Strategic Group Employee Reviews

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Never again
Management (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB28 February 2017
Strategic Group offers nice incentives such as free lunches but it's like they offer that so you go eat your lunch at your desk and don't take a proper break. Work life balance is not respected and the mentality of the office is very conservative. Staff are constantly quitting and the people who currently are over-worked with unrealistic expectations. It is a very negative environment.

Upper management is a joke along with their support people. They are rude and and minimizing.
Pros
free lunch
Cons
everything
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Excellent Company Overall
Manager (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB13 December 2016
Fast growing company with great core values. I found working at Strategic to be very rewarding. The people are great and the culture is positive. I recommend this company as an employer of choice.
Pros
Competitive Wages and Benefits, Great Perks - free lunches, vacation condos, Opportunities for advancement, Employment Stability
Cons
Some growing pains
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High turn over rate for a reason
Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB29 January 2017
This company has very good benefits and some nice perks (including free lunch and access to booking corporate condos), however it appears the reason they offer so many perks is because they can't keep staff otherwise. It seemed every week I worked there people were quitting and new people getting hired. They just cannot retain staff.

Management is extremely difficult to talk to - there is little to no support across most departments. The mentality of the company is very old school. I would say it is not a good place to work for younger people (millenials). There is a huge disconnect between executive team members and all other staff. They really don't make an effort to get to know their employees on a personal level. There are some really great people working there however upper management does no seem to recognize their talent and those people move on.

I think if a company knows how to make their staff feel valued and empowered, they do not need to offer perks such as free lunch in order to try and keep them.

Avoid working here at all costs, especially if you are a younger person looking to advance their career. The environment is very stuffy to work in and they are not progressive in their work style at all. Not flexible on hours, working remotely, etc. either.
Pros
Free lunch, benefits
Cons
Terrible management, staff is undervalued, stuffy environment
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Toxic Work Environment, Lacking Leadership
property management (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB24 November 2015
Upper management sets out high expectations and offers little/no support, lacking real leadership and direction, little infrastructure in place to help guide you, ultra high turnover.

The turnover is a clear indicator of the culture, this is a place to go if you need a pay check. I strongly advise against leaving gainful employment for Strategic Group. If you need experience and have no job it is a stepping stone that you can make work for you.

Do your research about the industry Strategic Group is well known for their "unconventional" methods. do yourself a favour and google the company plenty of feedback available online to support my statements. They would try and tell you its "historical" .... but the industry would differ.
Pros
gain experience in industry
Cons
too many to mention
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Fun place to work with best management relationship
Director of Construction (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB21 November 2015
It is one of the best places that I have ever work before. It's potential for growth and expansion is beyond expectations and limits.
Pros
Many things but mainly you get appreciated for your effort
Cons
Developing fast
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Not a reliable company.
Building Operator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB18 September 2015
The company has issues paying contractors there fore you never know if you can get help.
Hard to get management to help when you have issues.
The ops director doesn't know what he is doing.
Pros
You don't see management
Cons
They don't pay contractors on time.
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Productive and fun work environment
Service Desk Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Calgary14 May 2015
Answer and receive phone calls. Deal with personal and department emails daily. Receive incoming and outgoing mail & distribute. Receive and send out daily and weekly couriers to various locations. Forwards faxes and service calls to proper departments regularly. Forward all staff absences to the proper department. Update Building Operator On-Call schedule every Friday. Update Property Management/Building Operators on Property Distribution lists. Create Service Ticket Reports for Property Management as requested. Create Pivot Tables & Pie Charts for Property Management once a month. Open/Close Service Tickets for tenants and/or as requested by Property Management and send confirmation emails. Ensure Property Management is aware of escalated service requests. Building training binders for building operators.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
coverage
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Could be better....
Declined (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB7 October 2013
Its not a terrible place to work, but not the best.

Salary is under the market range.

Work / life balance is not valued.

Employment reviews almost non-existent.

Very little communication between the company and its employees.
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Great place to work with great management team.
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB18 November 2014
Great place to work. The scheduling was very flexible, and the salary was very competitive and generous. There are many different oppurtunities within the company.
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Great place to learn
Building Operator (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB29 November 2012
Great place to start out and learn the job, get to know budgeting for a property excellent co workers, supportive management team.
Pros
free lunches
Cons
reputation
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Not a secure employment
Systems Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary15 November 2012
Non management staff is great. You will be let go if the mamagement feels like it without reason.
Pros
free lunches
Cons
no job security
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Great Job opportunities and advancements
General Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB31 January 2014
Very dynamic organization. Opportunities for growth in the entire organization
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good place, good people
Development Technician (Former Employee) –  various29 July 2013
good place, good people. good management with great vision. great culture of safety.
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