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Verax Inc. Reviews

Updated January 25, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Verax Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Clients include some of the biggest names in Canada

    Cons

    This is a placement agency and not a consultancy firm


  2. "Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Verax Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for. They deal with the hassles of clients, and have your back when you are in trouble. Bad reviews seem to be from years ago and it is much different now. Central downtown location and management has relationships with all the Big Five banks so no problem finding you work. All kinds of work available. Good culture with tech meetings. Good company for intermediate / senior level professionals.

    Cons

    Body shop model might not be sustainable in 5-10 years. Every consulting company offers its own products and solutions, not just skills and not just people. Create true offerings while the going is good so when the bad times come, you can offer bug free cookie cutter solutions at a fraction of the price of competition. Decide on non-fad, stable technologies like .NET or Java and make a big box solution based around it.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a framework or libraries or product before it is too late.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Pros and Cons."

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Verax Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -gets new immigrants good experience or those fresh from school.
    -decent/competitive pay.

    Cons

    -body shop. questionable management practices.


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  5. "Enterprise Quality Professionals and People"

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

    Pros

    I really enjoy working with our business technology professionals. It's a great collaborative environment, where folks are all full time employees, all in Canada, and are always willing to help in any way that they can. There's a very strong 'get it right the first time' attitude, ensuring our clients are getting the best value.

    Cons

    Having a large team who are really talented and in high demand you some times have to allow a couple of hours turnaround before they can assist. However, they always give you their full attention.

    Advice to Management

    Management is very open and helpful and love rolling up their sleeves to assist. Keep it up!!


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Stay Clear from this one"

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

    I have been working at Verax Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Good central location downtown Toronto
    Potentially a good place to get some initial experience in the banking environment if you are fresh off the boat or just starting your career until something better comes along. If you already have some Canadian experience do yourself a favour and look elsewhere. There are many other such “shops” downtown that offer a better path for growth.

    Cons

    Operates mostly as a body shop for banks looking to get IT work done on the “cheap”. Very little in terms of internal process, structure or direction contributing to chaotic project deliveries and timelines. If you land a decent PM it may be tolerable for awhile but the good ones rarely stick around. Absolutely poor management practices all the way from the top. Constipated owner and VPs with very little to offer in terms of leadership and career growth for their employees. You have been warned!

    Advice to Management

    Not sure this will change anything as the business style is short sighted and focused primarily on squeezing that most out of employees for maximizing profit


  7. "Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Verax Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Smart People to work with,Lot of different projects

    Cons

    There might be short duration of projects


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Computer Consultant"

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

    I have been working at Verax Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Downtown location
    Salary is okay
    Can get to the office using PATH

    Cons

    They rate your performance based on innuendo and hear say. Creates mistrust
    Owners are East Indians so any Indians are high in the hierarchy
    Project Managers are lazy and they blame you for any problem
    Boring head office

    Advice to Management

    Hire good project managers and rate people based on their work not on what co-worker is saying behind his/her back


  9. "Pros and Cons"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Verax Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of different projects, can enhance the career, or it can be all of the same.

    Cons

    It depends on the project you are in, it may be a lot of overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Take more care of the staff, better tools, training.


  10. "Working at Verax"

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

    I have been working at Verax Inc. full-time

    Pros

    I am a long time employee at Verax and in my opinion it has grown and succeeded due to the following:
    • Great management team who understands IT consulting and looks after their employees
            and clients.
    • No politics, open door approach to management.
    • Community-based support culture that is always available for help.
    • Excellent Client/Account relationships that make my engagements easier.
    This has given me the opportunity to work on many interesting and challenging projects, allowing me, not only to learn new things, but also grow my career.
    The experience and attitude of my fellow consultants has made working at Verax enjoyable and satisfying.
    Besides being compensated fairly, Verax offers great company events (training, team, family and client)

    Cons

    Verax has experienced some growing pains, however has managed them appropriately.
    Being a consulting firm you spend a great amount of time at the client site and need to move to different location, on occasion you are also disconnected from VERAX


  11. Helpful (1)

    "My opinion about Verax"

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

    I have been working at Verax Inc. full-time

    Pros

    -If you are a senior hand or you like to learn more things, join verax
    -Good pay. I had offer from the client companies of this verax before joining but none matched their package
    -Amazing Senior team. Even the CEO cares to know each and every individual and conducts lunch and activities to know his employees. I have great opinion about the VP. He knows people and he is a man of values and principles
    -Here I didnt see any back stabbing n "pulling legs" as usual, here people work together for the company
    -Yes, I didnt join here because I had no option, but I chose to join when I saw the management
    -Also heard, during recession people were not laid off. Well, I know companies where people were laid off ( I wasnt )!!

    Cons

    I like this company :)



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