Pros: flexible hours
Cons: poor organizational communication, poor management, barriers to progress and advancement
The organization has a lot of potential but due to problems with upper management and deplorable internal communication there are barriers everywhere you turn. First of all, the organization lacks appropriate structure. If you attempt to make a positive change, typically your suggestion is shot down or not followed through with, which is frustrating and leads to high levels of employee apathy. Additionally, due to some major organizational changes nationally, executive staff and management are unable to focus on the problems within Alberta due to commitments pertaining to national unification, which worsens the problems at home. Once we are operating as a cohesive organization across Canada, I can see it working well, but for the moment this is a stressful and tumultuous environment with heavy workloads and little hope of advancement from within. On the plus side they let you set your own hours within reason, which is nice as it promotes work life balance and allows you to work during your most productive times. Also most of the staff are very nice, which is a major factor in employee retention.