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Fast paced, on the go!
busy fast paced keep on your toes type of environment. Multiple depts to cross work with.
need strong interpersonal skills to be successful

Great cafeteria!
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Poor Management & High Stress
Great pay & benefits, but work/life balance poor with high stress and poor management. CEO & VP’s cannot communicate in a concise manner and confuse everyone. Impossible deadlines, constant changes and disrespectful behaviour. Stay away.
Pros
Great pay & cafeteria
Cons
High stress, disrespectful attitudes, impossible deadlines
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The management is very poor.
Gossip and disrespectful people, this company sucks. They hire you to be a design representative and then you get a lot physical work and also cleaning the store.
Pros
Good location.
Cons
Toxic environment, poor management.
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Entrepreneur culture, a company with no process
- People are always wearing multiple hats.
- Hardly any standard process, directions are always changing.

- High turn over rate, especially in those departments who work closer with CEO.

- Not recommend for people who works well in a systemic style, because not only they don't have a system here, they don't like people to create system.

- Unless you are related, most people won't stay for more than 1 year.
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Close to 401
Cons
Poor Management
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Joke of a workplace
Stay away of this company, is very immature, is like a revolving door, have serious problems keeping talent. Management doesn't listen, the job per se is not difficult but doesn't provide any skills.
Pros
free parking
Cons
immature company
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Poor conditions to work under
Disorganized place to work. Some of the upper management was ok but others to deal with were a nightmare. The structure you had to work with were not the best condiitions. They changed the Citirx and for months there were similar issues and it was never fixed during my time there.
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stay away
they don't care about the workers. they'll give you care once a month but that just means they won't give you a fair wage. Understanding that they;ll always have hours is good. but the job it self is tiring and isn't a long term stay
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Poor Managment and Leadership
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
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.
Pros
Employee discount
Cons
No job security, micromanagement, favoritism and politics
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Unique company great designers sad management , explotation of junior professionals
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.
Pros
Perks, cafeteria, products
Cons
Culture, lack of professionalism, management team, desorganizad, life work balance
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Hot
Was very hot in the summer due to many machines running in an enclosed area and working in metal containers. It was also very cold so wearing multiple layers in the winter is needed.
Pros
Lots of overtime
Cons
Very Hot
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Great place to learn but not grow your career
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
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
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
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
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
9 hour shifts with a few breaks in between. Decent paced work environment with caring supervisors.
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