March Networks

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8 Reviews

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March Networks President, CEO, and Director Peter Strom
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  1.  

    Ok place to work. Chance to deal with interesting technologies depending on the project you're working on.

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

    Pros

    People is friendly. Benefits are Ok. Some products are quite interesting to work on.
    Overall good work/life balance .

    Cons

    Still a hardware oriented company;

    Pay is under average. Don't expect bonuses either.

    Performance reviews are non-existent and personal or team efforts are not recognized/valued. Also, there's no room for growth in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's a lack of focus on the software end of things. Some managers work from other countries (non-US countries) which makes team interaction complicated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Mixed bag

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Support Engineer  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Congenial environment
    Above average management
    Average pay
    Good technology

    Cons

    Declining market
    Low employee morale
    Expensive technology choices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep ahead of market trends

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Hoped for more

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Excellent management level team as well as R&D groups. Worked well together and generally "went the extra mile" to get things done. The management teams did a good job of advancing their agendas, driving product development and resource allocation. There was not a good senior management oversight process to prioritize and distribute resources (people, development, money, etc) and indecision seemed to rule. I'd rather go quickly than live with a project suffering death by a thousand cuts.

    Cons

    Senior management was a bit indecisive and the direct result of that was the very disappointing sale of March at $5/share. So many lost opportunities. Came in and hoped to grow new business but that did not materialize.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Stuck in the 90's

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Great people, very friendly. Keg fridge is opened up on Friday's

    Cons

    Stuck in the late 90's telco world. Don't like to embrace new technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make yourself a easier company to do business with. Also, the R&D needs to embrace new technologies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    okay, but not amazing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great colleagues, good work space, convenient location, reasonable managers, interesting global customer base

    Cons

    sometimes questionable decision making by senior management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    "OK" place to work, lots of turn-over, ok benefits, good pay, Senior Executives lack focus!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    March Networks offers good pay, flexible working hours, reasonable amount of time off, people are friendly.

    Cons

    The benefits have gotten pretty bad over the last few years, the products are declining, they struggle to deliver products to the market in a timely manner, a lot of turnover, many employees feel required to work while on vacation (I see this happen a lot), communication internally is the worst I have seen in any company, there is a lack of trust between executives and employees. The company has a strategic direction in place, but the executives lack the ability to execute. Company struggles to be profitable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your people, when you say you are going to set a strategic direction, learn to follow it, focus on being great at something, not just good at a bunch of crap. Remember your people make your organization successful, stop giving people a reason to leave, turnover is killing the teams. Communication is key and the executive team at March Networks thinks they are doing a good job, but in reality they do a lousy job of communicating internally.

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Dissatisfied

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    good people to worrk with, good experience

    Cons

    Too much work, salaries and benefits are not good comapred with market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has to be accountable not only employees

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    small size, good leadership, good location, nice facility

    Cons

    unstable sector, some turnover as a result, impacts goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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