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Busy & fast paste environment
Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Campbellton, NB15 October 2018
Very busy work environment.
Always work to be done.
Fast paste environment.
Growing company looking to take over the Facility maintenance market in north America.
Cons
Long hours
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No shortage of work
Project Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Greater Sudbury, ON11 October 2018
Very busy work environment.
Always work to be done.
Fast paste environment.
Corporate communication is great.
Growing company looking to take over the Facility maintenance market in north America.
Pros
company vehicle
Cons
long hours
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Productive workplace
Leasing Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON25 September 2018
Employees are regularly updated by the CEO on the plans and programs of the company.
The company is involved in environment preservation of natural resources.
There is tree planting and cleaning marathon in the nearby areas where the main office is situated.
Pros
there is room for growth
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horrible
Project Manager (contract) (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON24 September 2018
upper management has been there forever and needs to be removed. uneducated, dump their own work and responsibilities on the new staff and always leave work for BS reasons.
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Worst company ever to work for
Psc (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC11 September 2018
Worked there for 9 months..bully like atmosphere.no management direction..titallt high school environment. Favoritism and nepetipsm run rampant and popularity based on who they like..horrible place to work .stay away..no training or advancement opportunity..online bs ..
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Project Admin
Project Administrator (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 September 2018
create purchase order, communicate with other vendors and technicians. Created project numbers and work orders to sent to project managers allowing technicians to know where to go and what to do.
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Very good employer
Facility Manager III (Former Employee) –  Grande Prairie, AB30 August 2018
BGIS is a very good place to work for. They have excellent training & Company supports continuous education. Good HR process, excellent benefits. Lack of company's social functions due to working in remote areas.
Pros
Good HR process, excellent benefits.
Cons
Face to face communication due to remote area
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Aging workforce
Data Analyst, Scheduling & Planning (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON28 August 2018
Workforce is fairly old. Not a "fun" place to work for young professionals. Consequentially not exactly thriving for innovation. Flexible work hours and work from home capabilities is a big plus though.
Pros
Large, growing company
Cons
In markham
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productive & colaborative work envirnment
Director of Operations (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON23 August 2018
There is no typical day - it depends on the situation you are faced with. However you receive support and collaboration from your colleagues to overcome the challenges.
Pros
BGIS brand, fast growing company
Cons
Could be long working hours
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Great place to work.
Regional Director (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON20 August 2018
Challenging but rewarding and lots of opportunity for advancement if you don't mind working hard. BGIS is a leader in the industry and the gold standard for facility management and associated support businesses.
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Beware of BGIS
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC17 August 2018
Unorganized. No real team leaders. Lack of process control. This sums up life at BGIS. The job work/life balance is okay. Salary is well below what is typically a project management position and benefits were cut this past year. Once you are in your position, likelihood of gaining promotion or career advancement is almost zero. Senior management and directors do not understand how to train individuals or teach them concepts since they are rarely sure themselves. The office environment is very poor. Employees asking valid questions are questioned back for asking the question in the first place. An example, during a boardroom meeting an employee asked their senior manager to shadow a stakeholder meeting as new concepts were introduced. The senior manager quickly turned down the request and suggested a less than pleasing alternative while shaking their head in front of all the employees. Not the type of culture one wants to be a part of. You will spend most of your time finding and filling out a document than actually doing project management work.
Pros
Learn how to fill a document
Cons
Low salary and benefits, bad management
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Dont
Dispatcher (Current Employee) –  Canada10 August 2018
Training? Non.
Passive agressive culture
Some good people but not enough
Feels like dystopia
Director of this department has no people skills - why do people who don't like managing people...manage people?
Pros
Used to be the benefit package
Cons
Everuthing
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5.0
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Productive multicultural environment
Lead Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC8 August 2018
Good working environment with great people. The culture of the company is great and provides a work life balance. Remote working is an option. Young and dynamic environment with possibilities for innovation.
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Great opportunity for variety of work responsibility
Property Manager for Library & Archives Canada (Former Employee) –  Gatineau, QC23 July 2018
I liked working for BGIS. I was offered an opportunity in Business Development of a lighting technology and gave it a shot. Coming up to my annual contract term and must have a plan B.
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Amazing Leadership! Great Company!
Analyst (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON30 April 2018
This is the type of company where you wake up on Monday morning and say to yourself, "I want to go to work!".

Great work/life balance and fun office culture.
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horrible company to work for
Technician/Installer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON24 April 2018
I would hazard to say most of the positive reviews are probably fake, was at the company for almost a decade, low pay for your trade, 17 cents increase in 2.5 years? really, one pro is the work is sure easy, most days your are bored with your work, extremely hard to advance your career here, new hirers are payed 10$ + an hour less than union rates, don't mention the union if you are in a non union part of the company!
Pros
its a job, easy work
Cons
low pay, toxic management, barely any retirement, benefits are shoe string
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Down to earth people and caring company
Transactions Manager (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON3 April 2018
Great company to work for, all higher up executives are very down to earth people and want to see you progress....rare to see in the corporate world. They really care about their clients and employees. Great benefits and work culture.
Pros
free cell phone, free lap top, reasonable time off, down to earth managers
Cons
company so large you don`t always get to meet your team mates within BGIS
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4.0
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a good place
Accounting Reporting Assistant (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON21 March 2018
It is a good company with positive company culture. Co-workers are friendly.
Company holds regular events for employees, and takes a lot of social responsibilities.
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Great people but overworked
Senior Solutions Consultant (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON21 March 2018
BGIS is a place with great individuals that will always help you when they can. Unfortunately, many or most of them are overworked due to executive promises to clients. Resourcing needs to ramp up with the growing business. Career growth is not fast so expect some time to move up the ladder. Pay is good, if you have the right experience and credentials.

Again, best thing about BGIS is its people.
Pros
great people, lots of support
Cons
long hours
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Dysfunctional Cheap Subsidiary Company
Manager (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC8 March 2018
Be aware of fake reviews. The BGIS HR team posts positive reviews online to keep their ratings and interest up in their jobs. Reality is BGIS is divided into several accounts. Very few good and a lot bad. Very high turnover. Limited growth opportunity. Most hires are done externally since company policy is to lock employees into their roles for a minimum of one year. Job description does not match job responsibilities. Understaffed. Training is poor. Many management and leaders have been around for years but are very poor communicators. Salary is below average. Benefits used to be good but now are below average as well. Out of touch with modern organizations.
Pros
Flexibility
Cons
High Turnover, Limited Growth, Internal Deception, Poor Training, Below Average Salary & Benefits
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