No advancement, poor wages, IT is treated like a money hole.
IT (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 25 April 2017
This job at the very least tided me over through the worst of the recession but that's about where the good part of my review ends.
IT leadership is terrible/non-existant on a good day. Its so bad that if the business asks for something IT just does it, regardless of the cost or already having solutions to fill those needs. they say jump, IT says how high, all cause some VP somewhere wants some report done in some specific application instead of using the existing crystal reports or BI.
The entire system is so fragmented. There's like 9 or 10 different monitoring frameworks in use... again, because IT is incapable of telling the business to use the already existing tools.
There is NO redundancy, period. One HVAC failure will bring down the datacenter (and did, multiple times) But the business is unwilling to pay to have things done right, and unwilling to give IT any power to tell them how things should be done.
If you're in any kind of support role you will be called out, literally every night cause everything is a P2, cause the business said so.
Job advancement is next to non-existent.
Wages are super low unless you're a manager.
I haven't been able to take a vacation in 2 years.
Don't do it.
Cafeteria, if you're not relegated to the other building (like IT)
Everything else. It's every IT horror story rolled into one.