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My experience with this employer was mostly positive and I believe that it offers good opportunities to many people. Particularly to young people starting out in the work field. There is opportunity for advancement, though training is limited and there is a very high staff turnover.
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Opportunity for advancement
Cons
High turnover
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This place is the worst place to work at. Firstly, they are highly racist and only favor white people. I’ve witnessed co-workers & managers make fun of a black mans facial appearance like it was normal. Second, they do not offer any training whatsoever. All they do is give the usual HR training & make 1 employee show you how to do a specific order and your off on your own. If you try to voice your concerns they brush you off and make you feel like it's your fault.
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No pros
Cons
Everything. They are racist.
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Great team in Ottawa to work with.
Pay was far under compensation for the position hired compared to other companies in the area. about 15% lower.

other teams on other sites where very adversarial towards the Ottawa office.

Communication between departments was almost impossible.
Pros
Friendly co-workers, nice lunch room
Cons
very expensive parking, poor communication between departments and sites
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Traite de plus en plus mal ses employés en plus de ne pas vouloir donner un salaire adéquat
Environnement de travail très stressant sans se sentir avec sécurité d'emploi.

Employé traité comme un numéro.
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fired the only 4 people that aren't white in the call centre. training was a mess. Managers are rude and ignorant to ones situation. terrible queue system. Most calls you receive are not taught in training. training teaches you 1/10 of the things you need on the floor
Pros
free coffee good location
Cons
managers are rude. short breaks.
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So far the best job ive had but considering the others were tim hortons, McDonald's, and a paper route thats not saying much. Decent wages, decent benefits and pretty easy job.
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I spent years at the company, and was one of the few people that was able to move up in that period of time that was not laid off. The main reason I left was for a job doing basically the same thing, but with a $12 000 per year pay raise with better benefits.

The management got better before I left, but nepotism had always been key within the organization. It was always about who you knew and not what you knew.


It was also getting clear that a lot of jobs were being shipped overseas or otherwise outsourced, so the culture took a big hit, with nobody feeling secure in their position.
Pros
Small company made it easy to make friends
Cons
Small company made it easy to under pay everyone
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This company is only for non-visible minority women and men who are close to them. They have absolutely no work and no restrictions on timings, dress code, vacation amount of benefits and get paid for free, along with taking anything they want from their office .. Most of them are at work, only for few minutes in 2-3 months, they are primarily from their call center, who never worked in any office setting before and get promoted quickly as Managers, HRs... They hire immigrants temporarily to build their systems and let them go in few months, all their work is credited to a non-visible minority person and cover up their joblessness as work life balance.They always monitor the reviews, change titles and cheating formula if anything is leaked and write fake reviews, to dilute genuine ones... I worked for a Manager, who was at work once a month, even that day he would spend it smoking in his office, talking to non-visible minority women in short clothes., and when we talk to him anything work related he would say he has no time...
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I had an excellent manager who was pretty much considerate about her team members when it comes to training requirements and was willing to alter the shift schedules to meet their family commitments.
But the Top level management decisions of organizational restructuring caused doubts on job security.
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Good support. Good training. Fair bonus structure. Good hours. Coworkers were helpful and friendly. Would recommend as a place to work. Fair benefits. Good incentives.
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Regular call center tech support for telecommunications. I was doing the same things all over for 5 years. I want to change for other tasks like computer software and hardware support where I have very good skills and knowledge.
Pros
Customer are happy when issue is resolved. It feels great
Cons
Could no longer work from home
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Stressful work place, but easy to access. Located in downtown Montreal, the building is easily accessible able. There's very good restaurants nearby with good food.
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It's a call center that lacks focus and has a high turnover rate. There is low moral despite having some talented people. They are company that wants results without investing in it's people
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Une ambiance plein de travaille ou jai apris surtout a developper mes connaissances au niveau d aprovisonnement et traavail de equipe . Une journee typique au travail
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In many ways Distributel is innovative and thinks outside the box in terms of it approach within the industry and has some very good people as part of their team.They encourage out of the box thinking in their development team. Unfortunately, they struggle in doing the right thing by their staff. Although they claim that their salaries and benefits are within the average within the industry, the benefits are limited. The management and support of staff is lacking, with often "surprise" retrenching of staff and poor performance discussions
Pros
Good Coffee, some excellent dedicated and innovative professionals
Cons
The don't walk their talk in terms of doing the right thing by their staff
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Une journee travail typique se resume a recevoir des appel et faire des ventes .
Appris a creer des solutions sur le moment , faute de procedure mal comuniquee ou parfoit absente .

Lieu de travail peu de consideration pour le bien etre de bureau

le poste est tres cool et demande beaucoup de patience mais le manque de certitude sur la procedure rend la tache complexe
Pros
tache assez facile a realiser
Cons
pas de transparence
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I worked for Distributel for 12 years and the people I worked with are great but the management does not listen to its employees when suggestions are made, especially the ones who have been with the company as long as I have.
Pros
People
Cons
Management, Directors
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This company is not a great place to work. The turnover for such a small company is crazy. You can be employed one day and escorted out the next for no valid reason. They are constantly "restructuring". There is too much work to go around and while this is understood, management does little to help.
Pros
The people are nice (not management)
Cons
not valued
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This employer has on several occasions acted illegally in its overtime practices, unfounded firing with severance package to avoid lawsuits, and making promises that they are unwilling to follow through on. Great workplace for gathering experience, but be sure to have everything in writing before agreeing to anything.
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Stay Away from Network Engineering and Analyst Team, Bunch of Ego Centrist and Racist, Ottawa office Specifically, Forget about appreciation or growth
Pros
location
Cons
long list
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Good place to work, friendly team, free coffee, a lot of employees events.
Salary vary depending on department, benefits provided.

Only thing needs to work on is providing employees necessary for training
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