RuggedCom

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RuggedCom Reviews

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
6 Reviews
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6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Awesome company - R&D Point of View

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at RuggedCom full-time

    Pros

    Run like a family business
    Great People
    Great flexibility

    Cons

    Recently bought by Siemens so there's no longer the family business feel. Before there was a direct relationship between individual efforts and the bottom line. That is you might put in an extra effort and see the result with a major design win which would result in greater profit for the company. Now this is disconnected as the Siemens process blocks this visibility. There used to also be a lot of flexibility but Siemens processes are very ridged and don't necessarily mesh with the old adaptable dynamic culture. I'm not saying Siemens is a bad thing; just different. Siemens brings more discipline along with its processes. Its up to the individual about what environment they prefer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a great job given all the constraints; however I wouldn't under estimate the impact the Siemens way of doing things is having on R&D. IE don't assume R&D isn't fulfilling its requirements; more likely its the adjustment that's causing the issues. Keep going and keep as much of the Ruggedcom culture as possible - this is what made the company successful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Alright if you are not bothered about growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Not to much stress.
    Mostly stable job if you do the minimum expected of you.
    Great team and leads who are ready to help if you know what to ask.
    Good company to start not to stay

    Cons

    Usually work tends to be repetitive , not great for people who want to learn and love new challanges.
    Some managers are very micro managing,will not go well if you are a honest person who will tell what you feel is right.
    Culture not so great.
    Limited growth opportunities,Politics for credit is appalling.
    Salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the culture in engineering especially testing team.Provide employees with potential to grow .
    Need a better process and mangers who will take on suggestions positively and promote work ethics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Positive Work Environment, Low Expectations

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at RuggedCom as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The management has, for the most part, an open door policy and is willing to hear about issues or problems you are facing, technical or otherwise.

    Pay was acceptable, but could be higher.

    Cons

    Projects for interns tends to be "make-work" and not very well defined.

    Deadlines for projects tend to be unrealistic. Not too short, but often too long, resulting in wasted development time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve time management of the employees under you.

    Have properly defined and non-make-work projects for interns - these are the people who you will be looking to hire when they finish their schooling.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    RuggedCom was an amazing company but unfortunately they were forced to sell which changed everything

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people and great organization...care about their employees

    Cons

    Recently acquired by Siemens which may limit growth potential depending on your field

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to retain as much policies, procedures, and infrastructure as possible which made Ruggedcom great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Very positive

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

    I have been working at RuggedCom

    Pros

    Autonomy within the organization is great...

    Cons

    Weak management at times - poor communication

    Recommends
  7.  

    Very Friendly Environment, highly recommend to others wishing to gain experience in the industry.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internship
    Former Employee - Internship

    I worked at RuggedCom

    Pros

    It is a very small company, and the relationships with senior management is almost family like. You will get to interact with every department in the company.

    Cons

    The work can become tedious at times. The work assignments allow for as much creativity as you want to make it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    RuggedCom should seek to tighten the standard it has for its senior management. The level of expertise and enthusiasm among some of the managers can be questionable.

    Recommends

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