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HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY Reviews

Updated 18 October 2018
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HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY Managing Directors Lyndon & Jamie Cormack
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  1. "Great company and people - if the money's right, take the job!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Energetic workforce that is generally very positive and encouraging (think the opposite of a draining workplace).

    -Pays on time - a lot of people think this is a given but you'll be surprised how bad other employers are about this.

    -Opportunity to rise as it's a growing company that is expanding organically. There isn't a lot of formal career progression mapped out, but I know they're working to fix this quickly.

    Cons

    -Being a younger company, some areas/depts don't have as much structure. However in other ways this is a positive (more flexibility, less red tape, more opportunity to craft your own change).

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. The company has grown rapidly and will start to plateau. This is where your resolve to run a stable ship will be valuable... also don't try to take the company!


  2. "Great Company to Start Career"

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    Current Employee - Accounts Payable in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to get your foot in the door in the field of accounting. Management team are supportive and is always willing to listen. The expectation is always high and

    Cons

    -Limited room for growth
    -employee training program are limited
    -on going coaching(1 on 1's) are far in between
    -Salary is slightly below market

    Advice to Management

    Invest back in your greatest assets: your employees. Although focus in growth, sales is crucial to the business; none of it would happen if it wasn't for the team that works under you.

  3. "Product"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY full-time

    Pros

    young, fun, flexibility, work/life balance

    Cons

    lack of accountability. No defined rolls or responsibilities


  4. "It's a special place - but it's not for everyone."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY full-time

    Pros

    - high-growth, fast-paced environment
    - some of the most passionate people work here
    - opportunities to learn, build and create.
    - growth is there if you are proactive and can function outside of what's "traditional".

    Cons

    - not clear on what the company is about - values, purpose, etc.
    - lack of structure and processes - this will be important to focus on as the company continues to grow.

    Advice to Management

    It's time to get a CEO and start focusing on culture and developing your employees. Build your foundation now, so you are solid for the future.


  5. "Fabulous Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    – Had an amazing team and manager
    – Great company events that involve the whole company
    – Good salary
    – Fast–paced with interesting variety of projects

    Cons

    – Once the company moved into the new space, there was less intermingling with other departments

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring people that are passionate in their skillset and ensure they are compensated for what they are worth! These people will work hard for the company's continued success.


  6. "Face Paced Creative Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY full-time

    Pros

    Company culture, it's a fun place to work as everyone is friends. The company is small enough still to be involved in a lot of different departments. Not a corporate culture at all. Also because it is small there are new challenges everyday, some people thrive in this, I like the fact that it's not monotonous. There are so many ways to explore and grow.

    Cons

    If you are looking for a consistent job where you do the same thing over and over this place is not for you. Also it is not structured like a corporation, so if you are looking for that it's not here.

    Advice to Management

    Continue looking for the best creative talent and people that are hungry for growth. I would tell people up front that this place moves fast, and if you enjoy an ever quacking pace then this is for you.


  7. "Good company avg salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY full-time

    Pros

    - Fun brand to work for
    - beautiful offices
    - good location

    Cons

    - salaries are not the best
    - not a ton of room for growth

  8. "Anonynous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY full-time

    Pros

    Great culture. Many talented people working at head office. Very little ego, politics, finger-pointing, smack talking. Fast paced and multi-faceted but overall low stress.

    Cons

    Process and systems still need some work, as the company has gone from small to big very quickly. Sometimes a little chaotic with the lack of process.

    Pay is on the lower side of the spectrum compared to other companies in the same industry.

    Advice to Management

    Work on developing more structured processes and systems and consider implementing more competitive compensation packages in order to keep attracting and keeping awesome talent.


  9. "Product Developer"

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    Current Employee - Product Development in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Product Development in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly/social environment, great Canadian brand, fast paced and exciting. Opportunity to be involved in process making. Fresh fruit, snacks and coffee bar for employees. Great work/life balance even for working parents. Fair compensation, benefits and vacation time. Casual dress code. You have the opportunity to really carve out your job role as the job description will change with time. Great work site with music, lots of light and fair sized work stations. Young company with so much growth potential. Amazing entrepreneurial outlook and positioning in the market. Constantly challenging and not boring at all.

    Cons

    Fast paced sometimes informal work environment. Constantly changing workload. Must be agile and resilient to work with the flow. Must be able to work with many levels of communication. Sink or swim environment, you are responsible for a lot of your own training and learning on the job. Important to be multi-faceted in your job as demands change, you must keep up.

    Advice to Management

    Keep finding people who are excited and agile in their work to bring onto the team. Ensure people have a fair level of experience and are interested in having a multi-faceted job description. People who need constant reassurance or hand holding need not apply.


  10. "Fantastic"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, dynamic, fast paced.

    Cons

    Lack of change control / ITIL framework.

    Advice to Management

    Implement some ITIL best practice strategies