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  1. "KS National Guard"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist IM Manager in Topeka, KS
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist IM Manager in Topeka, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyed traveling and the work

    Cons

    Retention board - non retained militarily

    Advice to Management

    Keep people till they can get an unreduced annuity


  2. "Flexible hours"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at OA Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Learn many technologies.Flexible hours. Good health benifits

    Cons

    need more planning
    no team work

  3. "experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    you learn a lot in a small company

    Cons

    There are not many promotion opportunities


  4. "OA Solutions was a fun with it's many challenges and adventures"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Victoria, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Front line contact and administrative assistant for IT consulting in Vancouver Edmonton and head office in Victoria. A variety of jobs where everyday is different. Having them send me to school for Microsoft word upgrade.

    Cons

    The IT faced a huge hit in 2010 and the company downsized in 6 months from over 75 employee to under 15, including myself.

    Advice to Management

    They grew too quickly and didn't adapt to the changes


  5. "Limited Organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Some excellent consultants
    Flexible work hours
    Good location
    Interesting clients and projects
    Reasonable compensation

    Cons

    No long term vision for the organization
    Everything is reactive and priorities change on a daily basis
    Poor communications with staff - infrequent and confusing
    Executive lack leadership and planning skills
    Too much focus on trends, not enough understanding of clients' actual needs
    Staff treated like expendable commodities
    Limited career growth, very limited training or mentorship
    Clique-ish


  6. "Friendly, but dull"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    Pros

    - very friendly people
    - flexible hours
    - opportunities to learn
    - very small office (just a few people), if you like that

    Cons

    - disorganized management (do they have a plan?)
    - not much of choice between projects (you do what's given to you)
    - very small office (only handful of people). Nobody to discuss the game with. Boring
    - no time given to discuss and find best solution. One person gathers requirements, another designs and third implements. Neither of them talking to each other. Result - crappy implementation.


  7. "Working in a vacuum"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - Small staff
    - Friendly
    - Limited flexibility in working hours

    Cons

    - To many levels of management for company size.
    - Incompetent Senior management with no clear long term focus.
    - Senior Management out of touch with client I.T. needs.
    - Outdated infrastructure: networks, systems, PCs and office design.
    - Very limited company benefits.
    - No management accountability for bad business decisions (lack of a plan).

    Advice to Management

    Understand your clients and value your staff. Streamline management.

  8. "Forewarned is forearmed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -Small organization, giving one access to highly skilled technical people
    -Flexibility in working hours

    Cons

    -Behind in technology
    -Myopic view of the market place and working environment
    -Incompetent senior management. It's either head in the sand or crisis management
    -Generally has a not so great reputation around the city. Well known, but not in a good way.
    -No sustainable long term business strategy. Executives use too many buzzwords, and appear no better than used car salesmen.
    -Too focused on cost reduction rather than revenue generation. That only works for so long and then it works against you.
    -The worst: CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP. No one seems to understand the cost vs benefit concept.

    Advice to Management

    You could be a great niche company. Figure out what you do really well, focus on it, perfect it, replicate it. Be more open to possibilities.