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Canstar Overview

Brisbane (Australia)
51 to 200 employees
1992
Company - Private
Financial Analytics & Research
₹1 to ₹5 billion (INR) per year
Unknown
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Canstar Reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane (Australia)
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    I have been working at Canstar full-time

    Pros

    Canstar is very flexible with hours, work from home and time off as I experienced in my position. The culture is social - there are lots of morning teas, nibbles, arvo drinks, etc. and it makes for a casual, friendly environment. There are lots of perks like subsidised massages and they're always coming up with new employee incentives and addressing things like pay and more hard benefits. I reported to really good people whom I respect, found the exec team to be down to earth and sincere, and even got to travel. So I can say I recommend both the Brisbane and the Sydney office! It's a young culture but as it grows more experienced people are being recruited. I've had a good experience at Canstar, met some really great people and I would recommend them as an employer.

    Cons

    I don't agree with previous posts about a boys club or the comments about the executive team. There are a lot of really influential female and male leaders within the business and the staff is split equally.

    Advice to Management

    I have let management know any issues I experienced and they've always been super understanding and supportive. If you go to them directly with challenges, they really are an open book.

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Canstar Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Brisbane (Australia)
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Canstar (Brisbane (Australia)) in June 2011.

    Interview

    A complete joke of a recruitment process. What they said in the interview was complete rubbish compared to what the job actually involves. Likewise the description of the culture could not be further from the truth. The untouched and dirty 1980s building and decor much better defines the can't do culture. It was a highly disorganised process and I think most candidates pulled out for obvious reasons. Unfortunately I was probably the only person left and I should have followed my gut instincts as no job would have been better than my time at Canstar.

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      If you want the job you will get the job at Canstar. They do most of the talking anyway.
      They will get whoever they can as it's not a place many people would actually choose to work.   Answer Question
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