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CSR - Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Hamilton, ON13 February 2019
Can be very wearing on you mental health. a lot of favoritism. no matter what you do or how hard you work, skip lunch/breaks, it's not enough. odd shifts make life routines difficult.
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benefits
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everything else
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Save yourself the grief.
Supervisor Technical Services - Platforms (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON21 January 2019
Not a nice place. Great people terrible management, No clear direction. I would not recommend anyone work there is Technology. Every weekend in a maintenance window.
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None
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Many
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Very Promoting Workplace
QA Automation Analyst (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON5 January 2019
A typical day would start with Daily scrums and then goes on with Design meetings, Manager Meetings and Deliverable statuses.
There is a lot of learning curve in this company.
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Great co-workers, uncaring management
Insolvency Administrator (Former Employee) –  London, ON24 October 2018
Working at FCT feels like a dream at the beginning; great co-workers, impromptu lunches and the benefits are amazing.
However, once the real estate market takes a turn everything goes downhill. They stop providing overtime so you can't meet quota without working through your breaks, management becomes irate and are lecturing employees for minor infractions.
The "We Care" attitude is correct but only towards revenues, they have no issues with firing qualified employees over less productive individuals so long as they remain in the black.
Taking time off work is seen as negative. Making up hours after having doctor's appointments is seen just as negatively as not showing up.
Bottom line is if you want to work for a company who smiles at you while shoving a knife through your back this is the place for you!
Pros
Before hiring freeze free lunches and ovetime
Cons
Incompetent managers and lack of respect
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Awful management/communication
Professional (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON4 September 2018
I started a new job here and within months of starting there was a downsize and was let go with no reason/explanation. Worse management/communication I’ve ever experienced. Left a good job to make the move to FCT. Don’t bother taking a job here you could be out of a job with no warning. Poor communication from HR and management. Worked for many large companies and never experienced the unprofessionalism I encountered at FCT.
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Non
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Unprofessional company
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outsourced to india
junior title officer (Current Employee) –  Hamilton, ON26 August 2018
Many of the jobs have been outsourced to India. The salary isn't keeping up with the cost of living. There isn't a feeling of job security when so many positions have been sent overseas. Many of the people are very catty in the way they treat others. A lot of pressure and overtime during the high season but the pay doesn't reflect the effort you put in. Many of the people have gotten second jobs to keep up with the cost of living. The benefits are pretty good and the RRSP is nice if you can pay into it. Some people can work from home with could save on commuting and parking costs. Random late shifts are annoying because you can't plan anything. Many of the jobs say Law Clerk required, but so many hires have no background.
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benefits
Cons
so many things
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Easy to work for!
Signing Agent (Current Employee) –  Haldimand County, ON13 August 2018
It is a great place to work! Pay is great, and management is easy to get along with. I just wish the hours were more study rather than so here and there!
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Assistant Title Officer (Former Employee) –  Canada20 July 2018
As usual greeting people and guest
getting to know staffs and their way of work
great management
Not making someone happy
Making everyone happy at the end of the day.
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Management constantly changing
Business Development Manager (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON15 May 2018
Unrealistic Targets for greenfield services.

Entire Sales-Business Development Team turnover in less than 12 months. All left disillusioned with FCT

