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Online Business Systems CEO Charles (Chuck) Loewen
Charles (Chuck) Loewen
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Pros
  • "Excellent Professional Development program for professional growth(in 31 reviews)

  • "Onliners" are great to work with and are willing to help out and put energy into their work(in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "Onliners are typically able to think on their feet and make good decisions as opposed to following a "how to" rule book(in 9 reviews)

  • "Being away from the main office is hard when you're isolated at a client site with no other Onliners or only a few(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
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    "Enjoying all Online has to offer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Online Business Systems full-time for more than 20 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...

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    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 Systems2018-06-19

    Online Business Systems Response

    July 9, 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 here and they really started with our founder, Chuck Loewen. He believes that if you ...

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  2. "Another year has flown by"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Online Business Systems full-time

    Pros

    Hard to believe that another year has almost come and gone since I started at Online. I'm one of the fortunate few who found Online early on in my career! Many years later I have had the opportunity to have worked in 5 very different roles!

    Cons

    Sometimes we think we can outwork a problem...work harder...work more. Rarely does that work. The pace is fast and requires more creativity sometimes than effort alone. That requires teams in all parts of the company to s-l-o-w down.

    Online Business Systems2019-04-24

    Online Business Systems Response

    May 18, 2019Chief People Officer

    Our goal is to create opportunities for growth and development. It’s up to Onliners to drive their careers at Online and seek out those opportunities. We are glad that you have taken the initiative to grow and assume new roles at Online. We believe both you and Online benefit from ...

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  3. "Repeatedly one of the greatest places to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Online Business Systems full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    I have the ability to constantly work on the latest and greatest technologies. As our clients change so do our opportunities. There is always room to move and grow into almost any area of technology that interests you.

    Cons

    As there are both consultant and internal roles within the company the internal roles are often treated as second class by the employees (not so much the management).

    Online Business Systems2019-05-06

    Online Business Systems Response

    May 21, 2019Chief People Officer

    Great to hear from someone who has been here over 10 years and can speak to the opportunities they have had during their tenure with Online. We believe that those types of opportunities will always exist for Onliners who are committed to driving their careers and seeking to continually ...

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  4. "Content Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Content Strategist in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Online Business Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Caring, professional, and empowering work environment to be a part of.

    Cons

    Parking downtown can be pricey.

    Online Business Systems2019-04-17

    Online Business Systems Response

    May 18, 2019Chief People Officer

    Thanks for your feedback. Your pros are aligned to our core values and culture credo. These are always front of mind for us and are very much part of our daily life. Yes , parking can be pricey in downtown Winnipeg, like it has become in many major cities across Canada and the ...

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  5. "Senior Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Online Business Systems full-time for more than 2 years

    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.

    Online Business Systems2019-02-24

    Online Business Systems Response

    April 15, 2019Chief People Officer

    Thanks for taking the time to respond. The pros you list are the ones we most commonly hear from team members. We believe our culture, our people, and our professional development program are what set us apart from others. Our focus and mindset has always been to solve our clients ...

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  6. "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Online Business Systems full-time for more 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 Systems2019-01-28

    Online Business Systems Response

    January 30, 2019Chief 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.

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

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Online Business Systems full-time for more than 6 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...

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    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 Systems2019-01-25

    Online Business Systems Response

    January 30, 2019Chief 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 challenges head on and persevere until they find a successful solution. While we have ...

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  8. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Online Business Systems full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    As any consultant company, sometimes we saty on bench.

    Online Business Systems2018-12-10

    Online Business Systems Response

    January 2, 2019Chief 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 happens we encourage you to take professional development or get involved in internal ...

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  9. "Onliner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Online Business Systems full-time for more 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 Systems2018-11-26

    Online Business Systems Response

    January 2, 2019Chief 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 creating an environment for our team members where they can grow and feel supported.

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

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    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Online Business Systems full-time for more than 2 years

    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 Systems2018-11-21

    Online Business Systems Response

    January 2, 2019Chief 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 same values. These individuals seamlessly integrate into teams and contribute to a ...

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