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Great company but with some growing pains

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kitchener, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kitchener, ON (Canada)

I have been working at D2L full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

The office space is great, the people are amazing, and up until now the culture has been something most work places don't have.... casual, friendly, open.

Cons

pay isn't quite what it should be
The culture is changing and good or bad has yet to be determined

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't let the company lose who it is.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people, struggling with growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kitchener, ON (Canada)

    I worked at D2L full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Collaboration
    Smart people
    Nice office
    Company is growing quickly so there are a lot of career opportunities

    Cons

    Pay is low
    Bonus and stock option awards appear arbitrary
    New features always trump maintenance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage your growth
    Recognize that you aren't a start-up anymore

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good learning experience, but needs better work/life balance

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    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Kitchener, ON (Canada)

    I worked at D2L as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    There is a lot of room to learn at Desire2Learn, especially if you're interested in Microsoft technologies like C#, Microsoft SQL Server, or Azure. D2L always uses the latest Microsoft technologies. Your workstation is fully-loaded, with 8-cores, 16GB of RAM, dual monitors and the latest Windows OS.

    There are a lot of different teams at D2L. I didn't switch teams, but I'd imagine there's a lot of variety of work possible there.

    They have ping-pong, foosball, air hockey, some snacks, and a rooftop a patio with BBQs and hammocks. The perks are pretty nice.

    The Tannery is also a fantastic building. It's really inspiring.

    The management team seems really down-to-earth.

    Cons

    The company seems to be more satisfied with fulfilling contracts with other companies or clients instead of producing the best product possible for everyone. They value features over simplicity.

    The company is changing its organizational structure, and I'm not sure it's going in the right direction. The company seems to be getting too large and the teams are getting too disconnected.

    People sometimes have to work really long hours due to unreasonable deadlines, or not having enough staff working on one particular problem.

    Pay isn't as great as other companies in the industry and in the area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Form more cohesion among teams. Stress work-life-balance more, and stop the planning group from making deadlines that are unreasonable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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