Dire financial situation caused by lack of vision. Poor and old school management. Major staff cuts in the past few years

    Advice to Management

    You need real leaders


  3. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, lots of autonomy

    Cons

    Company lacks direction, middle management is overworked and does a poor job of keeping workers occupied during slow periods


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  5. "New business model"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, flex time, friendly staff

    Cons

    Uncertain times once again, some layoffs again

    Advice to Management

    Restructure management lack of vision, present SMT lacking in openess to changing times


  6. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pointe-Claire, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pointe-Claire, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Offers a flexible Schedule, room to grow if you can take initiative, nice colleagues, good pension plan, medical and dental plans are good too.

    Cons

    Management is somewhat weak, in that it can be too controlled or too loose. Managers are often researchers that went up the ladder, and that did not come with the background to manage people.


  7. "N/A"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FPInnovations full-time

    Pros

    Research focused and leading in paper industry in Canada

    Cons

    Conservative in strategy and weak in business focus


  8. "Research"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technologist in Quebec, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Technologist in Quebec, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FPInnovations full-time

    Pros

    Exploring the new way of doing thinks

    Cons

    Be curious , strong technical skills

    Advice to Management

    Thinking out off the box


  9. "Forest, a wonderful reserve of opportunities, but..."

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Pointe-Claire, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Scientist in Pointe-Claire, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    interesting challenges to revive the forest economy
    new applications and innovations in the pipe line
    great potential sector of activities

    Cons

    lack of alignement,
    too many leaders with no real mid or long term vision
    traditional pulp and paper, forest or wood specialists who cannot embrace the new economy
    good scientist (often promoted as managers) are not trained to manage
    lack of information and guidance

    Advice to Management

    stop considering that a scientist will make a good manager
    stop working in silo (duplication, lack of efficiency, missed opportunities)
    remove some managerial positions and reduce overhead


  10. "Ok, but situation has been volatile the last few years."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FPInnovations full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, nice people, has potential to bring forth new technology and innovation in forest science.
    Free parking in Vancouver

    Cons

    Overworked teams, financially unstable (small amount of funders with big purses).
    Too slow to innovate on organization/merger.
    Layoffs over the last few years.
    Building consolidations and shared offices.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff and keep working on team building/responsiveness. Be seen.


  11. "Uncertain Future"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FPInnovations full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues, Incredible insight into the Pulp & paper industry, True experts in this industry. Nice offices and relaxed work atmosphere, not pushy and no micromanagement.

    Cons

    -Sector is going down, a lot of uncertainty
    -Clients want a lot in return for their investment, very demanding
    -Too many layoffs

    Advice to Management

    get into other sectors fast, otherwise your pension is at risk



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