Upside Software
2.3 of 5 10 reviews
www.upsidesoft.com Edmonton, Canada 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated Mar 3, 2014

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Stephen Wiehe

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20% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good over-all experience

    Senior Technical Analyst (Former Employee)
    Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    Prosoffice located downtown, decent benefits including rrsp matching, nice people, good manager

    Consapplication was slow and buggy so clients generally not happy, high turnover so lots of new people in development and project managers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Vibrant, private company with 1st class solution, SciQuest acquisition killed all the value

    Account Executive (Former Employee)

    Pros#1 Independent Analysts Rated CLM Solution Globally. Excellent and committed employee's,

    ConsPre acquisition: Lack of transparency, tight budgets and no commitment to empowering employee's
    Post acquisition: lack of effective strategic product management, lack of senior management understanding of customer requirements and expectation = unrealistic pricing and sales goals

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to customers and what market tells you are important features and functionality, then develop a plan to deliver in your product.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sweat shop

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    ProsMet some great people, and still maintain relationships with them

    ConsManagement by intimidation. 12-14 hour days ar the expectation, and underpaid.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    An upward climb to no where

    Technical Analyst (Current Employee)
    Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    ProsUpside/Sciquest has been listed as selling a Global #1 CLM product, the Edmonton location is stellar for transportation, shopping, and dining. No employee has ever had a problem finding new employment in the city with Upside listed on their resume.

    ConsThis job is the workhorse of the company, build every custom application, test every dev release ,because we have no QA department, handle dev bugs internally, report to 5-10 different managers. Overtime policy, hostile work environment, over-managed , under-resourced, vaporware.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnder-promise, over deliver is your motto, stop doing the opposite to your employees!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Upside has several downsides

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    ProsLots of high profile clients
    Because of the incompetence of management in Professional Services you may find you have lots of autonomy.

    ConsCompensation is inadequate.
    CEO is invisible
    Lack of vision and execution by management.
    Office space is very drab
    Meeting rooms are poorly equipped
    Upside tries hard to be a top 50 employer but turnover is very high so something is wrong.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Awful place to work at; worst CEO in the software industry in Edmonton, several managers have left

    Software Developer (Current Employee)

    ProsOpportunities to learn are plenty
    Some smart people

    ConsLow salaries
    Zero opportunities for growth
    Undervalued employees
    If you are not liked, for whatever reason, migh as well leave before you get fired
    Specialized in hiring minorities (mainly asians) so they can pay them minimum wage
    Mistreatment of anyone who disagress on anything
    In summary, abusive behaviour to people that just want to grow and leave a positive footprint

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to be people

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    great place to work and build a career - fast paced, work with industry leaders - excellent!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- the company works with some of the best leaders in the world
    - always at the leading edge of technology
    - fast paced, never a dull moment
    - lots of career growth opportunities

    Cons- fast paced means there's never a down time (would be nice to have some down time)
    - if you are in the professional services group, there is travel involved

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to listen to your staff - you have done a great job in adapting and we encourage you to never stop listening

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best technology, team and processes

    Development (Current Employee)

    Pros- fast paced, energetic and true leader in technology
    - friendly staff, eager to help and excellent benefits package
    - Very friendly for those with families (e.g. child subsidy, etc.)
    - Love the free breakfast program

    Cons- Salary reviews are only done annually (would be nice if they were done twice a year)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Probably the worst company in the country to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    ProsNobody cares anymore.
    Some good people work there.

    ConsSenior management are a bunch of crooked losers. Steal commissions from salesmen.
    VP and one of the directors are drunks.
    CEO only gives promotions to his college buddies (regardless of incompetence or lack of professionalism).
    Your directors and managers will almost certainly bash you behind your back to other employees.
    Director of development will bash virtuallly anyone to anyone willing to listen.
    Pay is below industry standards.
    Equipment is below industry standards.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't believe all those awards the CEO purchased. They are all lies.
    Financial Post et al should be ashamed of themselves, biggest sham ever.
    Employees are miserable at this place.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Upside Software is a Sweatshop

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    ProsIf you have no experience than you can get it here and than go somewhere better because this place does not pay good.

    ConsThis place does not pay well and managers do not respect you. They think they know better than you even if they dont and they will ask you to work overtime for free.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your staff more and stop lieing to them about how good Upside is because everyone knows the truth about sweatshop.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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