Long View Systems Senior Consultant Reviews

Updated 16 Aug 2017

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    "Consulting services team member"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Long View Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Appear to be professional at the surface when hiring you.

    Cons

    1. Unethical recruiters and project managers 2. The company will hire you as a permanent full time employee and then increase your rate and offer you a contract. Once that happens, they will cancel your contract and let you go. It happened to a few full time employees. Be very careful when accepting any offers. There is no job guarantee and theirs moral and ethical values do not exist 3. If you are hired as a short term contractor you may not get fully paid for your hours. You may be on site full time but if the project is delayed or there is not enough work, you will not get paid for being in office. You will be blamed for being in office and you will be asked an hour-by-hour report so your hours can be approved. 3. Even if you do not get paid for being available, and being physically in office, you will only get paid for hours you worked. You will not get paid for being in office if it was a slow day or the project work is halted by the client for any reason Be very careful before you accept any offers.

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    Long View Systems Response

    Recruitment Communications Specialist

    Hello, we appreciate you taking the time to post a review. Being ethical is of the utmost importance to us, and as Integrity is our #1 core value, we don’t take comments like yours lightly. We have a dedicated People Services Manager in Toronto that would be happy to work through your concerns with you, so that we may learn more about your experience. It seems that you may have misunderstood the intentions with your unique situation of becoming a contractor, after initially being hired on as a full time employee. Please reach out to her so we can ensure that moving forward you have the proper information as to how our company works. We look forward to hearing from you!

  2. Helpful (16)

    "If you need work, you do what you need to do but don't trust them. It's all smoke."

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    Senior Technical Consultant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Long View Systems

    Pros

    Centrally located in down town Houston.

    Cons

    They talk a lot about team and culture but like most consulting companies it comes down to the numbers. They generally have a bad reputation in Houston and are incompetent at selling professional services which will prevent you from hitting your bonus targets. Management changed hands and they systematically released all of their consultants within a few months of each other. I would not trust them with my career or livelihood not would I believe anything they say.

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    Long View Systems Response

    Corporate Recruiter

    We are sorry to hear about your recent experience. Your feedback is appreciated and we take your comments to heart.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "The long view is Don Bailik getting paid, and I suppose there is nothing so bad about that. Why the gimmick?"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Long View Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Central office. Good location. High turn-over, so always new people.

    Cons

    They have no business plan and do not value talent. Say they have expertise in many fields that they do not.

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    "A great place to work if you work in he Canadian locations"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Consultant in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Long View Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They provided a competitive salary, and there was plenty of opportunity to learn new things if you werw willing to put in the time and effort outside of regular work hours.

    Cons

    Management consitently extered pressure to find the next contract. High turnover in senior technical staff in the Denver office provided an uncertain enviornment. Being on the bench and turning down an assignment due to a lack of actual expertise was frowned upon unofficially.

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    "Many mistakes were made, I should have turned around an run the other way before working for them."

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    Former Contractor - Senior Consultant in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Long View Systems for less than a year

    Pros

    I was paid, finally. The check cleared.

    Cons

    Very unprofessional in working with independent contractors. I would not recommend them to any of my contacts.

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