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Online Business Systems Reviews

Updated 23 February, 2019
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Online Business Systems President and Chief Executive Officer Charles (Chuck) Loewen
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Pros
  • "Excellent Professional Development program for professional growth" (in 30 reviews)

  • "Good company that is eager to grow with strong emphasis on teamwork and work-life balance" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Sometimes you can feel a bit disconnected when you're on a client site for long engagements" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Working at client sites can make you feel a bit disconnected" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Enjoying all Online has to offer"

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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 Online Business Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    * Strong sense of values
    * Lots of effort put into the culture
    * Caring and supportive team members
    * Opportunities to contribute and get involved in many different ways
    * Leadership makes effort to communicate and be open to feedback
    * Great perks like regular team meetings in a pub, summer BBQs, social events like holiday parties and golf tournaments
    * Good benefits - new RRSP match plan
    * Professional development budget is great - able to go over budget when it makes sense

    Cons

    Nothing to speak of! There's not a perfect company out there, and I believe Online does more than most to engage with Onliners.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to Onliners and looking for ways to continuously improve.

    Online Business Systems Response

    9 Jul, 2018

    It’s great to hear from a longer tenured Onliner who speaks to our sense of values and the effort we have all put into culture. These things are a lifelong commitment to the team members who work... More


  2. "Executive Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Winnipeg, MB
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Online Business Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The People at Online are incredible:
    Reliable, Resourceful, Organized, Kind, Professional, Dedicated

    Online cares about their employees. There are many events throughout the year that are held to thank Onliners for their dedication to delivering exceptional service to our internal and external clients.

    Cons

    I have not experienced any cons as an Onliner.

    Advice to Management

    At this point I do not have advice. Online truly is one of the best places to work.

    Online Business Systems Response

    30 Jan, 2019 – Chief People Officer

    Thanks for the kudos. We will never grow tired of hearing them and we will always do our best to continue to live up to them.

  3. "Senior Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Winnipeg, MB
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Online Business Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great support for professional development; strong emphasis on adhering to company's values and culture; many of opportunities to build local network; friendly senior management staff.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to work in cutting-edge technology projects due to the market this company services. Mostly staff augmentation roles servicing local clients, although there may be few exceptions.


  4. "Onliners have Leadership, Intelligence, Experience, and Drive"

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

    I have been working at Online Business Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Online places a high value on personal and professional leadership skills, heavily influenced by Dale Carnegie leadership principles.

    I'm amazed to always work with smart colleagues on smart challenges.

    Online's leadership lives their core values.

    Excellent Professional Development program for professional growth.

    Great benefits (health, RRSP program)

    Great experience opportunities. (I've been engaged in 13 projects across 6 clients in almost 8 years.)

    I'm honored to count myself an Onliner.

    Cons

    If you're an Onliner you're a consultant. Time tracking is important. You are expected to onboard quickly in client environments. You are expected to learn leadership skills. You often have less creative control and project ownership in client-run projects. You may need to navigate complex accountability and governance structures of mid-to-large enterprise. These can be struggles for those seeking purely technical growth.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for the 2018 initiative to reduce complexity of internal processes. I am glad to see it's still on our list for 2019 goals.

    Online Business Systems Response

    30 Jan, 2019 – Chief People Officer

    Thanks for your feedback. We were so pleased that your “Pros” comments hit on a lot of things that we take pride in and work hard to achieve. We know we have an amazing team of Onliners who meet... More


  5. "Consultant"

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

    I have been working at Online Business Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company. Benefits and Professional Development budget are very good.

    Cons

    As any consultant company, sometimes we saty on bench.

    Online Business Systems Response

    2 Jan, 2019 – Chief People Officer

    Thanks for submitting feedback. “Excellent company” is exactly what we continually strive for, so it’s great to hear you feel that way. We know that no one likes to be on base camp, and when this... More


  6. "Onliner"

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

    I have been working at Online Business Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great Career Mentor Program
    -$3000 Annual Professional Development Budget ($1500 for non-consultants)
    -Great Culture and amazing Morale
    -Lots of fun events throughout the year (BBQ's, Golf, Holiday Parties,)

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing with the business. You are going in the right direction!

    Online Business Systems Response

    2 Jan, 2019 – Chief People Officer

    Thanks for taking the time to submit feedback. We are happy that your first year is a positive one and we hope that you feel the same way for many years to come. We work hard to ensure we are... More


  7. "Online is a great place to work with keen and motivated people."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Winnipeg, MB
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Online Business Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    "Onliners" are great to work with and are willing to help out and put energy into their work. There is lots of opportunity for growth and professional development within the company. Good core values of Online that align with Onliners. The opportunity for a flexible/remote schedule if applicable. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Expensive/limited parking but option to pay for part of bus pass.

    Online Business Systems Response

    2 Jan, 2019 – Chief People Officer

    We share your sentiments. We also feel Onliners are great to work with. We hear this from other Onliners and clients all the time. Throughout our hiring process we look for candidates who share our... More

  8. "Checkpoint Interview"

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

    I have been working at Online Business Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Trust, Honor and Integrity, best company I have ever worked for.

    Cons

    Nothing to add here,

    Online Business Systems Response

    21 Aug, 2018 – Chief People Officer

    “Best company I have ever worked for” is amazing feedback. We appreciate knowing that you feel that way. Our goal is to ensure you are saying the same thing 10 years from now!

    Thanks so much for... More


  9. ""Best people in a city of winnipeg""

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

    I have been working at Online Business Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    *Caring and supportive team members
    * Opportunities to contribute and get involved in many different ways

    Cons

    Noting to say. so for very good

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Online Business Systems Response

    10 Jul, 2018 – Chief People Officer

    We agree that we have amazing team members in Winnipeg. We also know that as you get to know team members from across North America, you will find they share the same attributes as those in Winnipeg... More


  10. "Great Place To Work"

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

    I have been working at Online Business Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    * Rigorous, but positive and respectful interview process.
    * Mentoring program where you can get great advice on how to move your career forward.
    * Professional Development program giving you time and money to invest in your skillset.
    * Get to work with extremely talented people every day.
    * Clear guidelines on things like how to fit in with the culture and what is expected of you as an Onliner.

    Cons

    It's been a 100% positive experience so far!

    Online Business Systems Response

    10 Jul, 2018 – Chief People Officer

    I can’t tell you how gratifying it was to read this review. It confirms that our focus on finding the best talent and our commitment to Online growth and development are evident and valued by those... More