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Long View Systems Reviews

Updated 22 March, 2019
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Pros
  • "Amazing support and management - open door policy and very understanding of a work life balance" (in 8 reviews)

  • "working with great people and great culture" (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance can always use improvement, but when I am too overwhelmed there is great support internally at Long View" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Currently still laying off staff as most of their business is in OIl and gas" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great career! Love it."

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

    I have been working at Long View Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Managements flexibility with working remotely. Opportunity to identify how and where to grow career in all sectors of the company by way of the quarterly Career Life Planning sessions.

    Caring and engaged People Services department. Impressive community outreach and volunteer/fundraising events.

    Diverse work culture. Great work collaboration internally.

    Cons

    I personally don't have any complaints after 3 years full time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

    Long View Systems Response

    25 Mar, 2019 – Talent Brand Specialist

    Hi there and thanks for the time you took to review your experience with Long View over the past 3 years! Your appreciation for our remote work options, Career Life Planning program and involvement... More


  2. "Systems consultant"

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

    I have been working at Long View Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company that cares about their employees, even the gym is included, the sky's the limit, and also people help each other’s so you won't feel alone.
    Honesty, things are discussed in a responsible manner which is a big plus.

    Cons

    I don't know if it is a con or not, but this is a big organisation so you don't meet with your supervisors quite often on one to one, there are virtual alternatives (IM, phone, Visio conferences), and they are quite responsive, your mail or call is answered.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, you're doing great.

    Long View Systems Response

    22 Mar, 2019 – Talent Brand Specialist

    Thanks for taking the time to share your experience at Long View so far! We are glad to hear that the benefits, career progression and team-oriented environment that we offer means something to you... More

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Try to change, but execution is poor at best"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Long View Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company Christmas party
    Other colleagues are great to work with

    Cons

    Work/life balance is basically non-existent even though leadership attempts to preach it.
    They talk about getting free training every quarter, but either you don't have time for it because of your crappy work-life balance, or it never gets approved - even though it is marked as an expense to calculate your bonus.
    Inconsistent messaging around incentives and how they are figured out.
    Some support teams are well off in relation to coverage, while others are barely surviving.
    Management put all the "cookies" into a single individual for a single client and then expect you to do everything and then some.
    The idea of going to a centralized service model is mind-boggling considering clients were complaining about the delivery of those services.
    Salaries are sub par based on current markets

    Advice to Management

    Everything in the cons needs to be addressed before you lose more people. People leave Long View for every single one of these reasons above. As a seasoned LVSer, I left for all of these reasons.

    Long View Systems Response

    4 Mar, 2019 – Recruitment Communications Specialist

    Hi there, thanks for spending 8 years with us and for all you did while you were here. We wished we were reading a more positive review of your experience and also that we could have had a chance to... More


  4. Helpful (8)

    "You're Just a Billable Asset"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Consultant in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Systems Consultant in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Long View Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - The leadership team at my site are doing the absolute best they can after being saddled with a terrible contract they had no part in negotiating or signing.
    - I can speak to the team that I work with at my site and say that they are a wonderful group of people who try the best they can in difficult circumstances.
    - The Christmas part is pretty decent.

    Cons

    - The company doesn't hire based off experience nor tell you what to expect from the site you are being sent to. It feels like working for a temp staffing agency, except they say it's a place where you can build a career, which is not true.
    - There is a complete disconnect from head office staff and us "billable assets" out at client sites. They don't attempt to make us feel part of the company and they just want you to keep showing up so they can keep billing the client. They don't care at all about the culture and morale at the site you are located at.
    - The pay is way below market rate and they have been signing bad contracts with clients where even the quarterly incentive system is being stripped away.
    - They talk about how they offer free training, except it isn't free, they take it off of your incentive, which should be your bonus for the markup they make off of you.
    - Constant pressure to make the site you work at more profitable, even though the company signed the bad deal in the first place.
    - Team Leads are left to suffer the brunt of discontent from the client and receive little to no support from the company.
    - Work environment hinges on unsafe and company is completely unaware of what they signed up for.
    - You just exist to make money, they could care less about what happens to you and your career as long as you are a billable asset. Show up, track your time, make Long View money and that's all they care about.
    - I personally worked extra hours over the holiday season with the promise of a gift of some sort from the company in exchange for it, we are two months from that over time worked and still nothing has been paid out.

    Advice to Management

    - Treat your billable staff like human beings and not just resources to be shipped out to some site to never be seen again.
    - Pay at least close to competitive salaries.
    - Don't sign contracts that don't make money.

    Long View Systems Response

    20 Feb, 2019 – Recruitment Communications Specialist

    Hello there, we are obviously saddened to read this review. While we are pleased to hear that you enjoy your team and the site leaders, we are not happy to read about the rest of your experience as... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "It's a Different Pile..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Consultant in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Systems Consultant in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Long View Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible workplace, work from home.
    The work is interesting.

    Cons

    It's flexible because there isn't any meaningful organization.
    Nice people, or nice to your face?
    Revolving door for staff, people are here until they get paid more somewhere else.

    Long View Systems Response

    4 Mar, 2019 – Recruitment Communications Specialist

    Thanks for taking the time out to share your views with the Glassdoor community and us. We are glad to hear that you appreciate the stimulating work you get to do and the flexible workplace we... More


  6. "Committed to the right decision"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Long View Systems full-time

    Pros

    Always willing to listen to concerns and or ideas

    Cons

    Feedback could be more often and specific

    Advice to Management

    Give team leads more time to tackle leadership

    Long View Systems Response

    11 Feb, 2019 – Recruitment Communications Specialist

    Hi there! Thanks for stopping in to post this review on us. We appreciate your positive outlook and are happy to hear that you are benefiting from our supportive culture. Have you talked with your... More


  7. "Average Employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Long View Systems full-time

    Pros

    Some Managers are very good.

    Cons

    Lack of communication.
    Quick to fire attitude

    Long View Systems Response

    19 Feb, 2019 – Recruitment Communications Specialist

    Hi there, we are sorry to hear that you are no longer with us and that you feel the way you do about the communication at Long View. We have many platforms that we use to communicate to our... More

  8. "Organization has great people and culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Long View Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Organization has great people and culture

    Cons

    Lots of unpaid overtime - just an incentive bonus.

    Long View Systems Response

    8 Jan, 2019 – Recruitment Communications Specialist

    Thanks for stopping in and posting this short review on us. We are pleased that you appreciated our culture and team! We would have liked to discuss your comments on overtime as we strive for work... More


  9. "A Great Place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Systems Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Long View Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    friendly and capable management
    interesting projects, a good amount of variety
    not repetitive
    take on the employee feedback
    continuously improving
    international collaboration is amazing
    ability to work remotly

    Cons

    lack of employee review from client feeding up to the top

    Long View Systems Response

    17 Dec, 2018 – Recruitment Communications Specialist

    Thanks for stopping by and posting this review on us! We are glad to hear that your experience at Long View is what we strive to make it for all of our employees and that you are getting the most out... More


  10. "Accounts payable clerk"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Long View Systems full-time

    Pros

    work life balance, flexibility, good benefits

    Cons

    Management, employee turnover,

    Long View Systems Response

    10 Dec, 2018 – Recruitment Communications Specialist

    Hi there and thanks for this brief review on us. We are happy to hear of your appreciation for our work/life balance, flexibility and great benefits! We would like to learn more about your comment... More