Macadamian Reviews

Updated June 12, 2015
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  1. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ventura, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ventura, CA

    I have been working at Macadamian

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    A culture of empowerment, and a management team that is truly committed to making Macadamian a great place to work.

    Cons

    As is typical with most consulting organizations, you can't always control which projects you will be working on next.

    Advice to Management

    Great job keeping the lines of communication open.


  2. Good place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Macadamian

    Pros

    Fantastic working culture, nice people!

    Cons

    Lower than average salaries s.


  3. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Macadamian full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    forward-thinking design philosophy, personable management, HR that cares :)

    Cons

    remote teams are horrible. being in a satellite office wasn't the easiest

    Advice to Management

    bring things in house, we re-did everything that was done abroad


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  5. Best Company I've ever worked for...

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gatineau, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gatineau, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Macadamian full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Macadamian has been the best company I've ever worked for. The company also places a lot of emphasis on professional development as well as work/life balance. The is always activities and events happening. Great company culture.

    Cons

    Salary could be more competitive with others in the area.

    Advice to Management

    You've made so many other companies grow and successful. Instead of building apps for other companies, perhaps put the talent into building an app yourself and grow?


  6. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get the benefits of working for a small company like less bureaucracy while still benefitting from the connections, security and benefits of a small company. Work/life balance is amazing. These guys really know how to treat their employees.

    Cons

    Despite being more secure than a startup, your job is relatively less secure at Macadamian. Contractors are not renewed when in a normal down-turn but especially bad down-turns can happen more easily for medium sized companies like Macadamian.


  7. Great team. Great projects.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
    Current Employee - Developer in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

    I have been working at Macadamian part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - good place to learn, people to learn from; very helpful colleagues - you are encouraged to learn and continuously improve - the projects are great, and you can shift from a technology to another - work with the best technologies - the work schedule is very flexible - work atmosphere is very friendly and relaxed - work benefits are good - able to interact with programmers from Canada, Armenia

    Cons

    - some projects have teams of programmers also from Canada, which is a big impediment to the communication


  8. It's nice to work at Macadamian

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Variety of projects, which gives the possibility to choose the desired technology Management tries to satisfy employee's profesional preferences Management is open to listen for any suggestions/ideas Friendly working atmosphere Flexible working hours

    Cons

    Sometimes in the variety of projects you may not find the one you can best fit Company seems to be unstable(too much depends on customers) Salaries are not high, but OK


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good place to start career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - work with new tools, technologies and methodologies that will help you in your career - reviewing will update your coding skills - many talented and cool peers from who to learn - flexible hours - wide variety of projects

    Cons

    - working from Cluj was a bit too disconnected from the rest of the company, time difference also made things hard in having a good life-work balance - overtime very common, too much stress


  10. Helpful (2)

    Great company. Nice and talented people.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Gatineau, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Gatineau, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Macadamian full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The culture is great! Pizza lunch every 2 weeks. The company gives back to the local community. Projects are interesting and we get to learn a wide range of technologies. Great benefits including Sport benefit, MacDay, Creatividay.

    Cons

    The employees are directly affected when the amount of upcoming projects gets smaller, resulting in layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    All the effort done to have a great culture are reduced when there is a wave of layoff.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Lack of business strategy and expertise at the top level causes mass layoffs for the troops

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Gatineau, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Gatineau, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Macadamian full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility Location Variety of projects Free Coffee Free Pizza

    Cons

    Lack of Stability No clear strategic direction Layoffs There is an "Old Boys Club" at this company Cost of Parking Limited training budget Poor Bench Management

    Advice to Management

    Don't take on such "whale" clients that will cause you to terminate half your company if you lose that client. Balance your portfolio. Say no if you see this is a risk with the deal on the table. It may be tough to say no to revenue, but it's harder to lay people off and mess with their families and lives.



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