Groundswell Group Reviews

Updated Aug 31, 2020

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2.9
66%
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72%
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Groundswell Group President Darren Sartison (no image)
Darren Sartison
30 Ratings
Pros
  • "4000 - Training budget each year(in 6 reviews)

  • "Groundswell has a rich culture of positivity, growth and encouragement(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "I feel supported to bring my best self at Groundswell, but also know it's okay when I can't(in 6 reviews)

  • "Middle management does nothing except killing time(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Groundswell Group full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people, great management, great workplace

    Cons

    No cons, great company to work for

  2. "Bad culture"

    1.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at Groundswell Group part-time

    Pros

    Good office location and some good people

    Cons

    Zero loyalty, they will lay you off once not billable


  3. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Unemployed in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Groundswell Group full-time

    Pros

    Employee focused Open doors policy Upper management is very approachable

    Cons

    Becoming a more common type of consulting firm

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  4. "Not a fair place"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Groundswell Group full-time

    Pros

    Company has a strong executive team, especially after improving its executive team mix in recent shuffle

    Cons

    Groundswell keeps young workforce, as employees grow in their fifties and develop grey hair they are let go

  5. Helpful (1)

    "A fair workplace"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groundswell Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - $4000 Training budget each year plus lunch learn support continuous career growth and development - Salary and Bonus are based on your performance and competence level as well as your self-advocacy - Ton of the professional growth opportunities if you take initiatives. - Above average medical benefits - Nature of the IT consultant company: Shifting technologies and clients based on the market and technology trends. - Great sales team and Senior level management: Company is growing during market down time ( new offices in BC, Edmonton) - Strategic planning by leadership keeps us moving forward as leaders in our industry - Work life balance

    Cons

    Human nature Favoritism do existing. However you have a place to speak up or you can deal with it by yourself.

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  6. ""Awesome company with lots of room to grow""

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groundswell Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of smart people to learn and work with Great company benefits and strong company culture as well as team events Heavy variety of the latest and greatest technologies Variety of directions to take career

    Cons

    Nothing to highlight out every company has challenges when they grow and are market leaders I enjoy the work environment and coming to work.

  7. "Organization That Operates With Integrity"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groundswell Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Strategic planning by leadership keeps us moving forward as leaders in our industry. Technical and soft skills training opportunities are exceptional and available to all employees.

    Cons

    No downside to report. I work with a great team and look forward to coming to work each day.

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  8. Helpful (6)

    "Disastrous organizational change management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Groundswell Group full-time

    Pros

    -The nice staff -offices in 3 cities -events

    Cons

    Organizational change and its associated communication in Groundswell nothing but trial and error, and they take bride in getting it wrong and trying again and again. You think staff has any confidence of your new change or flavour of the month, absolutely not. The minute the economy improves in Alberta there will be many resignations from Groundswell.

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    Groundswell Group Response

    Communications & Engagment Specialist

    Good Day, Thank you for taking the time to write the above review, some of your comments are not unwarranted as we have been through significant changes. That being said, Groundswell has been through significant changes in the last 3 years in an effort to successfully diversify and scale in a very challenging market. This has brought about new challenges specifically around Communication and Change. Trial and error is a necessary evil. Organizational change is one of the top challenges for all organizations, and our policy around open honest communication can compound things at times. That being said, we are committed to including our employees on this journey. Being "part of" is what makes Groundswell special. As the individual currently strategizing on Change Management I would truly appreciate the opportunity to understand your perspective. Groundswell acts on constructive feedback, period. Our employees experience is extremely important to us as an organization, and myself personally. Please feel encouraged to reach out directly. We will continue our efforts and investment into open honest Communication and Change. Thank you again for taking the time.

  9. "Great Canadian Employer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Integration Consultant in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groundswell Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Company to work respecting the Values and Caring their employees all the times

    Cons

    There is not anything i would like to mention in cons

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  10. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Groundswell Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Can learn a lot from different projects

    Cons

    payment can be better to employee contributes more

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