Highly driven people with a firm belief in working hard and playing hard!
Client Services and Business Strategy Intern (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – February 2, 2014
Pros: loads of freedom to work, great visibility, amazing work culture, new challenges to deal with everyday, all ideas are valued and respected
Cons: not for people who like a typical corporate structure, you won't have a fixed place to sit, find a place and it is yours for the day, small operations in canada so the merchandise is everywhere as the store is generally full
A typical day would included greeting everyone, shooting a couple of people with nerf guns and checking mails. Having breakfast at someone's desk or the canteen. scheduling meetings and brainstorming on future strategies. some amount of number crunching, making powerpoint decks and feeding information into strategy and client reports. if it's a friday – more... have a quick beer at 4 pm with team or have a nerf gun fight with team on the other days for 15-20 mins. finish off the day's work and head home.
amazing business model and great learning curve. loads of challenges to work on in operations and outreach activities.
super cool management who know how to make you comfortable while working. very dedicated and work hard themselves. know how to have fun... you won't get bored working here ever!
hardest part about work: this is a unique business model so you won't find examples or analogies with other firms to learn from. you create everything u need and if everyone likes it, it becomes the standard. – less
Purchasing and Logistics (Former Employee), Trenton, NY – April 3, 2013
Pros: company philosophy on recycling - eliminate the idea of waste
I had no problems with the tasks (business related) that I was assigned to and only had a week to learn. However I was never told in my interview I would be ordering lunch for 20 to 30 people everyday, mangage/track their balances and lunches, and set up the table. In my first (and last) week I was pulled up for getting orders wrong and not in a "It's – more... your first week here don't worry about it" way, they were quite rude about it. All in all the president of the company is young and has got a good head on his shoulders but he should make sure the interns order lunch and not the people who actually contribute to the running of the business. – less