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Updated Sep 18, 2020

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HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY Managing Directors Lyndon & Jamie Cormack
Lyndon & Jamie Cormack
41 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people to work with, fast paced, flexible(in 9 reviews)

  • "The team and people are Herschel are great and really make the company a special place to work for(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "lack of diversity in upper management(in 3 reviews)

  • "low salary, unexperienced senior management, lack of communications,(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good People

      Sep 18, 2020 - Marketing Coordinator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people to work with, fast paced, flexible.

      Cons

      Little growth opportunities or development support, unorganized management and leadership

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      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      It's a special place - but it's not for everyone.

      Jun 4, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - high-growth, fast-paced environment - some of the most passionate people work here - opportunities to learn, build and create. - growth is there if you are proactive and can function outside of what's "traditional".

      Cons

      - not clear on what the company is about - values, purpose, etc. - lack of structure and processes - this will be important to focus on as the company continues to grow.

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Fabulous Work Environment

      Jun 2, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      – Had an amazing team and manager – Great company events that involve the whole company – Good salary – Fast–paced with interesting variety of projects

      Cons

      – Once the company moved into the new space, there was less intermingling with other departments

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Anonynous

      Jan 11, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture. Many talented people working at head office. Very little ego, politics, finger-pointing, smack talking. Fast paced and multi-faceted but overall low stress.

      Cons

      Process and systems still need some work, as the company has gone from small to big very quickly. Sometimes a little chaotic with the lack of process. Pay is on the lower side of the spectrum compared to other companies in the same industry.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Product Developer

      Dec 12, 2017 - Product Development in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly/social environment, great Canadian brand, fast paced and exciting. Opportunity to be involved in process making. Fresh fruit, snacks and coffee bar for employees. Great work/life balance even for working parents. Fair compensation, benefits and vacation time. Casual dress code. You have the opportunity to really carve out your job role as the job description will change with time. Great work site with music, lots of light and fair sized work stations. Young company with so much growth potential. Amazing entrepreneurial outlook and positioning in the market. Constantly challenging and not boring at all.

      Cons

      Fast paced sometimes informal work environment. Constantly changing workload. Must be agile and resilient to work with the flow. Must be able to work with many levels of communication. Sink or swim environment, you are responsible for a lot of your own training and learning on the job. Important to be multi-faceted in your job as demands change, you must keep up.

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Fantastic

      Nov 8, 2017 - Systems Administrator in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture, dynamic, fast paced.

      Cons

      Lack of change control / ITIL framework.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Once in a lifetime place to be.

      Oct 24, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      I don't understand some of the negative views of herschel supply here. It may be due to the lack of previous experience in other workplaces. But what I would say, from working in many environments is that this is by far the most fast-paced, challenging, engaging, and dynamic place you can be to hone your skill set and grow your career. Major pro is the fact that no two days will ever be the same, if you are looking for a 9-5 punch-in punch-out type of environment, this is not it. That I can say with certainty. The entrepreneurial spirit of the place is infectious. If you have something you can contribute, you are challenged to take the first steps and drive the project forward. I rarely have ever head "thats not your job". You have the opportunity to own your role and define it as the company continuously grows (fast). This means doors open up within the company and in new markets they enter. Two passionate founders means this place has a family business feeling that makes you feel like you are a part of something bigger than a corporate space.

      Cons

      Fast moving environments tend to come with process and communication issues. This is a symptom of the explosive growth, but with each month things tend to tighten up, trying to catch up to global growth. As a start-up type of environment, with it comes a lack of HR and leadership type of programs or training you many get from some larger organizations. As some others have stated, parking is tight and I would recommend buying a bike if you don't want to be circling the block for half an hour.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Best Manager I have ever had !!

      Sep 21, 2017 - Office Facilities in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I am very fortunate to have the Best Manager I have had in all my working years. Very supportive, always able to have a laugh or two or three each day. Completley different atmosphere than any other place I have worked....fast paced, casual & mostly very friendly co-workers (will always get a few co-workers that you could really do without seeing on a daily basis)....Get paid every other Friday and pay cheques don't bounce (had that happened in previous jobs)....nice offices

      Cons

      I think the only con is the location of the offices......Downtown east-side with lots of homeless people, drug users, needles, garbage etc etc to get from where my bus drops me off.....not a pleasant walk to & from Transit each day....really need a car to get here but lack of parking is a problem.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      Sep 21, 2015 -  in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Exciting, fast-paced, dynamic organization. Great place for impact players to build their careers. We have a lot of fun getting things done.

      Cons

      The office is running out of space and can be a little chaotic. Not good for those who like predictable days. Extreme growth can be challenging.

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      HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY Response

      Human Resources Manager

      Our new space downstairs will be amazing, but will take a couple of months to renovate. We are also looking at other immediate alternatives to help support us through this period of growth. Thank you for your patience!

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