Positive change is coming to AU, but problems remain
Senior Developer (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 11 July 2018
AU's work environment is quite accommodating and flexible to the day to day needs its staff -- you can take time off when needed, there are programs in place to help you further your technical skills, people are friendly and helpful, and the benefits are good.
But there's also a downside to this. People take a lot of time off -- too much time -- so projects linger, work never gets done, and you're always waiting for people to come back to work in order to get your own work done.
Development processes are quite weak as well, so it can take days and even weeks to get access to the programs you need to do your job.
AU has a new CIO, however, and things are turning around for the better. But it will take 3-5 years before any substantive changes in business culture and technical environment begin to bear fruit.
Good (maybe even too many) benefits, nice people
Immature processes, too much time off