Project Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto – 4 October 2018
This a company that's all about profit first and employees last.
As there CEO says "i'v had a job for 20(whatever) years because I keep my employers happy and my shareholders happy". Everyone else means nothing to him.
Techs really have it the worst though. They work long hours with low pay, Techs are promised for paid overtime but when they hand in the time sheet, it will get rejected because there is no money in the job. And in the end its the employees that loose. Techs regularly come and go in every branch, which shows what kind of company it is .And always advertising for people, again a sign of the type of company they are.
Seeing a collegue work 70-80 hours a week to keep them happy and only paid for 40. In the end he won a large project only to be rewarded with a group email saying "well done".
There is a lot better AV companies out there to work for. And want you to work for them.
Also you have to pay to attend the xmas party. It will be organized for you, but at your exspence.
Forcing people to quit so redundancy packages are not paid. And put all the blame on projects that dont make money on the last person who quit. Lots of executives like to use this tactic to take blame of under selling a job, and making them look good.
The most sneaky and worst AV company out there,stay miles away.
Good People but lacking in employee incentive and advancement
Audio Video Installation and Service Technician (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 8 July 2015
Don't want to hear from workers on what it takes to improve and repeats same mistakes from past over and over again. So much process and politics makes it next to impossible to get any advancement or training. They have very few qualified people in any position but especially project management. Some would rather talk to friends and family on phone than pick up a call from clients or technicians, totally clueless on AV products and application Seldom invest in the worker level.
No raises or cost of living increases, below average pay
It's all about the money, employees mean nothing so don't be fooled!
Used Tech (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 1 January 2018
All talk no action describes them well, they will land big jobs by telling customers what they want to hear but never finish on time and it's usually the employees who suffer because they are blamed for working too slow. Jobs are under bid and they always end up losing money because of it.
Very executive driven company and micromanaged more than it needs to be to the point where all managers seem to hate the execs above them because they are trying to pinch pennies. The execs in the company all think they are cool with their Microsoft Surface and having useless meetings over Skype or Polycoms, if they spent more time working with managers customers things might be better.
As soon as work slows they get rid of employees for whatever excuse works for that day, no mercy and it doesn't matter if you worked there 3 years you will be gone when the money stops flowing in.
The managers don't often come to the worksite with you
The managers are whiney to the point of being annoying, not alpha males at all.
Safety Officer/ Human Resources (Current Employee) – Calgary – 10 April 2013
The day does begin early, but it certainly goes fast. It feels like I have been with Sharp's my whole career rather than just a few months. The team is very welcoming and helpful. The management is focused on the employees and willing to listen to suggestions. There are social events planned throughout the year and plenty of opportunities to get involved. Sharp's is a family oriented company. My children think we have a bouncy castle and games all the time.