Radialpoint Reviews

Updated June 15, 2014
Updated June 15, 2014
18 Reviews

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  1.  

    Best place to work and grow

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Radialpoint full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing talent.
    Efficient management.
    Strong leadership.
    Fun environment.

    Cons

    Projects don't always move in the right direction or fast enough.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good people, clueless management

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    Former Employee - Operations
    Former Employee - Operations

    I worked at Radialpoint full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere, friendly co-workers. Lots of perks and activities. Pay is adequate. Great location and public transport. Excellent learning challenges with hackathons.

    Cons

    Product road map is confusing due to management inability to fully understand market needs. Too many knee jerk reactions. Too many managers for number of employees. Management preaches transparency and open dialogue, but only if you express what they want to hear. Upper management office politics makes for honest dialogue exchange difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not hire or promote "yes men". These are the people who make innovation within your company stagnate. A number of your managers are content with status quo, more concerned with their positions and status than moving the company forward. The tech industry needs visionaries, with actual tech knowledge, willing to take risks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was great, could be great, isn't great atm.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Radialpoint full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart developers, opportunities to learn new things, perks (bagels, espresso, etc.), great office admin team, great location

    Cons

    Too many managers. When I left, everyone seemed to have read "the lean startup" and started using all the jargon without the substance (transparency, validated learning, release early and iterate, etc.).

    Training budget doesn't seem to be used on devs. This is mainly due to lack of time/planning IMO.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    First and foremost, make the fishbowl team more transparent. Show other teams the experiments that they're running.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Gut feelings + strongman leadership can be a deadly combination in placing a bet on the future of a company.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Radialpoint full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great group of committed people.
    Excellent technology talent and ability to turn on a dime.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the leadership failed in mid-term/long term business and market / product strategy following the tremendously successful initial product offering.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Market/product strategy needs to be based on real / earnest investments in understanding the market place, developing a solid product road map based on data that reflects what the market really wants, & leveraging assets to develop those new products/services that will be successful. This needs to be an ongoing activity otherwise you end up with declining revenues for stale offerings and new products that nobody wants to buy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the best companies to work for in Montreal

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Radialpoint full-time

    Pros

    Very strong open culture, employees are treated like the company genuinely cares about them, management is very effective and well organized. Plus, there has been a recent push at bringing innovation back into the culture that has been giving some very interesting results, and has made the work exciting.

    Cons

    You have to be ready to adapt. Things will turn on end quickly. Also, not the most sexy industry to be in (tech support), even though the projects themselves are generally cool.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome

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    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Radialpoint full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work environment is great and awesome

    Cons

    Nothing to report as negative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Identity Crisis

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Radialpoint full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free bagels and massages. Good skilled colleagues in the software development team. Good downtown location. Games room is also pretty cool.

    Cons

    Radialpoint was a pretty good place to work for a few years ago. Now it's in search for its own identity. Existing product line is not exciting. Upcoming product lines are vaporware. Mediocre upper management with no technical chops.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You don't need 30 managers for 100-120 employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    warning

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    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Radialpoint full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good location. Nice office. Benefits are pretty decent. Freebies and lots of social events.

    Cons

    Management doesn't seem to be building long term value in the company. Everything is very short sited. Bad management decisions of recent years are in the process of killing the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    This is an amazing place to work.

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    Current Employee - Operations
    Current Employee - Operations

    I have been working at Radialpoint full-time

    Pros

    This company cares about their staff. Whether its massages, yoga, unlimited free snacks, drinks or bagel and salmon Fridays they really take care of their staff. Add to that an amazing location in downtown Montreal and lots of really smart people to work with. 4 Hackathons a year. Just a great place to work and develop software.

    Cons

    There are often lots of changes. Especially recently as they have transitioned to an agile development method. While this can be a bit of a pain it does mean they are working in the most recent methodologies and dealing with more modern aproaches to software dev.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't give up on current vision. I think its exactly what is needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company for a dev

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    Current Employee - Senior C++ Dev  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior C++ Dev in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Radialpoint full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They love and understand their employees!
    Always lots of food in the office, parties, beer
    Interesting work related to research, Hackatons every 4 months
    They give great possibilities to grow

    Cons

    they need a bit more concentration on making the entire place even cleaner and cozier
    kitchen may be messy sometimes - and it is not a solution to ask employees to clean... maybe hiring more cleaning ladies?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    even more possibilities for promotions for devs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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