No actual market analysis done prior to setting targets. Yet presented to candidates as if it was based on historical data.
Pros
Name recognition
Cons
Compensation not inline with position, Base salary was supposed to be 1/2 compensation, Unrealistic targets meant no opportunity to bonus as promised.
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Quiet, Productive place
Coldfusion Web Developer (Former Employee) –  London, ON16 April 2018
My desk was separated from the rest of the group, so I ended up being in a quiet area away from anyone.
My manager always had someone around his desk/ was really busy so getting a hold of him was a challenge.
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Great place to work
title officer, Residential Lending Solutions (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON3 April 2018
Wonderful company to work for. Comprehensive training provided. Friendly employees and a positive atmosphere. Lots of employee events and activities
Pros
Great salary and benefits.
Cons
no employee parking for Hamilton office
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Excellent Benefits, Average Workplace
FUNDING COORDINATOR (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON3 March 2018
A typical day at work is filled with expectations of high productivity. Management is very spread thin, so ability to work independently and with your team is a must. Workplace culture can be underwhelming if you become too invested in it. Develop solid working relationships with your team and focus on your job and you won't have issues.
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Occasional free lunches, team building exercises, etc.
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Used to be a good company
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst (Former Employee) –  Oakville, Ontario, Canada29 January 2018
Poor management on all levels, too much political games even in technical departments. Pays less than industry average referring on location not in downtown Toronto. Unfair bonus distribution.
Great office with subsidized cafeteria, free tea/coffee. Some nice people
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Great office with subsidized cafeteria, free tea/cofee. Some nice people
Cons
too much political games even in technical departments. Pays less than industry average
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Good Place to work
Sr. QA Analyst (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON3 January 2018
Working in this company is good for FTE's with average salaries. work culture is good for again FTE's. company do not care much about contractors and management is not much technical. No work from option for contractors.
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This job sucked and Manager was a bully
Sales (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON13 October 2017
If you want a job that sucks away any life you have inside you then this the job for you. If you want a witch of a manager to be constantly screaming and humiliating you in front of your coworkers then this is the job for you. Terrible place to work at. Coworks were not friendly they looked out for themselves and a lot of back stabbing going on... They we're almost as terrible as the management. Imagine the surprised look on there faces when they thought I would cry when they told me I was let go. Instead there was a big fat grin... Avoid this place! Anyone who finds there way into this job this what I say to you... Good luck cuz your going to need it!!
Pros
Free food... Thats it!
Cons
Everything
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Friendly but heavy progressing place, good for junior developers
Senior Software Developer/Analyst (perm) (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON11 July 2017
Nice facilities for work, food, relaxation breaks. Management too conservative to quickly change technologies to match contemporary market needs. Very similar to a bank environment.
Pros
Open space for work
Cons
Too conservative
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Average mid-sized company, little room for advancement
IT (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON20 June 2017
FCT is a typical mid-sized company. Tries to do fun activities and events for its employees which some people appreciate, but I do not. At the end of the day it's all about the job and your career and for these things it is bad. Very little room for advancement, outside of typical office politics and "who you know", and not your on-the-job-performance. Ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit is not rewarded. I had stellar performance reviews throughout, and was stifled at every opportunity to advance.

FCT pretends to have career development plans, and that they are serious about this, but when it comes time to "put up or shut up", external hires are favoured.

Middle management is ok and typically mean well, but Senior Management is completely clueless when it comes to business. They're mostly ex-lawyers that are lucky to have gotten into title insurance when they did.

Work/life balance is ok but it depends on your Manager as there are no "hard" policies regarding this. Salary/benefits is reasonably competitive but not top-tier.

If you're good with going in and putting your 9-to-5 you might be ok there. But to expect anything else ... you'd prob be disappointed.
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Fun activities and events for its employees
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Everything else
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Poor pay, minimal advancement
Title officer (Current Employee) –  Hamilton, ON4 June 2017
Dull repetitive work, high turnover, no job security even with full time positions. Bad pay, lack of hiring during the busy season leads to excessive overtime.
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Great company to work for.
Customer Service Associate/ Law Clerk (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON30 May 2017
FCT is a great company to work for The people are great as well as the environment that we work in. I am very pleased with my job and the people I work with are great..
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Great company
Bilingual Collections Specialist (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON13 March 2017
FCT is a Canadian company and has a very good establishment in Oakville Ontario.
The team of over 300 people are working hard to make sure every home owner be insure in their new or existing home.

The benefits are excellent and the café has excellent food.
Pros
Subsidery lunches
Cons
Long Hours
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