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Poor Managment and Leadership
Design Representative (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON23 March 2019
Lots of micromanaging, disrespectful and lack of communication with employees. Company allows non-employer personals involved due to relationship with the owner. Turnover rate is very high for such a big company. No stability or security, I would not recommened applying to this company. Many long term employees are there due to relations...
Pros
Employee Discount
Cons
Micromanaging, Lack of Respect to Employee, Lack of Communication, Unsteady Hours
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Not a good place to work. No job security
Anonymous (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON18 March 2019
Upper management needs training on how to let go and give people empowerment. Micromanagement should be in their catch frase. They will allow favoritism from management to staff and base employees reviews on it. People constantly leave and come just see how many positions are normally available,high turnover, people are let go constantly and that should be your red flag.
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Employee discount
Cons
No job security, micromanagement, favoritism and politics
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Unique company great designers sad management , explotation of junior professionals
Marketing Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON13 February 2019
Please read reviews and talk to ex employees before making a move to this company . Checkout Glassdoor, Especially if you are not just out of school . Management techniques outdated , lack of focus , unhealthy chaos ,zero flexibility Management doesn’t listen . Management is trying to change but I don’t think they can ( no education , experience or tools to do so as most don’t know anything else ) Good HR though to attract trustful talent through marketing techniques.
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Perks, cafeteria, products
Cons
Culture, lack of professionalism, management team, desorganizad, life work balance
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Great place to learn but not grow your career
Marketing (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ON8 August 2018
As the title states, Umbra is a great place to learn and connect with talented people but not a great place to stay and grow your career. Employees are often overworked. With low pay, minimal incentives and no opportunities to advance, turn over is high.Take it for what it is, a great opportunity to work for a Canadian company. Absorb some valuable skills and lessons then move on to your next career opportunity.
Pros
Employees, Cafe
Cons
Politics, Management
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decent company, management subpar
Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ON3 August 2017
half decent place to work. management isn't the greatest. the people around you aren't all that great either. I was a line worker/order picker. it was just a "job" and should be treated as such.. overall not recommended
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Fun time
Product packaging Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON23 May 2017
fun time with people . was good experience and awesome ... I will be interested in long term if that was my field but it not . good general labour job
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Disrespectful Exploitation
Product Design Contractor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON16 September 2013
No respect for designers and engineers alike. High level of politics. Don't hope for advancement, loyalty is often exploited.
Pros
free parking
Cons
politics
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Great people, poor management and unhealthy environment
Design Intern (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON6 September 2013
Nice work and amazing people. Unfortunately Umbra suffers from poor management and this results in favouritism and bad communication. Poor benefits, minuscule performance increases, no cost of living adjustments. Would not recommend.
Pros
Great people, nice building, good cafeteria
Cons
Long hours, untrained managers, bad communication, little to no salary increases
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Productive workplace
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ON24 May 2013
9 hour shifts with a few breaks in between. Decent paced work environment with caring supervisors.
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