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Have restaurant on site
From the time you get to work to the end of the day, you work hard. Days flew by fast as you were so busy. Activities offered on campus and occassional off campus. Parking free. Great group I work with.
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Grew to fast
All the good management have moved on, they grew too fast and have not groomed the managers well, the good ones are far and few between. Since it is a employee owned company your pay is effected by others.
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Amazing Place to Work
They treat you like family and everyone is so happy and helpful. There is so much room for advancement and the company would happily take a current employee over an external hire.
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Very nice company.
I was only there for a 5 week contract, but I could tell that it was a very employee focussed company. All of the Spartans are very nice and have a great work ethic. I'm hoping there will be an opportunity for me to return!
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Demanding
No work life balance, expected to work evening and weekends with no compensation managers pick favourites - those people are allowed to make there own hours. Often not allowed to take time off , expected to answer phone s and emails 24/7. Expect to be micro managed, all the while telling you how great it is to work for them - you should be happy to have a job in their mind
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Productive and can often be busy but overall good
If you enjoy a challenge and can handle stress of completing a job on time then you will like it. There will be pressure from your supervisors as well. You will feel this until you start getting faster and become more efficient with your tasks. You will have days where you feel confident and there will be days where you will feel not confident. You must be able to take criticism well because they go over your jobs in testing and have you fix what is wrong. Use this criticism for learning. Overall it really is a good place to work and if you have experience in it you will feel better about it but if you are going in blind accept that it will be a challenge.
Pros
Overtime, free lunches, lots of training
Cons
Long hours, lots of pressure, can be stressful
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The best company that I have ever worked for, hands down.
Spartan Controls is a great place to work. From the very first day that I had stepped foot in the Edmonton shop, I had quickly noticed the high level of morale amongst every individual there! Several years later and working from branch to branch, that level of morale is still growing along with the company and all of the good people that work there!
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An extremely safe, positve and professional work environment. Endless learning opportunities and future advancement.
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Great place to learn and grow
I loved every minute working for Spartan. To be honest when you have such a great mentor/boss in Jim Amar and Nafiz C. its hard to say that you don't fit in. I will go back with open arms if they choose to accept my application again.
Pros
Great Atmosphere, Great People, Lots of Help and mainly Great Mentors
Cons
Honestly, I didn't find any at my time working there. None.
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Hard work pays off with lots of room for advancement for females.
The company culture at Spartan Controls is second to none. Being an employee owned company, it creates a strong work ethic, attracts people who take pride in their work, and a team so tight knit you'd think they were family! New president is progressive and energetic. Male or female, there is tons of room for advancement.

If you are afraid to work hard and potentially put in long hours when required, this is not likely the job for you.
Pros
Amazing culture, strong teams, room for advancement, good pay
Cons
Some nights and weekends required
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Productive workplace with home-like atmosphere
As it goes, a typical day starts you off by arriving to work at 7:30, receiving your daily task, which varies, and working on the assembly line. it mostly involves intricate wiring of fuses within an electrical panel, of which it is built entirely by hand. Between the running of power tools, there is honestly not a whole lot of voices being heard. as such, many meeting seemed unproductive and uninformative. the ergonomically challenging situation has you at a disadvantage if you are taller than average. as you will be hunched over during the long hours of the day. That said, there is nothing quite as satisfying as constructing a panel by yourself from scratch.
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Educational, Payed lunches
Cons
Long hours, Physically demanding. Loud.
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Great place to work
PROS
Typical work hours is 8-5

Lots of vacation days

Company provides lots of opportunities for training


CONS

Depending on your position, for control systems, you may be required to go to site frequent
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Excellent company
Well managed company that promoted and supported long-term employment. Encourages employees to take responsibility for customer satisfaction. Great work atmosphere and strong team building promoted
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Great if you have a lot of patience and value money above advancement
Good location near the train. Nice facility and a good yoga studio and gym.

If you are over 30 don't waste your time. Will take too long to get into the share program for you to make money back.
Pros
Great money if you can stay 10 years or more. Lots of vacation and flex days. Good health benefits.
Cons
Too political. No chance for advancement.
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Work life balance very good
A little bit low pay in terms of salary but made up by profit sharing quarterly, which can be challenging.

A redneck culture, little or no diversity with politics the main thing for you advance.
Pros
Gym, profit sharing
Cons
Redneck culture
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What they say and what is are two different stories.
Females: you can't move vertically within this company as all positions above a coordinator is deemed a male position.
Terrible management & HR dept.
Pros
money
Cons
Abuse of management
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You're either working like crazy, or slacking off entirely
If you're lazy, and can luck into a group that has no clue what you're doing, you might love it here.
But, if you're a hard worker, watch out. The more you work, the more work you'll be given.

The pay is great, so if that's what matters to you, you'll be at the right company. If, on the other hand, you're looking for a life, keep looking.

I've never worked at another company where the phrase "drink the koolaid" was used this often. And it's true. Prepare to be best friends with your co-workers (and dump the rest - you won't have time).

BUT, a new president may mean things will improve now. The previous one was clueless.
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Working with fun under a shelter of many old game players
Company is very good and has lot of potential to grow. But some old chaps are crazy working there from decades don't allow new people to set and work with confidence. Feel like each department has lobby of people. Try to demoralize you. Unfortunately, genuine people are not aware of these groupism, lobby and trouble makers. SAD SAD and BAD.
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benefits
Cons
crazy pressure and politics
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Spartan is fantastic
This is a very close company. They understand the need for relaxation time and sponsored many events that employees were encouraged to attend.
Pros
doughnut/bagel/fruit day every Thursday
Cons
Not a con but you stay late to make sure your project is going smooth
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Great pay/benefit but lack of job security
review says all.... what else is there to say?
some good managers but some shouldn't manage....


co workers in shop were great
Pros
great pay/benefit
Cons
lack of job security
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A great company to work for, co-workers and management all focused on a common goal
A platinum member of the top 50 Best Managed companies in Canada.
A wide product base, with opportunities to expand experiences and job advancement.
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Make tons of money but too many unqualified managers.
The work was fine, the projects were intense but not unmanageable. Compensation is a combination of base salary + quarterly profit sharing + annual profit sharing (once you've purchased shares). The base salary is extremely low but the addition of quarterly profit sharing bumps it up to match industry. Every employee receives both. After year three every employee is offered a standard amount of shares based on the job role. These shares vest over 10 years and profit sharing for share owners is paid out in two installments annually. My offer letter indicated my salary would be matched to what is typical for someone with my experience and background however for three years I was paid consistently 20% to 60% more than the amount in the offer letter because of profit sharing.

It's not uncommon to work with a number of people who have been there for decades. These people are either very good at their job or are very good at playing games and keeping their head down. The game players would not succeed or make nearly what they make at Spartan anywhere else, they were just lucky enough to win the Spartan lottery by getting in early and buying shares.
Pros
Tons of money, some very good people.
Cons
Old timers who got lucky stand in the way for newer, better people to succeed.
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