Many opportunities for career advancement with on site training and employee development a focus. I learned how to motivate and manage employees, how to manage multiple tasks simultaneously in an effective and detail oriented way. The hardest part of the job was not having the option to do part time work after maternity leave. The most enjoyable part of the job was recognition and appreciation on a regular basis by upper management.
Future was as great place to learn and the environment was dynamic and exciting. I developped my sense of urgency and how to work effectively in a team and with different people and personalities. The work was very fast paced and employees held to strict SOP and so I was able to become more accurate with my results and faster at my work.
Huge lack of mentorship and leadership, low morale
Graphic Designer, Advertising (Current Employee) – Montreal – 10 June 2015
The work that I do is very typical of a corporate atmosphere. There is a lot that can be learned but also a lot of room for improvement. There is no opportunity for advancement, a huge lack of mentoring and leadership, which doesn't motivate, inspire or challenge employees. There are a lot of great co-workers that I've met along the way.
Account Executive (Former Employee) – Montreal – 19 February 2015
A typical day at work would consist of coming in and contacting all your existing customer in your account base. After that was done, cold calling to try to gain new customers, new business. I learnt that having a relationship with your customer's is very important and that customer service is key. Management was horrible. It took forever for someone to help you and you never got the support and encouragement one deserves from a manager. My co-workers were the reason that kept me from quitting my job, I met some very nice people! Hardest part of this job was that management expecting you to call your customers daily, however a lot of busy buyers don't like to be contacted via the phone and just want to be contacted via emails. That didn't slide with management. They want to see you building a relationship with your customers (which is fine) so if they don't like to be contacted via the phone, find a way to get them on the phone.
Long hours, micro managed, no support from management
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Pointe-Claire, QC – 28 September 2014
There are many great people that work at Future but the main problem are the suckups that are in management. Most of them are not needed and most of them don't do anything. They hassle you for the stupidest things. They want you to do everything and then some for such low pay. There's too much harassment and over work. Lots of times I would work until 10pm at night from 8:30am. co-workers that can't pull the same weight as you get promoted. Its nuts. Loved the years and some people that I worked with but its too stressful for no reason. People are NOT organized and make the littlest thing personal.
An undisputedly successful industry leader. Lots of benefits including subsidized cafeteria and on-site gym. Extremely antagonistic and sometimes overly competitive internal work environment. Competition wins out over collaboration every time.
Good place to work. Free Gym, Good food, Great co-workers
IT Asset Supervisor (Current Employee) – Quebec, ENG – 27 February 2014
Balanced place to work, but very fast paced. Typical daily task include continuous calls, servicing employees with equipment required for work performance. Upper management willing to provide guidance and support needed to move forward. Enjoyable co-workers, activities and events to get to know other departments. Best part of working as an Asset Supervisor is every day there is a new event, new employee, or new challenge.
A typical day for me in my unique role was providing laboratory results (measurements and proof of concept units) as requested by customers. I would be building a retrofit while performing a measurement request, then write a report on it. I learnt everything I know on LEDs and integrating them into luminaires. Management for me was several levels above me (my boss kept me sheltered from it) but, like anywhere, there are some good and some not so good managers. In a company of 5500 employees, I lucked out with some good ones. Most of my coworkers were great and very helpful. The hardest part of the job was providing satisfactory timeline expectations when either ales reps or customers were not understanding my logistical difficulties in getting some specific parts. All the lab work I did was fun, sometimes long & difficult, but very rewarding in the end; I miss it! Also, to have worked in 2 other countries is experience that I loved and enjoyed working with different countries and people. Very rewarding too!
chance for advancement and relocation to those that deserve it