Director, Digital Product Marketing (Former Employee), etobicoke – April 2, 2015
Pros: Some cool ADP Chachka - occasionally
Cons: culture, excessive politics, failing products, massive backlog problems on implementation, HUGE customer dissatisfaction with new products
Regrettably, ADP Canada is a highly political, blame oriented organisation. If you are in a management, director role - you are given all the responsibility when it goes wrong, but none of the resources to fix things, and an overwhelming workload - with senior management merely shrugging when you tell them that something has to be moved off your plate. You are told that it is all your responsibility and nothing can be dropped.
The Canadian president works in the 1980's Bullying management style. It is a culture driven by fear.
Career advancement means finding a role that does not have prime responsibilities, then using all your time to smile, act in control, and use thick loads of political schmoozing for your own advancement. Also it will help if you can artfully take credit for yourself... and learn to blame others.
Before being fired, one VP Marketing (DM) blamed his staff of directors for the gross budget mismanagement. Sadly - his directors were excellent budgeters... but DM failed to accept responsibility for budgeting incompetence to the tune of $1M over for 2 years in a row (and $1M underbudget for the first year). Fortunately, he spent 100% of his time on politics and planning out his next career move. Great talker - incompetent leader/marketer!
Overall - ADP came from the banking industry, and has maintained the old 1980's culture and political system. You DEFINITELY want to avoid working here!