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Vancouver, BC (Canada)
201 to 500 employees
1993
Company - Public (ABT)
Information Technology
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Absolute provides persistent endpoint security and data risk management solutions for computers, tablets, and smartphones.

Our customers depend on us to provide them with a unique and trusted layer of security so they can manage mobility while remaining ... Read more

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

    Pros

    Company is investing heavily into new security and management features. Teams are settling into the Agile cadence, and development environment has improved greatly over the past year. Product features are growing substantially and potential market is growing as a result.

    Cons

    Responsibilities for components are still in flux as teams take over different features and devops techniques continue to mature.

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Absolute Interviews

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    Technical Support Analyst Level II Interview

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Absolute.

    Interview

    Received a call from the recruiter. Initially screening went well. Over two weeks went by and I received a call from the recruiter again. She informed me that I qualified to come in and take an on-site skill set assessment. We scheduled for the next available time slot (a week out).

    I arrived at their location, but no one was around and the office was dark. I walked in and stood there for 5 minutes. No receptionist and the lights were off. Called the recruiter, but went to voice mail (recurring theme with recruiter). After 5 minutes, a woman approached me and was surprised I was able to walk in the office without their card reader preventing me from accessing their main lobby (apparently I was supposed to ring a doorbell/no one informed me of this. I took the test and left. Gentleman who gave the assessment was very polite.

    Another week passed with no word. Then, at the 11th hour on a Friday (again), after assuming the worst, I received word that the assessment went well. She then requested a follow-up interview with an IT admin from Vancouver. Scheduled the call and five days later I spoke with the interviewer. Basic administration/network questions. I enjoyed speaking with this individual the most as he was the most personable. A week passed and then received a call at the 11th hour on a Friday that I was chosen for a third interview with a senior level IT individual located in Europe. A few days later I spoke with him over the phone and the interview, as previously performed, went very well. He thanked me for my time and stated he looked forward to speaking with me further.

    I never heard anything from anyone ever again at this organization. The recruiter never returned my calls (2 VM left) or my email left over the course of two weeks. I originally anticipated a return call within a 2 week span due to the sporadic intervals of communication and lack of consistency. She never picked up when I called and would only call back the next day or even days later. The recruiter gave me great feedback, providing flattery and confidence-inspiring reassurance over the lifespan of the interview process when we did speak. She would make a great sales person, not a recruiter.

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Company Updates

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    Absolute Unveils New Brand Identity

    Today Absolute introduces a new brand identity that reflects our renewed commitment to data and device security and our position as an innovative market leader. Our InTelligence Community has also undergone a transformation, with a new logo and new look for the InTelligence Blog and InTelligence Forum. "The ...

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    Absolute Software Appoints James Pattinson as Vice President, EMEA

    Vancouver, Canada: June 18, 2015- Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and data risk management solutions for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, today announced James Pattinson will join the company as vice president, Sales for EMEA on July 13, 2015.

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Absolute Awards & Accolades

  • BC's Top Employers, Mediacorp Canada Inc., 2015
  • Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2015
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