Shaw Communications Reviews | Glassdoor.ca

Shaw Communications Reviews

Updated 21 January, 2019
951 reviews

Filter

Filter


3.4
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Shaw Communications CEO Bradley S. Shaw
Bradley S. Shaw
409 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • "Impersonal scheduling difficult to maintain a work/life balance or standard sleeping schedule" (in 29 reviews)

  • "Call center mentality -- highschool esque/can be drama filled" (in 20 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Awesome Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shaw Communications full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment
    Great benefits
    Big company with room to grow and move around

    Cons

    lots of office politics
    No clear communication internally


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Operations Specialist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shaw Communications full-time

    Pros

    Family centered company
    Good pay and fantastic benefits

    Cons

    Ii still believe it is a perfect place in comparison to industry expectations

    Advice to Management

    Try not to make changes too often as it truly disrupts business and morale

  3. "Manager, Telecomunications"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Manager in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shaw Communications full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Most staff are top notch , working life and balance are good, training is available for those in need, benefits are good

    Cons

    Senior management. Some bullying, some with no leadership skills, some think more of their own abilities then they should. Not much for accountability.

    Advice to Management

    Start a top down cleansing of leadership.


  4. "Good place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shaw Communications full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work, Good benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes Management can turn a deaf ear to employees

    Advice to Management

    Take people that want to Rock the boat and listen to them. These are the people who bring fresh take on Ideas


  5. "Sales Consultant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Winnipeg, MB
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Winnipeg, MB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shaw Communications full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Attractive products and promotions at reasonable prices

    Cons

    Changes are too fast without enough notice


  6. Helpful (1)

    "It was okay"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of incentives, base pay was good

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't listen, huge disconnect between frontline and upper employees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Ups and downs"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Support in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Support in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shaw Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great office
    - (Mostly) great people
    - Lots of extra pay via incentives and bonuses
    - Amazing growth potential
    - Hands on mentoring by higher-ups for long-term growth
    - Decent company culture
    - Great benefits
    - Lots of autonomy

    Cons

    - Wildly inconsistent management: There are many great and hardworking managers, but I personally worked under a couple who were not. One manager showed blatant favouritism while the next manager was ineffective at dealing with infractions, resulting in some worrying practices going completely unaddressed.
    - Bad sales practices and questionable behaviour sometimes went unaddressed.

    Advice to Management

    Managers need to put their foot down when something unacceptable is going on. In my experience, many things that would warrant consequence were swept under the rug for the sake of retaining people for their sales numbers. This was not always the case, but it happened enough to leave this impression with me.

  8. "QA Lead"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shaw Communications full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work for, great people

    Cons

    keep doing what you are doing


  9. "Best Place to Work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative/TSR in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative/TSR in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shaw Communications (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Good Team
    -Good Environment
    -Learn and Grow
    -Benefits

    Cons

    -Not the best pay
    -Easy to get too comfortable in one role and become complacent

    Advice to Management

    Leaders need to really listen to what your team is saying. There are so many good ideas fueled with great intentions.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Shaw Communications full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent people to work with
    Decent pay for your work
    Great benefits and ok bonus

    Cons

    Too much volatility and change
    Too frequent of layoffs
    Too many pointless meetings but that is pretty much every organization

    Advice to Management

    N/A