Custodial Foreman (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 26 January 2019
As a Former Custodial Foreman , I found working at Strategic very stressful, workloads are beyond normal, management is not supportive, does not train staff properly, Office politics is disgusting, HR is a joke, high turna around , pay is the lowest in Calgary for type of work If you are thinking of working for them I would think twice
One of the best places I have worked in my 30 year career
Building Operator (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 6 April 2017
Having had a seasoned career I have had the good fortune to have worked at some premier properties for some really fabulous employers and met some really great people along the way. I also in my career worked at a couple companies that really I just want to forget. Strategic Group fits as one of the best companies I have worked for in my 30 year career. The people are approachable and friendly, the colleagues I work with are knowledgeable and we work together as a team to make a difference (its like family) Great place to work, I love my job there!
Management (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 28 February 2017
Strategic Group offers nice incentives such as free lunches but it's like they offer that so you go eat your lunch at your desk and don't take a proper break. Work life balance is not respected and the mentality of the office is very conservative. Staff are constantly quitting and the people who currently are over-worked with unrealistic expectations. It is a very negative environment.
Upper management is a joke along with their support people. They are rude and and minimizing.
Manager (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 29 January 2017
This company has very good benefits and some nice perks (including free lunch and access to booking corporate condos), however it appears the reason they offer so many perks is because they can't keep staff otherwise. It seemed every week I worked there people were quitting and new people getting hired. They just cannot retain staff.
Management is extremely difficult to talk to - there is little to no support across most departments. The mentality of the company is very old school. I would say it is not a good place to work for younger people (millenials). There is a huge disconnect between executive team members and all other staff. They really don't make an effort to get to know their employees on a personal level. There are some really great people working there however upper management does no seem to recognize their talent and those people move on.
I think if a company knows how to make their staff feel valued and empowered, they do not need to offer perks such as free lunch in order to try and keep them.
Avoid working here at all costs, especially if you are a younger person looking to advance their career. The environment is very stuffy to work in and they are not progressive in their work style at all. Not flexible on hours, working remotely, etc. either.
Free lunch, benefits
Terrible management, staff is undervalued, stuffy environment
property management (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 24 November 2015
Upper management sets out high expectations and offers little/no support, lacking real leadership and direction, little infrastructure in place to help guide you, ultra high turnover.
The turnover is a clear indicator of the culture, this is a place to go if you need a pay check. I strongly advise against leaving gainful employment for Strategic Group. If you need experience and have no job it is a stepping stone that you can make work for you.
Do your research about the industry Strategic Group is well known for their "unconventional" methods. do yourself a favour and google the company plenty of feedback available online to support my statements. They would try and tell you its "historical" .... but the industry would differ.
Service Desk Coordinator (Current Employee) – Calgary – 14 May 2015
Answer and receive phone calls. Deal with personal and department emails daily. Receive incoming and outgoing mail & distribute. Receive and send out daily and weekly couriers to various locations. Forwards faxes and service calls to proper departments regularly. Forward all staff absences to the proper department. Update Building Operator On-Call schedule every Friday. Update Property Management/Building Operators on Property Distribution lists. Create Service Ticket Reports for Property Management as requested. Create Pivot Tables & Pie Charts for Property Management once a month. Open/Close Service Tickets for tenants and/or as requested by Property Management and send confirmation emails. Ensure Property Management is aware of escalated service requests. Building training binders for building operators.