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Updated Aug 17, 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer Co-op"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Co-Op in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avigilon part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great learning experience Good work life balance

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Avigilon2017-04-04
  2. "Great place!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Avigilon full-time

    Pros

    Motivated engineers, excited about what they do

    Cons

    Management sometimes is too hands off and doesn't take responsability

    Avigilon2019-08-17
  3. Helpful (9)

    "Hectic work environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avigilon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Technology base, great sector, dynamic environment, nothing staying the same for long! good salary

    Cons

    Too much hierarchy, management hard to reach, your not influential even in your own field of expertise, tech direction is forced down from top and enforced badly, so lots of tech debt piling up, engineering teams are forced to do features even though not enough time for them, so bugs and issues are never truly resolved, only hidden or pushed to next releases! have lost most of original developers, so any major... change has shaky ground since practically no one knows the whole code base which is huge by the way, very high turn around rate, specially talented ones!

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    Avigilon2019-01-22
  4. Helpful (8)

    "Meritocracy at its best"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avigilon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Rewarding environment, promotion opportunities, talented teams and meaningful work challenges. The feedback loop is great and you get to quickly build state of the art products. This company gives you senior experience in no time.

    Cons

    The performance culture means not all your coworkers thrive so you'll lose friends once in a while as lack of drive and competence is frowned upon. Not a job where you can get lazy for too long. That means negative reviews on sites like these and some negativity from competitors if you meet them.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on aiming higher and building the best products. To new hires and their negative feedback, respond with better time management training so they work better and stay happy for the long haul. Hire those who want to grow and communicate more with those who want to keep growing.

    Avigilon2016-05-08
  5. Helpful (17)

    "I wouldn't let my worst enemy work here..."

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    Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avigilon for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent selection of restaurants nearby to eat, walking distance from the Skytrain, good access to bike racks.

    Cons

    One of the most clueless and incompetent management teams I have ever been a part of. I can honestly say there wasn't single fibre of my being that enjoyed a single second of my employment here. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't regret working here.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your workers like human beings.

    Avigilon2016-01-12
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