Productive and fun place with snooker table and lunch room...
Sales Engineer, Western Canada (Former Employee) – Vancouver, WA – 11 October 2016
AVW-TEL AV is now Freeman Audio Visual Company.....A great place to work, alongside other professionals. There is a great deal of opportunity to learn if you yearn to learn. Everyone is willing to listen and provide an opportunity to demonstrate your experience. The top management is undoubtedly very professional and caring to their employees. Plenty of opportunity to grow and extend your professional status.
Christmas gift card, party, annual employee performance awards.
Nothing on the negative side of the ledger I would find with this company.
Technical Service Representative (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 18 October 2015
I found these people would literally run you ragged, if they were able to get a way with it. some of the events you got to work on were awesome, but when your asked to pull 20+ hour days for most of october and november. not necessarily worth it
Technical Service Representative (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 4 February 2015
Every level of worker is being pressured by the level above them. The average technician is under immense pressure. Often working alone, even when the tasks at hand are not safe for one person alone. Shifts often bump into each other giving little to no time for sleep over multiple days, due to poor scheduling and incompetent middle management. The responsibility to pay ratio is extremely lopsided in the company's favour. Highly passive aggressive culture all around. No "teamwork" culture, Upper management clearly making poor decisions causing the company to hemorrhage money. No desire to change it's ways. More interested in perceived image and branding rather than the well being of it's workforce. Recently changed name to Freeman Audio Visual Canada. No change to how it's run.
Long hours, unsafe work, pay equal to that of retail, high stress rate, and far too much responsibility.
Technical Service Representative (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 27 January 2014
No such thing as a typical work day, but that's just the nature of this industry. Hard work is noticed and rewarded, but very hard work is often all too essential to meeting the deadlines. 16 hour days are not uncommon, but are well compensated. If you can pull it off, it's worth the reward.
Solid benefits, competitive salary, room for advancement both locally and nationally, positive management team, lots of travel
long hours, unpredictable schedule, often very stressful, lots of travel
If you do not have a life, this is the best place for you
Technical Service Representative (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 5 April 2012
Low on health and safety requirement, if you are not part of the "boys" you can't get the nice jobs, only delivery and pick up. if you get hurt, they will rush you back even if you are not 100% healed.
14-16 hours/day, micro management, don't care attitude.