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Long View Systems Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jan 10, 2020

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3.6
65%
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81%
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Brent Allison
33 Ratings
Pros
  • "Many great people at this company around North America(in 16 reviews)

  • "work life balance, flexibility, good benefits(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance can always use improvement, but when I am too overwhelmed there is great support internally at Long View(in 19 reviews)

  • "It’s a boys club and promotions and leadership roles are just filled with random guys who have been there forever(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "A Great Introduction to Corporate IT.."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Long View Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of support from Management and HR. Great schedule with amazing work life balance. Excellent compensation package.

    Cons

    nothing currently comes to mind.

    Advice to Management

    My management/HR team has been amazing and continues to surprise me with their enthusiasm and support.

    Long View Systems2019-08-28
  2. "You want to work here!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Long View Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing support and management - open door policy and very understanding of a work life balance

    Cons

    no complaints for me so far!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    Long View Systems2018-12-31
  3. Helpful (11)

    "Your working experience can vary greatly"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Long View Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The location of the office downtown is convenient. You might end up at a good client site depending on which contract you end up working. Paid training. Average benefits.

    Cons

    Severely overworked and stressful work environment. Bullying can and does occur from some coworkers or leadership at times. These issues can be brought up to other leadership or HR but at least in my experience after multiple people brought this to HR's attention these individuals still received promotions. The work environment is very male dominated and heavy on cliques. Long View seems to hire tons of people with the same type of personality traits. If you don't fit these traits well you aren't right for their "culture" or "this job isn't for everyone." Long View likes to push its core pillars which it identifies as values essential to the organization such as work life balance. There isn't any work life balance but this is completely determined by where you work. Maybe you end up at a cushy client site or at a decent internal position or maybe you end up in a worst case scenario – it is a roll of the dice. Internally they like to push career development when in many cases there isn't really anywhere to go. Those that move up may pay their dues for years being rolled out all over the country or working any number of varied sites before getting a different position which may not be better than where they were before. Many get their training and then leave. For the years I worked here there was never an opportunity where a big client was gained and a number of internal employees were needed to fill new positions. Payroll is a joke. Watch your pay stubs carefully and bring up any mistakes with HR as fast as possible to get them fixed. As far as I could tell this was incompetence more than anything else. Lastly the Long View office perpetuates this cult-like atmosphere of greatness. Coworkers would refer to this as drinking the Kool-Aid. This is pushed heavily at company meetings and during career development meetings. It is depressing when everything around you is a disaster yet the perpetuated myth continues without any concerted push to improve things due to fears of upsetting a client or upsetting long established processes.

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    Advice to Management

    Things won't change so why bother.

    Long View Systems2015-10-03
  4. Helpful (17)

    "Exasperated with failed leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Long View Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Not many pros these days. You will read about the company vision and the "core pillars" in many of these reviews. There may have been a time when the company truly believed in them and actively operated and lived by them. That hasn't been the case in the Denver branch in some time. The downtown location is great, and there are a handful of people who do truly care about what they do.

    Cons

    The current US leadership/management team doesn't appear to have real success as a goal. The revolving door of turnover is spinning endlessly. You're hard pressed to find too many line-level folks who have been there more that a year or two. Account managers, project managers, marketing staff, engineers...all are leaving at a mind-numbing rate. Morale is poor, and after a round of layoffs followed by steady employee attrition, there's little hope on the horizon that things will get better. There does not appear to be any real effort to improve the product, standardize any kind of process or policy, or even bring in new work. Engineers with no sales experience and no interest in sales are being harassed to become presales engineers with zero training or coaching. The bonus program is a farce being unreasonably weighted to favor the company with a penance payed out to the engineers who actually do the work. Training has become non-existent. Longview stresses "perks" like the Career/Life planning and "work/life balance" with extreme conviction during the interview, but once you're on the payroll, the work/live balance is a bad joke. You will have to fight, claw, and beg for any semblance of balance if there's billable hours sitting in a bucket somewhere. And for those let go in the too-frequent "layoffs", there's no warning, usually no explanation as to why they are let go, and virtually no severance. Oddly the team leads, and all levels of management seem immune to the mood swings of a downturn

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    Advice to Management

    To those in Calgary...I think a complete leadership/management flush and fill is about all that will save the US market and the Denver branch. Those in charge now don't seem capable of making the kind of changes that would bring success to the branch. Worse, they don't seem interested in fixing things. Calgary HR should take an objective look at the technical people that have left Denver over the last 18 months. The talent that has left or been run out is significant. The IT market in Denver is unbelievably tight and opportunity for talented people is everywhere. Longview's reputation isn't great in this market. Convincing truly skilled passionate people to come work for Longview right now will be a hard sell.

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    Long View Systems2015-07-31
  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Long View Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Serious about work life balance, career progression, amazing people, team oriented

    Cons

    Silos throughout the business that limit ability to scale successful service delivery internally and externally

    Long View Systems2020-01-10
  6. Helpful (1)

    "System Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst 

    I have been working at Long View Systems full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance good company to work for

    Cons

    company is only good for starters

    Long View Systems2019-11-12
  7. Helpful (7)

    "Try to change, but execution is poor at best"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Long View Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company Christmas party Other colleagues are great to work with

    Cons

    Work/life balance is basically non-existent even though leadership attempts to preach it. They talk about getting free training every quarter, but either you don't have time for it because of your crappy work-life balance, or it never gets approved - even though it is marked as an expense to calculate your bonus. Inconsistent messaging around incentives and how they are figured out. Some support teams are well off in relation to coverage, while others are barely surviving. Management put all the "cookies" into a single individual for a single client and then expect you to do everything and then some. The idea of going to a centralized service model is mind-boggling considering clients were complaining about the delivery of those services. Salaries are sub par based on current markets

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    Advice to Management

    Everything in the cons needs to be addressed before you lose more people. People leave Long View for every single one of these reasons above. As a seasoned LVSer, I left for all of these reasons.

    Long View Systems2019-02-28
  8. "Accounts payable clerk"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Long View Systems full-time

    Pros

    work life balance, flexibility, good benefits

    Cons

    Management, employee turnover,

    Long View Systems2018-12-07
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Site Manager in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Long View Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Focus on Work/Life balance. Serious about Careel/Life Planning

    Cons

    Downtown location makes parking a challenge

    Advice to Management

    Always practice what you preach!

    Long View Systems2017-11-30
  10. "Amazing place"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Long View Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance Manage your own time Very accommodating to personal matters and requests.

    Cons

    Benefits program diminished. Incentive program not well understood.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for a more transparent and fair incentive structure and ensure

    Long View Systems2017-10-25
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