Too focused on the bottom line.
Business Systems Analyst (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 14 March 2017
I find the company to be par for the course in most respects: decent basic health & dental benefits, decent (but not amazing) salary, and the physical office itself is a typical 1980s/1990s cubicle farm style.
Working a 9-5 job, I would expect a fair bit of stress in the work environment, but I personally found the environment a bit too stressful largely because management is a bit too far removed from daily operations and deadlines can sometimes seem arbitrarily short.
The company is very clearly focussed on meeting quarterly and yearly fiscal benchmarks, and there is little in the way of employee luxuries: no coffee machines, very few office plants, no employee recognition days, the office itself is ugly shades of grey and beige and the cafeteria is simply a room with tables & chairs as there is no option to buy food in the building.
That being said, there are a few pros:
The office is located about a 10 minute walk away from Union, so commuting is simple. There are also a lot of restaurants and food options nearby, which makes up for the lack of in-house cafeteria. There is also the ability for employees to work remotely.
If you enjoy typical a typical 9-5 office lifestyle and are ok with having very little "creature comforts" and can manage stress well then you'll like this company.
Otherwise, there are better work environments out there than what is offered this company
Close to Union Station, Employees can work remotely
Stressful environment, out of touch senior management, few employee comforts