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Redknee Reviews in Toronto, ON

Updated December 1, 2014
Updated December 1, 2014
37 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Delivery Specialist II in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Solution Delivery Specialist II in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great people and lot to learn

    Cons

    Work gets repetitive if you don't move around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve office culture and provide professional training to employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    In-different behavior within company locations

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Delivery Specialist in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Solution Delivery Specialist in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Redknee full-time

    Pros

    You will never get bore of doing repetitive work. Always on toes and challenges up for you. You actually feel that you are contributing to the success of the company.

    Cons

    Policies are not very friendly any more, budget constraints are killing the morale and lay-offs too. Forgetting the hard and best work put the employees for all these years and making Redknee The Redknee which has acquired big part of NSN.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Policy should be employee friendly as we are moving away from that. All the hard and extra hours of work put by employee gets use to get compensated by providing the flexibility in working hours or whatever employee needs the most after he proven himself. Delaying and hardening of employee friendly practices and policies will have cascade effects not only on actual productivity but the edge which he use to deliver while highly motivated. I am hopeful situation is continuously monitored by high management before its too late.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to start your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities to grow, great work life balance, amazing CEO.

    Cons

    Office politics, lot of turnover over and over again.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to get experience if you're willing to working hard

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer II in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer II in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    You will be given the opportunity to go from design, development to operational support. You will be given the tools but you have to dig in deep yourself to solve problems and do them quickly. Immediate managers and team leads are great, will support you genuinely. Everyone around you is very busy, so if you have specific questions you'll get help. You will be recognized for the good work you do. Once you are accustomed to the team you have good flexibility in terms of work/life balance.

    Cons

    There used to be a major disconnect between the upper and Immediate managers, the middle management was chaotic, and have heard of many false promises. It seems to have gotten better over the last year but I'm still not confident about them. The ramp-up time is short and not everyone has the time to help, which is sometimes stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management seem to be doing better job over the past year so I would encourage to keep going in right direction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sweatshop where I learned all the hard lessons of coding

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Redknee full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and lots of fun to work here. I loved the atmosphere and moving up the ranks very quickly. My first job out of school and it taught me a lot about what it took to get a product working.

    Cons

    Lots of turn-over, so there wasn't much in the way of stability. Random layoffs were a big problem that I would've like to not see happen so often. The monthly company meeting was a bit of a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I love the fact that my shares are worth something after all these years! Great job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Results Oriented and High Skilled Environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Programmer in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Programmer in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Redknee as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -It's all about the work, you get credit for how fast you learn and if you are able to deliver

    -No one will get pissed of at you if you finish you work quick, they will give you as much work as you can take

    -QAs here are the best i had ever seen, if I was a little less than I am, I will get stormed by them technically

    -seen quite a few smart people here although not everyone is

    -there is opportunity for advancement if you perform well

    -it's a huge company that bought out Nokia offering a results oriented culture

    -flex hours really helped after you had proved yourself

    -nice coworkers and alot of hard working people

    -you get recognized for your skills if you are very good at what you do

    Cons

    -it the majority of the managers are good but there are exceptions

    -there are alot meetings to attend and it occurs during early in the morning as meetings often include coworkers from India that are in different time zones

    -there is alot of talk going on about system developement as I only beleive actions speaks louder than words

    -The overtime I did was the most I ever done in my life as usaully OT is not a problem for me but the OT here really took a toll on me (unpaid BTW)

    -I got thrown into something that I had never done in my life and was expected to learn it all on my own, the training support I got was ridiculous, I got given a resource that didnt know anything about the technical piece I was working on and was told that I was dumb when I never did this before which I had pulled through myself and a little help from one of the good architects in the later stages of training, but glad I finally felt some love from the company to know that someone actually cares

    -coworkers were good at what they do, but they had so much work that no one wants to answer my questions when i was learning and one dude even tell me wrong answers for me to know that I should depend on myself

    -technical pieces gets outsourced easier, so if you are not the best, you can get laid off due to outsourcing and the dudes in India arent the brightest people, just hard working and cheap to hire

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -keep your hard working culture consistent throughout the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Everything I do today is mainly based on what I learned at Redknee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Redknee full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn
    Culture of 'just get it done'

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be a challenge

    Recommends
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Redknee

    Pros

    Good experience, friendly people, lots of opportunitues, big company, challenging with great support to help you really learn as much as you can

    Cons

    Not a lot of interns, not a lot of cross-functional opportunities, heavy workload, can be stressful at times especially near deadlines,

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice company to start career or develop middle management skills

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Redknee

    Pros

    Great people, flexible work hours.

    Cons

    - Long and sometimes odd work hours with early morning and late night calls
    - Promotions at the senior management level very difficult for existing employees. Management seems to favour hiring externally for these positions
    - Company unable to grow beyond current revenues

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to learn and work but Company is not growing as fast I would like it to grow

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

    I have been working at Redknee

    Pros

    Totally free and open culture.
    Face paced with no red tape
    Open communication.
    Excellent IT

    Cons

    Company's revenue is not growing as fast as I would like it too.
    Senior Level management executive changes happen quite often
    There is not enough communication from leadership and strategy and growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Level Management and Leadership must actively communicate strategy and growth initiative, results and explain major changes to executive and senior management positions which happen quite often.

    Recommends

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