Consultant (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 14 January 2019
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Team manager is reluctant to entertain questions about advancement in technology and ways to improve processes. This is driven in part by a protectionist attitude towards in Canadian Operations. It shields Canadian operations so that US and/or India technology teams cannot interfere with existing processes, even if it would make improvements and save millions. Manager is a weak leader but will not be replaced because of proximity to retirement. Has difficulty retaining employees with the ability to provide opinions and constructive feedback.
If you speak up, HR provides little support to employee. Managers rights trump employees. (Have a Labour lawyer handy.) In fact, rumour has it that they had a 'special incentive' for employees who wanted to leave. They were offered a padded severance package if they packed up on their own, if they felt they didn't want to be with the company.
Overall, it is a small company attitude with big company aspirations. Unless you are a tax accountant past your desire to be a conventional employee, go elsewhere. They talk a good game, but at the end you are a resource that is just as disposable as an old tissue.