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A good company
Vice President (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON28 November 2018
It's a good company to work for. Management are kind hearted. Salary is extremely average. The work is good and most of the people at the company are good people.
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4.0
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Fun workplace with good people
Business Development Associate Co-op (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON28 July 2018
Typical day at work:
*Research on clients/prospective clients
*Prepare research into document
*Record meetings into Salesforce

What I learned:
*How to use Salesforce
*Conducting top quality research
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Terrible culture
Talent Acquisition Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 June 2018
I worked here on contract. Terrible place got let go for no reason I get im contract but at least give some respect. I did not get good training and thrown into piles of work expected to perform and meet targets. The VP i helped was manipulative and lazy. I wanted to learn and asked questions plus im new but gave me attitude.

Its a toxic place I would NOT recommend working there.
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Terrible management and work culture
Assistant Vice President (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON20 March 2018
Beggars can’t be choosers and that describes the situation for most employees. More than half of staff has been turned over during the past year. It’s gotten to the point where recruiters at other firms keep asking me whats happening at DBRS?? Why are there so many applicants from your company?

Management has no clue what they’re doing and since the company was bought out by new ownership, they have limited oversight. An internal survey showed how dissatisfied people were and how low morale was but still no changes. The CEO and head of Canada are basically in retirement mode have no reason to rock the boat or make any other changes.
Pros
An entry into the finance industry if you’re desperate
Cons
Everything else is terrible
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2.0
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Too inexperienced management
HRIS Manager (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON11 May 2016
Average age in the company is below 30 years of age. Inexperience management. Chaotic environment. Overly stressful without obvious reason.

You don't get any feedback about your work. Sometimes I feel like I'm just a furniture or inventory over there. I am looking for another job.

Office environment is not bad. I like location, easy access via subway.

Colleagues are very polite. People don't have time to socialize, but they are very nice when you talk to them in the kitchen or elevator.

If it's not that chaotic I'd stay here only for people
Pros
Flexibility in work starting hours, it is okay if you work from home ocassionally, if you arrive late
Cons
Too long hours, too stresfull environment, multitasking all the time
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interesting job but the pay and management are downsides
VP (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON17 May 2014
a typical day at work: producing credit ratings

what you learned: not much in terms of knowledge, but that places like this still exist, despite poor record keeping, minimal adherence to procedures

management: non transparent, non professional, understanding

your co-workers: jaded, trying to get out

the hardest part of the job: dealing with management

the most enjoyable part of the job: variety, flexibility, non bureaucratic organization generally
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3.0
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Contract position
Executive Assistant (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON5 February 2014
Did not feel that I received enough feedback in order to improve performance. Was not advised of mistakes just let go.
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