Elastic Path Software

  www.elasticpath.com
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Great co-workers, fun culture, awesome learning opportunities

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

I have been working at Elastic Path Software full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Chance to work with incredibly smart and friendly developers who are always available to help when you need it. Culture is fun and engaging; lots of people stay on Friday evenings for a drink or to play Rock Band together, and the staff events are a blast. Employees work hard because they believe in the company and have the opportunity to try out leading edge technologies and frameworks. Many grass-roots initiatives by developers have become key parts of the Elastic Path platform.

Cons

If you are not self-motivated, you will struggle at Elastic Path. Employees who take initiative to learn on their own and occasionally join the available lunch-and-learns and/or lunchtime development groups are recognized and rewarded. A new business-driven training system is being implemented but is not yet available.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep being open with employees about company direction and successes/failures. There have been some direction changes in the past few years, but now it feels like the company finally has a product (DCAPI) that differentiates us from the competition.

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25 Other Employee Reviews for Elastic Path Software (View Most Recent)

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    Fast paced; very smart and motivated team

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Elastic Path Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The entire technical team at this company is extremely talented: smart, knowledgeable, young, and driven/motivated. If you love the craft of agile software development you will love it here. There is a real "do it right the first time, no shortcuts" mentality. Great place to learn.

    Cons

    Relatively low pay compared to many other software developer opportunities in Vancouver considering the high expectations. Depending on the team you're in, hours may not be very flexible and overtime is expected.

  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Get your work experience then move on... there will always be fresh meat for the grinder.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sr. Technical Position in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sr. Technical Position in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Elastic Path Software full-time

    Pros

    Startup feel... if that's what you are into. Hires a lot of great people. Extremely dynamic workplace. A good place to gain experience, and to try on different positions/roles. Also, a good place to make contacts in the industry; within a couple of years, close to half of the people you first worked with will now be at various different companies around town.

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Lots of travel (for certain positions), with no travel notice (ok, maybe a day or two)... the company owns you. They will call you a 'resource' and will treat you as such. You will always be working for impatient clients that will want the world and want it now and a company that will never push back and set expectations correctly (or worse, have EP as your client in product dev), so a constant cycle of overtime and fire-fighting (running around like chickens with their heads cut off) as deadlines approach. Constant shifting of teams and 'resources', so you'd better like change. Drink beer from their tap, but don't drink the kool-aide, this is at best a mediocre company that's just pretending to be the next best thing since sliced bread... something which they are clearly not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn, grow up and listen to people more qualified/experienced than you. It's not helpful to keep changing company direction every few months (frequently back to what it was before). Own up to your mistakes and don't try to 'spin' everything... respect your employees (by being honest) if you want their respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
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