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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Buyer"

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Buyer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Focus Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Location in up and coming area of Denver. Nice coworkers

    Cons

    Pay was horrible. The owner was the worst I've ever worked for. Manipulative and condescending, made several people cry and walk out. For a small company, he knew to hire people he can take advantage of. Worse job experience. The office was at ease when he was gone, which was pretty often luckily. He couldn't pay his bills within 60 days and it affected business only negatively.


  2. "Accounts Receivable Biller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Focus Corporation full-time

    Pros

    -good starter job after completing my business administration diploma
    -friendly work environment with lots of young people
    -fun Christmas party

    Cons

    -need to do more team building activities
    -need to do more to give back to the community (i.e. charity events)


  3. "okay"

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Company sold. WSP not good to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Don't sell


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  5. "So far so good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Administrative in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Focus Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, treat employees well. Offer shares as new company - WSP Group. Take alternate Fridays off.

    Cons

    Going through a merge and some growing pains. Communication around the changes is lacking a bit, but they are trying and responding to employees as best they can. Change in benefits isn't the greatest, but it's still within industry standard.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate a bit more on changes - especially the ones that are viewed as cons.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Jekyll and Hyde"

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    Current Employee - Pipeline and Integrity Projects in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Pipeline and Integrity Projects in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Focus Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Above-average benefit package that kicked in right after hire. Three weeks vacation. Free fruit, decent coworkers, "some" good managers.

    Cons

    Focus tends to have a "take over the world" mentality. Expand, expand, expand, land as many huge projects as possible, hope they'll magically be able to hire enough quality people from somewhere to do all the work. In the midst of all that, they seemingly forget how to keep their current employees engaged or interested. My story is the same as others I've heard from former Focus employees: it seems to start out well enough but then the storyline gets lost somewhere.

    Try it for awhile if you like, but realize you might not (want to) be there for long.

    Advice to Management

    Take a break from all the numbers and "planned growth" long enough to concentrate on maintaining what you have. Get back to valuing quality over quantity. Realize that people aren't leaving in droves for no reason.


  7. "You are only a Number"

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

    Pros

    Other than the Executive Management .. all fellow employees were excellent to work with

    Cons

    You were only a number .. Little to no leadership.. Very dissatisfied... Was expected to always be on call


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Time to put on big/girl boy pants"

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    Former Employee - Document Control Assistant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Document Control Assistant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Focus Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get paid and there are SOME really nice people. Some fun events and snacks and they seemingly endorse comradery.

    Cons

    All the fruit and fun is not enough to make you want to stay. Project managers are seriously lacking training. ALS credentials do not make you a good manager. Two unprovoked verbal altercations with PMs due to their being over sensitive or just plain inability to manage human beings who expect respect and emotional maturity in the work place. Lack of follow up from HR or upper management in regards to said poor behavior. Some of the PMs and their team members have elitist attitudes and refuse to endorse or understand the need for implementation of new processes and procedures, as though they are above those requirements and do not need to participate. I did not sign up to change your employees bad attitudes or deal with managers who act the same.

    Advice to Management

    Be professional and provide training when required. If you see someone has an attitude problem, deal with it. Even managers need to have their hands slapped when they misbehave. No one wants to work in an environment where there is no accountability! It is really disgusting seeing people get away with such poor behavior.


  9. "Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Survey Assistant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Survey Assistant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Focus Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working outside
    Great people to work with
    Money is great

    Cons

    working away a lot
    working outside sometimes hurts ...bugs, snow etc


  10. "Good Experience, tough Management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Focus Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    the work atmosphere and colleagues are great, professional development is encouraged, most Manager's doors and ears are open for discussion.

    Cons

    Not much significant. There needs some improvement in the appraisal process. Good proforming employees should be rewarded little better than underperforming.

    Advice to Management

    Employee focused training seem vital.


  11. "Started out well enough"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Focus Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Left on own to decide version of vision for new depts. development.

    Cons

    No mgmt. assistance given to further develop version of vision for new dept. development. Later on there was an expectancy to work extra hours. Then there was the expectancy to work above one's job description with no extra pay compensation allowable. Then there was an expectancy to take orders from other team members not associated with said new dept. Rather than the actual manager taking charge ie. actual manager was too busy, reluctant or unsure to take full responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    Life's to short to stay in a job that has become miserable due to lack of respect or due consideration from Management.



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