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Good business practices, but a niche market.

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Former Employee - Support  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Support in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

Pros

Worked with some good people, learned some cool stuff. Solid architecture of their core product, and their engineering practices were excellent.

Cons

Attrition rate of good people was too high, with little or no back fill.

The company was well placed in the market, but the market was smal.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reduce the pressure and attitude in sales so that it is not such a cut-throat culture.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Unfortunately more negatives than positives for a great company with lots of potential.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Designer  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Designer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    They are a young company which has a lot of potential to go far. I would expect them to do so if they had a bit better leadership heading the ship.

    The people I worked with were young and full of energy. They may not have had the experience, but they had the drive, energy, and determination to do whatever it took to get the job done.

    The R&D group (including the quality control/quality assurance group) was very well run. They were very organized and they followed the standard waterfall development method. Actually, they modified it to fit their needs and it worked quite well. After every project, they reviewed what worked and what didn't and modified their procedures accordingly. This lead to a high quality product.

    Cons

    Every year, they seemed to cut benefits. This last year, they reduced benefits which a lot of people used and were upset about. IE, they have a benefit for employees, but if you use it, you will lose it. That hurt.

    The moral at N-able isn't the best. At the time of this writing, the didn't have a summer event for the employees. They introduced quarterly awards for the employees, but only gave out the awards once. There is a profit sharing program in place, but since there hasn't been a profit, no bonuses have been given out. Not to mention the reduction of benefits year after year. There is the aspect of titles as well. Young developers out of school want to get to senior as fast as they can. While they may be stars, they are not seniors, but management promotes them to be seniors instead of increasing pay to keep them happy. That just makes the true seniors upset as it dilutes the meaning of senior. To be honest, there may be 1 or 2 true seniors in all of development.

    There isn't training for the majority of employees. Less than 1/10 of employees get any kind of training. Most employees have come and gone before they get any. While I believe that most developers should be able to program in and pick up any computer language, one cannot get the full benefit of the language/tool without some soft of training.

    Fiscal Restraint in the Wrong Areas: Getting software and hardware to do our jobs efficiently is sometimes a difficult task. To order a book at times was difficult. I am not sure if this policy has changed, but I just gave up after time and time of rejection.

    Corporate Direction: I feel the company does not have solid direction. One can say that this is reflected in how they are no longer the leader in their space, the lack of profit, and having to play catch up with our competitors. I do not see (if there is a strategy, most do not know what it is) them gaining market share with their current product offerings or even their future offerings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not worry about selling the company, or going public. Worry about making a good product, and the rest will come. You have good people under you, they just don't know what to do due to the lack of direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great place to make a name for yourself

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

    Pros

    Great Team, Interesting Space, Growth Opportunity

    Cons

    Small Company, Sometimes difficult personalities, medium salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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