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Groundswell Group Reviews

Updated 13 Jun 2019

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2.6
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Darren Sartison
22 Ratings
  1. "Unmotivated team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Groundswell Group full-time

    Pros

    Technology knowledge is great, with training provided and paid for as part of package

    Cons

    Team is unmotivated. Tasks are finished in double the time, and all is fine because it's the clients that pay. The leadership team is very weak and uninspiring. They just do placements and resourcing jobs that any head hunter can do better.

    Advice to Management

    Better and more engaging leaders

    Groundswell Group2019-06-13
  2. Helpful (3)

    "For a job not a career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Groundswell Group full-time

    Pros

    Nice team and variety of clients

    Cons

    Good for jobs. Long term progressive career opportunities are reserved for the few favourites. Relationships, and not performance is what decides if you get career opportunities.

    Groundswell Group2019-05-28
  3. "BI Competency Manager"

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    Current Employee - BI Competency Manager in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groundswell Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place to work!

    Cons

    Can get a bit busy at times, but still fun.

    Groundswell Group2019-05-13
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Circles of favourites"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Groundswell Group full-time

    Pros

    Lunch and learn events are good and are sponsored by the company

    Cons

    Executive team plays favourites where all the growing and raises go to their circles of favourites. The problem is very visible in the Calgary office with those favourites getting l the credit for everyone's work

    Groundswell Group2019-05-22
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Not a good place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Groundswell Group full-time

    Pros

    The team is nice and offices are good

    Cons

    Culture of false harmony, devious political games, croniesm, and serious senior leadership credibility question marks

    Groundswell Group2019-05-16
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Strong Culture - Great Career Development!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groundswell Group full-time

    Pros

    Technical career training and personal development opportunities are amazing! I love working with brilliant professionals dedicated to quality work and customer service. By far the best company I have worked for.

    Cons

    No bad days at Groundswell report.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to connect, listen and respond to employees at all levels.

    Groundswell Group2019-03-25
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Best staff are leaving"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Groundswell Group full-time

    Pros

    Company organizes lots of events

    Cons

    Best staff are leaving tired of politics and favoritism. Delivery leadership in Alberta lacks credibility, and chosen for their connection to executive. Groundswell deserves better

    Advice to Management

    Look into how leadership came to these positions

    Groundswell Group2019-05-03
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Would not recommend"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groundswell Group full-time

    Pros

    Great upper management and training benefits.

    Cons

    Same as a recruitment company. No company culture.

    Advice to Management

    Middle Management needs to be looked into.

    Groundswell Group2019-03-15
  9. Helpful (4)

    "It's all about billing clients"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Groundswell Group

      Pros

      Learning technology is good

      Cons

      A culture of client billing regardless of value. Politics at the leadership levels with favourite circles getting all the growth

      Advice to Management

      Less politics and more value

      Groundswell Group2019-03-20
    • Helpful (4)

      "Not a good culture"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Negative Outlook

        I have been working at Groundswell Group

        Pros

        Great people you work with

        Cons

        Politics not merit is how you get in senior leadership team

        Advice to Management

        Merits should be how people advance

        Groundswell Group2019-03-06
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