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COGECO Reviews

Updated 18 Dec 2019

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3.0
38%
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48%
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COGECO President, CEO, and Board Member Louis Audet (no image)
Louis Audet
54 Ratings
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  • "Management has a culture of hiding everything from upper management, so they never see the real problems(in 6 reviews)

  • "Senior roles all moving to Montreal(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Bilingual Customer Service Representative in Burlington, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment, pay, benefits, RRSP

    Cons

    Shifting schedule, limited opportunities of growth for bulingual

    COGECO2019-12-01
  2. "A great learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Burlington, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at COGECO full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A large amount of opportunity for sales via CRM A lot of training during probationary period

    Cons

    Minimal role expansion No real opportunity for growth Inability to generate business personally

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, No complaints

    COGECO2019-11-19
  3. "Not a place for anglophones"

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    Former Employee - Director in Burlington, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at COGECO full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people (those that are left)

    Cons

    Senior managment are remote in Montreal away from were the work is done. All the IT jobs are moving to Montreal.

    Advice to Management

    Get ride of Corporate

    COGECO2019-12-18
  4. "Multiple Rolls"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, ON
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at COGECO full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good group of people, overall compensation package.

    Cons

    Director level moved out of Ontario (Their largest customer base). Lots of downward pressure but no upward accountability. Short term financial plan costing them in the long run. Stock is over inflated based true customer experience and true net new customer additions.

    Advice to Management

    Allow people to be honest and open so the company can grow.

    COGECO2019-11-26
  5. "Excellent worklife balance"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Trois-Rivières, QC
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at COGECO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cogeco Trois-Rivieres and Burlington Ontario offers excellent worklife balance due to it's location and a great environment for contact center staff. Excellent working conditions and advantages. Company share is growing to it's highest performance yet.

    Cons

    Not a con but due to it's fast pace environment, requires a very agile profile.

    COGECO2019-11-10
  6. "Worst company ever"

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    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at COGECO full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good salary Life balance Good location

    Cons

    Non organised Worst management and HR No process No data available

    Advice to Management

    Be clear and think well before to act !

    COGECO2019-12-04
  7. "Could be so much better"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at COGECO full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good location downtown, good health insurance and benefits

    Cons

    silos mentality, old fashioned thinking, too hierarchical, amateurism

    COGECO2019-10-31
  8. "very good coverage I am happy"

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    best company I worked for. excellent team and management

    Cons

    I cannot find any issues for now

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work as done

    COGECO2019-09-30
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Toxic Environment"

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

    I have been working at COGECO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits Good training as a new hire

    Cons

    Favouritism Political game with all management Pay you very little Expect one person to do the job of 4 Menial pay increase Overwork you, no appreciation If you come from QC, you will get the job over an English speaker Constantly unimpressed with your efforts, no matter how above and beyond you go Frowns upon those who don't answer emails or not available after 5pm The expectation is to be working in the evening after your full work day Dictates when you can take vacation, frowns upon you taking any personal days Management is not sincere and do not take any feedback

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    Advice to Management

    Do not work here.

    COGECO2019-10-11
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Okay to start.."

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Agent in Burlington, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at COGECO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice people to work with (co-workers).

    Cons

    Management are bean counters, not interested in their people.

    COGECO2019-09-29
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