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Federated Co-Operatives Reviews

Updated November 15, 2017
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  1. "Lots Of Lifting but Great Pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Federated Co-Operatives (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great pay and good coworkers

    Cons

    a lot of lifting and pick rates to keep up with

    Advice to Management

    chill out


  2. "Maintenance supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Regina, SK (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Regina, SK (Canada)

    I worked at Federated Co-Operatives full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work , and had good experience

    Cons

    Some managers are hard to deal with, and wont compromise on their ego

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Federated Co-op Saskatoon HO"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Federated Co-Operatives full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent sense of community.
    Strong performing local company.
    Great Co-workers

    Cons

    Somewhat old school techniques and equipment.
    IT transformation project is not really in control.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "No Stars For FCL"

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    Former Employee - Implementation in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Former Employee - Implementation in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Federated Co-Operatives full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Acquires Best Talent
    Good Salaries & Good Infrastructure

    Cons

    Don't let the talented people use their skills
    Inaccurate or Unrealistic Project Plans are the major hurdles for the projects to gain traction or momentum
    Rumor Mills & Encourages gossips
    Forms teams/groups to cover each others back.
    No Values, Ethics, & Morals

    Advice to Management

    FCL needs to review their Innovation and Technology Strategies.
    Make sure the product that you're buying serves the real Business purpose.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Would not recommend for work"

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

    I worked at Federated Co-Operatives part-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Lots of training opportunities. The pay for most positions is great.

    Cons

    Would give this company 0/5 if I could. Worst place I've ever worked. Staff is really bad at most locations. Management doesn't care about staff, and get away with too many stunts. Caught management losing fraudulent activity, I lost my job for it and they are all still there....

    Advice to Management

    Too much drama overall within the whole company. Too many dishonest people being protected in the unionized company..


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Politics"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federated Co-Operatives full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good use of Latest Technologies, good pay, benefits

    Cons

    Lot of politics, groupism , have to struggle hard for growth

    Advice to Management

    Take care of politics


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Not great"

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

    I have been working at Federated Co-Operatives full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and compensation and bonus

    Cons

    Lot of outdated procedures and thinking. Toxic culture and management. People are getting promoted based on who is "nice" and not who is an expert.

    Advice to Management

    Assess your leadership and trust your experts. Put people in the right positions and hold them accountable to deliver. Do not trust your coffee buddies.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Very poor leadership"

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

    I worked at Federated Co-Operatives full-time

    Pros

    Biggest employer in Saskatchewan. Some good people to work with. Good compensation package.

    Cons

    Incompetent leadership. They say one thing but actions are completely not aligned. Inability to trust, feel safe to share ideas, issues, and thoughts. Creates an anxious work environment. No work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Align your actions with what you say so people can feel safe to share ideas/concerns/recommendations. Provide clearer direction and make decisions in a timely fashion instead of continuously putting roadblocks.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Growth and Community"

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    Current Employee - Petroleum Specialist in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - Petroleum Specialist in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federated Co-Operatives (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Growth Initiatives through difficult times
    - Transformation of enabling departments
    - Alignment of Organizational objectives to Individual Objectives
    - Great Culture
    - Community Oriented and Driven

    Cons

    -Flat structure; limited opportunity for promotable growth (lots of lateral development opportunities though)
    -Difficult transitions through change


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Overall good but very much set in the past"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Federated Co-Operatives full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people I worked with were awesome. Middle management was great. Hours were good.

    Cons

    All the work procedures seemed to be straight out of a 1950's era movie. We literally had to print off and mail copies of all our records to central archives. We also kept another copy filed in our office to refer to later as we couldn't check back in the computer system.

    Their computer system was an IBM 3270 mainframe which they were in the midst of panicking to replace. System outages were 3-4 hours per week.

    I ended being approached by a recruiter elsewhere that was very aware of these issues and targeting FCL employees. I gladly applied and took their offer

    Advice to Management

    You should have invested in new systems and updated procedures regularly. The amount of change being forced in short time is clearly a problem. You're in position where you plan to move forwards 50 years in 2.


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