Not the Best Place to Work
Legal Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 24 June 2016
I only worked at this company for a few months before I had to get myself out of there. I did not enjoy the work environment at all. This company has a very bureaucratic atmosphere. I am not sure if this was due to the personality types or perhaps because they are a heavily regulated industry.
Many of the people who work at Foresters have family members working there. There are also many people who have been working there for years and years which tends to make management stuck in their ways and unopen to new processes and procedures. If there was something new introduced, the bureaucratic culture means it would have to be discussed a million times, a new policy be made, branded and so on. Even for the smallest things.
Working at this company, depending on your position, you will be watched all the time. I had a number of meetings constantly on things I needed to improve or do differently. Always in a negative fashion. I didn't feel it was constructive criticism. It was just criticism for the sake of having something to report.
It is also very cliquish. Depending on your friendships with people or management meant getting away with certain things.
All in all I did not enjoy the work culture of this company and there needs to be a big overhaul internally.
Location if you do not want to be downtown
Culture, management, work/life balance