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"Fantastic place to work!"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

I worked at D2L full-time

Pros

-One of the best places to work in Ontario.
-I worked on the mobile team and it was a blast from day one to the day I left.
-Credit has to go to HR, senior members of the product planning team and the mobile team. If you get a chance to work with the 2 latter teams take it.
-Location is fantastic
-You are armed with a vast array of tools to do your job and be successful.

Cons

-The exec team gets a lot of flack and for good reason.
-The benefits package needs to be improved...by a considerable margin.
-Despite it being a "new age" technology company there isn't a lot of transparency.
-A very paranoid legal team.

Advice to Management

If you're hiring talented people, give them some slack and let them do their job. They have a vested interest in the success of the company and they need that free reign and decision-making prowess to help you maintain your competitive advantage.

Other Employee Reviews for D2L

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company with Growing Pains"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive
    Former Employee - Sales Executive
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at D2L full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A growing company, so there is tons of opportunity to get experience you wouldn't get elsewhere. Especially for new grads, this is a great place to get in the door in the tech industry, and build a platform of experience to kick start your career. The eLearning industry is only accelerating, so this type of experience is great for the long run.

    The atmosphere is a definite bonus as you are judged on the merit of your work, and not at what hour you arrive/leave, and it's a very casual atmosphere that makes it a comfortable place to work. Colleagues are very helpful, and generally everyone is pleasant.

    Easy to be successful here, but you'll have to stand up for yourself to make sure you aren't overworked.

    Cons

    As you can see by the reviews, this company is bipolar in terms of how people enjoy themselves. Basically, the developers and services team loves it, where as Sales & Marketing are a little more dysfunctional. It's a tale of two companies. I have never a bad experience, but saw colleagues who definitely got jerked around by bad management.

    A few high-level leadership positions are filled by people who have just been there long, and don't necessary have the skills. In Sales, lack of leadership/training often leads to out of control representatives who dragdown other teams. Feedback is generally ignored, and there is a small "clique" that pats each other on the back and ignore the rest of the department. Favoritism is definetely in play at a certain level.

    Salary is lower than standard (but improving). Employees are often sold the potential future as opposed to being rewarded in the present.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, and don't be afraid to upgrade management


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Personal opinion"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at D2L full-time

    Pros

    Major pro is growth and fellow employees

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is lacking, needs more focus on sustainable growth

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