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ZAG Group Reviews

Updated 20 March, 2017
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Pros
  • Massages every Friday, running club, lounge with foosball, healthy snacks to destress (in 4 reviews)

  • Dogs in the office, the now laid off cultural coordinator who organized monthly lunch and learns and group activities (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • How this Steve Curtis guy got E&Y award is a shame to E&Y selection committee (in 8 reviews)

  • the HR department is a revolving door, always a new shiny hopeful face (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (34)

    "Now The Truth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Marketing in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ZAG Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I left one of the enthusiastic positive reviews stating a number of pros. I had just been hired, and was strongly encouraged (but sadly not paid as some have suggested) to post a review. I bought into the story of the CEO and all the hype. Let me tell you that it's all complete lies. There are no pros to working here. Sure there are some decent people in non-management, but that isn't company related. The people that run this company are cheats and liars, and if you want to get first hand experience seeing how badly a company can be managed - how every market advantage they have can be turned into a disadvantage by sheer incompetence - then I guess you could consider that a PRO.

    Cons

    It's all downside at Zag. No policies, no planning, constant/extreme dishonesty, rewards brown-nosing - punishes honest assessments, punishment of those that don't go along with the outrageous lies everybody supposed to believe, expectation to work all hours of day and to go along with CEOs insane hair-brained schemes, expectation to literally idolize CEO and his obviously fabricated backstory (not joking - think North Korea). This place is crazy.

    Advice to Management

    CEO is beyond advice....he needs serious psychological help. To the rest of the management that's still there: grow a spine. Cowards.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Really Bad."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ZAG Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the people are nice but nothing else.

    Cons

    crazy crazy boss and constant lies.


  3. Helpful (14)

    "Avoid like the plague"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ZAG Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I am not one to bad mouth people or companies but what was done at Zag requires me to forewarn anyone who thinks about joining Zag, Zend, or Resilient Management. Save yourself the stress, unethical and immoral behavior, AND ESPECIALLY the cheap parlor stories of how great a person Steve is and how much he's done for the world. Just know if everyone is saying the exact same things - all negative, its because it is true.

    Cons

    Zag, Zend, and Resilient Management are all the same - run by Steve Curtis. Steve Curtis is an over exaggerating, ego driven, self centered, unethical person who will take from everyone and everything around him to better himself while leaving everyone else behind. Everything he says about his "businesses" are over exaggerated and not true. PLEASE DO YOUR RESEARCH and call him on his BS. I wish i did a lot sooner. Have a look at all the law suits against him and know that Curtis isn't his real last name. He changed it because of the law suits.


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  5. Helpful (12)

    "Went bankrupt - fired all and now trying under different company name: Resilient Managemt"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I can't think of any - strongly advise to stay away. Went bankrupt - fired all and now trying under different company name: Resilient Managemt

    Cons

    I strongly advise people to stay away from doing business and working with Steve Curtis. Went bankrupt - illegal transactions and business dealings , fired all and now trying under different company name: Resilient Managemt

    Advice to Management

    None will sink in.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "It's a cult. You don't sing the praise songs, you're out of there."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with really cool individuals. Creative freedom.
    Focussed on alternative approaches to life.
    Parties at work and such were cool.

    Cons

    You don't really have a boss/manager, and if you do, they have no idea what the hell is going on. You have to just do things and hope it's right with no guidelines or see you later.

    Advice to Management

    Stop wasting people's time. You encourage people to relocate and tell them why it's such a great place to work, and then no one has a job six months down the road.

    Create a legitimate business platform with a structured hierarchy. Create positions of management who knows what their role is and how to effectively help and guide their workers instead of feeling hopeless.

    If you want more tips, No problem, but I charge for them.


  7. Helpful (11)

    "ZzzzzigZag"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ZAG Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of people with high, hopes enthusiasm and energy. Office location is great and nobody stole my lunch.

    Cons

    Steve Curtis is a shorter younger poorer version of Donald Trump or Kim Jong Il. Trying to build aura around himself without the genuine attraction needed so resorts to games.

    Advice to Management

    Get some money, products, leadership, and a business model.


  8. Helpful (11)

    "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    messages, snack bar, company events, met lots of good people, some of them become good friends

    Cons

    CFO thinks he knows everything, he is nothing but a bully
    he made lots of money through kick back from IT consulting firm and others.
    CEO all he wants to hear is that he is great, if you speak the truth, you will be fired or your life will become miserable

    Advice to Management

    CFO is the downfall of ZAG, CEO should have got rid of him long time ago


  9. Helpful (12)

    "Great people, poor decisions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ZAG Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    People I worked with were great. The HR team did a great job finding the right people.

    Cons

    Executive team wasn't open to communication

    Advice to Management

    Use the right people in the right way.


  10. Helpful (21)

    "Ugh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people I got to meet along the way really were mostly amazing . Learned lots and had fun

    Cons

    Exhausting to work in a place where people are constantly thrown under the bus, people are being let go while the executives have smiles on their face. Super shady

    Advice to Management

    Find a CFO who isn't faking it before it's too late. The whole things a mess.


  11. Helpful (19)

    "It started off so well"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ZAG Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Dogs in the office, the now laid off cultural coordinator who organized monthly lunch and learns and group activities.
    If you have the right attitude when you first arrive, you are given lots of praise and promoted quickly.
    The front line staff are the most remarkable people. Even after the big layoff everyone still hangs out.

    Cons

    The CEOs attention flits from idea to idea. So you'll be told to run full steam ahead on something and just before you're done it gets canceled or changed completely. This is actually a weekly occurrence.
    Trying to take the time to do things correctly in belittled.
    Any type of planning or structure is undermined.
    The CEO believes his ideas are the best, neglects to communicate them and then berates you for doing a crappy job (just because it was different than his vision).

    Advice to Management

    The CEO needs to learn that his strength is start-ups and leave the running of a business to people who know how to manage. This could have been a great company but instead got stuck in start-up mode for 10 years and then collapsed.



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