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- Netbuilder scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
What Employees Say
- "Social events" was the most mentioned Pro at Netbuilder.
- "Training is unpaid" was the most mentioned Con at Netbuilder.
I have been working at QA Consultants full-time
I've worked at QAC for a few years now and I've noticed a change in the past few years. The teams have grown, the business has picked up, and the attitude on the floor is happier. Everyone has a... helping mentality, no one is berated or made to feel inferior, we all learn from each other. I can't say I was an expert on testing before I came here, but I am now. I am grateful for the learning experience and being part of a nurturing group. I found it a challenge to get up to speed, but I managed and I enjoy my work; it's rewarding to be doing something good and finding ways to help people with accessibility problems. Before COVID we had some fun internal events, we have an annual potluck that's always delicious. There's also Kosher food for anyone who practices, and the tables are set up with meat and veg on each table for those with particular preferences. It's easy to get to since it's right on the Sheppard subway, you don't even have to go outside, it connects straight to the building. There's parking in the condos across the street or in the building, but it's a little pricy, but that's expected in this area. There's lots of food options and a grocery store nearby. Since COVID hit, the company has really been flexible with our work, we're encouraged to take care of our health as a first priority, and I haven't felt pressured to come into the office for any reason. All of my work is done remotely anyway. I feel like the company was smart to set things up this way so we don't have to rely on physical meetings. The general manager is great, he checks in with you and makes you feel welcomed and looked after; there's a sense of comradery with the team. Overall, I like working here, everyone is nice, it's comfortable, and there are perks like a free gym membership to GoodLife.
Sometimes there's downtime in between projects, so it's boring, but you can take courses to fill up your time and you increase your skills.
Advice to Management
Keep checking in people, it makes a difference to someone's day.
I have been working at Netbuilder full-time for more than a year
Had a fantastic feeling of comradery within the Delivery Centre, great communication and very strong leadership on-site. Solid processes and very clear plan of delivery from the project managers,... with integrated support from testing and all developers - a real team spirit. Used to have lots of social events and Friday Meeting with Head of Delivery was always enjoyable.
Only had one customer. Lost that customer. We all lost our jobs. Either bad insight by senior management or poor sales but company crumbled beneath their feet.
Advice to Management
Get more than one customer. Get a sales team. Don't rely on one account manager. Show appreciation to your staff and don't leave it to project managers or Delivery Manager to give feedback.