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Technician (Current Employee) –  Calgary21 April 2019
Some training available. Very def. corporate feel to the company. Not Lot of chance for advancement either. Some staff is hard so work with and protect info.
Pros
Some training.
Cons
Mgmt
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bad experience
Tech Support (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC27 February 2019
not a good place to work, poorly managed. nobody ever has a clue what's going on at the shop a bunch of unpleasant unprofessional low lifes. I would seek employment elsewhere
Pros
none
Cons
poorly managed
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Do not work here
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto4 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.

Much better ones to work for
Pros
There is none
Cons
Long hours, lots of unpaid overtime
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Great Team to Work With
Contractor (Current Employee) –  Calgary, Alberta24 July 2018
This is a great team, and am amazed at the great culture. I am really enjoying learning about the A/V Industry. There is a lot of growth right now, which is very exciting to be a part of.
Pros
Great people, learning opportunities
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Très Grande Entreprise Americaine
Pre-Sales Engineer & Technical Sales (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC9 July 2018
La compagnie à un immense pouvoir d'achat et des liens solides avec plusieurs manufacturiers. Par contre, Le bureau chef basé à Tampa (FL) crée une certaine distance entre les diverses paliers de Gestion. La réalité de notre marché local n'Est pas ajusté dans les démarche de la compagnie.
Beaucoup de roulement d'employé dans les dernier 5 ans et 3 changements majeur dans les exécutifs de haut niveau. Le CEO reste en place, mais cela bouge beaucoup alentour et dans les région. Il semble que c'est plutôt un porte parole pour la firme de finance qui détient l'entreprise.
Pros
Plusieurs gros projet rempli de défi
Cons
Mauvaise équilibre de la main d'oeuvre dans les bureaux locaux
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Great autonomy
Senior Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON17 January 2018
Good overall work life balance. Good direction from leadership with a strong year over year growth. Can tend to fixate on the small things which takes attention from larger picture.
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It's all about the money, employees mean nothing so don't be fooled!
Used Tech (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB1 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.
Pros
The managers don't often come to the worksite with you
Cons
The managers are whiney to the point of being annoying, not alpha males at all.
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Would not recommend working here.
Employee (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC20 July 2017
They hire and fire depending on business. Don't try to retain good, valuable and hard working employees. No internal communication. Worst place to work.
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great staff great attitude towards work
Installation Technician (Current Employee) –  Calgary , AB3 May 2017
AVI-SPL Calgary is a great compony with great people. We design and install Audio Visual systems and I believe that AVI-SPL Is the best Audio-visual compony in Calgary.
Pros
Great staff
Cons
inconsistant part-time work
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Contract worker in behalf of the Employee on vacation international due to personal reason.
Accounting Assistant (Former Employee) –  Richmond Hill, ON11 April 2017
As a contract worker, I feel that I am one of the regular employees doing the Accounts Payable batches for check run every week and Accounts Receivable follow up of outstanding customer accounts and processing of various employees expense reimbursement using Microsoft Dynamics AX system. The system gave me more knowledge of different system that I used in various businesses establishments the past.
Pros
Learn a new business system and work well with the team
Cons
Returned of Employee on vacation internationally.
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A safe work place
Bookkeeper (Former Employee) –  Richmond Hill, ON26 October 2016
AVI-SPL's employer respects his staff. the workplace is safe for the people work there. The HR arrange the fun activities and BBP every year. Also AVI-SPL provide training program for staffs.
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Good People but lacking in employee incentive and advancement
Audio Video Installation and Service Technician (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 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.
Pros
Benifits
Cons
No raises or cost of living increases, below average pay
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Nice Work Place, depending on the team
Credit Analyst and Accounts Receivable Analyst (Current Employee) –  Calgary29 March 2015
Full busy day, if you are proactive, you will easily be granted more responsabilities,

less motivation at work
employee's interests are not really fulfilled
But if you have a nice team, you can enjoy your work place, and really have fun.

Lack of inspiration for growth
two many executives
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Very poor management
Sales (Former Employee) –  Calgary22 April 2013
I worked for AVISPL Canada and the company they purchased was running out of a closet and run the same way. Dishonest and very untruthful.

During interviews management will "sell" the company as Family oriented and the positions come with great benefits such as familly days, vacation and promises of training. All False!

Also if you think you enjoy commisions.... beware! You will not see what you agreed to.

Stay away as there are other very reputable Canadian company's willing and able to live up to contacts that you agree to.

They are being sued by a few already and they havent made it a year yet!

Warned....
Pros
stay away
Cons
the management that is in place
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Great company to work for
Safety Officer/ Human Resources (Current Employee) –  Calgary10 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.
Pros
fitness room, free parking
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