Macadamian Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
15 Reviews
3.8
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Macadamian

    Pros

    Fantastic working culture, nice people!

    Cons

    Lower than average salaries s.

  2.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Macadamian full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Macadamian

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Great job keeping the lines of communication open.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    It's nice to work at Macadamian

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Macadamian full-time (more than an year)

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

    I worked at Macadamian full-time (less than an year)

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company. Nice and talented people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A place with passion and ideas

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

    I worked at Macadamian full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    face a lot of new technologies and new customers. Encouraged to provide new ideas.

    Cons

    compensation can be improved. The way of performance is being evaluated is not transparent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management team can consider a bit more adventure towards international market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Nice place to work,professional environment, great people and open management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Yerevan (Armenia)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Yerevan (Armenia)

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

    Pros

    - You would always have opportunity to learn something new
    - Professional work environment, friendly environment
    - Business trips

    Cons

    Not always the projects you work can be interesting
    Compensation could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review Compensation & Benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Dynamic environment, fun culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Gatineau, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Gatineau, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Macadamian as a contractor

    Pros

    Mostly short-term projects. You will get to do a lot of different stuff involving most popular technologies. Lots of opportunities to grow. Good life/work balance. Great people. There are development managers in place to help you achieve your personal goals within the business goals.

    Cons

    Fairly low pay. Projects oftentimes are aggressively planned that could cause some grief to the whole team. Distributed nature of teams sometimes can make the work challenging due to time difference.

    Recommends

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