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30+ days ago

Accountant Purchaser

Allegro Wireless Toronto, Ontario, Canada

You will apply your experience in purchasing and accounting to handle duties in regards to Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Order Entry and… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Inside Sales

Allegro Wireless Toronto, Ontario, Canada

• Provide customer service, research and resolve customer questions and issues… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Software Developer

Allegro Wireless Toronto, Ontario, Canada

attracted to the idea of working for a fast-paced dynamic company. If you are interested in applying for the position please fill in the form on the… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Senior Project Manager

Allegro Wireless Toronto, Ontario, Canada

You will apply your managerial skills and experience in the technology industry to define and implement mobile solutions. You must have strong… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Business Analyst

Allegro Wireless Toronto, Ontario, Canada

You will apply your business analysis skills in the technology industry to define client requirements for mobile solutions. You must have strong… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Quality Assurance Engineer

Allegro Wireless Toronto, Ontario, Canada

by teamwork, loyalty and a commitment to delighting customers. If you are interested in applying for this position please fill in the form on the… Glassdoor


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    Don't even chance it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allegro Wireless full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The other employees you work with are great, however they too are walking on eggshells.

    Cons

    - Management changes their mind & direction constantly - dynamic thinking is great, but not able to make a decision and stick with it is terrible
    - Getting a 'yes' or 'no' answer is virtually impossible. You will get a broad answer, this way when something goes wrong, you can be blamed a lot easier.
    - Most employees fear management & their irrationality
    - No meetings between the teams & management. No one has any idea where the company is heading, what's working, what's not, ect.
    - Company has been working on an operating system to compete with windows on mobile devices for 10 years. They support this project by outsourcing their in-house talent.
    - Company has had to move due to dispute with previous landlord & is dispute with current landlord
    - Management seems to have a lot of 'enemies' in their previous contacts
    - No respect for clients, no trust in (ANY) employee with the company for less than 5years
    - 10hr working says are the norm/minimal. Don't be surprised if you work in Windsor for 8 or 9 hours, then are asked to be in Kingston at 8pm for an unspecified amount of time.
    - Poor pay, 50-60hr work weeks, on call 24/7 with no compensation
    - They advertise benefits, however you must pay into them ($100+ per pay cheque). Most employees don't pay into them as it's too much of a hit to the already low pay.
    - All company products & expenses are paid for by staff & reimbursed ~3 weeks later. Whether it be groceries for lunch, or hardware for IT.
    - No hierarchy. Regardless of who hires you, or who you think you report to (or manage), you will always be in the wrong. Management is rarely in office, maximum of 2-3 days per week for no more than 4-6 hours.

    The list could go on. All of this is evident by the above average turnover rate. It should have been a red-flag when during the hiring process management mentioned 'fortunately in our time we haven't had to fire anyone yet, nor have we had many people leave'. Didn't take long to realize the turnover was averaging 10-15 people per year. (>50%)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the software development side of the company, it is not revenue generating. Focus on professional services.

    Have meetings with your staff to share knowledge, vision & ideas. Reach out and find what you can do to better the environment, product & service. Trust your employees - why are you hiring people you don't trust? Believe it or not, most people want to help better the company they work for - and be rewarded for it.

    Management - if you're going to be in the office so seldom, then designate a branch manager who you trust to run the branch. Let this person who knows the employees & the business run the branch, much more efficient than showing up bi-weekly and giving half-ass direction that contradicts what you said a week ago. This should make your job easier as you would (theoretically) only need to run a weekly meeting with your upper management to know where the company is.

    To sum it up, upper management should relinquish control & pass on responsibility; make people responsible for their actions & decisions. Train & correct your direct reports. If you want to grow past your 20 staff operation, or be presentable for acquisition, you will need to create a hierarchical structure & a less polluted work environment.

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