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Updated 23 February, 2018
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Pros
  • Great people, good tech support, promote from within (in 30 reviews)

  • Good work environment, friendly people (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • No work/life balance: you are expected to give up your personal life to serve the company (in 17 reviews)

  • I haven't had a raise in 3 years only cost of living increase which is about 3% of rate of pay (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Accounting manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deluxe Entertainment (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company, pays well, and bonus every year - dynamic, and always changing

    Cons

    Deadlines from head office - During month end there will be long hours and could get stressful

    Advice to Management

    hire more creative people, not just people


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Account Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deluxe Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Best colleagues ever! The atmosphere between colleagues was always really great.
    Interesting projects to work on.

    Cons

    Pay wasn't great and there was very little opportunity for promotion unless working in the head office.
    Decisions from upper management were not communicated well. The adoption of new systems was done without consulting the people on the ground who would actually be using these systems.


  3. "Satisfied"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Operations in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of windows, good physical space
    Usually manageable work loads, open to OT
    Very good people, and open communication
    Enjoyable office parties
    Decent pay and benefits
    Pays our interns and gives them a chance
    Free access to Lynda
    Transparency on our profits
    Upper management seem genuine and don't try to sugar coat things

    Cons

    It's hard to get full time employment here as a contract worker. We could use more bodies as the work load can get stressful and projects become a mess when team members can't devote enough concentration to it. There isn't a lot of work place advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Don't try to sell off a new venture the moment you don't deem it profitable enough. Give it a chance. Don't try shrinking down your departments comparative to skeleton crews.


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  5. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deluxe Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Management is mostly fair and easy to get along with. Liked the flexible hours

    Cons

    Would like to see more room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Hire within whenever you can.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "-"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Deluxe Entertainment (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to see some celebrities.

    Cons

    Everybody drags their feet around all day because they are so unhappy with their jobs and extremely poorly treated. Upper management is clueless and overlook all of the real issues to boost their incomes and use their company credit cards for personal trips and expenses while their staff make less than 30K a year.

    Advice to Management

    Good people used to work here


  7. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Deluxe Entertainment (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work. Flexible work hours and good benefits plan.
    Will recommend for easy life if that's what you are looking for.

    Cons

    Growth is slow and have faced a bit of office politics.
    Salaries are in mid range.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working hard, try to avoid politics. Take care and thanks for employments. Good luck.


  8. "Constantly looking to decrease staff and increase volume with no regard to quality unless customers threaten to leave."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good staff
    International office culture
    Loveliest coworkers ever

    Cons

    Low pay
    Long hours
    Disconnect between upper management and production

    Advice to Management

    Before implementing new processes consult with your experienced staff who have hands-on knowledge of production


  9. "Not an organisation in which to pursue a career."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Deluxe Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Great people in most teams.

    Cons

    Low salaries. No incentivization. Poor benefits. Status quo management. Toxic culture. No career advancement or employee development.


  10. "Logo design division AKA LogoMojo - Worst experience of my life."

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Saint-Léonard, QC
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Saint-Léonard, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Deluxe Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    "Decent" salary if you're desperate, benefits and dental insurance.

    Cons

    Horrible environment. Designers are overworked and treated like slaves. Maria the project manager is a horrible person who'll put you down no matter what. No incentives. Status quo management. Toxic culture. No career advancement or employee development. Extremely outdated equipment and software.


  11. "Technical stuff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deluxe Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Good company, great culture, everyone is friendly, willing to help and share their knowledge.
    Can learn a lot and keep up with technology.

    Cons

    Pay can be better. Minimal or no yearly raise.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your stuff and try to get a better picture does every department function at their best.

    Deluxe Entertainment Response

    14 Aug, 2017 – Employee Experience

    Thanks for your review, really good to see that you enjoyed the culture and people., as well as getting the exposure to the new tech.
    We do have yearly reviews so please do get in contact with us... More


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