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GS1 Canada Reviews

Updated January 19, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "GS1 Canada"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Great until the End."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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!


  3. "Implementation Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Big conflict of interest"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Payroll Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  8. "Great people and great atmosphere!!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North York, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North York, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding people. Great management who give (at minimum) 1-yr period for identified low performers to turn things around. There are many folks willing to help if you don't understand something. HR staff appreciation events happen quarterly, at times even monthly. If you have strategy - mgmt won't get in your way of execution except to support.

    Cons

    Takes time to implement change. Takes time to take corrective action against non performers. Takes time to approve budgets and get new hires

    Advice to Management

    Invest in mid-management. The company is growing really fast and we need a mgmt layer that is empowered to make mission critical decisions - as oppose to "non-budgetary" decisions


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Poorly Managed"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits (Insurance, dental)
    Corporate perks (including lots of staff appreciation events,breakfasts to celebrate Key wins, etc. )
    Competitive salaries
    Opportunity to grow in some departments (but never to management)

    Cons

    Poorly managed! The top of the management are rude, there is conflict of interest everywhere and only woman get to the senior level

    Advice to Management

    Retirement!


  10. "QA Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Concord, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Concord, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good management, very well benefits and compensations

    Cons

    Contract type of employment
    sometimes tight time scheduling


  11. Helpful (1)

    "lots of work lots of meetings"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at GS1 Canada full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are great! Authentic diversity! Talented staff

    Cons

    Too much on plate at times due to numerous iterations, challenge executing, new projects introduced "out of blue". Ineffective meetings. Hierarchy. Unforeseen priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Have more focus. identify top 5 initatives and two key internal/ops initatives per year even better. It will help team performance and still give room for new things. Let us know where we are headed more often and earlier. Often only executives are aware. Delegate authority more to avoid delays at top.



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