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Online Business Systems Reviews

Updated Sep 12, 2019

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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 32 reviews)

  • "As with many other long-tenured Onliners, I view my fellow(in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "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 9 reviews)

  • "Parking can get expensive, but only 3 blocks from major bus routes and many consultants work at the client site(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "The complete package"

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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 less than a year

    Pros

    Environment fosters the strength of individual employees and leverages this in collaborative environment for the realization of client goals 150% commitment to the professional and personal development of employees, core competencies and subject matter expertise The Management tier has found the perfect balance between empowering staff while still providing guidance and mentor-ship Provision of the resources... required for all work streams The culture is representative of the company's online presence .... we're a supportive family

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    Cons

    None that I have discovered to date.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the excellent job!

    Online Business Systems2019-09-13
  2. "Excellent place to work"

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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 3 years

    Pros

    A very respectful and professional workplace. The management is always looking for ways to get work done better. They invest in their consultants.

    Cons

    Sometimes on longer contracts you might feel disconnected from the company.

    Online Business Systems2019-07-06

    Online Business Systems Response

    July 15, 2019Chief People Officer

    Thank you for submitting feedback. We know that our success is largely due to the Onliners who work here. We believe that an investment in our team members’ growth and development not only enhances their own skills, but also ultimately results in a better Client experience. When ...

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  3. "22 years and counting!"

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    Current Employee - Vice President Sales & Client Relationships in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Online Business Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Online's culture is remarkable, and the people on the team are amazing. I believe that because the culture is so positive and strong, and Onliners appreciate their employer, we are all in a perfect spot to focus on our clients and helping them achieve great things.

    Cons

    No big cons to speak of. Maybe we should have more summer bbq's for the team??

    Advice to Management

    Keep sharing the vision and strategy so that Onliners can all pull together.

    Online Business Systems2019-06-27

    Online Business Systems Response

    July 15, 2019Chief People Officer

    It’s great to hear from a senior Onliner who has 22 years of tenure. Even better is that you still feel the culture and the people are Online’s real strengths. As you know, we work hard to hire great people and maintain a culture where Onliners feel appreciated and valued and have ...

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  4. "Great place to work!"

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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 5 years

    Pros

    The people. Online is made up of very smart driven people. It makes coming to work motivating and rewarding. Leadership. Leadership is supportive and involves input from all Onliners. Culture. The culture at Online is very team oriented and always has Onliners are always doing the right thing for clients, for Online and for fellow Onliners. Always interesting. Online has various clients in various industries... and provides numerous services therefore it is always interesting work.

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    Cons

    None that I can think of right now.

    Online Business Systems2019-06-18

    Online Business Systems Response

    June 27, 2019Chief People Officer

    Thanks for your feedback. We often hear that our people and our culture are what separate us from others. We are fortunate to have such a vast array of leaders at Online ….. from our Career Mentors to our Competency Leaders to our Principals to our Senior Mgmt. and Executive teams. ...

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  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Client Relationship Manager in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Online Business Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work/life balance Always Innovating Company is focused on Client Value

    Cons

    The company is more of a delivery organization, than a sales organization, which can be a con, but can also be a pro

    Online Business Systems2019-06-07

    Online Business Systems Response

    June 24, 2019Chief People Officer

    Online’s foundational pillars are to provide a unique and refreshing Client experience, to deliver with excellence, and to be a great place to work. While sales are important to drive growth and opportunity, we know that to build a great reputation and company, you have to deliver ...

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  6. "Great company to work for, opportunities to grow career within"

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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 5 years

    Pros

    A business owned and operated by people who care about their people and a strong desire to grow and succeed. Great professional development program for consulting and business team members, and as the company grows there is more opportunity to grow within. Vibrant environment in Winnipeg within the east Exchange. Growing team across North America with increasing ability to work from home part of the time, if clients... are ok with it. For those working outside of an office location, there are virtual team calls, and opportunities to stay connected. There are internal education programs to learn about the business, yoga during lunch and summer BBQs in Winnipeg, Staff Meetings are often at a local pub for those working together in the same location. Leadership has made effort in the last year to share strategy more, which is great! 13 consecutive years awarded as "Great Place to Work" in Canada, and it truly is!

