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28 English questions out of 28

August 13, 2019

What are perks and other benefits like at Sierra Wireless?

Pros

The company really cares about their employees. Pay and benefits are good and work-life balance is good. Working in IoT sector offers interesting technology, and many coworkers are very competent.

Cons

Senior management appear to have no tangible plan for future products and services. They want recurring revenue but it's not clear what value they offer for this. The core business (wireless modems) has become commoditized with low margins. As such I fear for the future of the company.

Advice to Management

To grow Sierra will need to take some risks. To take risks managers have to be prepared to make decisions. For some reason decisions about future products are endlessly deferred until the market opportunity is gone. Please try to be less risk averse and more open to speculative development.

Pay and benefits are good and work

August 13, 2019

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March 1, 2020

What is health insurance like at Sierra Wireless?

Pros

- Salary is above industry average for Vancouver - One of the well-known tech brands in the Vancouver area - Global footprint - you get to work with colleagues from different continents (Europe, Asia, US-North America) - Undergoing aggressive transformation - very exciting time for those who enjoys lots of change happening concurrently - Along with this there are a lot of exciting and challenging projects, which is great for building out a career - Everyone works very hard. Definitely no place for slackers. - Always finding innovative ways to do more with less - Subsidized cafeteria

Cons

- With transformation brings a lot of uncertainty for the future of this company. - This company expects you to work, and you work a lot. Things move very fast here. People are sacrificing their livelihood and health. There are literally people getting sick because of it. Go to a different company for work-life balance - Too many VPs, Sr Directors, Directors, and Managers. As a result - lots of chiefs moving in too many directions. Not all chiefs are equal in competence. - As a 2nd result, there are lots of fighting between departments. Also lots of fighting within departments. Culture is becoming toxic. - Recent layoffs driving down morale and going through massive cost cutting. - Other than the salary and health benefits, the perks are severely lacking compared to other tech companies - It's in the middle of nowhere in Richmond. If the bridge goes wrong then expect to be stuck in traffic if you're outside of Richmond - Other than work, this company hasn't shown much that it cares about the employees. Seems like anyone is expendable - High turnover, especially at sr management level - Office layout is outdated and the cafeteria food sucks (although subsidized) - No real effort put into company culture. It's mostly work and go home. Not a 'fun' company by any stretch of the imagination. - Entrenched in waterfall mindset. Management hasn't fully grasp agile practices. - Have to be in meetings in European and Asian timezones from time to time

Other than the salary and health benefits, the perks are severely lacking compared to other tech companies

March 1, 2020

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May 13, 2021

Does Sierra Wireless offer massages?

Pros

The company is not very big, so team members are pretty close and know each other.

Cons

Don't have free drinks and snacks.

Don't have free drinks and snacks.

May 13, 2021

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April 8, 2021

How are career development opportunities at Sierra Wireless?

Pros

Friendly colleagues and a chill place to work

Cons

lack of career growth and very messy management

lack of career growth and very messy management

April 8, 2021

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June 24, 2021

What kind of career opportunities exist at Sierra Wireless?

Pros

- Established training procedure - Excellent opportunity to learn - Get to work with other co-ops - Cafeteria, Gym,

Cons

- As a co-op, you will have to do some boring and repetitive work

Excellent opportunity to learn

June 24, 2021

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