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Groundswell Group Reviews

Updated 20 March, 2019
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  1. "Best Company I've Ever Worked For"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groundswell Group full-time

    Pros

    Groundswell has a rich culture of positivity, growth and encouragement. From managers all the way to the owners, they truly care about you and what you have to say. I feel appreciated and supported to achieve my goals and be better.

    Cons

    No cons to share, I truly enjoy my job and coming to work every day.

    Advice to Management

    Keep challenging your managers and team to grow, continue to build and nurture the culture you have created.


  2. "Would not recommend"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groundswell Group full-time

    Pros

    Great upper management and training benefits.

    Cons

    Same as a recruitment company. No company culture.

    Advice to Management

    Middle Management needs to be looked into.

  3. "It's all about billing clients"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Learning technology is good

    Cons

    A culture of client billing regardless of value. Politics at the leadership levels with favourite circles getting all the growth

    Advice to Management

    Less politics and more value


  4. "Not a good culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great people you work with

    Cons

    Politics not merit is how you get in senior leadership team

    Advice to Management

    Merits should be how people advance


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Constant Organizational Changes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Groundswell Group full-time

    Pros

    $4000 training allowance is awesome, and pay is not bad

    Cons

    -Constant shuffles in senior leadership and directors shows absence of strategy.
    -Croniesm
    -favoutism
    -Benefits are poor

    Advice to Management

    Pick a strategy and stay the course


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Integration Consultant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Integration Consultant in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Integration Consultant in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Groundswell Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - $4000 Training Budget
    - Ok benefits

    Cons

    - Lots of favouritism
    - Salary discrepancy on all the levels
    -Hard to get career advancement until you have some one looking after you
    - Middle Management is bloated [ Lots of Managers no real worker ]


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Watch for BI leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Groundswell Group full-time

    Pros

    Convenient office close to downtown

    Cons

    Senior management arrogance puts them out of touch. BI leader lacks qualifications other than connections and delivery executive support

    Advice to Management

    Qualifications, not connections, used for promotions

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Groundswell doesn't believe in its own people"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Groundswell Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They seem to be always hiring

    Cons

    Groundswell Group doesn't believe in its own people for senior management or leadership roles. These positions are almost always reserved for outside connections, that get parachuted in, handed quick successive promotions to make it to the top.

    Advice to Management

    Why not trust the people who made the company what it is


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Not a good experience"

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

    I worked at Groundswell Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Internal projects to keep busy between contract placements

    Cons

    Disorganized management, placement into less than ideal client companies, arrogant attitude of some workers, people covering their tracks


  10. "Good Company -"

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    Current Employee - Integration Consultant in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Integration Consultant in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    $4000 - Training budget each year
    Nice people

    Cons

    Salary and Bonus are not as per the industry standards. Middle management is useless. creating unnecessary noises.