Canoe Ventures

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Canoe Ventures Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
10 Reviews
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10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Very interesting business to work in.

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Canoe Ventures full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The companies core business, Dynamic Ad Insertion and Data Management for Video On Demand is very meaty and interesting
    The ecosystem offers a lot of opportunities to learn
    The people are nice.
    For most, the pay is very good
    The benefits are outstanding
    Management and the culture is VERY employee friendly

    Cons

    Accomplishments sometimes come very slow because of the intricacies of the cable ecosystem.
    The company is very small, limiting career growth opportunities
    Somewhat socialistic, most everyone is lumped in together from a pay increase perspective. The difference in merit between the best and worst performers is very little.
    Don't generally pay for additional contribution

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider taking care of your top performers better, in ways that you don't do for your average and below average employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canoe Ventures

    Pros

    Exceptional culture and passionate people. I would work with any of these people again in the future. Everyone genuinely working to make the best possible solutions to business requirements. Everyone pulls together to succeed. Low politics, but there are some. Great compensation, educational reimbursement, benefits, and social activities week to week. Snacks, sodas, and other beverages

    Cons

    Slow sometimes to weed out excess baggage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speed up in getting rid of dead weight, which decreases morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Summer Intern

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    Current Employee - SI&T in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - SI&T in Englewood, CO

    I have been working at Canoe Ventures as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    good culture, work amount, and people

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    IT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO

    I have been working at Canoe Ventures full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for, good management, good pay, good working environment.

    Cons

    I have none what so ever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please bring this company back up to where it was 3 years ago…. I would love to come back to work for you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Stay away from this place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canoe Ventures (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay. Salaries were high for everyone.

    Cons

    Unethical management. Glad the NY office closed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Imploded by too many cooks in the kitchen

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO

    I worked at Canoe Ventures full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Chance to work on game changing technology.

    Cons

    Joint ventures simply do not work. There are too many captains steering the ship.
    The senior leadership is inbred from other failed projects across the industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    A first-rate start-up company

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Canoe Ventures

    Pros

    start-up: dynamic, small, fast paced,very capable and seasoned colleagues, great benefits

    Cons

    Risks of a start-up. Difficulties of defining competing product vision among multiple equity owners.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Awesome opportunity while it lasted.

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Englewood, CO

    I have been working at Canoe Ventures

    Pros

    New growth area in the cable industry.

    Cons

    New growth area that collapsed due to change in priorities by the principal owners.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. This has been a great experience for me...

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunities to learn, but check innovation, leadership and accountability at the door.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Canoe Ventures

    Pros

    - Interesting products at the cutting edge of media
    - Very nice offices and location
    - Decent time off
    - Growth opportunities

    Cons

    - Leadership does not provide direction to the company. As said from the mouth of the CEO, 'we live from board meeting to board meeting.' When the board wants a shift in priorities, we scramble and forget about what we were doing for the past 3 months. Result: NOTHING GETS DONE.
    - Leaders completely screwed-up long-term business planning. Examples: Marketing department that has too many employees; but engineering teams (the ones trying to build the product to be marketed in the first place) don't have enough resources. There are too many VPs trying to sell incomplete products because leadership is spending too much money in fancy offices, marketing people, sales people, and random VPs who don't even know what they're doing.
    - Toxic environment: a lot of whispers and gossiping because of the feeling that leaders simply won't admit to us what's really going on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - LEAD. If you don't have the courage to stand up to the board and tell them what the vision of the company will be, instead of asking them what they think we should do, this company will never get anything done. PICK A PATH AND STAY THE COURSE!

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Business Development Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canoe Ventures

    Pros

    Great people, Great environment, great learning experience

    Cons

    They have substantially cut back operations

    Recommends

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