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Fast paced environment
Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB21 September 2018
interview process was quick.

They were quick to hire me and I was quick enough to quit.
Pay was too low, even with post-secondary education. Management for this company was very unprofessional and scolds you if you make a mistake as a new hire. Training was not properly executed and was expected to be on everyone's level very quickly and lacked patience. Showed lack of encouragement and was told by management to speed it up constantly. Did they want me to be fast and mess up my work? or be as quick as I can and produce quality work. I advise management to practice ethics.

The hardest part of the job was trying to balance your time and do 8 things at once with getting in trouble by management. Very repetitive work and felt like a robot working there.

Easiest part of the job was leaving work.

The most unprofessional company I've ever worked for and would advise others to find another job.

Not worth the wage and job duties that go along with it.
Pros
clean environment
Cons
poor management, low pay
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The worst work experience in my life. Plz, be careful with your future!
Senior Agronomist (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB21 April 2018
Not trying to offend anyone but I don want to see more victims getting into this company

-My sincere advise to job seekers is to ask about the company's reputation and the managers before they accept any positions with the company.

- Most of the managers lack any kind of professionalism at the company. They are typically lower educated red necks who fully rely on authority. They don't have any real previous leadership experience.

- The company tries to attract venture capitalists to invest in it. That requires a fast growth rate in order to be able to pay back the investors. In the mean time, it pushes the company owner and higher level managers to compromise all moral and ethical standards towards their employees and customers. The company is not financially stable, so don't get tricked with how superficially they spend. There are some very good people in the company but they are very scared to speak up and they are actually the ones that do all the hard work. Farmers need to be aware of what kind of information they want to share with this company.

- If you are an experienced professional, joining this company would be one of the biggest mistakes. Once you're in, they'll start trying to extract your knowledge and experience and get a younger (cheaper) employee to replace you. Won't be too long before they start playing the "if you wanna keep your job" game with you. Be careful with the way you write your resume. They learn alot from your resume even if they don't hire you at the end. Stay away from details

- As I mentioned before, higher level managers are
  more... lower educated red necks, which makes them very unfriendly and oppressive towards minorities. If you are a minority, try to record every single incident of discrimination they do towards you. These records can be very helpful in case of a dispute at the Canadian Human Rights Commission. And you'll make alot of money out of them if you decided to complain.

- If you decided to try a position with the company, make sure your base salary is good and fair compared to your skills and knowledge. Do not think that it will be much appreciated if you invested time and effort in their company. And do not believe anything about bonuses. They got a history of making people do the entire work, then letting them go so they won't pay the bonus. Make sure you get paid for relocation expenses. Do not trust everything the say.

- Don't rely at the the HR department at all. They are there to smile, post jobs and write fake reviews. They are good people but they are very scared and just trying to keep their jobs

If you can't fight tyranny & oppression, then at least let people know about it.
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Pros
Flexible time during winter and summer time. Sales separated from agronomy.
Cons
Complete absence of morals and ethics. Lack of knowledge. Very low salaries
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A work place with unprofessional and insincere management
Developer/Analyst (Former Employee) –  Lethbridge, AB27 March 2018
This place has horrible insincere management with the policy of making fear on employees arrogantly.
No employee is valued and is viewed as just another cog in the tractor to bring in more money for the greedy eyes which see only money not ability and humanity.
Pressure, stress and fear is transferred from upper managers to middle managers and finally to the employees as a sick loop chain.
If you want to work in a friendly atmosphere with humble management system and enjoy your life with your work condition, I do not suggest to select this company.
Pros
Flexible Work Hours
Cons
Egocentric Management
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Good to start
Senior QA Analyst and Software Test Developer (Current Employee) –  Lethbridge, AB25 February 2017
It is a really good place to start your job life. The salary is lower than other places. The time hour is flexible. Usually, programmers work from home!
Pros
flexible hour - Good place - Good people
Cons
Salary is low
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Great company to work for!
Precision Technology Specialist (Current Employee) –  Canada16 November 2016
The company has been undergoing a lot of growth in a global scale and that provides so much opportunity to learn. New positions are created regularly because of the growth which provides opportunity to diversify your skills and the added bonus of a promotion!
With the fast expansion means putting all your effort in and hard work, which is expected.
Pros
Promotional opportunities
Cons
Long days sometimes
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Great environment with flexible hours - bad pay
GIS Technician (Current Employee) –  Lethbridge, AB20 July 2016
Good place to work. Good Management. Flexible hours. Poor pay for the work. Growing company and possibilities for advancement.
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Good company to work for
Seasonal soil sampler (Former Employee) –  Lacombe, AB12 February 2016
Enjoyed working with coworkers who worked as a team. Being a soil sampler includes a lot of driving, chance of working away occasionally. Weekends normally off if the week went smoothly.
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freindly
Farm Works Site-mate (Former Employee) –  Lacombe, AB3 February 2016
I really liked working for this company but it was not a full time term.
I learned lots and was able to be in contack with lots of customers.
Pros
bounces
Cons
lots of over time
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