Bond Brand Loyalty Senior Project Manager Reviews

Updated 19 Apr 2020

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Bond Brand Loyalty CEO Bob Macdonald
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3 Ratings
  1. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Truly care about their people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bond Brand Loyalty full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    One of a kind culture - Bond is really doing a lot to keep people engaged virtually, through Zoom meetings, weekly all employee Coffee/Cocktail Chats, Spirit initiatives like Zoom BINGO, Caregiving initiatives that support our local communities and Wellness Wednesday's with initiatives that remind people of the importance of keeping active during this working from home situation as well as mental health support for people and their families. Annual Bond Choice Awards – recognizing peers and leaders. All contributing to being recognized as a 2020 Best Workplaces Canada. Leaders care and do the right things for their people - balance business decisions with empathy and compassion for its people. Exciting and challenging work, amazing clients, innovative thought leadership.

    Cons

    The pace of agency life can be tricky to manage but when you get the hang of it, hang on tight and enjoy the ride.

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  2. Helpful (5)

    "Learn to hear your from employees and this is not for experienced professionals"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bond Brand Loyalty full-time

    Pros

    Free Parking Cafeteria Benefits (for permanent full time) Work from home options

    Cons

    Listen. These cons are all the truth and it is actually how it operates. To management, the only way you can fix what is happening is first admit the truth. You cannot get honest feedback by asking employees with their directors/managers around. That last attempt to get feedback from employees (done by HR with their mangers around) is really a disaster and nothing ever happens after that. Outdated technology Siloed mentality across departments Micro managers and directors who think they are the best in class in managing people Due credit don't go to the workers who do tons of work for them No transparency and clear expectations on how someone gets promoted and climb this corporate ladder Systematic discrimination is everywhere but they do not think it exists because they do not experience it themselves Likeability score has to be maintained which created a culture of YES among employees that the management loves Company values more these LEADERS, promotions are everywhere at this time for them , where in other employees are getting fired and laid off They work more towards what is the best for company without looking much about the mental health of employees Stalin like management, do what I say because I say so and this is how I think is the best for the team I will assign this to you because you are better with this, to the point that you get the same projects that you question your ability They are taking advantage of new immigrants, managers hiring them for less money that they deserved, however when they gain experience in this country, they realised that it is time to move on to a company that will appreciate them more Appreciation is for sales directors who bring in the money and satisfied all clients need to the point that their direct reports go under so much stress because they do not manager client expectations well They always say that employee experience matters but this is the last in their list . Their main objective is to keep these awesome sales directors who brings the bread and butter of this company

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    Bond Brand Loyalty Response

    April 29, 2020

    Hello, It’s Bob and I wanted to take a moment to respond personally to your review. It’s disappointing that this has been your experience during your time at Bond. It is certainly not my intention, nor the intention of the Leadership team of this company for anyone to have an experience like you’ve described. Having great people (with vast and diverse backgrounds) doing great work for our clients is our business, is our priority. We are tremendously proud that many of those have been our partners for a number of years. In addition, we are exceptionally proud to have been recognized as 23rd on the 2020 Best Workplaces in Canada which is voted on anonymously by our employees with 96% participation. We have many things we are striving to improve upon and always will. I wish you all the best in the next phase of your career. Sincerely, Bob Macdonald, CEO

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Project Manager"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bond Brand Loyalty full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Great thought leadership -Wonderful culture -Flexible work schedule/flexible vacation -Opportunity growth

    Cons

    -Workload can be heavy at times -Teams can work in silos

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    Bond Brand Loyalty Response

    December 11, 2018

    Thanks so much for this feedback! We definitely take great pride in our focus on developing and growing great talent from within, in fact almost a quarter of our population changed roles or were promoted within their roles over the past year! Your advice is heard loud and clear – our focus continues to surround the breaking down of barriers and silos across groups to make it easier to get work done. Achieving better visibility into the organization brings our people in closer, and lets them achieve the most in their careers, which can extend in many exciting areas! Bond is nothing without it’s people... Thanks again for your honesty! -VP, People and Values at Bond

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Change is GOOD!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bond Brand Loyalty full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company is changing - there is no doubt about it. But it's the same great organization at its core, with the same hard working, dedicated, BRILLIANT people. If you are truly able to embrace organizational change, and are willing to put in the work to contribute to a strong business & strong org culture, it's a great place to be right now.

    Cons

    Yes, it takes effort to get a raise/promotion. Yes, the building is in the suburbs and not downtown. Yes, you need to be willing to show up, and should expect some long days. It is all for long-term success of the company, and more importantly, it's employees

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