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Updated 7 August, 2018
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Pros
  • "Supportive management team, dynamic workplace culture and good work-life balance" (in 6 reviews)

  • "3 week paid vacation great benefits" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "There are no cons that I can think of" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Heavy work load and contract position which never there is a hope to get a full time job" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Independent Financial Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor

    I have been working at ivari full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They have good insurance products.

    Cons

    There are no cons that I can think of.


  2. "Csr"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North York, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North York, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ivari full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    3 week paid vacation great benefits

    Cons

    Management does not care about building their employees everything is done based on who is well liked so advancement is not on merit but on brown nosing

    ivari Response

    9 Aug, 2018 – Communications Manager

    Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you appreciate the additional vacation time and our health benefits – we know this is important for many people and their families. We are sorry... More

  3. "CSR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ivari full-time

    Pros

    met some great people, supported employee growth, great benefits

    Cons

    low pay, high stress environment, management very hands off & provided no support to their teams, terrible & abusive customers

    ivari Response

    9 Aug, 2018 – Communications Manager

    Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you met great people during your time with ivari – the people around you often make your experience more meaningful. We are sorry that you felt... More


  4. "Morale is void and company is for sale. Owner only wants money out and invests nothing back."

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

    I have been working at ivari full-time

    Pros

    Nothing positive about this company

    Cons

    New owner and president only interested in getting as much money out of the company as possible.

    ivari Response

    6 Jul, 2018 – Communications Manager

    We are really sorry that you are feeling this way, but we think this is a misunderstanding. Much of what you have written about ivari is factually incorrect– the company is not for sale. We did go... More


  5. "Be aware"

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

    I worked at ivari full-time

    Pros

    Decent vacation, average salary, mostly good people working there

    Cons

    No growth prospects. Company is in turmoil. Layoffs galore. Be warned. Look elsewhere.


  6. "Great culture but questionable future"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great facility. Good management.

    Cons

    Not sure about the future of the company. Management is sure trying hard to help it along.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going and tough it out.


  7. "Good culture"

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

    Pros

    This is a small company so there is a coziness to working here. A lot of employees have been around for decades and HR encourages internal growth and career development. People are conscientious, diligent and accessible, and the employee base is incredibly diverse and respectful.

    Cons

    There aren't a lot of young employees, so there aren't as many company-wide social events.

  8. "Good company to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ivari full-time

    Pros

    Positive working environment, get helps and supports inside the team.
    Good place to learn and gain knowledge for employees at every career stages.

    Cons

    Individual performance is buried by team work. Talents are hard to be realized.
    Career opportunities are limited.

    Advice to Management

    Communications between departments/teams need to be advocated.


  9. "Marketing Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ivari full-time

    Pros

    - Great and supporting managers who are genuinely interested in seeing you grow.

    Cons

    - Lack of clear communication and distinction between departments.


  10. "Nice place to work but still needs some improvement."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ivari full-time

    Pros

    Trying to modernize applications, systems, policies and employees. Employees are allowed volunteer hours and kids sport team sponsorships to support Healthy Kids. IT Management support work life balance.

    Cons

    Tough to modernize when you are too busy supporting old infrastructure.

    Advice to Management

    IT Management needs develop 5 and 10 year strategies of applications instead of waiting for a request to change from the business. Increase work from home allowances or standardize across departments. Some teams allow 2-3 days/week and others only 1. I suggest a Technical Innovation competition to drive modernization/improvements.


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