Absolute - A mediocre company. Good for gaining some experience, but not long-term career growth. | Glassdoor
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"A mediocre company. Good for gaining some experience, but not long-term career growth."

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Former Employee - Within R&D in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Former Employee - Within R&D in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Absolute full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

- Cool product, with an interesting client base
- Good people people with a nice atmosphere
- Great location (Bental IV in Downtown Vancouver... what's not to like?)

Cons

- Lack of focus and direction for product
- Rounds of lay-offs don't give one a terrible sense of long-term job security

Advice to Management

- Focus more on the 2-3 year plan, and communicate the reasoning behind strategic objectives
- Try to STICK to those strategic objectives, and communicate why you're straying if necessary
- Check your ego at the door, and do what's right for the business...

Other Employee Reviews for Absolute

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Bad management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Absolute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - people are great
    - the atmosphere is nice
    - the technology is good

    Cons

    - management does not listen to lower level employees
    - management is not competent
    - no career growth

    Advice to Management

    Should focus more on the 2-3 year plan rather than 3-6 months


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Unprofessional, unprofitable"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No one does what we do, so if you like to geek around it can be fun. Management is loose, so there isn't much pressure.

    Cons

    Compensation is terrible.
    Senior management is not competent or mature.
    Questionable ethics and financial practices.
    Been a money-loser for years. How long can this keep up?
    Comic nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    The problem begins and ends with you, so what is there to say?

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