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Updated 24 April, 2017
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Pros
  • Tons of flexibility for work/life balance (in 106 reviews)

  • Love that there is an option to work from home (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • The pace of change can sometimes impact work/life balance (in 47 reviews)

  • Not enough women in upper management positions (in 24 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (9)

    "Leaders that care"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ceridian full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Having worked in other companies prior to Ceridian, I can only appreciate the leadership team that is consistently walking the talk, seeking for feedback and doing something with the feedback. The working environment at Ceridian, embraces employees of all ages, of all generations and drives a culture of performance and of passion of the customer and the employees. Ceridian is poised for a vibrant future that I want to be part of !

    Cons

    Coping with the fast growth is a challenging task. Requiring to keep balance with the present and the fast pacing future has its challenges.

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you are doing


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Professional Managers, Great Work Life Balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ceridian full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Summary:
    - Very Professional and Understanding Managers
    - Caring about Their Employees
    - Transparency
    - Feeling Respected and Important as an Employee
    - Great Work Life Balance
    - Working with Smart People
    - Great Team Work

    I have been working as a software developer at this company for 7 months now, and this has been the most enjoyable job experience that I ever had. Employees always come first here. I have a very understanding manager, and that makes me try to contribute as much as I can to this company and to my team. I could easily compare my manager with previous managers I had at the first moment, but that gets more obvious when I got into a special situation and I could totally feel how the great support from my manager can make my days at work happier and my work place a comfortable space to do my duties.

    The team work is great, when I need help, it doesn't matter what is the title of the person I need help from and how busy they are. I do pair programming with my technical lead, even though he is busy, because sometimes he is the one with the best knowledge in a specific task. There have never been a time that anyone refer me to someone else for being busy, all the team members are there for you. There were times that my manager would join us and offer his technical help with tasks. (In my case my manager has development knowledge).

    I am working with smart people and am learning a lot compare to my prev work place, and I think that's one of the effects of begin able to do pair programming and engage in team work with much more experienced people.

    I found out that I love my job, something that I really doubted in my previous work place, and it turned out a good work environment has a huge effect in what you think you are passionate about.

    Cons

    In the past 7 months I haven't had even one day that I could say I feel down at work. Actually there were many days that I felt down and when I got to work my mood just switched to a good mood. I cannot come up with even one point that could bother me here.


  3. "What an AMAZING company!!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Payroll Specialist in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Payroll Specialist in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ceridian full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The culture of the company and the way the management treat us are amazing. They care about us and they do anything they can to make sure all the employees are happy in their position. We also have a lot of chances to grow in that company and they help us develop ourself. And the fact that we can work from home few days a week make it even more awsome.

    Cons

    I don't have any to add


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  5. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Product Management in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Director, Product Management in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ceridian full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Growing, innovative, strong leadership. They really try to live their values. Recognizes good work. Product is really strong and employees are optimistic. High access to the executive team. One of the few large companies that are really doing innovative work in Canada (not just marketing and sales).

    Cons

    Growing fast: lots of change and new ground to cover (can be a positive). Our ability to keep everyone happy during a big growth curve is hard.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a balance between growth and the effort people have to put in to sustain it. You don't want good people to burn out.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Speak to current and former employees before you join Ceridian. Eyes wide open."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the people are good, solid team players
    Somewhat work / life balance
    Compensation and benefits are fair

    Cons

    Some Dayforce employees continue to be self-indulgent, unfriendly and behave in an entitled manner. They act like they have the CEO in their back pocket and can get away with unprofessional behaviour. Sad really.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and watch what's really going on within the silos of the organization. Do not allow unprofessional behaviour to continue.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "A Great Place for Growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ceridian full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    My favourite thing about Ceridian is that every day looks different from the one before. We continue to grow and change and push the status quo for our employees and our customers and along the way it gives employees like me the chance to grow and change with it. I am really proud of our team and how we continue to work together - it feels like a family to me.

