SkyWave Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
4 Reviews
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4 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great coworkers and good environment to work at.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inventory and Logistics Specialist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Inventory and Logistics Specialist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at SkyWave as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good environment to work at, open to multiculturalism.

    Cons

    Tendency to find short-term solutions without thinking on the long term results, lack of training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should be able to see potential in employees and train accordingly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to work for, keeps you in the loop to what is happening. Quarterly meetings, barbecue days in the summer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Technologist in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineering Technologist in Kanata, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at SkyWave full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    lots of varied projects to work on to keep you busy and interested from customer support, to research and development to sales support

    Cons

    long hours expected and you are *usually* compensated for them with in lieu days, many rounds of layoffs after the merger

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Really Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Development in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at SkyWave full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Decent pay (about on par with industry)
    -great bonuses
    -great work/life balance
    -excellent product
    -good benefits
    -employees are treated as though they are actually a part of the company rather than just working for the company
    -priority is given to internal employees for new job postings

    Cons

    -free snacks/pop would be good as opposed to having to pay for them
    -a gym/fitness program should be added
    -better RRSP matching program

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -attempt to reach new markets
    -possibly look into going public down the road

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company to gain new experiences and skills while getting the chance to meet great people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineering in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Engineering in Kanata, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    -You do real work as it is a small company with a global level outreach
    -A big variety of challenges and work that you could take on
    -Easy going people to work with

    Cons

    -Lack of urgency in work done from time to time
    -Not team focused from time to time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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