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Updated April 26, 2017
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Pros
  • great people willing to share their expertise (in 15 reviews)

  • They really take care of their employees by promoting a healthy work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Frat-house environment with senior management, although they are all gone today replaced over the last 3 years (in 5 reviews)

  • Dischord at the C-level: personal agendas seem to trump strategic objectives (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Absolute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back casual place to work

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons.


  2. "Great Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Representative in Towson, MD
    Current Employee - Marketing Representative in Towson, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Absolute part-time

    Pros

    I am currently getting my undergrad degree and could not find a job that worked with my schedule. This company was able to work with my class schedule during the week, giving me a chance to continue with my degree while staying employed.I hope to stay with this company after I finish my degree in May!

    Cons

    The amazing money comes with long hours


  3. Helpful (8)

    "Mixed bag"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Absolute (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Average engineering teams. Good CTO, nice location for Canadians.

    Cons

    chaotic, narcissistic executive management and a board that acts at a snails pace.

    Advice to Management

    make data driven decisions and avoid the product cliff you are heading for.


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  5. "Anniversary"

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    Current Employee - Investigations in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Investigations in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Absolute full-time

    Pros

    Team Work: All members of the team are supportive to each other on and off the job. Very relax atmosphere which leads to better product and ideas.

    Cons

    No negative remarks at this time

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

    Absolute Response

    Jan 11, 2016 – Absolute Software

    Thank you for sharing! We are looking forward to a fantastic year ahead.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Great company with great leadership."

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    Current Employee - Inside Acct Executive in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Acct Executive in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The leadership invest in the sales team to bring out the best in them! Leadership working to grow the company after the company stalled out with the old leadership. Company provides drinks and snacks with an occasional lunch. Pay and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Office drama from a couple of bad apples that need to move on and embrace the change. End of quarter can be a little stressful for that last push.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on taking us to a higher level!

    Absolute Response

    Oct 5, 2015 – Absolute Software

    Thank you for sharing your feedback as a current employee at Absolute. We appreciate the balanced input and agree that we are definitely a work in progress. But we’re getting there and it’s an ... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Full Time"

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    Current Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture that is sales driven with smart people who want to help!

    Cons

    Some immature business practices but the pros definitely outweigh any cons

    Absolute Response

    Sep 14, 2015 – Absolute Software

    Thank you for sharing!


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Great company to work for with lots of opportunity!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people! We have a big opportunity to make a statement with our core product within Information Security space!

    Cons

    No cons to write about at this time

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent

    Absolute Response

    Aug 19, 2015 – Absolute Software

    We definitely share your excitement. Thank you for the feedback!


  9. Helpful (20)

    "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Absolute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    catered lunches at the end of the quarter, new ceo geoff hayden seems like he knows what he is doing. new branding seems cool. computrace product has little to no competition in the marketplace and is a worthy product to sell.

    Cons

    impossible to move up, unreasonable and unattainable quotas making it impossible to receive any commission. management advances and hires friends others who are closest to them and often outside candidates over inside candidates. over-all low morale in office and mostly everyone is just trying to find a way to leave early and come in late. bad company culture

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to what is happening with your employees, their needs and wants. if your employees are happy, they will work harder and your company will thrive

    Absolute Response

    Aug 19, 2015 – Absolute Software

    Thank you for sharing your experience at Absolute. We are pleased with our new brand identity and we appreciate that you recognized the value of our core security solution while you were here ... More


  10. Helpful (13)

    "Great product, but...So much turnover! Losing tons of business to competition."

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    Current Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great technology product. Good pay.

    Cons

    Turnover. Turnover. Turnover. There is not one sales person on any sales team that has been with Absolute for more then two years. Company just hired an entirely new management staff , who not only do not come from the industry, but not one manager has had any sales management experience.

    Advice to Management

    To upper management, get rid of the person who hired the middle managers and get a group of "sales leaders" not guys sitting back collecting a pay check.

    Absolute Response

    Jul 16, 2015 – Absolute Software

    Thank you for your feedback. We are incredibly proud of our sales team and the hard work they’ve done over the past year to evolve with the rest of the business. It’s been a record year in terms ... More


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Time of Transition"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Inside Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Inside Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Absolute has a truly unique product and smart, passionate people. Teammates seem to genuinely care for each other. There is an opportunity for the company to go from average to great.

    Cons

    I really hope the company finds its path!


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