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The Canton Group Reviews

Updated March 30, 2017
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  1. "Service Development"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Service Development in Trinidad, CO
    Current Contractor - Service Development in Trinidad, CO
    Recommends

    I have been working at The Canton Group as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work . s

    Cons

    Hard to move since staff is too small

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  2. "Great Baltimore Interactive Agency"

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    Former Contractor - Software Developer in Baltimore, MD
    Former Contractor - Software Developer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Canton Group as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, flexible leadership who understands work life balance. Fair benefits. Current staff was always friendly. Projects team seemed well led and staffed.

    Cons

    Medical insurance is not aggressive and far too costly. Personal Workspace is very start up/ .com. Someone will be within 4 feet of you so hopefully you don't have a bubble/space issue.

    Company has a fair amount of staff churn, so you may inherit a project from another developer which could have been crap.

    Advice to Management

    More aggressively priced and comprehensive benefits would be ideal. Be more willing to pay employees a fair rate. Was underpaid


  3. "Good balance between work and life, friendly"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at The Canton Group full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment, great colleagues, you can find a great balance between work and life. The HR department is a great cooperation.

    Cons

    At The canton group, sometime you have to get involved with multiple projects and sometime the directions of projects are not really clear and that would take time on duplication of works


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  5. "Good Job"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Baltimore, MD
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at The Canton Group as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, good people, ,you see people from different countries working there

    Cons

    except the pay rate , I cant think of any cons


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Poised for growth, great opportunity for those who do not need to be micromanaged"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Canton Group full-time

    Pros

    Extremely smart team of technical people who understand business. For developers who want to work for a company where they can provide input and help shape the direction of the company as well as the type of projects the company pursues then you will enjoy the environment they have created at the Canton Group. Great location in Canton, lots of people here who have been here 5 plus years. Far less turn over than the companies i have previously worked for. No micromanagement at all, but if you have initiative you will be appreciated and rewarded.

    Cons

    Could be some better communication of company goals to the entire staff. Feel like some of the different departments could communicate better with each other.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate company, goals initiatives and success. People want to know they are making a difference with their work. Work to provide employees with a better sense of engagement


  7. "The opportunity of a lifetime."

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    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Canton Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    At The Canton Group, you make your own job. You want to change the world? Then go for it, you'll get the support you need. This is the place I needed in this point in my career- a place that values hard work, creativity, and technical skill.

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of any cons for working here. The only con I can come up with is that if you're not an Alpha Type personality, you're going to feel overrun at the Canton Group. Its a very free and open environment, which means you have to be on top of your game to survive. If you can't work in this atmosphere, if you need a lot of attention or guidance, it may not be the best place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep stretching the limit!


  8. Helpful (1)

    "The perfect job if you are self-motivated"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Canton Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    We use a variety of technologies: .NET, open source technologies, SharePoint administrators, DBA's. You name it we have an opportunity.

    There is always a new opportunity in the pipeline.

    Canton Group is a place where any individual can pursue anything. If you have a business idea, you can grow it safely inside the company with support from your peers.

    Developers are paid on the higher end of the spectrum.

    The location is awesome.

    Cons

    The freedom given to individuals creates a lack of specific purpose or direction within the company. It also creates communication issues when priorities do not align.

    Work life balance: Those that are passionate about our projects and work will be used and abused.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the mentality that fighting fires is the norm.

    Our customers need better expectation management and our projects need better scope management. There is a distinct lack of both.

    It is ok to say no to a customer.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "I saw tons of potential on my first day, but very little actually came to fruition."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Canton Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great location directly in Canton Square (although the office is terrible).

    The technical team is young, driven, and very talented. If you love tech you will make some great friends and learn a lot. Management will leave you alone for the most part as long as you are doing your job. Very good compensation.

    Due to the talented technical team, you feel like you are working for a company that has so much potential and can really make a name for itself. Unfortunately the daily behavior of the company and decisions that are made over and over again will restrict employees and the company from reaching its full potential.

    Cons

    There is zero leadership, direction, and communication. Nobody has any clue why this company even exists - no strategy at all. The company operates as an organization who is trying to be everything to everyone. We will take on any project or customer that will pay us money. This attitude might work when you are a start-up but we have been around for over 15 years and the leadership team is still trying to figure it out and it does not seem like they ever will.

    I'm not even a lead developer and i will tell you that the developers are way overworked and are asked to not only lead the technical side of the project but also to project manage. Most of the project managers do not really manage the projects and leave it up to technical folks to communicate with clients.

    I've been here for almost 4 years and the CEO has never communicated a company strategy or provided any feedback on how the company is performing. There is no communication, vision, or leadership.

    Advice to Management

    This is a small company that is only as good as its employees, period. Start talking to your employees and communicate with them. Sending an e-mail on your i-phone without any thought behind it is not how a CEO or executive is supposed to communicate. Figure out how to lead the business and share your vision of the company with employees to build morale. Make sure you have the right people in the right positions that will lead and hold people accountable.

    There is so much technical talent here that we can truly do something special. The problem starts and ends with management and structure - right now we have none.