Zi

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Its an OK place to work

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

I have been working at Zi

Pros

They have a very flexible work environment with people working from different locations . Good group of people to work with.

Cons

Constantly changing directions, no system architects. Insist in using older technologies and management practices. Could definitely use an upgrading of design tools and workflow.
Company has long term plan but fails to execute anything beyond three months out. Could definitely use better collaboration tools but company is like a sleeping elephant when adopting new tools just now coming upon using pen and paper.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire a system architect, need better engineering leadership with input from sales and marketing. There is a definite lack of input into engineering from marketing no long term vision.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

5 Other Employee Reviews for Zi (View Most Recent)

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    Good tech

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Zi

    Pros

    Technically the products are interesting to work with and lead the market. Get to play with the latest cellphones. Nice mix of cultures.

    Cons

    Never enough time/money to get things done properly. Being sued by the competition all the time if a real pain in the a*$.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back to basics with delivering quality software and diversify sales strategy to take risk away from the one big project.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    okay but not inspiring

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zi

    Pros

    The location was convenient for me, and it was somewhere to work as a linguist outside academia. Pay was alright, a bit low.

    Cons

    Linguists weren't as important as engineers to the company; no opportunity to advance. Job expectations weren't very clear or inspiring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make job expectations clearer for all employees, not just the software engineers. The work environment was good, talented coworkers.

    No opinion of CEO
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