PBS Systems Work Life Balance FAQ

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PBS Systems has a work life balance rating of 3.6.

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6 English questions out of 6

July 9, 2020

How is the work/life balance at PBS Systems?

Pros

good atmosphere good management good balance

Cons

can't see ay yet haven't bee here long enough

good atmosphere good management good balance

July 9, 2020

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June 26, 2019

What is it like traveling for work at PBS Systems?

Pros

- Reasonable and Regular Hours - Friendly Workplace Culture - Understanding Management - Opportunity to Advance - Opportunity to Travel

Cons

- Stingy on Vacation Days

Advice to Management

I would appreciate increased transparency and consistent communication.

Opportunity to Travel

June 26, 2019

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July 10, 2019

What is overtime like at PBS Systems?

Pros

Great environment, wonderful team, respectful environment.

Cons

Don't get paid overtime even when required to work long hours.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work.

Don't get paid overtime even when required to work long hours.

July 10, 2019

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April 29, 2021

Does PBS Systems reimburse for mileage?

Pros

Anyone can get hired and I mean anyone. However, One thing they do and I commend them for it is they do a fantastic job of being extremely diverse. No prejudice.

Cons

LOTS! Where to start...... Let’s see, they hire entry level people for just about every role because nobody with superior skills would take a job here unless they had no other options. (Myself included in that) Management is a complete joke. Qualifications to become a manager....., skills - nope, talent - nope, tenure - nope. Friends / family - yup! The turnover is tremendous outside of management and the overall compensation is abysmal. They are on the extremely low end of benefits and compensation. This is an ok place to start your career but if you have any skills or are even average in your abilities then there’s plenty of better places to have a career at. This company has the most basic medical and dental plan I have ever seen and they only cover half the premium so be prepared to shell out $150/mo for benefits if you have a family but then understand that the coverage they have chosen is extremely basic. I’ve never seen another B2B company make their employees pay half for medical coverage. (Though I’m sure they exist but definitely not a company I would want to work for) if a company doesn’t offer adequate medical coverage or benefits would you say they really value you as an employee? They offer $40/day meal allowance if you spend the night but if you travel for the day and are gone 16 hours, too bad. They make you pay for half of your work assigned laptop. They only offer $0.40/km for mileage and they make you pay for your own company branded clothing. Want company matched retirement options?..... don’t look at PBS then. They don’t offer it. They’ll have you on the road 4 weeks a month but tell you 2 weeks is all that is expected when you’re interviewing. You’ll be at dealerships for upwards of 12 hours a day with no added compensation. Quite literally, not only one of the the worst companies to work for in any industry but especially in the DMS space. There are other DMS companies out there bigger, better and more well managed than PBS. I suggest researching them and then applying. (Psssst, I work for one of them now and they are 1000% better than PBS in my opinion.)

Advice to Management

Review the management style and let go of the dinosaurs and bring in new blood. The antiquated ways your senior managers are running the business will catch up to you. Business isn’t done the way it was 25-30 years ago but someone at PBS hasn’t gotten that message. You’re successful and you run a profitable business so who am I to criticize your decisions but I also know what I hear from other staff, customers and industry people and PBS does not have a good reputation. This will catch up to you at some point. Also, quit posting fake reviews on Glassdoor. It undermines the legitimacy of the service. And before you say that you don’t do that, you do!! I was even asked to provide a positive 5 star response by my manager. When you read a review on Glassdoor and in the “cons” section it says “none, great place to work” that’s a fake review. Even the happiest of employees will have something to gripe about. No company is perfect but lots are horrible. PBS falls in the latter I’m afraid.

They only offer $0.40/km for mileage and they make you pay for your own company branded clothing.

April 29, 2021

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June 3, 2019

How flexible is your schedule working at PBS Systems?

Pros

Great people Great environment Great hours and flexibility Great manager overall it is a great company based on the people and who do you work with,

Cons

they are NOT competitive, they will say they are but they are not, they will start you around 45k maybe 50k (most of the positions) a year with 2 weeks vacation, we have lost a lot of good people because other companies will pay them more and they don't even know them, they won't fight for you if you decided to leave because again other companies will pay them more, they will wish you good luck. Owners don't care or maybe they don't know about what is happening in the real world but the salaries are not good enough especially if you live in Calgary or Toronto, we have acquired 3 companies in the past 5 years but they don't give substantial raises to the current employees, they showed us how good are we doing but they won't give you a raise just enough to keep you "above" living expenses. Overall I don't think they care, or maybe they still believe that we live in the "baby boomers" era where with 50k you could buy a house and build a family.

Advice to Management

Fight for what you have, give your employees what they deserved if you don't then don't get angry or frustrated when your good employees are leaving you because someone else saw the value in them. Talk to the owners, make them understand, FIGHT for us or just keep losing us

Great hours and flexibility

June 3, 2019

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