Self entitled corporate environment with little high profile projects to support the self claim of excellence. See topprojects.ca (browse the top 100 projects). Currently listed to provide ‘support services’ for 4 (out of 100) top projects in Canada.
Office management is poor due to lack of training and basic Human Resource skills.
Questionable ethical standards at an office manager level.
Very HIGH FOCUS on utilization / billable hours. Management required weekly projections on estimated utilization and would often walk from desk to desk to inquire.
No marketing of services completed by the company to support day to day work/projects.
Employees need to market their service/discipline and the company independently, find their own work, write proposals, conduct the work, write reports. Must also cross-sell other disciplines and when successful little acknowledgment is given.
No focus on employee professional development. Management provided basic corporate training but little attention is given to workshops, seminars, certifications, courses. Opportunities for growth and advancement are minimal.
Professional Development Reviews are conducted at 6 month and 1 year intervals to fulfill corporate requirements. Minimal raises are given annually (sometimes) ranging from 0% to 4%.
EMPLOYEES ARE TREATED AS COMMODITIES.
Co-workers were great.
‘Top Down’ management approach is extremely dated and in need of repair.