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Employees are nice people
Low pay, no job security, and poor management. For gaining experience, Farmers Edge is not that bad; however, if you are seeking a secure job and better respect just forget it!
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Don’t do it
If you are thinking about taking a job with Farmers Edge don’t do it! Everything starts off rosy and you get a company vehicle. That new shine quickly wears off. You are given barely any training and expected to know everything. You are given a budget so far out of reach but expected to hit it, most people do not come close unless you have offers for free. They do promise a lucrative bonus if you do hit your budget but will find a way to not pay it. You can’t trust the management as far as you could throw them. The people in charge surround themselves with friends who become untouchable so when they treat you poorly you can’t even report them to someone. If you do, either nothing happens or you get fired. You see a lot of long term employees leaving because they have had enough. The product you are trying to sell never seems to work as advertised and instead of fixing it they try to launch a new tool (that doesn’t work either) to make you forget about the old ones that don’t work. It is definitely a smoke a mirrors job where all looks good on the outside but nothing is actually as it seems. Marketing makes it look like they have lots of customers but happy ones are few and far between, they try to keep them by giving free services so basically none of them have a bill to pay. And don’t even get me started on the admin people who try to send bills, it’s a disaster. Basically most customers don’t pay a bill and the ones who do get a bill it isn’t correct. This company is bleeding money like crazy and is a ticking time bomb before their investors just pull the plug. So as I - more...
Pros
Company truck
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Everything else
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All Around great company to work for
All Around great company to work for. Farmers Edge offered competitive salary with a great benefits package and has An unique forward thinking approach to agricultural solutions.
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Not sure what is company is doing
This company is lost on what it wants to be, VR, Data, insurance? The only part of this company that functions or has any real value in my opinion is the agronomy work. The tech is terrible. “We’re working on it” are the only words the development team know how to use. The CEO brutal, along with most of his buddies. You will work way to many hours with no OT. I can’t see this company being around for much longer. They bleed and spend money like it’s going out of style. Meanwhile the wages suck and good luck getting a raise.
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Fun workplace with a great learning environment
Working on the FarmCommand UI Web team

Pros:

- Great team. Very helpful group and fun to work with.

- Great Management. The UI Manager always has your back, and is a pleasure to work with.

- Uses Latest Technology. You'll always be up to date with the latest and greatest technologies in the web dev world.

- In office - Table Tennis, Foosball, snacks, unlimited coffee.


Cons:

- Lowish Salary. The salary is lower than other places in Canada. But Lethbridge isn't a very expensive place to live.

- Office location. It's in the middle of the industrial area, so you need to drive to get anywhere.
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Don't put your career at risk with FE
Management is terrible and very mean from the top to the middle management. Lots of fear and disrespect within the company. The CEO and his friends need to go. They can't manage companies
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fun place to work
pretty boring work just collecting samples. enjoy learning GIS programs and traveling across the province. had a pretty nice company truck and a gas card
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Don't waste your time with FE
Be ready to deal with the very bottom of the Canadian community at Farmers Edge. They have no ethics and if they dare to challenge me on that, they can prove me wrong with the employees they already got. The company looks shiny from outside but it's actually rotting from inside
Pros
Flexible time off season
Cons
Work ethics, salary, management
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A Terrible Company
They got no moral. Wasn’t impressed with their management. Remember that a bad boss is worse than a bad job. I do not recommend anyone to join this company
Pros
Cons won’t let you see anything good
Cons
Low morals, low salaries, bad management, work environment
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Exciting expanding company
This company has rapidly expanded over the past couple of years, and there have no doubt been growing pains as part of that expansion. However this has created a lot of opportunity for advancement in the company, so hard working capable people do tend to get opportunities.

I can't speak to the data/analytics positions, but I can speak to the customer facing side of things.


Their starting wages might be a touch on the low side, but are offset by additional benefits of flexibility in work schedules outside of the busy season and access to company vehicles for personal use.


The large majority of people are capable at their jobs, and dedicated to providing the best product possible to the customer. There is always something new being worked on so it stays interesting.


It is an Agriculture company, so long hour are expected around spring time, but that is normal in the industry.
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Fast paced environment
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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A work place with unprofessional and insincere management
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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Decent Place to work
Decent place to work. I used to work in the laboratory side of things. The work was enjoyable, and used skills from University however the pay was not very good. It does not pay very well for the skills required.
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Nice and easy specialy work-for low pay
Pros:
Nice easy specialty work

Clean work environment

Friendly coworkers

Schedule is well planned.

Benefits with pension matching.

Some OT is available during busier seasons.


Cons:

Compensation was very low for education required.

Little opportunity for advancement.
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Good to start
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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They are selling the future for Agriculture
The dream they have for agriculture is a good one and the right one.
Unfortunately the deliverables are a bit slow in coming and some customers are frustrated. The company has been growing very fast and I do feel they get ahead of themselves from time to time. As a sales person you are expected to preform well and they give you lots of tools and training to get the job done, some regions are just not ready.
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Good place to work lots of room for advancement.
Long days some times but overall the work life balance was very good. Very fast paced with a lot of changes going on within the company to accomidate moving the company forward. Good over all place to work.
Pros
Freedom to work in a open environment.
Cons
Not a lot of direction.
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job was okay
you have to learn all by yourself and have understood everything by yourself. no one there to help you with the process. it was a place to learn a lot.
Pros
okay salary
Cons
no one to teach you anything
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Great company to work for!
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
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
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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