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Kanata, ON (Canada)
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
SkyWave is a satellite telematics company, providing communications terminals and network services that enable global asset tracking, monitoring, and control. SkyWave makes satellite transceivers, dual-mode satellite/GPRS terminals, and provides Web-based data delivery services ... Read more

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
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    I worked at SkyWave full-time


    Flexible hours, nice people, ability to change careers within the company, ability to travel or work in other countries globally, good benefits, interesting technology, small-company feel. Some perks: casual dress code, free tea/coffee/hot chocolate, free parking, annual company-wide lunch.


    There is not much training for employees, slow on innovation, not much team-building activities, R&D software development follows traditional waterfall and uses some outdated in-house tools. Base salary is on the low-side, but targets-based annual bonus makes the overall income more competitive. Bonus is paid 4 months into the following year and only current employees at the payout time are eligible.

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at SkyWave (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in July 2014.


    First interview was with HR of SkyWave, literally asked about every piece of experience in my resume. The HR was quite kind and warm and was very pleased about my answers, so without setting up another time for the second interview, directly sent me to the manager and a senior developer. No hard technical questions, still focus on my experience and knowledge level.

    Interview Questions

    • They gave me a scenario to design a device-level app that mainly focused on the requirement analysis. Better ask for clarifications if you are not sure about the requirement.   Answer Question
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SkyWave Awards & Accolades

  • Product of the Year Award, TMC's INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine, 2014
  • Top 100 M2M Companies in the World, Connected World Magazine, 2014

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