Lead Software Developer (Current Employee) – Montréal, QC – 15 October 2017
Disclaimer: I work in the Montreal office. The Montreal office is a development shop, as opposed to the rest of TEKsystems where the company is rather a recruitment firm.
Typical day at work: One agile team per project (Project Manager, Business Analyst, Architect, Team Lead, Developers & QAs)
What to learn: * The very knowledgeable lead architect is always striving to better ourselves by spending an hour per week on discussing many technical topics. * Formations are given to learn about the different phases of an Agile project (inception, sizing, story writing, etc.)
Workplace culture: People are helping each other out, as much as they can - which is awesome!
All in all, a very good company to work for (again, specific to the Montreal office), however.... The downside: the salary increase does not compete enough with what the market has to offer, and thus TEKsystems has a hard time keeping the good players in.
Technical Recruiter (Former Employee) – AB – 13 December 2017
No work life balance, terrible management. They take people who are decent in sales and put them into director level positions, with little to no training on personnel management or leadership and expect them to positively impact your career. Most people who have been with the company for more than 2 yrs are so indoctrinated they expect you to give up all other aspirations for your life and career and just live the Tek Model. The company is designed to take people fresh out of school who have no life experience and shape them into thoughtless sales people so the company can make more money. no outside the box thinking, high pressure sales tactics to under cut consultants, and when they use you up they will spit you out and hire the next generation
Welder/Fabricator Alum (Former Employee) – Aldergrove, BC – 31 May 2017
Fabricating from blueprints, building gensets for oil rigs Welding Fluxcore, hardwire short circuit all positions thin gauge metal to thick plate Worked in several man crews, as a team to finish massive projects on time Cleaned up metal, sweeped floor, organized yard Prepped metal for painters, minor painting learned this all there
Account Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 16 October 2016
TEKsystems is a great place for an entry level aspiring sales professional. Great training, accountability and rewards. They do not believe much in work/life balance or better yet integration making it a difficult place to remain as you acquire other priorities come up in life
Very good job work/ life balance with a very good job culture. Management is very supportive and overall job security is good. It's a great commutative multi-cultural environment with very good and highly trained technical people from QA's, Ba's, Architects to senior developers in .Net and Java.
recruiter (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 11 November 2015
Very little guidance, quick turnover, low pay and long hours. If you are not the first to show up and the last to leave, get ready for the comments and criticism to come flooding in.
Sales environment that turns quite political, if you are not drinking the kool-aid then expect to be seen/treated like an outsider. Can be a great opportunity to grow a network and learn the in's out out's of sales.
Management is unorganized yet expects unrealistic expectations from you.
Software Engineer (Former Employee) – Burnaby – 26 July 2015
I Joined Tek as part of their EA recruitment, they basically wasted my time. Paying me was such a tough issue to solve, benefits were a joke compared to similar roles elsewhere After my contract was ended it took me two days to find a better paying job without their help.
Temporary Scanning Specialist (Former Employee) – Norfolk, NE – 7 July 2015
Loved my experience. Met old friends made new ones. Felt like something I wanted to be a part of. Black Hills Energy is a professional but very friendly place. Management always made time to check in with me even though only temp. Have been back to visit.
Contract work, unable to obtain a full time position despite excellent performance.
Desktop Support Analyst (Former Employee) – Calgary – 8 November 2014
Much like the rest of head hunters in the market for IT related work, TEKsystems normally has contract work, from short term (few months) to long term (yearly). It's a good place to start if you are into contract work. Unfortunately, when my contract came to an end, they were unable to provide me an immediate replacement job. Overall, I was satisfied with their service, I got hands on experience from an Oil and Gas company.
Occasional free lunches, competitive salary
Mostly contract roles..... very minimal full time roles