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Long View Systems Reviews

Updated Apr 23, 2019

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3.3
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57%
Recommend to a Friend
84%
Approve of CEO
Brent Allison
20 Ratings
Pros
  • "working with great people and great culture(in 14 reviews)

  • "Good people, great manager, fun place to work(in 10 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)

  • "There is a complete disconnect from head office staff and us "billable assets" out at client sites(in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great career! Love it."

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

    I have been working at Long View Systems full-time for 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 Systems2019-03-22

    Long View Systems Response

    March 25, 2019Talent 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 in our local communities is what we strive for and so great to hear. We can't do what ...

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  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Long View Systems was one of the best places I worked at. Great co-workers and team-mates, the experience was diverse, and you get to learn lots!

    Cons

    None I can think of.

    Long View Systems2019-04-11

    Long View Systems Response

    April 15, 2019Talent Brand Specialist

    Thanks for sharing your feedback on your time with us! While we are saddened that you are no longer with us, we are glad that your experience was a positive one. Thanks for all you did and best of luck in your new adventure!

  3. "review"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Consultant 
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Long View Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    job opportunities at entry level full time employment available

    Cons

    pay poor opportunities hard to move up need to be aggressive/assertive

    Advice to Management

    offer fair compensation for work

    Long View Systems2019-04-23

    Long View Systems Response

    April 25, 2019Talent Brand Specialist

    Hello there, we are very disappointed to read this review. It looks like you are still part of our team so please let us change your experience into a good one. Can you connect with your PS Advisor or Manager to share your feedback and advice with them? Alternatively, you can speak ...

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  4. "A frantic almost flailing pace that's top heavy on management."

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Specialist in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, a people services department which is truly engaged and represents the company value system. I liked working with my immediate peer.

    Cons

    Marketing is treated as a service desk for fixing powerpoints, creating one page PDFs, and organizing event registrations rather than as a strategic asset. The organization (at least from my lens) felt top heavy on management - where efficiency improvements often meant adding more managers to review my work rather than people helping with the actual workload. Occasionally it would take months to approve something because...

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    Advice to Management

    Less strategy and more doing. If a typical work day for a middle manager consists of 8 hours of meetings- something's probably not right.

    Long View Systems2019-04-07

    Long View Systems Response

    April 22, 2019Talent Brand Specialist

    Hi there, while we are sorry to read about the cons of your experience with us, we are happy to hear that you felt supported by your People Services Team and colleague and that you got to take advantage of our great benefits. Your feedback and advice to management has been passed ...

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  5. "Systems consultant"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Consultant in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Long View Systems full-time for 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 Systems2019-03-22

    Long View Systems Response

    March 22, 2019Talent 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. We also acknowledge that with ever-changing workplaces, and easily accessible technology, ...

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  6. Helpful (5)

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

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Long View Systems full-time for 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...

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    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 Systems2019-02-28

    Long View Systems Response

    March 4, 2019Recruitment 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 address and rectify your concerns while you were still a part of our team. Will you ...

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Desorganiaed mess"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free soft drinks in the fridge and free food for lunch on Thursday, very nice people, very competent expertise

    Cons

    lits of very smart people's that are running like headlines chickens with no long term vision. Most projects I've seen are messy, desorganised from the very start to the very end. Accepting project when everyone is overbooked and unable to deliver is just normal. Way too many micro managers that only focus on one with no real long term vision or resources balancing. Not a place to work or to grow

    Advice to Management

    The journey is as important as the final goal, top focusing on the past day, enjoy the journey

    Long View Systems2019-03-27

    Long View Systems Response

    March 29, 2019Talent Brand Specialist

    Reading your review has left us disappointed but grateful that you took time out to share your feedback with us. We are sorry that you had the experience that you describe above. Please know that your comments are taken to heart and even though you are no longer with us, our SVP of ...

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  8. Helpful (10)

    "You're Just a Billable Asset"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 for 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...

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    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 Systems2019-02-19

    Long View Systems Response

    February 20, 2019Recruitment 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 it's not in alignment with our culture or our company's goals. Can you please book ...

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "It's a Different Pile..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 for 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 Systems2019-02-26

    Long View Systems Response

    March 4, 2019Recruitment 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 provide! Can you please speak with your People Services Manager about your concerns? We ...

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  10. "Committed to the right decision"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 Systems2019-02-10

    Long View Systems Response

    February 11, 2019Recruitment 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 People Services Advisor or Manager yet about your request for more specific feedback? ...

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