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Updated September 19, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Heed my warning: STAY AWAY!"

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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

    If you brown nose well, this is the place for you.
    The pay.
    Geez I have a 20 word minimum with nothing to say.

    Cons

    Just about everything.
    Their contract is ridiculous. Wait until you read it.
    I have to give them one star when it's not deserved.
    The offer was fantastic, but the job description didn't last. Once they learn that you are multi-talented, they will add more work on you. They will butter you up and compliment your for your talents, giving you the warm and fuzzies. Then when you can't handle the workload, they give you a lecture about doing what you have to do to keep up since you are a salary employee, but no over time pay, even though they treat you like an hourly employee when giving vacation time. I don't mind working 60 hours a week, but don't keep piling the work on me if it takes me 60 hours to keep my head above water. And even though you work 60 hours a week, they cut you no slack when it comes to vacation time and they give you Comp Time either. When you mention the over time, the remind you that the OT was not approved. I was absolutely miserable at this job. They are the absolute worst company I have ever worked for. I dreaded going into the office. After I quit, I had to take anti-depressants just to remember that it was not me that was terrible, it was the company. This is no joke. Heed

    Advice to Management

    You have a great product that is highly over priced. Sell the company to someone who will care for its employees and customers.


  2. "Client Service Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Givex full-time

    Pros

    * Work/life balance
    * Department Mgmt was accommodating and knowledgeable
    * Open office concept
    * Collaborative team
    * Fresh fruit

    Cons

    * No microwave and fridge
    * Role can be repetitive at times.
    * Stressful during peak times
    *

    Advice to Management

    I have nothing to advise to Mgmt.

  3. "Not recommended to anyone"

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

    I worked at Givex (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting technology, which makes the company one of the leaders in its market.

    Cons

    Management and CEO's mentality - treating employees as insignificant numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop running this company as a small business.


  4. "Get your experience, then run"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond Hill, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond Hill, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The turnover is high so they are always hiring

    Cons

    No career path, No internal hiring policy, minimal health benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Prioritize following through on promises to your employees.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Client services account manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Services Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Client Services Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great office, great view, good co workers.

    Cons

    not the best bosses... crazy Non Microwave policy...

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees and pay attention to their job...


  6. "I like the environment"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    World Class offices. Exciting projects

    Cons

    no flex hours and a bit of a no-frills approach

    Advice to Management

    a bit more flexibility in daily regimen


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Only apply if you're looking for short-term work."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Process to get hired is quick
    - vacation days get carried over, if management likes you they can give you 3 weeks off
    - tools they provide are better than some companies out there
    - place is opened 24/7
    - office is nice

    Cons

    - 9 hr work days and need to be punctual, so only work here if you live closeby
    - very seldom do they acknowledge your work and provide
    - bonus is very small and excuse is due to acquisitions
    - use of fridge / microwave (management has this hidden for night shift workers to only use)
    - MICROMANAGEMENT you are monitored like a hawk
    - this is a family owned business that pretends they are a corporation. I haven't seen an award won by this company and that's due to the lack of innovations and customer service
    - no level of growth since there is only 3 levels in this company,ceo/hr (wife), managers and their disciples.

    Advice to Management

    - business process reorganization (if you don't know what that term means I wish this company good luck).
    - this is a tech company, keep up with the trends that other employers offer
    - acknowledge your employees, reward them for the hard work for them to want to continue working for this company
    - understand other companies and see what departments should be created
    - HR needs to focus on keeping employees happy. Clearly the CEO's wife isn't doing a great job.
    - Managers need to act like managers, do not insult your fellow employees, very rude and sarcastic tone too. Need to go to 'how to be a better manager', this includes you HR. Know your roles and how you can become better at it.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Turning around"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There’s been a lot of change over the last 6 months & management seems to be trying to move the company forward from it’s past culture ( easier said than done).

    Moved offices into a much nicer space downtown and work hours changed a few month’s back. Product is evolving and future outlook seems to be getting better. Great place to get your hands dirty with lots of opportunity if you know how to work around certain politics.

    Cons

    Some older employees resent the place and it shows. The company still has a ways to go from the past to the future and some staff are stuck in the old way of things. Projects often take a long time to work their way through development...

    Advice to Management

    Think the company needs new blood to effect real change. Invest more in people and give them the freedom / flexibility they need to get things done (easier to lead with a carrot than a stick). Listen to your people.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to develop your career"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location, good team moral, the local management are supportive and hands on, free fruit, cakes and celebration for birthdays, good office atmosphere, good place for graduates to develop their career, bonus scheme. Givex are very good at supporting charities and doubling staff donations.

    Cons

    Although the working hours have been reduced to 8.30-5.30 the early mornings are still a pain. 20 days holiday plus bank holidays is not very good especially when many of the employees have young familes.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your hardworking staff more holiday time and greater flexibility.


  10. Helpful (12)

    "Take warnings seriously, this is not a place that you want to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chain to Desk Operator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Chain to Desk Operator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Givex full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some cool people… who will leave because this place is rough. There is free fruit, to try to make up for the lack of lunch room, and its a way to seem like they are doing something nice for you… it isn't worth it

    Cons

    Where do I begin…

    You have to work from 8:30 till 6 every day. No matter what. If its a slow day/week/month, you have to work these hours. you have to look busy during these slow times or they will pile more work on you, which, in busy season, you will not be able to handle.

    No one talks. You feel alone in a large room full of people. It is ran as if everyone is working in a call centre, even if you are an educated, highly skilled employee, it feels like you should be answering phones with the rest of the call centre people… who are in the same room as you.

    Sales rules supreme, and no matter how silly their requests are, you have to get them done. The sales people are not the brightest and they are all related to the owner.

    there is no HR Department… there is but he is there to appease the owner, therefore being useless.

    No matter how hard you work, or how good you work they don't appreciate it.

    This job is a Noose around your neck, and the owners Don and Debra are there to kick your feet out from under you.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to these reviews, and change accordingly. LIFE IS NOT GIVEX AND PEOPLE ARE VALUABLE.


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