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ZE PowerGroup Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2019

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2.6
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ZE PowerGroup CEO Dr. Zak El-Ramly (no image)
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43 Ratings
Pros
  • "There are a lot of social activities per year both during work and outside of work hours(in 4 reviews)

  • "Life-work balance, Great Place to learn and grow(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "high turnover wich made employees so unmotivated(in 6 reviews)

  • "Extremely low pay grades which comes across as an insult and leads to demoralized employees(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great Opportunity with ZE"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Richmond, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ZE PowerGroup full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Work with very smart people -I had many opportunities to learn through company sponsored programs and off-site training. -ZE was a great way to learn about the tech field -Learn a lot about market data, databases, project management, data visualization software and data analysis -If you are driven to learn you have a huge amount of opportunity with ZE -Company hosts social activities -Management has an open... door policy -- I often took advantage of this -People are kind and will help you learn -Fair pay -Ability to change departments if you want to learn different skill sets (especially as a Business Analyst) -There is a great Business Analyst training program that will allow you to learn the rope for the first ~2 months with pay

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    Cons

    -There are not many great food places around the office if you usually eat out -There are times when you will have a lot of work -- Don't be afraid of working hard. -Parking can be a hassle -- ask around for the best places to park.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your training initiatives - employees highly value this Keep talking to employees to hear their ideas.

    ZE PowerGroup2018-01-18
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Mileage will vary depending on team. Uncompetitive salary."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ZE PowerGroup full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Industry leading product with many reputable clients. Good place to learn. How strict/flexible your hours are depends on your team/role. Lots of company social Great company for new graduates and people making career transitions.

    Cons

    There is no end to the number of stories of employees leaving after a year or two and getting *significant* pay raises elsewhere. How can teams be constantly understaffed? Because everyone just end up leaving for higher pay after a year or so. This company does not pay competitive wage. No amount of company social can fix that. There are a few very toxic individuals at this company.

    Advice to Management

    Revise everyone's salary asap (like the CEO said he would). It's time consuming when somebody leaves.

    ZE PowerGroup2019-07-30
  3. "Love the atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZE PowerGroup full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere with tons of events always going on (weekly breakfast, multicultural celebration lunches, soccer tournaments, sports day, etc.).

    Cons

    Management can be a bit more open to ideas.

    ZE PowerGroup2019-06-06
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Good starting point"

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    I have been working at ZE PowerGroup

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Below average salary for most positions

    Advice to Management

    If you don't want employees to leave after 1-2 years you have to allow them to grow

    ZE PowerGroup2019-04-09
  5. Helpful (10)

    "Terrible company - repetitive useless work, long hours, low pay, no appreciation"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Richmond, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ZE PowerGroup full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    About once a month free lunch

    Cons

    Long hours and strict schedule. 8-5 everyday. Also offhour support is needed. Simple and repetitive work, especially for developers. Team will work on custom parsers all day everyday. Management cares about if you are physically there for 9 hours a day, instead of how much work you have done. Someone who stares at screen for a day that does 1 ticket is much valuable than someone who has done 5 tickets a... day but plays cellphone during breaks. They might even moniter if you are on youtube or not. Super tight schedule, unless you have worked for ZE for years. People can go on for 2 hour lunches, but new employee will be blamed for 1 hour and 10 minute lunch. Those 1 star reviews are true. People work for the company for 10+ years will get fired for no reason. Whoever is reading this, might think people get angry after they lose the job, so they are writing one star reviews for the company. But have you seen this many one star review for another company? I guess not.

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    Advice to Management

    Shut down the business.

    ZE PowerGroup2019-02-08
  6. Helpful (15)

    "Sometimes being jobless is better than working in a toxic environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ZE PowerGroup full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Only for those who are desperately looking for job to survive.

    Cons

    Managers are trained to exploit employees and they will be promoted by keeping their team's cost and salary as low as possible. Most toxic environment. You will be treated like a slave. Painfully low salary. Smart people will be fired or they quit. In one sentence : company exploits valnurable peole like new immigrants and new grads to run its business. This company does not have a HR manager!

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    ZE PowerGroup2018-12-24
  7. Helpful (6)

    "There are much better alternatives out there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ZE PowerGroup full-time

    Pros

    Modern equipment. HR does what they can to improve morale

    Cons

    DIsfunctional family run management circus, low pay, no loyalty,low morale

    Advice to Management

    Bring in professional Managers to run the show vs Family Members who have minimal qualifications

    ZE PowerGroup2018-07-18
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Company is losing people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at ZE PowerGroup full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It's good that they accept new immigrants.

    Cons

    They don't value people that's why employees are leaving. Salary is below the industry standard. Knowledgeable employees just leave.

    ZE PowerGroup2018-07-16
  9. "business analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at ZE PowerGroup full-time

    Pros

    good working environment as people are friendly

    Cons

    salary less than average of market

    ZE PowerGroup2018-03-27
  10. Helpful (6)

    "Low pay, poor training, undesired schedule, and management couldn't care less about employees."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ZE PowerGroup full-time

    Pros

    If you need help with residency, this company will help.

    Cons

    Employee is not treated as asset. In the company's culture, you are expandable and can be easily substituted.

    Advice to Management

    Show more recognition to employees.

    ZE PowerGroup2018-03-30
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