Technical Recruiter (Former Employee) – AB – 13 December 2017
No work life balance, terrible management. They take people who are decent in sales and put them into director level positions, with little to no training on personnel management or leadership and expect them to positively impact your career. Most people who have been with the company for more than 2 yrs are so indoctrinated they expect you to give up all other aspirations for your life and career and just live the Tek Model. The company is designed to take people fresh out of school who have no life experience and shape them into thoughtless sales people so the company can make more money. no outside the box thinking, high pressure sales tactics to under cut consultants, and when they use you up they will spit you out and hire the next generation
Lead Software Developer (Current Employee) – Montréal, QC – 15 October 2017
Disclaimer: I work in the Montreal office. The Montreal office is a development shop, as opposed to the rest of TEKsystems where the company is rather a recruitment firm.
Typical day at work: One agile team per project (Project Manager, Business Analyst, Architect, Team Lead, Developers & QAs)
What to learn: * The very knowledgeable lead architect is always striving to better ourselves by spending an hour per week on discussing many technical topics. * Formations are given to learn about the different phases of an Agile project (inception, sizing, story writing, etc.)
Workplace culture: People are helping each other out, as much as they can - which is awesome!
All in all, a very good company to work for (again, specific to the Montreal office), however.... The downside: the salary increase does not compete enough with what the market has to offer, and thus TEKsystems has a hard time keeping the good players in.