3.2 out of 5 stars.
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Toxic

Favouritism is rampid.Hard work gets you nowhere.If management don't like you as a person for whatever reason, the will find a way to force you out of the company eg. bullying.HR is also unhelpful and will side with whoever is in the company's best interest.Majority of coworkers are great.Probably not worth the emotional turmoil.I've heard all the centre's nationally are more or less the same.

Pros

Most of the coworkers are great

Cons

Toxic culture, harrassment, bullying

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3.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.0 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
1.0 out of 5 stars for Management
1.0 out of 5 stars for Culture
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Based on 44 reviews

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3.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.9 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
2.6 out of 5 stars for Management
2.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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