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    1. 1.0
      Jan 20, 2021
      Software Architect
      Former Employee, more than 5 years
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook


      Work life balance, Environment , Social connect, infrastructure


      Work for Manger and not for the company. Foreign leadership are biased with Asian people and don't let them drive value chain opportunities. Biggest mismatch is people profile, NO Right people for Right work at Right time. No growth.

      1. 4.0
        Oct 16, 2017
        Mechanical Engineer
        Former Employee, more than 3 years
        Calgary, AB
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook


        Great benefits and pension program. Very competitive salary. Training programmes were supported by management and the company provided many opportunities for advancement.


        Bureaucracy slowed down many projects resulting in escalated costs and delayed delivery. Frequent reorganizations resulted in shuffling of middle-management. The encouragement of short term broadening assignments created a revolving door of leadership who wasn't around long enough to make meaningful sustainable positive change.

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      im beating myself up. I had 3rd interview yesterday. I think all interviews went well, particularly my 2nd one. In this one (and now that I’m thinking about it, this also happened in my first one) I accidentally started answering a question before the interviewer finished the question. When I realized I did this, I immediately stopped and said “im sorry I interrupted you, please continue”. When this happened yesterday, the interviewer stopped to jot something down. Did I cost myself the job??



      I’ve gone through too many interviews now, with some being extremely promising until the 3rd-4th round and I get hit with an email stating: “We’re putting this position on hold to refocus on what we really need from the role” Or something similar. What is going on with these job postings and then freezing the hiring? I can’t be just a Q4 thing because I’ve gone through this over the summer with multiple interviews. Is it me? Or is the market really that right for everyone right now?


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