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GS1 Canada Reviews

Updated October 2, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "GS1 Canada"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at GS1 Canada full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great business model, lovely staff, amazing growth

    Cons

    toxic leadership, inconsistent application of internal policy, favouritism

    Advice to Management

    Step down!


  2. "Interesting company"

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    Current Employee - Management in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Management in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at GS1 Canada full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good set of people within middle management, has some small perks such as ice cream trucks, small gatherings, trying to modernize office space, abiltiy to work from home for a day a week. Has the potential to do some cutting edge work in the technology space for its subscribers.

    Cons

    Private fiefdom, don't know if there are any regulatory bodies that govern Not for Profit organizations. Lots of conflict of interest, everyone at top has glaring conflicts of interests which would not survive even a day in the Private or Government sector.

    Advice to Management

    There is no transparency, do something about it.

  3. "A company of liars"

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

    I have been working at GS1 Canada full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not any I can think of

    Cons

    DO NOT TAKE CONTRACT JOBS FROM THEM!
    They lied to you when they told you that they will keep you as permanent when interviewing. My co-worker has been on contract for 2 years and they never budgeted him on permanent headcount. I overheard my boss said in a meeting that she will expect all of us contract analysts to be gone soon although we signed a 1 year contract! This is a company full of lies and politics. They know it's harder to find temp workers so they over promised you during interviews. The job descriptions are exaggerated too. All I was given was copy pasting work, not information analysis on the job descriptions they posted. That said, don't expect to learn anything or grow your career.
    People don't know what they are doing. Questions get thrown in a circle without an answer. They don't know how hard it is for you to get certain projects done and they don't care at all! No appreciation or recognition of any kinds! They treat contractors like dirt cos they know you will be gone soon either voluntarily or not! My boss works 5 hours a day and "works" from home very often, but she bosses people around. She is well liked by the senior management so even her boss can't say anything. Yes, they pick favourites and it matters more than your skills and experience. Expect to be forced into their activities especially if your boss is there, because you have to flatter your boss to survive here. I regret so much taking this job. This job is detrimental to my career and a complete waste of my time. Don't be like me. You deserve way better.

    Advice to Management

    Is it so hard to be honest?


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good People Bad management"

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

    I have been working at GS1 Canada full-time

    Pros

    Team mates and peers are really nice to work with and very helpful.

    Cons

    - Higher management is worst.
    - Do not pay good salaries.
    - No career growth.


  5. "Great environment, great culture, and great future"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GS1 Canada full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great overall environment within GS1 Canada. A culture that promotes growth and development from within, to those that perform and and seek to grow. Flexible work arrangements, competitive overall compensation.

    Cons

    Fast growing and changing business, can be difficult if you resist change, or beneficial if your flexible and willing.

    Advice to Management

    Continuing to disseminate information down helps with engaging employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great until the End."

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

    Pros

    Decent work/life balance. Great people that work in the trenches with you. Constant busy work environment.

    Cons

    Senior Leadership of the company has lost their way, they're in over their heads. Some at the very top are emotionally & mentally unbalanced. If your liked (no matter how bad of a job you do) you're retained & promoted. If you're disliked, watch out, your career there will be short (no matter how much you deliver).

    Advice to Management

    Retire or go work somewhere else. You've ruined that company & your now totally incompetent!


  7. "Implementation Analyst"

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    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Work life balance.
    Work is not so stressful

    Cons

    You will spend your life at the same position and low salary unless you know somebody at the management level.

    Advice to Management

    This is a company not for family and friends. Other people deserve to have good positions as well.

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work for work/life balance with good culture.

    Cons

    Career growth depends on department and job positions.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Big conflict of interest"

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    Former Employee - Something In IT in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Something In IT in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at GS1 Canada full-time

    Pros

    Great employee culture. A lot of work but good focus on work-life balance. Industry-standard compensation and benefits. Infrastructure good and getting better.

    Cons

    Don't come here to do anything interesting in IT. Leadership team directs a lot of new projects company owned by a team member which produces low quality work but everyone is too afraid to say so. Projects run in house use outdated tools and methodologies. Turnover is high so a lot of knowledge gets lost.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up the conflict of interest. Make the IT team big enough and strong enough to take on new projects on its own. It will save money and improve quality. More people would join and fewer people would leave.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Payroll Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Payroll Manager in Bolton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Payroll Manager in Bolton, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at GS1 Canada (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good benefit, compensation package, RRSP

    Cons

    poor management, no leadership, and not a fair organization, President and HR department, need help when come to Legislative Laws.

    Advice to Management

    Follow ESA Laws, don't put the company at risk, Finance need help.


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