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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at CNL Software full-time (more than 5 years)Pros
CNL is a small fast paced company, which demands a lot from its team members, but offer a unique place to accelerate a career. If you have ambition and want to make a mark than this is the place to do it.
I have seen lots of people come through the company, make a huge impact over a number of years and leave to find a role they would ever have been able to get without the experience they had at CNL. It is not an easy ride, some days it can be tough, but at the end of those days, I do feel that I have achieved something significant. If you are like me and want to work in a company that is trying to achieve something no one has done before and where you have the opportunity to push the boundaries of your abilities then consider CNL. If you are happier following a well-trodden path, then consider somewhere else.
The company is fairly flat, so senior management have a good understanding of what everyone is working on, some people see this as negative, but others enjoy the fact that their efforts are seen throughout the company.Cons
The office is not in the best location, traffic can be bad on some days. The office is also not the newest or best equipped, but it is a good environment to focus on work without distractions.Advice to ManagementAdvice
You can’t please all of the people all of the time, don’t let the actions of a few change a winning formula.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
5 people found this helpfulApplication Details
I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at CNL Software.Interview Details
Interview was with current development manager, a very friendly South African gentleman, who was very polite.
The interview was trivially simple, alarmingly so, in a few places I had to correct some basics in the questions I was being asked, and when I did so the interviewer became incredibly aggressive an almost attacked my basic assertions (I've since re-checked my answers online and they're definitely correct).Interview Questions
Reasons for Declining
- Very basic maths questions, and simple 'Dummies Guide' style programming questions. Answer Question
I accepted a role elsewhere.
The interviewer's aggression was unwelcome, and his lack of understanding of development fundamentals alarmed me. His aggressive insistence that he was correct even when provably wrong seemed like a nightmare waiting to happen, clearly a very green manager with very little actual experience in software.
The premises are also incredibly basic, in a tiny commercial estate miles from anywhere/anything, the recruiter had told me it was a cutting edge high-tech company, and in reality it's more of a back-street software house.
These two factors combined put me off completely. I liked the idea of a short commute, but ultimately decided I'd be happier commuting into London.Declined OfferNegative Experience
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As a world leader and global provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, designed for complete Integrated Situation Management, our award winning PSIM technology is deployed to secure major cities, critical infrastructure and global commerce. CNL Software's solutions sit at the heart of some of the largest, most complex and ground-breaking security integration projects in the world. Our work with leading organizations is helping to shape the future of security by offering thought leadership on key issues such as asset protection, energy reduction...