Genetec Reviews

Updated June 15, 2014
Updated June 15, 2014
16 Reviews
3.8
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    BEST COMPANY EVER. Most ethical people in the industry

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer

    I have been working at Genetec full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ethics, Technology, Great small company environment. Lots of smart people with experience in the industry. Management is supportive.

    Cons

    Headquartered out of montreal, makes remote operations feel disconnected from day to day operations.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Stressless and well managed

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    Current Employee - Systems Support, QA Group  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Systems Support, QA Group in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Genetec full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good people at working levels,
    Company is word leader in his industry,
    Right strategies and plan in place to grow in areas of focus.

    Cons

    some slow processes leading to internal inneficiency

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  3.  

    Intern Technical Support

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    Former Employee - Support Engineer Intern  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Support Engineer Intern in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Genetec full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Growing company, good ambiance with a gym room in, lot of interesting projects, mix of computer software,ip networking, hardware troubleshooting

    Cons

    Nothing much. If you love Microsoft softwares you will like it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Great employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Genetec full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Culture is great: technical, yet people don't work unpaid overtime. Management is functional. Up-to-date development tools, fast machines, multiple monitors, real offices (not open-space like so many companies). Pay is good.

    Cons

    Location is remote, poor schedule planning, having a well-defined development process and good coding practices is still WIP.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genetec full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good compensation and bonus structure
    Friendly people and a good work environment
    Generous CEO that seems to care about his people (very rare thing)
    Great perks and subsidized cafeteria

    Cons

    All departments overloaded with work and usually understaffed. But they do compensate you for it. Many companies have a crazy workload and don't compensate you so it's your choice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A good idea is a good idea no matter where it comes from, oldest veteran or newest intern. be willing to listen to new ways of doing things.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to develop a career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Amazing technologies, fun atmosphere. Excellent challenging projects. Proper software development life cycle. Will learn something everyday. Great team of people. Relax work atmosphere. Subsidized private bistro for lunches. Private gym with personal trainer service. Daily fruit basket. "No cubicle" office policy. Vast majority of employees share an office with one other and most offices have a window. Perfect place to start a career as you will learn so much.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity to progress in career. Too many developers in a flat style hierarchy. Managers have great dialogue with subordinates but do very little with the feedback. Same circle of people being promoted. Air of secrecy for information and decisions that could be shared for overall employee goals and objectives. Decisions for promotions are "back room" conversations and no definitive answers are given.

    Project pace is extremely high. Key members of the team doing large portion of the work. No disciplinary actions taken for employees routinely missing their objectives.

    There's a major divide that didn't exist before between sales and engineering. Sales promises things that engineering can't possibly deliver in the promised time frame. No one is looking at the big picture. Employees and customers are suffering.

    Remote location hard to access by public transportation. Bus "comes" every 30 minutes or so but is often late or doesn't arrive at all.

    Salaries are not competitive given market value and are not adjusted for growth in career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge your stars. Be more open about communications. Be more transparent. Create career plans for employees and listen to feedback.

    Plan out projects and deadlines with realistic goals. Don't oversell products that are not available.

    HR needs to be more active with current employees and have a more active role in their well-being. Too much effort is spent on recruitment but many employees have issues that need addressing. Departments are more or less left to manage their employees any way they wish even if that contradicts the goals of HR. This has to be changed to create a more unified experience company wide.

    Recommends
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  8.  

    Disappointed of the changes that is going on to the company

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    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Genetec as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place and good environment

    Cons

    Not organized, more than half of the team quit or moved to another team.
    After 3 internships of doing the exact work of a full time employee, the company never hired back for a return internship. Which shows that they never appreciate their former former employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire management need to know of what's going on. One day all those changes will affect on the company.

    Recommends
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  9.  

    You are expected to love the company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genetec full-time

    Pros

    Ok on site resto. Some nice folks in the hall ways. Located in a clean area of Montreal.

    Cons

    Very cliqueish. Plenty of incompetence by some people.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  10.  

    Software developer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Genetec full-time

    Pros

    Very interesting projects, lots of people to help you learn. Very nice social environnement and good compensation.
    Like the flexible schedule

    Cons

    Not much to say. Physical location makes transportation hard during rush hour, but easily avoided with the flexible schedule

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Life is Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genetec

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible schedule, awesome teams

    Cons

    being a big company, things might go a bit slow, but that happens to everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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