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Lost Opportunities Company

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Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer  in  Burnaby, BC (Canada)
Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

Pros

Lots of Test equipment. Very slow-paced engineering development work. Good place to learn practical electronics (Hardware) and embedded (software) debugging.
It was number 2 (Lower mainland-BC) in 2000 among electronics manufacturers. But soon lost ground to Xantrex-Schneider. Lots of free time for look-busy-do-nothing.

Cons

One of the worst top managements i have ever seen in last 10 years (US + Canada). Some good-for-nothing have control over engineering development. Junky managers have really taken things from bad-to-worse.
Unable to fill asenior power electronics engineer position since last 10 years. They use the same advertisement (again and again) with different recruiters.
They will fire you one week before your annual bonus is due (It is their standard practice).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do a project which is achieveable, rather than reverse engineering half finished designs of other companies. Find a Team lead who has worked in US on product design development. Give him full powers for choosing the design AND donot interfere.

Recommends
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  1.  

    Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lot's of freedom to pursue a variety of projects. The pay is above average, and the pay increases occur once a year.

    Cons

    We are out by the airport, so there isn't anywhere to eat lunch nearby. Also, commuting by bicycle is a bit of a problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward good software developers with pay greater than the cost of living (3%).

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very political place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    salary was competitive. felxible work arrangements when needed

    Cons

    very political, cant trust anyone. everyone seemed to be out for their own gain. no sense of team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    practice what you preach.

    Doesn't Recommend
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