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Groupe Marcelle Reviews

Updated 29 Oct 2019

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6 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work, lots of opportunities."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groupe Marcelle full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very entrepreneurial. Lots of opportunities to grow and to make a difference. Management is open minded and wants to hear what everyone says.

    Cons

    Fast paced, sometimes too fast.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in talent.

    Groupe Marcelle2019-04-16
  2. "Groupe Marcelle Inc"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lachine, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Groupe Marcelle full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly environment Good benefits 75% off on products

    Cons

    Processes, lack of innovation No carrier growth plan Lot of pressure on small teams

    Advice to Management

    Invest in ERP and smart tools as current processes and softwares are very old

    Groupe Marcelle2019-05-09
  3. "Project Team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lachine, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groupe Marcelle full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Sr Management is open-minded. A lot of autonomy to innovate and evolve the business. Great colleagues.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of really

    Advice to Management

    Promote further the company, it's a gem.

    Groupe Marcelle2019-03-20
  4. "Job was fine"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lachine, QC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Groupe Marcelle full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Meeting great people at the retail level

    Cons

    Micro-managing, all-business sales mentality, didn't value personal relationships with customer

    Advice to Management

    Do not over micro-manage. Allow rep to do is they see fit within their territory to grow their business

    Groupe Marcelle2018-10-11
  5. "So so company living in the past"

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    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer 

    I worked at Groupe Marcelle

    Pros

    Working remotely Acceptable rates Interesting work Free samples

    Cons

    Not modern for current climate

    Advice to Management

    Look outside of Quebec to build the company and client base

    Groupe Marcelle2018-01-17
  6. "Groupe Marcelle"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Groupe Marcelle full-time

    Pros

    Hard work, very varied, great learning

    Cons

    High expectations from management, difficult to advance

    Groupe Marcelle2017-12-11
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Streamline mass"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Groupe Marcelle full-time

    Pros

    Have product development for those who are interrested

    Cons

    Very poor marketing strategies so far

    Groupe Marcelle2016-04-04
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Toxic working environment, creativity-killer, no opportunity for growth"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Lachine, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Groupe Marcelle full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Casual dress code, people not at management level are very friendly and great fun. Amazing stepping stone to learn about the industry and best practices.

    Cons

    Terrible micro-management, directors basically do the jobs of their employees. Constant finger-pointing atmosphere where mistakes are scrutinized and held over employees' heads. The products are sub-par and the company refuses to spend resources on proper consumer testing and advertising, so the brands are not competitive in the market. Total and anal dependence on "processes" that slow everybody down. Management... has a "know-it-all" attitude and is very hierarchical, you need to learn how to manipulate people in order to get what you want. HR is NOT on the employee's side, and employees have poor benefits and low salaries. No opportunity to move up or grow

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    Advice to Management

    Improving middle-management will greatly enhance the company's competitiveness and ability to grow in a tough market. These employees are holding you back with archaic practices and no creativity. Learn to take risks and stop investing money in new products that aren't successful. Lower-level employees deserve more than what you offer them, they are the ones carrying your whole organization.

    Groupe Marcelle2015-11-30
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Professional Environment"

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    Current Contractor - Accounting in Montreal, QC
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Groupe Marcelle for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of work, no stress... Co-workers are very nice to new comers.

    Cons

    Extremely quiet, you could here a pin drop.

    Advice to Management

    No advice, great job guys!

    Groupe Marcelle2013-05-25
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Started out a dream, ended a nightmare"

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Groupe Marcelle full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Canadian company, product made in-house to top quality at reasonable prices. Fairly well known throughout the country. Vehicle supplied, expenses paid (albeit usually late) and sampling to key account people generous.

    Cons

    Communication from head office was somewhat lacking at times. Too much janitorial work to be done at store level because partnerships were not honored by retailers. Expectations always increasing and wages did not match. Great if you are a "yes" man person. Fiasco with Revenue Canada that generated with a head office employee but cost sales reps dearly. And no responsibility taken for the error.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair. Look at the quality of your employees and value them. Decide what direction you are taking and try and stick with a plan for a period of time. Do not outsource production to Asia.

    Groupe Marcelle2013-04-24
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