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HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY Reviews

Updated 16 February, 2017
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HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY Managing Directors Lyndon & Jamie Cormack
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  1. "Way more pros than cons here"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    dynamic team,varied projects, allowed to make mistakes and try new things

    Cons

    very social and tight-knit. If you want to just clock in and clock out this might not be for you


  2. "Inability to Innovate"

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

    I worked at HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY full-time

    Pros

    The offices are beautiful. It's great to work in such a well-designed space. The right tools and education are always available for those looking to progress their career.

    Cons

    Despite claiming to be supportive and entrepreneurial in spirit, there is an inability to accept new ideas, processes and methods. If you are young and looking to work hard and share new ideas with ambitious goals for promotion, look elsewhere.

    Additionally, the work-life balance they expect from employees isn't realistic within their current salary framework.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to learn new skills and implement time- and money-saving ideas when they are presented.


  3. "Herschel Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Positive ambitious atmosphere in a rapidly growing company

    Cons

    In the finance department there is no clear career progression structure. Also management are reluctant to reward employees with salary increases in the finance department .

    Advice to Management

    Work with HR to implement a career progression structure and salary increases in the finance department


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not so great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY full-time

    Pros

    Great from the outside but gets ugly very quickly
    Cool office
    Some staff are brilliant and great to work with

    Cons

    This is all fake culture with people getting more and more frustrated which, results in a very toxic environment. Some departments are more friendly than others but in general this work culture is about diminishing each others, people are young with no experience and get extremely bad compensation for their work. It is disrespectful at all levels. These days, a lot of people think looks are the most important thing, get real.

    Advice to Management

    Stop bragging and start to work to actually support for your people. You are spreading and nurturing an arrogant environment


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Fun place to work, needs improvement"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Product Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY full-time

    Pros

    The team at herschel is a great group of people. A lot of fun young, inspiring co-workers.

    Cons

    Equal pay is hard to come by. They have a ways to go in terms of figuring out compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees and hire more senior management.

    HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY Response

    7 Oct, 2016 – Human Resources Manager

    We agree that we have an amazing team. We are always looking for ways to improve and will continue to evaluate our programs to ensure we are remaining competitive and investing in our people. Thank ... More


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Still figuring it out"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun & flashy work environment. Great talented co-workers

    Cons

    Haven't worked out how to compensate employees properly. There is a lack of understanding of how to help employees live the lives they are expected to live. Employees are paid much below the industry standard and it is thought that because the work environment is so fun that this makes up for it, when in fact most employees find it hard to pay rent or live in the downtown vancouver area.

    Advice to Management

    Employees often feel underappreciated. Major office improvements are made, but there are no improvements made to employee quality of life. The pay does not reflect what is seen on the walls. Just remember how hard everyone works and remember to show them that in the form of benefits and work life balance.


  8. "Great company culture, but still has some growing up to do."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY full-time

    Pros

    You won't meet a better group of people anywhere else in the city. I've made great friends working here.

    Management is highly approachable and supportive.

    There's lots of room to grow and many areas of learning for all employees.

    Cons

    There's some processes on the human resources side that need to be figured out. In an age of easily accessible information it's not hard to gauge the market and see that pay is not where it should be.

    Advice to Management

    Processes are hard to create and implement but they are necessary for a growing company.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Amazing Company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Such a positive and inspiring environment to be in. I work with amazing and talented people.

    Cons

    parking can be a challenge at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY Response

    24 Sep, 2015 – Human Resources Manager

    It's employees like you that make Herschel so great!


  10. Helpful (3)

    "LOVE THIS PLACE!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I am supported every day to go outside of the box and to make ideas a reality. We have a work hard/play hard environment where everyone is encouraged to be themselves. On top of that, I get to work alongside some of the most talented people in the industry.

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of anything.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Best Job I've Ever Had."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - British Columbia in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - British Columbia in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing, talented, tight-knit team.
    Open concept office where collaboration is encouraged.
    Very casual atmosphere.
    Drinks on Fridays.
    Monthly treats/bday celebration.
    Extracurricular activities (Sports).
    Beautiful office.

    Cons

    Serious lack of parking spaces.

    HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY Response

    28 Sep, 2015 – HR Generalist

    Hi! Thanks for your review! We have just reserved some parking spaces at a nearby lot - this should help with the parking issues :)



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