It's a fast pace environment, and not a place you can just 'coast' by. If you don't have the drive or work ethic you will not last long, but if you do it's a great place to be with tons of opportunity for growth. Coworkers are awesome. Tons of social events. Always someone to chat with by the coffee machine. It honestly is a fun place to work.
They often have food available, whether it is leftovers from meetings, or if they cater specifically for the office. During busy season, dinners are provided every night to those who work 2 OT hours. They also have weekly events called "mental breaks" during busy season. Some of which were therapy dogs, massages, food trucks etc. Celebrate birthdays with cake each month. They pay a portion of gym/athletic memberships to support healthy life balance. They have a handful of all staff fun events (escape rooms, archery tag, summer BBQ etc). Salaries are re-evaluated annually. RRSP contribution is matched by the company. Overall there are a lot of perks.
Business casual although in some offices they get away with dressing like slobs. Skirts and dresses may be frowned upon by some employees.
Yes, there's a 3rd party that completes their background checks for them (criminal, etc.) and HR calls 3 references.
2. Toxic work environment
3. Poor under-qualified management
4. Lack of Support
5. No growth
6. Low pay
Usually one interview with HR and a partner, offer comes within a week. However if you are family or know someone then the hiring is instant