The company is financially unstable and management is not good
Recruiter (Former Employee) – San Francisco Bay Area – 6 January 2014
This company has been going through reinstatement after being audited a few years ago by the government and getting kicked off the exchange. They have consistent retention challenges and the mood in the office is stressful and negative. I unfortunately would not recommend a career at this company.
NHL 15 Quality Assurance Contract Tester (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 7 February 2016
An average job for an average person. The pay is low and the work is mundane. You'll get promoted easily if you have a nice figure, compared to an intelligent understanding of the material you're given. This is evidenced by the three or four people I’ve seen get promoted before others who have been there longer.
The company and position had no personality. You come in, work for eight hours, play this or that game then get a 300 dollar cheque at the end of the week.
You are expected to conform, not say any jokes and everyone on your team is out to make you look bad so they get promoted after the relentless 5 year battle to get noticed by EA.
They tell you how you should talk, act, think and work while there, which is fine, granted it's on company time but it's not the best attitude for people to want to advance.
EA staff itself treat you like second class citizens. If you even speak up during a meeting they look at you like an outcast. We were allowed to partake in the Friday beer days until someone decided to steal something, then this sliver of equality was stopped faster than lighting strikes.
Business Analyst (Former Employee) – Calgary,AB – 29 May 2015
My paychecks were never the same week to week, even through I worked the same hours the checks would be hundreds of dollars difference. I would receive random checks in the mail at times and when I asked about the pay I was never given a definitive answer. When the job ended, it took them a MONTH to give me my final paycheck and even that check was the incorrect amount. It was 2 months later I'm finally receiving the corrected amount. I asked the accounting manager in 3 separate emails what was going on, she responded to only one of the emails and was rude and unprofessional. My advice would be to never accept a position with this company!
Customer Integration Manager (Current Employee) – Missisauga, On. but I work from home – 11 March 2015
I work from home and travel frequently as I provide consultancy services to an off-shore company. I spend my time mostly on conference calls and meetings. I interact with several groups in the organization from different sites in the US and Asia.
Field Technical Service Rep (Current Employee) – Cambridge, On – 6 December 2014
Assignment NB Coating a contract month to month job security none however fellow co-worker vary supportive. I am self starter vary little supervision. Working with client day to day operations providing support on the paint product we provide and providing KPI and data to the client and conducting inventory weekly.
The hardest part of the job is learning the process of the color theory and identifying and finding the root cause and presenting a solution to the client.
The most enjoyable part of the job is having the opportunity to learn new skills and hands on working with paint having a understanding and how it is applied to the cars and bumpers.
Full Time Employee inaccurately called contractor (Current Employee) – Canada – 19 November 2014
Volt is an illegal wage theft company. They help companies miscategorize full time workers as part time and keep them in wage slavery. They are the embodiment of the broken North American work culture. Well, sadly, they are just one sinister agent in it.
Working full time at Volt, I could not afford to pay basic bills. Any surprise expense was just... adorable and bills fell behind further. I have no dependants, just rent and basics.
I was paid minimum wage to do a skilled technical job.
Apple Rep (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 3 December 2013
I was contracted to work with apple the company got me in fast. they have a lot of clients so it was hard to get a hold of them but they always reply-ed in a timely manner. I would love to work with them again.
A very friendly work environment and interesting concept.
Game Tester (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 8 January 2013
I was a temporary video game tester for Volt in Vancouver working on a title for two weeks before heading to college. Shift starts around 7 am with a lunch break in the middle then ending around 3 to 4 pm. Sometimes we pick up more hours to get some overtime which is plus.
Although I have a night job very close to home, I hope to work with Volt again for video game testing to boost up my work skills again as well as maintaining a balanced work life.
• Test video games for defects in the linguistic quality and implementation of translations
Game Tester (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 22 December 2012
In Volt, we test video games for defects in the linguistic quality and implementation of translations, when I work there my co-worker always willing to teach me something I dont know, so we all have a good relationship
good work environmont
u need to sit in front of the computer all the time