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Updated Jan 15, 2020

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  1. "nothing"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer 

    I have been working at Hatch full-time

    Pros

    the company is very good.

    Cons

    the company pays less than compared to others

    Hatch2020-01-15
  2. Helpful (15)

    "Light 'em up, because she's going doooooooooooooooown!"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hatch full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The upper-echelon of management that answers to the CEO are charismatic and approachable. The logo is red. They have blue pens. Free Hat. The office buildings are very quiet with lots of empty cubicles. You can wing 1 day work weeks and "work from home" the rest of the time because your foot is sore, allergies, air pressure, it's cloudy, it's sunny, if the current year has numbers in it, or if it's daylight. If you get fired from Ontario Power Generation's procurement team for sexual misconduct with your secretary (in the office) outside of your marriage - you can land (and keep) a job here as a procurement director. HR doesn't do any reference checks. The CEO has a Ferrari on order. He can really open it up and let those horses fly on those municipal streets at 60km/h. You can watch cat videos all day because there's no project work - Youtube is not blocked. You don't have to license intellectual property - it's encouraged to violate it first and deal with fallout later. If you raise any questions about clear ethical violations about what's going on, they will lay you off with a significant package. It's easy to move your project files off their network before you get laid off. Easy to get a better job having worked at this disaster. You learn a lot about how not to run a business successfully. You just tell stories during your interview, you should see the looks on their faces. Dropping a deuce into a co-worker's desk drawer can go unnoticed for months.

    Cons

    Shares are a myth, like the lost city of Atlantis, we've all heard the stories, but nobody knows for sure if it ever existed. Hatch brags about how much cash they have with no debt. No free coffee. Hatch's rates are too high to win projects, yet wages are below market rates. Layoffs everywhere - it's so bad that we wrote an app that scanned the system database for Infratickets filed by HR to revoke user access (for a pending layoff). It gave us a heads-up so we could move our project files off-site if/when our time came. This year's raises came in a big box. When you opened it, a red boxing glove on a spring would leap out and punch you in the face. A global director then urinates on your shoes. There's nobody left in the software development team, it cannibalized itself when somebody was appointed by a genius to lead the team from marketing and everybody left. HR spies on you online. Once you beef up your online resume presence, expect to be pulled into a board room grilling you. Working here is like playing for the Maple Leafs. Sure they make a profit, but it's not because they're any good. Nipigon River Bridge failure 6 weeks after commissioning. Career Management Discussions - Each year I was told to go work somewhere else. There were no opportunities to grow a software development career in the Software Development group. Unknowingly worked with a sexual predator, but didn't know until his picture showed up in the newspaper as a follow up to a story a few years ago as the case was about to be in court the following day. The company is descending into chaos and darkness.

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    Hatch2016-04-20
  3. Helpful (18)

    "A Great Place for Stagnation, Stress-Induced Death, and Rudderless Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hatch full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people in the development teams are great and a pleasure to work with. Lots of freedom in you choose to get your work done including taking time off and telecommuting, given that those privileges are not abused. Team members all have the same problems, so there's always an ear available to vent with, and also to offer when in need. Main offices are all within 5 km of each other. The logo is blue. You can work here while looking for a better job. Raises are easy; you quit and find better work with another employer, then come back and have them meet your new standards.

    Cons

    Raises do not meet inflation. You can only choose 3 days of vacation. The rest are "suggested" to be taken off, because it's illegal for them to mandate that you take them off. Wage is below International/national/regional/local averages for the same profession. No wonder why we keep losing people with specialized knowledge in critical systems. Volunteering to go to site when no other team members offer doesn't mean anything and you could still find yourself unemployed soon thereafter. Issues inadequate hardware for software development when others that only run office get high performance machines. High level decisions are made by cutting the head off of a chicken and throwing the flailing carcass into a pit lined with a jump to conclusions mat. Where the body finally comes to a rest is the decision will be ultimately carried out. Donning monk robes, the associates meet biannually to dance around a figure made of sticks that is set on fire while chanting the words "glorious harvest". They then choose who they will indoctrinate to their group and offer shares in the company. A goat is slaughtered and their new members have the blood smeared on their forehead as they are no longer disposable slaves to the organization.

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    Hatch2014-08-13

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