Averna Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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  1. Talent Acqusition Advisor

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    Current Employee - California in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - California in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Averna full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Technical challenges. Flexible schedules. Fast pace environment and 6 months average projects

    Cons

    Fast growth in San Rafael means sometimes we are short on resources.


  2. Stimulating environment that promotes learning!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Averna full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company growing with job stability, it's good to be part of building the future team. Specialized expertise: Access to the expertise of several specialists, so you will be guided in the execution of your projects (electrical, RF, mechanical, physics, process management, etc.) and you could be part of the entire Engineering Process (WBS, etc)

    Cons

    Growth = Changes = tolerance for ambiguity and flexibility

    Advice to Management

    Pursue transparency


  3. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Averna full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good health insurance a lot of parties and social activities good salary working time flexibility a lot of opportunities and challenges: must love change! great location in Old Montreal

    Cons

    Some corporate decisions can be difficult to understand


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  5. good to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Averna full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good health insurance, good place

    Cons

    no free drink, no free food


  6. An engineering company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Averna full-time

    Pros

    Company that used to have a good spirit. Lots of great people who work hard, play hard. Challenging projets and possibility to travel.

    Cons

    Really poor upper management with a lack of gouvernance. Salaries were not always competitive and a tendency to staff-in/out following the wave of projects.


  7. Great people to work with. A lot of flexibility.

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    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Averna full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big change in culture in the last 2 years. Good projects. Lots of activities. Fun place to be. My manager has great technical skills

    Cons

    My manager lacks management skills... Some of us are too busy and some others not enough...


  8. Terrible terrible place - except location

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Averna full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good location - Montreal old port. Most colleagues are nice.

    Cons

    everything except location. People I used to work with in work closely - about 20 - now only 3 still working there after 2 yrs. that's a 85% percent turnover rate. What else to say? One people I knew someone started one week and they said the position is not required anymore. What a joke she has turned off other offers to be on aboard with you. Worst company you can ever imagine.

    Advice to Management

    Why give advice when management cannot even control their own destinies. All management I knew were either fired or laid off. Even the founder has left - how ironic.


  9. Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Averna full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Good atmosphere - Interesting people - Very good location

    Cons

    - Overtime - Boring projects - Consulting oriented company - Not for long-term

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees instead of sending them to random consulting missions


  10. Great place to work while looking for something better.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Averna full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, Flexible hour (at least in my case) Great place to work for 1-2 years during a transition period. Location is great

    Cons

    Lots of people leaving and arriving all the time. Not sure where the company is going. Salary on the low side. Accept all kind of weird projects (no consistency about what the business what to specialize in)

    Advice to Management

    What is the goal of the business exactly?


  11. The people were great...administration was terrible

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Averna full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The old port of Montreal is a fantastic place to work. The Entrepreneurial atmosphere and the communication between teams.

    Cons

    changes direction and has no clear focus on where the company is going. The combination of layoffs and people quitting makes the retention rate very bad. 1 to 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a direction, make a business plan and stick to it. Dont try for rapid growth. grow naturally.



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