    Cons

    With high growth can come growing pains. It's important to be able to manage change and the added pressure that can come as we grow through it. To me this is a positive because it's great learning but it can also mean some longer hours and some challenging or nebulous tasks.

    Advice to Management

    The values and culture evolution have been great but keep looking for opportunities to align the organization on our vision and priorities. With lots of growth and change it can be tough to keep everyone on the same page and rowing the boat in the same direction. We have a great team and we need to keep over communicating to them.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "It was my first real job, and I really appreciated everything there."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Developer in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Developer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly work environment,
    Flexible and reasonable work hours.
    Lots of opportunity for growth
    Lots of events including weekly sport games even though we suck at most of them

    Cons

    It's a growing company so management processes are still being changed and refined. This can be a little chaotic and counterproductive sometimes.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Implementation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Implementation Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Implementation Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ceridian full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility and the ability to work from home.
    Decent but not the best incentive plan.

    Cons

    Processes change on the fly
    Upper management promises ridiculous deals

    Advice to Management

    Do not try to con your employees by changing the incentive plan too much...the nps field was a true let down this quarter which we had no control over. YOU WILL LOSE VALUABLE PEOPLE IF YOU CONTINUE WITH THESE ANTICS. Do not take your employees for granted or else you will see attrition.


  10. "Better work life balance needed at Ceridian"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ceridian full-time

    Pros

    Great group of dedicated people working side by side to accomplish common goals. Company is growing and successful. Company pays well and always looked to promote within.

    Cons

    Too many late nights and after hour work is needed to get standard workload completed.

    Advice to Management

    More assistance is needed to team members.


  11. Helpful (8)

    "Associate Implementation Consultant - WFM Enterprise"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ceridian full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot in a short period of time. Some people are helpful in sharing the quirks and limitations of the platform. I had the autonomy to gather WFM requirements + configure.

    Cons

    - Training did not prepare you to the full scale of WFM but it does give you a basic understanding of the platform.
    - One of the former trainer actually harassed me in the kitchen because I received a high grade (he thought I cheated). He refused to look at my study notes and he did not have another test for me to complete when I told him I will write the test in front of him. This was reported to HR on my first official week (post training).
    - Lack of guidance on new hires. This was an associate position but in less than a year, I was expected to work at a senior level. In fact, I did some configuration (i.e. entitlements config) on a project not assigned to me to help out a senior colleague.
    - 70 hour work weeks - unrealistic deadlines and lack of support from upper management especially if they are not the project sponsor of the projects you are working on. I inherited a project that I was supposed to launch in 2.5 months (typical enterprise projects require for at least 1 year to complete). I never understood why people care so much about work-life balance until I worked here.
    - If you have no technical background (doesn't know advanced excel/ SQL), you will have a hard time on this role.
    - The platform isn't meant for configuring large enterprise clients so it froze often or it's incredibly slow to load -- making configuration work more difficult
    - The Implementation Workbook isn't that useful to gather client requirements. A couple of friends and I ended up creating our own templates to gather the requirements.
    - Change management occur on a regular basis
    - They hire employees so quickly even though they may not have the right background. Very high turnover on this department.
    - The implementation team is disconnected from the product team so we had no way of reaching to them when there were product bugs. Upper management didn't know how to address this either. They also discontinued product feedback between the 2 teams.
    - A lot of people are so busy so we end up working in silos
    - For a tech company, Ceridian Dayforce is SUPER cheap in appreciating their employees.

    Advice to Management

    The implementation consultants spend the most time configuring the product. The product team should invest more time in working with this team to make the platform more user friendly. A lot of clients do not understand how to use /test the platform because the system is not intuitive. If your best consultants have a hard time understanding the platform, don't expect anyone else to understand how to use it without hic cups. Also, really look into people who possess technical and HR background instead of hiring random employees. Training also needs to include more realistic samples instead of giving easy basic training.


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