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Innovapost Ottawa Reviews

Updated February 9, 2017
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Ottawa, ON, Canada Area (Canada)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Encourages employees to expand their skillsets
    -Great Managers
    -Great Salary
    -Overtime pay for when you have to work late
    -Friendly Coworkers
    -Good benefits package for medical and dental

    Cons

    -Big company, things can move slowly
    -Outdated buildings in Ottawa
    -Vending machines are $1.50 (really?)
    -Canada Post politics

    Advice to Management

    If you want to be more innovative, promote younger people to management roles and hold monthly Q&A sessions where people can freely express ideas. There is too much of a barrier between level 1-3 employees and management at Innovapost and Canada Post.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "No growth potential"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Innovapost full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, company is very good in their contributions to the community

    Cons

    Hard to find Director-level people who know how to value the contributions and potential of its employees. Less optimal work means more support revenue for this company.

    Advice to Management

    Need a thorough review of the appraisal process. Learn to have faith on skills of your own people rather than outsiders'.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Degrading over time"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Innovapost full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people but best are leaving company.

    Cons

    Expectation of overtime. Overwork people. Almost no raises.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the company it is broken.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Change in culture. Only think about deliverables and not people."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant III in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant III in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Innovapost full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some really good people.

    Cons

    Non support from HR. Only one person that still talks to every one. High turn over in Hr. No explanation. Don't understand.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Innovapost"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Innovapost full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Culture has changed for the worst.
    HR department is for the employer and not for the employee.
    Upper management is very disconnected to the ground floor.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Limited opportunity to advance unless you are extremely gifted or have sponsorship from one or more executives."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer III in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer III in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Innovapost full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    37.5 hour work week, flexible hours. Management tends to leave you alone to do your job.

    Cons

    The HR department is used mostly like the principal's office by people whom you will offend. You cannot help but to give offense as everything is so politically correct. Weak benefits program especially when compared to other entities in the group of companies.

    Advice to Management

    Execs seem to function as a good team, but middle managers often tell them what they want or expect to hear.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "13 month as network engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Permanent employee are exploiting the contractor,they bring very aware PM without any expertise just because they want to go forward and to complete the project any way

    Cons

    Very difficult to get promoted interesting position is not published ? The fact is in this company is who you know not what you know


  9. "On-call is very demanding"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SAP Basis Consultant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - SAP Basis Consultant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good exposure to many SAP solutions.
    Knowledgeable team.
    Great learning environment.
    Lots of social club events.

    Cons

    On-call is brutal because of CP maintenance period.

    Advice to Management

    Work-life balance needs higher priority.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management"

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

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

    Pros

    - Good bonuses
    - Vacation Structure/Benefits

    Cons

    - Hard to move up
    - Lot of overtime/stress

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves and get someone who cares about their employees


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Management in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Management in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Innovapost full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - great team of intelligent and dedicated people
    - very transparent management
    - very good work life balance
    - great IT infrastructure and good technical challenges

    Cons

    - sluggish on change.
    - dedicated Crown corp as an IT client so things don't move at fast pace

    Advice to Management

    - keep up the good work



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