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Galvanize Reviews

Updated Jul 12, 2019

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78%
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Laurie Schultz
74 Ratings
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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, good management, great product

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Galvanize2019-02-05
  2. "Okay but..."

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Secaucus, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technology with terrific analyst reviews. Fills an important need.

    Cons

    Not a sales and marketing driven organization.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in sales and marketing asap!

    Galvanize2019-04-09
  3. "QA Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Galvanize full-time

    Pros

    Good company culture. Everyone can bring their own idea. Company is transparent. It's easy to get the full picture of the projects. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Technology is not cutting edge. Cares too much marketing staff and misses technical direction. Most of QA's work are manual.

    Galvanize2017-02-27
  4. Helpful (27)

    "High Demands, Low Resources, and a Sr. Mgmt Boys Club"

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

    I worked at Galvanize

    Pros

    - Vancouver is a nice place to live - Depending on where your career is focused it’s a good place to START your career. Add some technology to your resume - Easy path to success, suck up to the Sr. Management Team, never question or disagree with the President – even if you have more experience and knowledge, and demonstrate enthusiasm by writing positive reviews for Glassdoor so that company can replace all the people...

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    Cons

    - A SOFTWARE company building software who has no experience using and very few employees with the experience to really understand how to apply the technology – even the consultants have no experience outside of ACL leveraging the technology in the real world - Virtually NO support or investment in employees learning or growth – demands placed on them leaves no time for development. I LOST skills at ACL and really...

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    Advice to Management

    Remember the employees make the organization succeed. Top down pressure with unreasonable expectations – ruling with a stick. Carrots work much better – and I don’t mean a quarterly meeting with booze and food. Provide career opportunities, invest in your people, you can’t help them grow if they are being pushed to full capacity, there is no time for further learning or growth.

    Galvanize2015-05-26
  5. Helpful (24)

    "ACL, The “Fox News” of Vancouver’s Tech Scene. Lots of bluster, little substance.and virtually no facts."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Galvanize full-time

    Pros

    Given that the current CEO has failed in every major aspect of her mandate, particularly in terms of revenue growth, she'll probably be out the door soon...or at least should be after 4 years of abject failure.

    Cons

    ACL has become a company sorely deficient in effective leadership or direction. Given the revolving door nature of membership, Its current executive leadership team is almost entirely concerned with keeping their jobs by placating the CEO with whatever gutless behavior is required to meet the CEO’s misguided and self serving demands. (positive Glassdoor reviews are just one minor example). ACL leadership is now totally...

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    Advice to Management

    If you really want to understand what's gone wrong for the past 4 years, take a look in the mirror. It's not the scapegoats you've fired or the employees you're blaming today, it's your incompetence as leaders, as managers and as human beings.

    Galvanize2015-04-14

    Galvanize Response

    March 17, 2016Chief Product Officer

    Well thank you for your thoughts certainly... and my goodness, from your review, I see that those of us in management roles certainly haven't served you well. For that, I for one most certainly apologize, even if it is a bit hard to take being called "totally devoid of any semblance ...

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  6. "A place that rewards honesty and disruption"

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

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

    Pros

    * Out spoken and open-minded individuals creates an environment of healthy debate and growth. * Flat communication structure allows anyone to speak to anyone, and everyone is highly accessible (no office culture makes that clear too). * You are limited by how much you want to invest into yourself. The company tends to organize its goals around your goals, so there is a mutual win-win. * Human leadership. While the...

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    Cons

    * More people could be experiencing customer pain points first hand. The belief system and mentality around our users and customers are not crisp. For example, are our users technically capable or not? Every person uses whichever side of the argument to make their point, rather than everyone aligning on one point.

    Galvanize2019-07-10
  7. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Galvanize full-time

    Pros

    They recognize and appreciate efforts

    Cons

    All companies have some minor issues. Nothing worth mentioning

    Galvanize2019-07-12
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work with striking vision and full steam to support it"

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    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant in Paris
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Galvanize full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Vision is clear and everything is provided to employees to contribute making this vision a reality. People are open and reachable. Enablement material is first of class. Management is light and positive. Compensation is good. Various work places are great.

    Cons

    After one month in the company, all signals are green!

    Advice to Management

    Continue with strong culture and vision and share it as much as possible.

    Galvanize2019-06-17
  9. "Good place to work"

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

    I have been working at Galvanize full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - great office - great people - good transparency from senior leadership

    Cons

    - below average compensation - unwillingness to give raises

    Galvanize2019-07-02

    Galvanize Response

    July 8, 2019VP, Talent

    We appreciate your feedback and glad to hear that you enjoy the great team and working environment at Galvanize. As noted above we are a fair and transparent organization in all respects including our compensation philosophy. Since you are a manager, you would already know that we ...

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  10. Helpful (6)

    "Unsure of where to go"

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    Current Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Galvanize full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very nice office, perks/benefits are good , great friendly people (including dog's), comp is on par but not industry leading.

    Cons

    Alright well lets get into it then. The company is basically in the middle of a forest with out a map, compass or stars to guide them. Trying to transition into an A team by combining two C teams together. Companies base of analytics customers are down to just a small hold out of organizations that are ripe to rip away their revenue base because they haven't innovated in 15 years. The outward message from executive...

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    Advice to Management

    Actually prioritize growing revenue and innovating in the product department. Was once both a leader in analytics, audit management and SOX but got passed by because there were too many people being passengers rather than drivers.

    Galvanize2019-06-25
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