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  1. "One of the best start-up company culture"

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    Former Employee - Data Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ice Edge Business Solution full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    - Free catered lunch - Tuition assistance - Hybrid car allowance - 1 hour a week for lounge nite - Free travel to Canada for training including cooking lesson - Free Designer ties List will go on and on. Great leaders (Mogen Smed is mentioned in college level Leadership management book as great exemplary leader) Managers will have 1 on 1 with you frequently. Founding father of Java Gosling will talk to fellow developers...

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    Cons

    Sorry, I cannot think of any

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.

    Ice Edge Business Solution2014-10-09
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Missdirected treatment of employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ice Edge Business Solution full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    - Free catered lunches daily. - Hybrid allowance - Small office environment. - Some great managers who care. - Strong culture from parent company (DIRTT) CEO. - Unlimited sick days. - Unlimited personal time. - Competitive PTO. - Massive growth over the last couple years, and expecting more growth in the next 5 years. - Stock options (however, some unethical behavior around their definition of "vested") -...

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    Cons

    - Conflicting cultural expectations. For example, CEO of the company is fine with working remotely, executives underneath him, isn't okay with it. - Claim to be a "flat organization" with "no managers" but ultimately it's just more confusing hierarchy based upon politics and confusing "unofficial titles" - Horrible insurance (Hospital administrators would say things like 'wow, this is horrible insurance.') - Inattentive...

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    Advice to Management

    Get the 's nose out of every aspect of every project. Micromanagement creates an environment of managers not trusting their instincts and delays progress with projects. You try to win "the beauty contest" all the time. Which means you focus on the wow factor, when some resources could be spent focusing on projects that would add value to the software and the customer. Try to redirect...

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    Ice Edge Business Solution2016-04-04
  3. Helpful (4)

    "It's good when it's good, but it goes downhill quickly"

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    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ice Edge Business Solution full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    I loved the team environment, and the variety of the people who work there. I loved the relaxing days, the travel, and the yearly retreat.

    Cons

    I did not like the way the company is organized - you have NO idea what's going on half of the time and who you are supposed to be reporting to. There is NO room for mistakes. If you make ONE it will be on your record for the remainder of your time there, and will eventually get under the CEOs skin enough that it will be included in the reason to lay you off a year later. The pay wasn't great, but the benefits were good.

    Ice Edge Business Solution2014-10-23
  4. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ice Edge Business Solution full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Lots of at work perks like Hot Lunches, Cafeteria, Gym, Lounge Night

    Cons

    There are always deadlines that need to be met for customers, and customers are number one.

    Ice Edge Business Solution2019-04-23
  5. "Project Owner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ice Edge Business Solution full-time

    Pros

    I worked at Ice Edge for almost five years. The management were supportive and offered challenging projects. Management listens to your career goals and interests and try to provide you with challenges that will improve on those goals while mentoring you along the way to help you improve your abilities while gaining experience. The technical and subject matter experts were knowledgeable and were always willing...

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    Cons

    The downside is that they feed you continuously, so you must ensure that you keep active in life.

    Ice Edge Business Solution2019-03-25
  6. "Great people to work with, poor structure and obsession with culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ice Edge Business Solution

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Fun atmosphere. Modern and fun environment. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Obsession with being a part of the 'culture' can be frustrating. Cheap tricks to prove dedication. The entire team received the afternoon off and cinema vouchers due to a recent success, but people who went were told they should have stayed behind to show 'dedication'. Poor management style. No official higher ups or HR department. No review meetings or warnings if you're to be let go. I was called into...

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    Ice Edge Business Solution2019-01-31
  7. "Loved working here"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Ice Edge Business Solution full-time

      Pros

      Great place to work. Really valued their employees. This was clear by the extra events that they put on for the staff. ie. popcorn/movie fridays

      Cons

      nothing to share for negatives

      Ice Edge Business Solution2018-09-16
    • "Individual Contributor"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
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      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Ice Edge Business Solution full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Cutting edge company with a flat organizational structure. Employees enjoy flexible hours, the ability to work remotely, and perks like dog Fridays. Autonomy is a given and even a requirement to keep up in the fast paced environment.

      Cons

      You won’t get rich working for ICE. Benefits are basic and raises are few and far between. Big personalities are everywhere and some of these people walk a fine line between being boisterous and being bullies. It takes thick skin to deal with them.

      Advice to Management

      You are only as good as the people you employ. To make the jump from a small company to one of the big guys you need to give people reasons to stay. Start showing your appreciation and rein in the harsh behaviours.

      Ice Edge Business Solution2018-05-23
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great Culture"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Ice Edge Business Solution full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      As with the rest of the reviews here, Benefits out way the negatives. Great Lunches, lounge nights, lots of ability to get together with co-workers to support great causes. Overall a great environment. Some will excel here and others wont. If you are a self starter and confident in your work you will do well.

      Cons

      Reviews - They do not happen unless you ask for them. Benefits are not horrible but could use some adjustments.

      Advice to Management

      Create a yearly review policy, too many people are not comfortable asking for reviews and will eventually leave after not receiving them on a consistent basis.

      Ice Edge Business Solution2016-09-18
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      "Enjoyable"

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      Former Employee - Software Developer in Calgary, AB
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      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at Ice Edge Business Solution full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      - Free lunch buffet every lunch time! (This was a major one) - One of the few companies in Calgary that allow you work as a 3D graphics programmer - Flexible time - Very approachable and understanding CTO. - Great place to work when relatively fresh out of school as it allows a lot more experimentation of ideas as they are big on R&D. - Company loved to party! Recognition parties for people who achieved certain things.

      Cons

      - No clear path for advancement - Relatively less financial compensation, but not that bad. Plus, there are some unique benefits (see pros). - Regardless of work, not a single raise in 3 years.

      Advice to Management

      Start looking into branching out to other industries. This is more advice for leadership than for management.

      Ice Edge Business Solution2013-07-19
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