iQmetrix Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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  1. Great place to work

    Former Employee - Software Development Manager
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager

    I worked at iQmetrix full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is a great place to work to gain experience have fun. You have a lot of freedom to find out how you fit in and where you can contribute the most.

    Cons

    iQmetrix can be a frustrating place to work if you are used to a more formal traditionally structured organisation.


  2. iQmetrix - An Amazing Place to Work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at iQmetrix (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company puts time and money into it's employees. Christopher has built such an amazing and unique culture! I can honestly say I love coming to work everyday!

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than some organizations, however the employee benefits and workplace culture make up for it!


  3. iQmetrix - a great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Interaction Architect & Team Lead in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Interaction Architect & Team Lead in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture. A strong commitment to community and volunteer involvement. I feel like I have a lot of autonomy over how I provide value to this company. Awesome perks like beer and the annual getaway.

    Cons

    The organizational structure is not as rigid as I've seen at companies. This is great for many people, but it can also be a difficult to adjust to if you like the opposite.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Two words: "Wasted potential"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at iQmetrix full-time

    Pros

    Fun workplace. Low on a-holes (other than executives, we'll get to that). People genuinely get along, hang out outside of work. Beer tap. Great view. Tech leadership (again, below exec level) really understands when to use cutting edge tools, and when to be conservative. Embraces open source software

    Cons

    Absolutely myopic, braindead, and conceited executive team. Encourage their employees to define their role and dream big and create great experiences, but ultimately everything is actually top-down, and you have to mind read what the CEO wants (who doesn't know how to express it), and you don't have any real autonomy. In my time there I worked with some of the smartest people I've ever met in my career. And, I watched them all leave out of frustration with the status quo. It's not about money (though they do underpay). It's about a lack of respect for professionals to do the work they are best at - whether it's product people, design people, business analysts, or tech folk. The kinds of people the company wants to try to hire are precisely the kinds of people it drives away in 2-3 years after they are done with banging their head against an immovable ceiling. Are their problems unsolvable? Yes and no. They WOULDN'T be, if the company was actually the type that it claimed to be. But since they are not, there's no hope of change. Your hope if you work here is you buy into the koolaid and start buying into the hype that the place is the best there is, have the most advanced culture/values, and your coworkers are family. If you actually want to be challenged creatively and technically and feel a sense of responsibility for your outcome, you will hate yourself for working here.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the people you hired.


  6. Great company, lots of soul

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Treats people well, tries to run like a meritocracy. Fun culture. The view (at the Vancouver office) is fantastic.

    Cons

    Admittedly underpays a bit. Likes to talk about how great it is a bit too much.

    Advice to Management

    Get more organized with product direction


  7. Product is work in progress to put lightly. Management could use a massive overhaul.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Regina, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Regina, SK (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at iQmetrix full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good environment for the most part, especially in Vancouver. Opportunity to travel with special events and abundant amount of drinking in office.

    Cons

    Product is perpetually and hopelessly broken and not user friendly. Management is not competent with the material they work with and should not be in this progressive environment they don't understand.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management and let the talent start products from zero.


  8. A wide-open environment with an emphasis on work-life balance.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Regina, SK (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Regina, SK (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You will feel comfortable from day one. It will not seem like you are at work. You will have confidence that the company will accommodate your lifestyle.

    Cons

    You will not always know your role in the company, and how it will change over time. It is very easy to lose focus.

    Advice to Management

    Try to make career paths, job opportunities, and forecasts as transparent as possible.


  9. Helpful (2)

    A great company still suffering growing pains

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at iQmetrix full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work environment ie: it is easy to work personal life such as a dr. appointment or such around work. The work life balance is good. The office space is great and we get to work on new exciting things with new technologies.

    Cons

    The projects are often chaotic, middle management is in many cases poor, office politics enter into a lot of decisions. Advancement is very political and most often to the people who are best at selling themselves to leadership. Executive are often not as connected to what is going on at the ground level as they think they are.


  10. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    trust from leadership team great collaboration and no finger pointing flat organizational structure and it's easy to pitch new ideas people take on tasks that need done

    Cons

    some things take longer to agree on as many stakeholders need to be involved and not all are involved at the same time


  11. Great company and culture, interesting projects using the latest technologies, opportunities for growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A focus on people and the company culture. Alignment with the company values. Truly multi-disciplinary teams engaged using advanced Agile processes to deliver complex and challenging projects. Amazing office, beer tap, annual trip to Mexico.

    Cons

    Going through the growing pains: from one office, one Product, one team - to multiple Products delivered through collaboration using large and geographically distributed teams.

    Advice to Management

    Balance: traditional vs. new, fast vs. slow. Increase participation of senior management in the strategic decisions.



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