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    Cons

    At times, different parts of the company are still act somewhat independently. like across service areas and even in the head office. This can be good for quick decision-making, but can sometimes lead to miscommunications or finding out that more than one team is working on similar projects, or unaware of what the others are doing so it's hard to know who you can go to or lean on for things. Lots of emails for... communications. There is effort being put in to improve collaboration, which is positive to see. Parking can get expensive, but only 3 blocks from major bus routes and many consultants work at the client site. There is lots of paid parking lots nearby the Winnipeg office. It's an exciting time to be working here and everything about this company is better than I've seen anywhere else!!!

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    Advice to Management

    Collaboration is a key word lately - for that we need good tools to communicate and excellent role models of collaboration from our leadership team. Keep each other informed about the important things (big and small) going on in your area of the business - if you are seen collaborating and working well together, employees will do the same. Starting growing the next layer of leadership for tomorrow, starting today... - keep including keen senior people who want to grow their careers as part of creating solutions and communicating messages. The right level of meetings, the right people at the meetings, the right way to share messages. We also need the right tools for audio and video conferencing, instant messaging, phone system that is flawless - an easy user experience for remote meetings with internal staff and clients. Our clients expect we will lead in this area.

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    Online Business Systems2019-06-19

    Online Business Systems Response

    June 27, 2019Chief People Officer

    Thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed review. It really helps validate what we are doing right and where we can improve. As your review suggests there is a lot happening at Online as we continue to see tremendous growth across our Digital Transformation and Cybersecurity ...

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  7. "Six great years and counting!"

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    Current Employee - Business Team 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Online Business Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People here are team players - I am very fortunate to work on a team that truly feels like family. We celebrate each others successes and we support each other whenever we run into challenges. Career Mentor (CM) Program - This program has been extremely valuable to my growth and development, both personally and professionally. I am grateful to not only have an amazing CM, but also for the informal mentorship that... I receive from other Onliners. We have so many intelligent and fascinating people who work here and you can learn a lot by starting up a conversation. Social Events - Its great to get to know your coworkers outside of work - I really enjoy attending our golf tournament, holiday party, team meetings and summer BBQ's. Challenging and Rewarding work - I get to focus on work that I find rewarding, which means a lot to me. I have a boss who encourages me to step out of my comfort zone and supports me along the way. Thank you Online for a great 6 years, looking forward to many more!

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    Cons

    Last time I wrote a review, I was hoping we would introduce a retirement plan, and we now have one. Nothing else to mention!

    Advice to Management

    As we grow, lets ensure that our culture remains in tact. It is truly what sets us apart from other workplaces.

    Online Business Systems2019-06-04

    Online Business Systems Response

    June 24, 2019Chief People Officer

    It sounds like we are the lucky ones to have you! We are glad to see that you participate in all Online has to offer. Online provides many opportunities to connect and socialize, especially if you reside in one of the cities where we have an office. Getting involved really does help ...

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  8. "Good, could be great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Online Business Systems full-time

    Pros

    Leadership cares about employees, strong ethical values.

    Cons

    Leadership is somewhat old school, slow moving, not nimble, generally interested in ideas they come up with. Management does not have enough outside company experience.

    Advice to Management

    Move faster. Invest in marketing and branding in all markets expected to grow. Fresh eyes and outside the company experience and wisdom should be leveraged more.

    Online Business Systems2019-06-07

    Online Business Systems Response

    June 24, 2019Chief People Officer

    Thanks for your feedback. You are right in saying that all members of leadership truly care about our team members. It’s something we would expect from anyone in a leadership role. Sometimes I also feel we move slower than I would like. What I have come to realize is that any ...

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  9. "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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  10. "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 10 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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