Poorly Managed. Good company to avoid.
Project Manager (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 23 April 2018
This review is for the environmental consulting side of Vertex Resource Group.
The management of this company was very weak on the technical side yet they told the technical people how to do their jobs by handing down project workflow systems, report and table templates and SOPs, etc, without first getting any technical input from their senior technical people who actually knew what was needed for all those things. Then, after they implemented these systems, they never audited them to see if they worked or could've been improved by seeking feedback from their technical people who had to work with those systems, templates and SOPs. Then, when problems started appearing and projects were all going over-budget they blamed the project managers for it but the real cause of the problems was the inefficient and unworkable systems management put in place and their unwillingness to listen to or seek input from the project managers and senior project managers who's very job it was to execute the projects and produce the products that earned the company all of its revenues.
They didn't ask people what their career/work aspirations were and didn't appear to care much about that when I was there. They've had very high staff turnover and can't seem to keep their best talent from leaving to go to other companies. The people I worked with when I was there have all left and were bitter when they left so that should tell you something.
Sometimes had fun barbecues for the staff on Friday afternoons.
Poorly managed, frustrating place to work.