Coldfusion Web Developer (Former Employee) – London, ON – 16 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.
Professional (Former Employee) – Oakville, ON – 4 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.
junior title officer (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 26 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.
FUNDING COORDINATOR (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 3 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.
Occasional free lunches, team building exercises, etc.
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
Great office with subsidized cafeteria, free tea/cofee. Some nice people
too much political games even in technical departments. Pays less than industry average
Sr. QA Analyst (Current Employee) – Oakville, ON – 3 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.
Sales (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 13 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!!
Average mid-sized company, little room for advancement
IT (Former Employee) – Oakville, ON – 20 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.
Company is great, but management needs a serious overhaul
Title Officer (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 22 January 2017
I love this company. I was extremely disheartened to learn that I had been laid off. The company as a whole is a fantastic company. The benefits are great and the hours are flexible. Management however does not tend to deal with problems or issues accordingly. This is lower management. Not upper management. The upper management are wonderful and are very responsive to issues. Overall I am going to miss working for this company.
Great Benefits, Flexible Hours
Lower Managements conflict resolution skills and communication skills
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 1 November 2016
Answer calls from irate, verbally abusive lawyers No performance review feedback from manager. Little to no diversity in workforce. Management poorly organized and often hands down incomplete, poorly thought out, and contrary directives.
Free lunch sometimes
Low wage, little to opportunity for advancement, no diversity