Consultant in Vancouver, BC
Varies Day to Day
- Lots of meetings and leaves little time for work.- innovative management style. not afraid to try new things.- very studious culture. and always in the know through social media posts and through networking events/webinar- CEO wants to be involved with everything and every meeting. Hard to find time to meet and get help on.- No holdback with knowledge transfer. Just a matter of having time to connect- Office is in a coworking space. Going into the office is optional and no pressure or judgement if you don't go in. The office can get loud from people being in meetings all the time.- small business with its typical pros and cons.- great clients in many different industries. The exposure to knowledge is limited to as much as the client is willing to share which isn't a concern. Clients are very trusting.Most people leave around the year or lessThe company expects to hire a unicorn (one that knows how to do everything) while the salary range doesn't reflect that but it is within a range of a small business.
Consultant in Vancouver, BC
Fun work but people don't stay here long.
The clients are good and the people hired are great. I had good laughs and worked on exciting projects, met nice folks.There is an implied structure: daily meetings, schedules, etc. It is nice to get in the rhythm of it to feel the team spirit. But meetings tend to run overtime leaving no manager time for 1-1s. Mine sometimes got pushed for after work hours.There is a limited attention-span to all the projects, a lot of things happen at once and upper management struggles with delegation. It's an obvious bottleneck. Inconsistent management paired with constant "go get it" pressure: a rare bird will stay for more than a year.No stability in a team: they always hire, people leave and they let people go. Hiring costs are already too high so they don't invest in staff training and development. I had to learn from my peers who didn't have time to spare because of their over-booked schedules.Days passed in a gazillion of team meetings with overcontrolling managers, had to work evenings to meet the deadlines.The core of the company is family and friends. Growth is limited and many decisions and opinions are circulating in tight-knit groups only. People outside this group are insecure and don't have a chance to advance in their job. I could not see a way to make an impact and grow here.
Marketing Manager in Vancouver, BC
Awesome team and company to work for
- The team: from accounting consultants, HR or marketing experts, Entreflow made a really great job with hiring the right people. We are all really different but we all work well and have fun together, which is super important, as we are a small team.
- Work environment: we are central located (Mt Pleasant) and are working in a coworking space. The work environment is really flexible. We can either work from home or work at our location in Mt Pleasant, in a coworking space, with free snacks, dog friendly and a great view over the mountains.
- Management style: This is a flat management style, the 2 founders not only make sure to share with you what is going on with the company, its strategy, its results, but they also ask us our opinion
- Learning: I already worked in my field for 10 years and already worked for a startup before, but with my current job I feel that I bring as much to Entreflow as what they bring to me in term of learning & new skills.
- Clients: they are working for different industries, meaning that you can work for various objectives, markets.... It's never boring.