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Long View Systems Reviews

Updated Dec 5, 2019

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3.6
65%
Recommend to a Friend
80%
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Long View Systems CEO Brent Allison (no image)
Brent Allison
27 Ratings
Pros
  • "Many great people at this company around North America(in 16 reviews)

  • "work life balance, flexibility, good benefits(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 19 reviews)

  • "It’s a boys club and promotions and leadership roles are just filled with random guys who have been there forever(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "A Great Introduction to Corporate IT.."

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Long View Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of support from Management and HR. Great schedule with amazing work life balance. Excellent compensation package.

    Cons

    nothing currently comes to mind.

    Advice to Management

    My management/HR team has been amazing and continues to surprise me with their enthusiasm and support.

    Long View Systems2019-08-28
  2. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Systems Consultant in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Long View Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, great atmosphere, and training is covered.

    Cons

    Hours can be long or short... Depending on the client.

    Long View Systems2019-11-08
  3. Helpful (1)

    "System Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst 

    I have been working at Long View Systems full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance good company to work for

    Cons

    company is only good for starters

    Long View Systems2019-11-12
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Disorganized"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous 

    I worked at Long View Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Profitable company with big enterprise clients. Good People Services team. Good benefits and flexibility.

    Cons

    The experience will depend on what department you join. Technical roles may have a better leadership in comparison to other corporate roles, after all that is where the company profits and invests the most. There is stagnancy when it comes to internal process innovation even though there's very apparent gaps, this is likely due to long term middle management having limited ideas and beliefs. For a large organization..., there does seem to be a disorganized pace of delivery.

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    Advice to Management

    “It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; hire smart people so they can tell you what to do.”

    Long View Systems2019-11-13
  5. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Systems Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Long View Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Supportive staff and nice environment

    Cons

    I did not notice any negative points

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Long View Systems2019-09-23
  6. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Systems Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Long View Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place, great management, will totally recommend

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities for vertical growth

    Long View Systems2019-09-16
  7. Helpful (7)

    "Good company to get your IT career started"

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    Former Employee - Systems Consultant in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Long View Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunities to try different positions and advance your career (BUT, you have to take ownership of doing it); opportunities to work in different industries; great in-house leadership training course; depending on what team you are on - it can be really awesome or it can be downright awful

    Cons

    Dynamic of the organization has changed since its inception. It used to be about getting the best of the best and there was a genuine focus on the well-being of the employees. You weren't just a number and the managers, team leads, and People Services (HR) really cared about you and wanted to get to know you on a personal level. However, I feel that the focus on keeping that small company feel has deviated and it... no longer has that 'family' feel. When the economy started taking a downturn, they started laying off some really talented people, but kept others that were mediocre. It became a numbers game and no longer about hiring and promoting the best people for the job.

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    Long View Systems2019-08-23
  8. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Network Systems Consultant in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Long View Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -You will be exposed to a variety of clients and types of equipment.

    Cons

    - You will be working alot of hours.

    Long View Systems2019-07-28
  9. "Good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Systems Consultant 

    I have been working at Long View Systems full-time

    Pros

    Paid vacation, Sick days, Flexibility

    Cons

    Normal MSA cons you'd find

    Long View Systems2019-07-15
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Slightly Above Industry Average"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Long View Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A company with positive vision, and they mean well. Many great people at this company around North America. A good place to earn your spurs in the industry. Average compensation but unequal, raises do not even match inflation.

    Cons

    Power remains in Calgary, and local branches and generally treated like outcasts. The Career Life Planning program is all talk, while it has been successful for many in the past it is all talk now.

    Advice to Management

    Compensation raises must at a minimum cover inflation, support the aspirations of your employees better. Fix your failing culture fast, it was your key to previous success.

    Long View Systems2019-07-21
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