Northern Micro Careers and Employment
- Company size51 to 200
- Revenue$5m to $30m (CAD)
- IndustryInformation Technology Support Services
Full time employment in Ottawa, ON
on 2 April 2019
Good place to startThe company was ok, but the political side in the work environment was very taxing. The staff was amazing and helpful, and the company was a good place to start for any physical work in the future.
Graphic Designer & Marketing Coordinator in Ottawa, ON
on 31 March 2020
Great work environment, friendly employees & awesome benefits!Northern Micro is a great place to work. You are always greeted with a smile by your co-workers and owner and the environment is fun and relaxed. The benefits package is extensive and management is understanding/flexible.
Worker in Ottawa
on 4 December 2018
Solid company, smart people, long-term employees - maybe a bit oldschoolI've been with NM for over three years, and it's a pretty good company compared to others I've been at (big companies). It's not a huge corporation with lots of CYA politics and fiefdoms - but it's also not some scrappy small company struggling to make payroll every month. The company got bought out last year, and honestly there hasn't been much changes, no one got fired, and seems like there's even more work than before! Most everyone sticks to a standard work schedule - managers and some others do stay past 5PM regularly. There are some roles which obviously really structured, and others which are way more flexible. Sometimes overtime is needed but the work is steady - my boss has always been pretty flexible when I need time off to take care of my family. Most of the managers have been with the company for a long time. They know the processes and systems inside and out, and know what they are doing. They are approachable, but can also be strict at times with following process. They have always been open to my suggestions, but they have better experience than me, so I trust their decision if they don't want to adopt my idea. I'd say the company is well run. A bunch of supervisors or managers all started at or near the bottom, which I respect a lot, but they are here for so many years - like soooo many... maybe 10+ years minimum (I dunno) - I hope one day I can get promoted too. Culturally, its definitely not young and hip, but it's definitely not old school stuffy corporate either. Like any company with multi-generation, really. Work space is mostly standard cubicle farm - I prefer it myself compared to open concept. The best part are the regular BBQ's in the summer time, and pizza lunches or potlucks during the holidays. Everyone is friendly, and work together when problems happen, but it was never about finding who to blame and throwing them under the bus, but finding out how to learn from the mistake and figure out what can be done so it doesn't happen again. I hardly see insane emergencies where people get stressed out and needed to figure things out "YESTERDAY!" - that doesn't really seem to happen at NM. The most enjoyable part of the job is when its payday, haha! Really, though, best part is just being able to do the work and not having to deal with political stuff. Pay is OK. I'm not getting rich working here, but I'm not poor either - enough to support my family - of course I wish I had more (don't we all?). I think pay is pretty fair for what I do and considering no on is a jerk to me (customers or coworkers), that can kind of makes things worth it too.
SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER in Ottawa, ON
on 10 May 2018
Internal company politics create difficult work atmosphere.NM is a typical small company trying to make their public image appear larger than in reality. At NM all decision making is performed by one individual who is biased towards the few employees protected within an inner company circle. The inner circle employees receive in return benefits and privileges that other NM employees never will, even though everyone in the company contributes to the overall performance. Although NM has achieved some success in the past, a long period of stagnating growth has allowed similar companies to outpace NM. It must be understood that a company that labels itself a manufacturer, but is really just another computer assembler, will always choose the erroneous path of selling anything by using the "Smoke and Mirrors" method.
Customer Service Representative in Ottawa, ON
on 23 April 2018
Not well StructuredThe company is not well managed, I went to the manager for help and ended up losing my job... My advice don't waste your time or energy here... Take the other Job offers!
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