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Updated Jun 14, 2021

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Pros
  • "Flexible work hours help in managing work life balance(in 189 reviews)

  • "Solid Company with Good Benefits(in 139 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Some work life balance concerns but depends on manager(in 72 reviews)

  • "Locally the upper management is dismal barely scraping as functioning(in 48 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Really great place to have an internship

      Apr 27, 2021 - Marketing Intern in Mississauga, ON
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      Pros

      - Great team - Honest Company - Fun social activities

      Cons

      -Very large company so hard to steer away from the current status quo

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing people to work with.

      Jul 21, 2020 - Field Service Representative in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Great team. Good benefits. Good work-life balance.

      Cons

      There are no Cons for now.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Reasonable Work Environment

      Apr 28, 2020 - Registered Nurse in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Ability to work independently and in a team environment Benefits

      Cons

      Unrealistic/High expectations on performance creating a lack of work-life balance Minimal formal training and lack of preparing staff for role expectations Disorganized and minimal structure within organization - constant restructuring

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Lean operation with very few resources

      Oct 6, 2019 - Project Manager in Mississauga, ON
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      Pros

      -Great people to work with - very intelligent, hard-working teams -Great benefits -Focuses on employee career development -Extracurricular team activities frequently organized

      Cons

      -Limited resources in almost all departments; everyone overworked -Not uncommon but is a global company and is heavily reliant on US HQ direction (internal services, e.g. HR and IT centralized and taken away from Canada)

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee

      MMS Canada - Stay Away!!!

      Sep 20, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
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      Pros

      Good products, had some great co-workers....many fired or have left

      Cons

      MMS Canada (IV Pumps and pyxis machines) turned into a horrible place to work.....good people being fired left right and center, or planning their exits. It used to be a great to work in under previous leadership but new leadership has no business at all running a team. I hope Sr. BD Canada leadership realises this and makes some changes!!!!! If you see a job posting for this division, please keep looking, you deserve better! (this review is for MMS only, things seem to be better in other BD divisions)

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Company Struggling To Find Their Regional Identity in the Global Marketplace

      Nov 28, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in Oakville, ON
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      Pros

      Decent wages and benefits and bonuses. External training in related fields subsidized where available. Good at diversified hiring practices.

      Cons

      Stressful working atmosphere. Understaffing in most areas results in work overload and unrealistic expectations from managers. Poorly trained front line managers that are more interested in making themselves look good at associates expense. Little room for advancement. Nepotism and favoritism in some hiring and job openings has occurred. Constant revolving door for Country Manager turnover resulting in no long tern direction by leadership. Human Resources is not always trusted to respond favorably to Associates concerns. Clear disconnect of the distribution associates from the office associates.

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Do not recommend/ There are better companies

      Aug 28, 2016 - Technical Support Specialist in Quebec, QC
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      Pros

      Work there for 2 years.Products are interesting. You are exposed to various technologies. Lot of networking and highly skilled people. It is a great learning opportunity but do not stay that long. The pay is borderline ok. There medical insurance is good.

      Cons

      Too many policies, micro-management and unreachable goals setup by management. Attendance policy is strict and very harsh. Too much calls expectation for technical people. It is more like a call center than a technical call center. As a tech person, you will feel like a walking answering machine sometimes. Bonuses are a joke and always end up being less because you didn't meet the goals. You got only trained once when you are hired. After that, you are on your own and will learn on the floor. Some of the staff is "cold impolite" (loud burps) and not professional and not welcoming.You either get along with people or don't. A lot of immature people. No office culture.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Dedicated to employees while being strong performers

      Jun 9, 2010 -  in Mississauga, ON
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      Pros

      Performance, ethics and respect would be the key words describing this company. They demonstrate strong performance while not only talking about strong ethics and respect but I have seen personal examples of these virtues being displayed in a competitive sales situation. Great atmosphere to work -- I've been there for years!

      Cons

      No true cons really came about, other than perhaps the need to further move away from a US centric perspective on sales.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great company for people process development.. Usual politics..

      Jan 4, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
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      Pros

      Great company to develop people, skills, processes and team work. Very friendly welcoming culture with managers that care. Great compensation and benefits as well as very nice office work environment.

      Cons

      Corporate downsizing, consolidating and outsourcing impacted many jobs in search of lower cost operators. Typical cost saving strategies...Too many changes with GM role.. impact senior leadership team which struggles with strategy implementation and execution gaps impact rank and file associates..

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Pros

      A good group of people to work with, pretty laid back and casual. Overall a good enviornment compared to other places to work.

      Cons

      Opportunities are often given to the same select few favourites which discourages others.

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