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Compugen (Canada) Manager Reviews

Updated 14 Jan 2020

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Compugen (Canada) President and CEO Harry Zarek (no image)
Harry Zarek
5 Ratings
  1. "Not bad company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager 

    I have been working at Compugen (Canada) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good growth opportunities as it gives you choice to do many things at once.

    Cons

    Salary is not up par in comparison to market

    Compugen (Canada)2020-01-15
  2. "Horrible and Fake"

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Compugen (Canada) for less than a year

    Pros

    They eventually Pay, they smile before they screw you

    Cons

    no leadership skills or regards for new staff, its a shame and blame culture and so little respect or regard for the non-club staff. wages are poor tools are triplicated and your in a constant state of operational paralysis with all sorts of single contributors pontificating as they use new resources like disposable lighters...Then they have there fake diamond awards given to them by industry unknowns...stay away from this shithole

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    Advice to Management

    get some help and conduct an organizational transformation before you implode

    Compugen (Canada)2019-10-09
  3. "Exciting projects"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Richmond Hill, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Compugen (Canada) full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    President is sincerely focused on bringing value to customers. Building long term, positive customer relationships is first and foremost.

    Cons

    A few toxic employees who cause havoc.

    Compugen (Canada)2019-02-23
  4. "Learn a lot, lose a lot"

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    Former Employee - Service Manager in Richmond Hill, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Compugen (Canada) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fast learning, can become very technical quickly.

    Cons

    Lack of management transparency Service desk management is the worst, only like laughing and making jokes with no real attention to their employees needs. Too much politics

    Compugen (Canada)2018-12-04
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Compugen Calgary"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Compugen (Canada) full-time

    Pros

    Some very good clients with interesting and challenging projects. Work is challenging, and generally exciting

    Cons

    Unfortunately, there is a high turnover at the company with some great and smart folks leaving. Work life balance is more a buzz word than an actionable item, and if you don't put a road block in the storm of projects thrown at you, you will ended working 16 hours a day. Senior management lives off making you unachievable promises to keep you around as long as they possibly can.

    Compugen (Canada)2018-01-27
  6. "Problem Manager"

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    Former Contractor - Incident and Problem Manager 

    I worked at Compugen (Canada) for less than a year

    Pros

    When Compugen is under tight timelines to fill roles for a new contract, they don't check references, and when you get a job offer, counter with a higher number, much higher, cuz if the SDS are really in a panic, they will agree within about 20k

    Cons

    Some might not call it a Con, but working for a private company, in their managed services department, which is only in the business of service delivery (sans anything physical) and acquiring new customers, the greed is blatant, but not as blatant as the total and absolute disregard for fair treatment of the people they hire. No Human Resource presence, no basic people management skills, complete lack of guidance from management, and in your face public disgust and ridicule for not having the current list of deliverables memorized (found in a password protected word doc made up of acronyms, abbreviations, and special characters saved with a new name 20 or 30 times a day in a new folder path) I witnessed Recurring meetings rescheduled to new meeting rooms minutes before start time, and when the folks who didn't hang on their email obsessively come scrambling in, there is eye rolling and smirks, with the service delivery manager ". Muttering look at what I have to put up with" and select minion managers nodding their heads in sympathetic agreement.

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    Compugen (Canada)2016-03-23
  7. "Ok if you need to gain work experience."

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    Former Employee - Contract Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Compugen (Canada) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast paced, great place to learn a lot quickly! The experience gained at Compugen helped me land my dream job 2 years later.

    Cons

    Work life balance was terrible and it was a very stressful job. Compensation is only so so, certain positions are definitely better than others. Benefits are a joke! No RRSP match and you pay 25% of the premiums for your group health etc. (They didn't tell me that at time of hire). Keep a close eye on your pay stub! Mistakes happened frequently, both under and over paid. Vacation entitlement is also lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Identify, reward and promote your key contributors: even if they don't reside in Richmond Hill! You might also want to step up compensation & benefits! If you want to attract and retain the best and brightest you need to offer at least as much as the employer up the street.

    Compugen (Canada)2015-01-24
  8. Helpful (3)

    "an up and down ride"

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    Manager in Richmond Hill, ON
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Compugen (Canada)

    Pros

    - family-like environment - entrepreneurial atmosphere - continuous corporate growth - flat management structure - open environment - opportunity for individuals willing to make suggestions / changes - flexible working structure - hours and location

    Cons

    - executive team has been static for an extended period of time - true growth requires change in ideas and individuals - much secrecy among executive about future/ current plans - difficult to feel a real part of the company's choices - reluctant to spend money on outside expertise for crucial items such as training, education and process - tendency to predominantly take the "cheap way out" rather than one that might cost more but hugely benefit the organization - inclination towards glossing over / blaming others for significant issues - exodus of large groups of people, key individuals leaving, large projects with major impact to all - work intensive environment - difficult to take time away and achieve real life / work balance. Little regard from company to make this happen

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    Advice to Management

    Invest in the middle layer of the company. There is an increasing gap between mid-management and the executive in terms of true understanding of how the company is functioning, who is doing what and the stresses being placed on key individuals.

    Compugen (Canada)2011-11-22
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