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Calgary, AB
51 to 200 employees
Unknown
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
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PBS Systems Reviews

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David Bradley
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  • "Poorly managed, outdated views"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PBS Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nothing outstanding. People mention cookies once a month, but it comes out of the social fund you pay into and you can just go get the cookies in Marda Loop.

    Cons

    -Dealing with unqualified, uneducated, poor managers that tend to cry to the senior mgmt (who also happen to be their relatives) whenever things don't go their way.
    -getting minimum vacation and benefits cuz mgmt believe that employees should be happy that they get any benefits at all, while also seeing lower mgmt get ridiculous bonuses for doing nothing just because they're related to or friends with upper mgmt.
    -Seeing company money spent on 2 Vespas to decorate the office and filling 2 condos with Restoration Hardware furniture rather than investing in better benefits or salaries
    -hardly any room to move upward or get raises or bonuses. No structure. You could put in all this effort into something and get a $25 Tim Hortons gift card or be nice to a manager, make up a bonus project and get $500.
    -company barely knows how to operate in this day and age (they don't even understand social media and they're a software company.) let alone have any forward vision or original ideas both in their product and the way they run their company

    Advice to Management

    Stick your head out of the sand. Stop promoting and rewarding people based on their relation to you or how well they suck up to you. Get rid of your deadweight managers, even if they are related. Hire and promote people that are actually qualified and competent. Update your employee benefits, management and ways of thinking. It's not the 90s anymore. If people leave, especially ones that leave without even having another job to go to or if it's happening in a particular dept, ask yourself what you're doing wrong and ask the manager to own up to their actions instead of thinking that you dont want someone that quits anyway.

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PBS Systems Interviews

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    Support Desk Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at PBS Systems.

    Interview

    After originally applying I got a phone call, could barely understand the person they had a very thick accent, but they asked a few technical questions about my computer knowledge, it was fairly simple. After that there was an in person interview where they explained some things about the company

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