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Pros
  • "Great people to work with from the top down(in 12 reviews)

  • "The industry and company culture is fast paced and challenges you every day(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "High turnover at management level(in 13 reviews)

  • "Culture of fear and inept management, leads to a work environment that can turn hostile very quick(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (9)

    "Assembly Tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great people to work with accept the butt kissers.

    Cons

    If you can take the pressure and like to kiss the supervisors butt cheeks, your good to go, otherwise upper management takes no part with employees, no incentives, pay raise depends on who you are, even if your the hard worker you will be lucky if you even get a pay raise. But, if your the butt kissers and the same colour and still bleed RED and slack off most of the time and still get paid on the clock still gets a good raise. Every year the raise is the same for everyone. If you like to gossip this is the company to be working for, I've never worked with a company with so many GOSSIPERS!! EVEN though the company pollicy clearly state that there should be no gossip otherwise you be out the door. So my advice to you if you can't kiss butt than you should not apply, but if you like to kiss BUTT than you are welcome to apply. Worse company to work for.

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    Avigilon2017-09-22
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Not a good place to make career"

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    Former Employee - Shipping in Richmond, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and friendly relations with Co-workers

    Cons

    excessive work hours and weak support

    Avigilon2019-02-21
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avigilon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast paced environment with constant change due to growth. Lots of opportunity for learning new skills and being involved in making change happen. Always a platform to present your ideas and people do listen. Great people to work with from the top down.

    Cons

    Departments still work in silos and don't want to understand the challenges of others. Original employees from the early days still stuck in the past and have difficulty moving forward.

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    Avigilon2018-01-20
  4. Helpful (10)

    "Another"

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    Order Management in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avigilon for more than a year

    Pros

    Got to meet some great people.

    Cons

    Terrible management, unfair, rude, unprofessional.

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    Avigilon2017-03-21
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering Works"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Avigilon full-time

    Pros

    * We have a lot of great people in Engineering * There's a lot of interesting technology in the cameras, the VMS and in the video analytics * Teamwork is good. The teams help each other get stuff done. * There's always another project around the corner. It's never boring. * Future is bright, but challenging as always.

    Cons

    * Crunch time around project ship is never fun

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    Avigilon2017-02-16
  6. Helpful (11)

    "The rumours are true"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avigilon full-time

    Pros

    Great people. The benefit to being one of the fastest growing companies in technology is that everyone wants to work there. The resume's we received were very good and the people are fantastic.

    Cons

    Little faith that employees will act in the best interest of the company results in micro-managing and placing blame anytime an unplanned challenge arises. This creates an environment where nobody is able to (or wants to) make decisions without involving senior management because a wrong decision will result in dismissal. The ironic thing is that because the employees are good, the company could actually be much more efficient and agile if it trusted the staff to do the right thing.

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    Avigilon2016-11-19
  7. Helpful (21)

    "Dictatorship. And answers to the positive reviewer"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Avigilon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you have a positive outlook then it shows how truly naive you are to the dealings of this company. A few great people are still caught in the chaos that some call a business. I don't understand how this company can remain on the TSX or how it even got there considering that is is not compliant in any way shape or form. Yes it has benefits, the same as any other company you will likely work for so nothing special there. The cameras are cool but again there are tons of similar products in the same space.

    Cons

    1. Run by a dictator/psychopath 2. There is no freedom of speech 3. No job security 4. Leadership team has a revolving door

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    Avigilon2016-05-16
  8. Helpful (17)

    "Pay attention to these reviews - I wish I took them seriously before I joined!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avigilon full-time

    Pros

    -The people. They keep managing to hire great people for the most part who are dedicated to performing a good job until the negatives take over and they leave. -Location is good

    Cons

    -Without sounding overly dramatic...I read an article on North Korea the other day and it sounded eerily like working at Avigilon. There is someone at the top and everyone is afraid to disagree with him. VP's, managers, employees (seemingly good people) disappear with no explanation. They even got rid of the HR dept. overnight last year, again with no explanation. The company has 1000+ employees!!! He also hires family members so be careful what you say to who. -There is a constant fear of being dismissed in this place. -Turnover is high - most of the smart people eventually realize that it's not the best place and leave -Communication within the company is very poor. There is no transparency and departments do not collaborate well with each other. -The company looks forward short term only. There will be talk of 5 year plans but for the most part the company doesn't know what it will be doing in 12 months time and likely the same staff will be gone by then anyway

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    Avigilon2016-04-22
  9. Helpful (11)

    "Not a happy workplace"

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     in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avigilon for more than a year

    Pros

    Some great people work at Avigilon Great Technology Well located for transit users Starbucks in the building

    Cons

    Huge turnover in management and HR without any mention as to why. People are fired and quit weekly. Environment is tense. Mistakes are not tolerated and even the simplest things can lead to you being fired, yet little to no training is given. Bizarre promotions to people without experience. Not a happy workplace

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    Avigilon2015-09-23
  10. Helpful (10)

    "Toxic work environment built on a foundation of fear. Buyer Beware!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technology, great people on the ground, shame about the leadership.

    Cons

    Leadership team of two thrive on fear based tactics and are extremely volatile and tyrannical.

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    Avigilon2015-03-13
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