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Maplesoft Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
Maplesoft – Canada – “Headquarters”

All Employees Current Employees Only

2.8 9 reviews

25% Approve of the CEO

Maplesoft President & CEO Jim Cooper

Jim Cooper

(4 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
9 Employee Reviews
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    Nice experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood company environment and culture, understanding management, informal workplace.

    ConsAverage pay, nothing special for the work that you do. Good work-life balance; work stays at work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo more feedback

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    This company has no future!

    Sales (Current Employee) Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    ProsThe janitor is a good guy.

    ConsThe CEO is ineffective, lacks vision and provides no strategic leadership. His management team is comprised of local people who have no other professional experience and lack business acumen. They are detached from the front line employees because they have nothing to offer in terms of providing direction or insights. The organization is dysfunctional and the corporate culture is dominated by an R&D cult living off past glory. Product development has plateaued and stagnated - existing customers are leaving and the competition easily wins new business opportunities. Marketing efforts are uninformed and uninspired, and they have no strategy to sustain the business. Antagonistic attitudes inhibit interdepartmental cooperation, causing widespread frustration and resentment across the organization. Compensation is subpar and employee morale is terrible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe parent company, Cybernet Systems should clean house and bring in a new management team asap.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice team, okay project

    Math Intern (Former Employee) Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    ProsNice people to work with. Comfortable and family-like work environment. The company culture is very inclusive and do not treat their interns differently. The language used is pretty easy to learn (think python and matlab's unholy love child).

    ConsBland and uninterest project. For people who like structure in their work place, this may not be the best for you. The company seems to not have too much growth potential. pay wasnt great.

    (The coffee was terrible)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    New executive team needed

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe research here is interesting and the development team is made up of a very smart, quirky and fun group. I've walked into lots of interesting conversations - some are work related others not.

    ConsBecause the company is so small there is little room to progress to new positions, plus the company has sort of stagnated.

    The executive team is made up of an old boys club who have grown up in the company. As a result the team is extremely insular with little experience outside of Maplesoft. This has been very detrimental to the long term success of the company. Often egos get in the way of good ideas so the company struggles to make any real progress.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed new vision. The old timers need to make way for creative new ideas from internal and ideas from outside the

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Good place to start

    Software Developer (Former Employee) Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    ProsHands-on experience on a wide variety of tasks. On-site gym and fitness classes. Fresh fruits, pop, milk, tea etc readily available at any time. Friendly work atmosphere. Very helpful concierge service. Flexible hours.

    ConsCould not see any advancement opportunities. The salary could not compete against similar positions' salary from other companies in the region. No breakthrough on the products.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI'll buy Maple if it's available on mobile devices.

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    Great company, no complaints

    Content Developer (Co-op) (Former Employee) Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    Pros-Small, close-knit community
    -Great product
    -Challenging work
    -Positive, collaborative environment
    -On-site gym facilities

    Cons-At the time, there seemed to be high turnover, as employees chose to use the experience as a launching pad for work at places like RIM. This was not a serious turn-off for me personally, however, and I think it speaks to the quality of the employee base.

    Advice to Senior Management-Keep it up!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok if you are a math person

    QA Analyst (Former Employee) Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    ProsIntuitive and smart company
    Good compensation.

    ConsNo advancement of career
    Not good for engineers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A research driven company where sales is an afterthought

    Sales (Current Employee) Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    ProsGreat people and very smart. Half the company has Phds in math or CS. Definitely a nerd culture. Lots of great conversations with fellow employees.

    ConsThere are 2 distinct groups - 1. Sales, marketing 2. R&D
    The R&D folks are treated very well with high salaries and respect. The Sales and marketing teamare treated as 2nd class.
    The CEO is basically non-existent. He shows up to have the executive team stroke his ego and is otherwise non-apparent.The other members of the executive team are folks who have no experience outside of the company, and as a result seem not to know how to grow into a real company. This group needs a shakeup

    Advice to Senior ManagementCEO - be engaged. Shake up the executive team - need new blood and folks with vision and experience who know what they are doing, otherwise the company will continue to be stagnant entity with a pitiful ROI.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Maplesoft - an intellectual opportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIf you like Math and are good with it and programming, this is an excellent place to work. It has an academic "feel" due to a large number of highly educated software developers.

    ConsSmall company so not a lot of room for career advancement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay true to what works well for the company.

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