Lixar IT Reviews

Updated August 16, 2015
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Best interview and smart people

    Cons

    nerve wrecking reviews and no cafeteria

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. Dynamic, fast, chaotic environment that brought new challenges every day

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    Former Contractor - Senior Team Lead in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Senior Team Lead in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lixar IT as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Within a year of the bleeding edge in tech Management listens Staffed by smart people IT staff excellent Plenty of hardware, top quality laptops, 3 screens Free coffee Employee events HR very friendly and professional

    Cons

    Priority switching Long hours Somewhat swayed by the customer Pressure to review coding estimates downwards to match the business

    Advice to Management

    Stand firm against customer demands


  3. Nice working environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Everyone is nice and friendly, willing to help each other, not just saying hi. - The director treat us once a month with Thai food. - Very organized development and serious code review.

    Cons

    No real cons actually. Maybe they should provide more training to new people.


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  5. Not a bad little company

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

    I worked at Lixar IT full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People were mostly very friendly Pretty fast paced Good learning environment Relaxed and casual

    Cons

    Parking was a pain when I was there Old code wasn't fun to deal with


  6. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It is what you make it. Organization is flexible enough not to pigeon-hole you into one position or project for life. It's a small to medium sized company that has its growing pains but honestly cares about its employees and their growth. Cool environment to work in, relaxed, casual, yet professional.

    Cons

    Same Cons that apply to all IT companies this size trying to grow and reach the next level. There will be tight deadlines, hard work and everything will not go as planned. It is not a company where you can punch a clock, sit in your cube and be anonymous.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more often with employees, provide unified business vision to all staff so we can decide if believe in it or not.


  7. Excellent workplace

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work with and learn from a lot of smart and hardworking people from all over the world. Excellent benefits package. Work from home option.

    Cons

    High employee turnover rate. Middle management changes too quickly.


  8. Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lixar IT full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hard working teams with a friendly bunch of really intelligent people. This is the only place I've ever worked where people seem genuinely happy in the mornings. Great work-life balance and benefits package, and career training and advancement are available if you show an interest or initiate.

    Cons

    As with any software development company, there can be frustrations with project planning.


  9. Very good company with expending possibilities for the near future.

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    Current Employee - Senior Development in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Development in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lixar IT full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology in automobile automation and sensors management. Good environment. Endorse learning. Is expanding.

    Cons

    Bad legacy code. Not the best project management.


  10. The caliber of staff are amazing. I'm fortunate to work with such smart people.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

    Pros

    The staff - truly amazing Management commitment to the team Cool projects Opportunities to try new things Performance Culture The retreat Actually enjoying being with your co-workers...brilliant, funny, kind, thoughtful...

    Cons

    Too close to Preston street - it can be very hard on the waistline and the wallet. Parking isn't overly fabulous

    Advice to Management

    Keep finding and rewarding star players. Bring back the beer committee Bring back the international potluck - it was awesome


  11. Variety of work & Fast Paced

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    Current Employee - Project Leader/Manager
    Current Employee - Project Leader/Manager
    Recommends

    Pros

    Dynamic work, creative people, hard working, fun environment, good leading edge technology solutions, variety of industry sectors

    Cons

    small, limited opportunities for promotion

    Advice to Management

    Keep the team informed



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