Systems Consultant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 20 January 2017
Great Company to work for but in last 2 years spent alot of time not doing anything and seeing lots of new faces getting placed on sites that you were promised but still ended up not getting placed.The middle management have alot of new people and seem more interested in getting there friends jobs then looking after people who have been there a while.Lot of cliques there in middle management.But also one of the Best Companies i have ever worked for and hope the ship gets righted as the owner and people who have been there awhile are some Great People!
Team Lead (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 8 November 2016
It's a great place to work, with great values and culture. The management can get busy and see non-responsive at times, but they do care about their clients and employees a great deal. Salary isn't as competitive as you would wish it would be climbing the ladder internally, however I hear if you are coming in externally, it's decent.
free lunches twice a week, great social programs, fun group of people to work with
salary bumps internally are very slow and small at times
Solution Architect (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 November 2015
Worked there for nearly 5 years, great bunch of people initially and on the ground with clients and projects, but recently, the last year or so it seems to have lost focus and touch with many employees, the economy in Alberta means they are letting many good people go, which has the knock on impact of hitting service levels and capabilities for their customer base and dropping staff moral to a rock bottom, now many senior & key technical people have moved on or are looking to move due to lack of job security with LVS especially in Calgary.
Its a shame the whole, positive can do vibe of the company changed so rapidy with recent new management and major internal re orgs that put a halt on many peoples career aspirations and plans, even before the recession, with this now impacting on staff and taking many months to deliver on internally, I would not recommend LVS as an employer of choice any more.
I foresee LVS will also need to change their business model, moving away from one of their prior key strengths in the market, maintaining a permanent staff on which they could rapidly pull for customer needs to an increase of contract employees for customer specific projects as they win business in the future, with little difference from "the other guy", they will need to compete more on price alone, as opposed to capability to deliver (which has been much eroded with recent major staff reductions) and they then will have to compete for the contractors out there too.
Good group of smart people, great xmas event, good work life balance and package
Loosing direction, new management brought in from outside lacks ethics and compassion
Service Desk Analyst (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 9 March 2015
Long View Systems has a great work environment and very good benefits. Management is always there to help and guide you if and when needed. The company is family-oriented and I take pride that I was a part of the company for a few years.
Systems Consultant (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 19 January 2015
Started off in this company as a Managed IT Services (MITS) consultant. My team lead realized the potential I have, he started to put me through numbers of training's. I achieved my VCP within 2 months and started to work for Bonavista as a site manager.
Now that I'm back to Toronto I've been working on extended list of clients and setting up new equipment and getting those clients up and ready for production as well as maintaining their environment.
VOIP TECHNICIAN (Former Employee) – Calgary, Alberta – 21 November 2014
Long View Systems is a very family orientated company. They have many family outings at the zoo, stampede, CEO's ranch, etc. While working there I was contracted out to almost all the Oil and Gas clients in Calgary, which was a great learning experience for me.
n/a (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 31 January 2014
Definitely a place to work in a team environment. Amazing culture built around professional development. You just need to be willing to put the work into your career. Team management is open to new ideas and asks feedback in focus group settings. Open door environment.
Free Lunch, Rsp, Teamwork, Opportunities for Professional growth
Informal/Little Documentation Environment, need to take the initiative ask tons of questions to understand how things work
The idea of a great company, hiding in a poorly executed one.
Analyst (Former Employee) – Calgary – 10 May 2013
They are your basic IT staffing firm with one catch: they keep 60%+ of your rate, for as long as you are with them. It is far too much money for what they give you. They are one giant HR firm and do a good job of placing you, but they could not be more of a rip off.
Found clients easily, the actual work was quite good and the environment was great
System Consultant (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 24 September 2012
Edmonton Branch has been going down since last year. We had so much fun and it was a great place to work for. Recently, it is very tough to talk to people and management. Overall, still nice people are around.