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A step backwards in my career
Company mindset of, That's how we do it. Not open to new approaches. Outsourced a whole other dept. while I was there, lack of management, very clique
Pros
Paid Volunteer, Corporate Sponsorship
Cons
Unpaid Lunch, No vision coverage in benefits, poor management, lack of integrity
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Fast paced but limited growth opportunities
Farrow Presents an offer with a lot of perks to the position but once employed the perks are overlooked and you become overworked and under paid. The management does not have an open door policy so you are on your own.
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Doesnt pay well
Great coworkers. Do not expect to get paid more than minimum wage for at least a year. Even as you move up the raises are practically nothing.

The job is stressful and fast paced. Management expects way more out of you for what you're paid for. I've found this at numerous brokerage companies I've worked for. If you cant handle stress dont get into the brokerage industry
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Terrible wages, terrible management.
Met great people but the wages are a joke. They pick and choose who makes good coin. Too many people who shouldn't be in charge, are in charge. It's just a terrible, toxic environment.
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This company has a high turnover rate for a reason
In 1 year, 38 employees have either quit or were let go just in one department, yet upper management can't seem to see the problem is in the team leadership and accountability (or lack thereof). Employees are given massive responsibility and target goals and are not compensated enough for their effort and time.
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busy
very busy environment, a lot of paperwork. you really have to be on point and make sure you stay on top of your game. you also have to make sure you pick up the phone
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Most miserable job I've ever had
I started out enthusiastic but this place saps all joy. If you're keen on sitting in a cubicle for 12 hours at a time, eating cake on a daily basis, and you have no soul to destroy, this is an awesome job!
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Coworkers are awesome, management is a joke
Horrible place to work, underpaid and a lot of work! The people you get to work with are pretty awesome, the managers are the worst! They have no idea and don’t care one bit.. they treat you like garbage and constantly talk down to you. You get work forced on you on top of being understaffed because they can’t keep anyone! Not one person I worked with is still there. That says something. Also if you get to encounter the manager from the windsor office RUN as far and fast as you can!!!
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Coworkers
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Everything else
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Unproductive and Underpaid
Farrow does not re-pay their had working employees with the salary they deserve in comparison to the employees that thrive on favouritism from management. I learned a lot about office culture and the enjoyable part of the job is that it is more lax than other brokers in terms of socializing probably because we are paid much less to start.
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Busy Fast paced environment
Every day brought a different situation. Needed to be able to multi task and switch between tasks if needed.
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Stay away while you can
If you want to work for a company that loves lazy people but under appreciates hard workers, this is the place for you!
I have seen people fall asleep on the job for hours, people taking longer breaks and lunches, people swearing constantly... you name it.

If you are a hard worker don’t expect to get raises or move up in the company. They will find ways to bring you down as time goes on.

You May start and think it’s a great place to work but once you work there a bit and see how people act in the office, you will wish you never started here. The sad thing is HR has no clue what goes on at the windsor office because everything is so secretive, if only they knew how lazy half the staff really is.

Benefits are good for the most part, no vision tho
Pros
Nice clean facility, fun coworkers
Cons
Horrible management, minimum wage, no raises, lazy people get away with everything
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Cool coworkers but dumb managers
Worst place to work. They pay minimum wage and then force u to work when your not suppose too. How do u think u can keep people when you pay minimum wage money. Management doesnt know how to do there job
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Nothing
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Minimum wage not understanding
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Overworked, WAY underpaid.
Best place if you are looking to be OVERWORKED, UNDERPAID, and not appreciated whatsoever. No room for advancement. Can't open windows for fresh air, would get nosebleeds, as did others. Some employees would take very long lunches, even sleep at their desk and got away with it. Almost everyone I worked with here were literally searching job banks on the job to get out! My pathetic raise (pennies) came months late. I learned enough to get a similar job with a fantastic company that pays their employees what they are worth and treat us well. Farrow has a revolving door. With such intensive training, one might think they would want to hold on to great employees instead of constantly training new ones. Do yourself a favour and don't waste your time. They must know the organization that chooses "best managed company" of the year because they certainly are NOT!
Pros
Gym
Cons
Poor management, horrible pay, some staff literally slept at their desk, and got away with it. I could go on forever....
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Poor pay, nepotism
Good if you are one of the supervisor's or manager's favorites but don't get on their bad side or life is miserable. Little to no chances of promotion
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Poor place to work
Absolutely not a family environment. Managers provide very little leadership and absolutely show favoritism. Half the time they were not aware of what went on during the other shifts. If you are not in the "favorite" category, do not hold any hopes of any advancement. Pay is an absolute disgrace (and the owners should be embarrased) for the level of responsibilty put on you and were always understaffed so do expect to be yelled at on the phone everyday by upser Drivers. Annual raises were an insult at 10 to 15 cents/hour and usually took a month or more to show on your paycheck. The hard workers were expected to always do more to pick up the slack for the slackers, who always got away with it.
There were benefits but were what I call "barely there" benefits.

They liked to prorate vacation time, so even after a year you still might not have a full 2 weeks depending on when you started.
Pros
It was a job
Cons
Where do I start
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typing pool
No secret the Management / Team Leads have their favourites. They overlook company rules and standards for the members of their little group. Must share a desk

The pay is extremely low for the amount of responsibility that is placed on your shoulders during your shift.


I am sure the favouritism and the low pay are key factors as to why they experience such a high turnover in staff.
Pros
nice gym area
Cons
no vision benefits, min pay
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Worked with the most intelligent ladies and gents. Manager/Boss was a great person and took you seriously. I still communicate with her once in awhile. Honestly miss working with this company and appreciated everything.
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Safe But Draining
Little to no formal training.
People having outbursts almost regularly.

People using unprofessional and borderline antagonistic speech almost constantly.

Drivers and dispatchers constantly crawling up your back and half the time you can't blame them.

People being snide, rude, bigoted, and hurtful almost constantly and because that's "how they are", it's accepted.

There's waves of massive turnover fairly regularly. If you choose to stay, for some reason, though, the job security is nice, as a result.

Nearly everywhere in the industry pays better and you don't get vision care as part of your benefits and if you require something to make your work easier because of physical problems, expect resistance.

People don't grasp anything out of their scope so if you need help with anything on your desk and people who normally work it aren't available or are being uncooperative, good luck.


This isn't even getting into personal feelings regarding this place.
Pros
Job security, work itself is fairly easy once you pick it up
Cons
People are rude and unhelpful, morale is always seemingly low, minimum wage and nonsensical benefits
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4.0
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Easy environment but low pay
Its a great place to work at but the pay is very low, which is why the turnover rate is high. They respect employees family life and if a day is requested in advance. They will most likely give you the day off.
Pros
easy going environment
Cons
low pay
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Stay Away!
This company and especially the KW office is a nightmare. The office is filled with emotional vampires, favouritism, bulling and lack of management. There have been several complaints of harassment and bulling. Nothing has been done by management or HR. If you are a hard worker you will be punished and over worked while others are free to do nothing. Management is terrible. They are disorganised, lack leadership skills and simply don't care.

The company itself if crumbling. The owners only care about how much money they are making. They are constantly showing off there expensive cars and boats. One of the owners actually built an expensive garage on company property.


This company and any jobs they post should be avoided.
Pros
Benefits (Are not that great thou)
Cons
Low pay, harassment, management
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