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Updated Jul 19, 2014

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2.8 44 reviews

52% Approve of the CEO

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Sally J. Daub

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44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    4 people found this helpful  

    Investors, customers & employees, be very cautious about this company

    Engineer (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsGood for new immigrants who are willing to be under-paid and work like a slave. No need to speak English.

    ConsWorst management ever. Bad attitude, no vision, no direction, no communication to employees. No accountability, blame employees for their mistakes. Decision changes daily, a lot of cover-ups to customers. Low salary, under staffed, always push employees to finish unreasonable schedule, as a result, long hours and bad quality. Bad chemistry between teams, a lot of finger pointing. VP Finance is the only part time HR person with no HR skill. The worst problem about management is they don’t see there is a problem.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBoard of Directors should replace everyone in the management team.

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

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    Hope it will get a new start

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsA lot of talent people who are willing to work hard.
    flexible working hours.

    Conslack communication between management and employee

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A company whose best days have passed. In a death spiral.

    Engineer (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsExcellent technology to work on across the board. Can learn quite a bit if you are proactive.

    Cons-The management is seriously lacking: Little to no leadership or management ability, obvious creation of fiefdoms. Little to no accountability on their part as well
    -No concept of proper project/program management. Projects are always behind schedule and over budget
    -Unable to stand up or push back to clearly unreasonable customer demands, which led to scheduling delays and slips. This caused a reduction in customer confidence (and ultimately some dropped projects)
    -Massive lay offs are continuously being performed with no restructuring or sustenance program in place, leads to no confidence in the future of the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementDiversify. The media SoC business is not one where money can be made.

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

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    2 people found this helpful  

    software engineer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosflexible working time and you can work on different field

    Conscan not see a bright future

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    It is decent.

    Graphics Engineer (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsA company with strong technology capabilities.

    ConsThe payment is lower than the market.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe management need to be improved.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good and bad place. Good start for new comer.

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsVery good collaborative colleagues. Good opportunities to learn technologies, especially low level firmware and device drivers.

    ConsBad management. Very less stuff meeting. You don't know what you are fighting for. No vision for EE. No good process.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind a buyer to sell this company is the best fate.

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

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    Mix of good, bad, worse and worst

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLatest technologies, small teams with good potential

    ConsLack of respect for employees, lack of planning and hence often times, overloading work and weekend expectations, extremely poor and rude management

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlan better, treat employees well and stop the virtual slavery

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

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    Talented engineers work long time

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery talented people, advanced technology

    Consprolong work time, no life

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    worst managed company and worst work environment

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Prosinteresting technologies, and that is about it.
    I wish I could say anything else good about the company but I just can't

    Consthe worst managed company I have ever seen. Arrogant management, doesn't care about the employees and employee retention. Hires mostly oriental immigrants with low salaries.
    The company is trying to compete in the big boys field but is far far behind when it comes to execution and quality, and doesn't stand a chance.
    It advertises open positions all the time, but actually has had massive layoffs in the past few months, when the latest and the greatest was a couple of weeks ago.
    Very bad workplace. It survived on investor's money and on government grants, but the money is running out.

    Advice to Senior Managementclose the the company, the sooner the better. you don't stand a chance.

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

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    A start-up and pushy company

    Senior Developer (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Prosexposure for many technologies
    Okay place for new immigrants

    Consbelow market payment
    prolonged working hours

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind a correct marketing target.

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