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Updated December 6, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Maplesoft needs improvement"

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

    I have been working at Maplesoft full-time

    Pros

    The engineers and project managers are brilliant!

    Cons

    There's no future working at Maplesoft. Salaries are low with no chance for growth. The software is mediocre, but sales managers have unrealistic expectations for the market. Competitors easily win sales over Maplesoft. You don't see the CEO around the office much. The environment is toxic causing a high turnover rate within sales. Management likes to lead with fear and are biased based on personal relationships. There is a serious conflict of interest within the sales department that management brushes under the rug causing the team to be unmotivated. The company lacks teamwork and collaboration. Overall, Maplesoft is in desperate need of improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Cybernet, Maplesoft's parent company, needs to step in and clean house, hire new management immediately, and focus on improving company culture.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Representative"

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

    I have been working at Maplesoft (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working there helps one realise how dangerous humans can be.

    Cons

    Executives are out of touch with the realities on the ground.

    Sales managers often compete with Sales Representatives for the SAME business in the Sales Rep's territory; this makes for bad business relations.

    Advice to Management

    Executives can't be flying so high that they are totally oblivious to the to market conditions.

    Else Sales Managers would feed them false reports and steal business from Sales Reps in order to prop up their own image and performance reports.

  3. "Content developer"

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

    Pros

    A very nice education software company located at north Waterloo area. Good people and culture as well as benefits. Drinks and snacks provided.

    Cons

    Only worked there for a short amount of time, overall pretty good! Maybe the location is a bit far from city core area.

    Advice to Management

    Only worked there for a short amount of time, did not have a deep understanding of the management structure other than own team.


  4. "QA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team, enjoyed the people working there

    Cons

    Repetitive work that can sometimes feel like its not making an impact

    Advice to Management

    Small benefits go a long way to keeping high employee morale


  5. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice company, friendly people. good overall experience

    Cons

    The environment may seem boring sometimes


  6. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Maplesoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work with smart people, many of them from Waterloo University.

    Cons

    Not so dynamic environment as competitor firms in the U.S.


  7. "Good opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Really good experience.
    Good team-build activities.

    Cons

    Work could be extremely boring.

  8. "great experience"

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    Former Employee - Content Developer (Co-op)
    Former Employee - Content Developer (Co-op)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -great work environment
    -small but friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    -pay wasn't that great, but was a good experience


  9. "Nice experience"

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

    Pros

    Good company environment and culture, understanding management, informal workplace.

    Cons

    Average pay, nothing special for the work that you do. Good work-life balance; work stays at work.

    Advice to Management

    Do more feedback


  10. Helpful (9)

    "This company has no future!"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Maplesoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The janitor is a good guy.

    Cons

    The CEO is ineffective, lacks vision and provides no strategic leadership. His management team is comprised of local people who have no other professional experience and lack business acumen. They are detached from the front line employees because they have nothing to offer in terms of providing direction or insights. The organization is dysfunctional and the corporate culture is dominated by an R&D cult living off past glory. Product development has plateaued and stagnated - existing customers are leaving and the competition easily wins new business opportunities. Marketing efforts are uninformed and uninspired, and they have no strategy to sustain the business. Antagonistic attitudes inhibit interdepartmental cooperation, causing widespread frustration and resentment across the organization. Compensation is subpar and employee morale is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    The parent company, Cybernet Systems should clean house and bring in a new management team asap.


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