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Maplesoft Reviews

Updated January 16, 2017
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  1. "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


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Former Intern - Content Developer (Co-op) in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Content Developer (Co-op) in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maplesoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -nice office
    -in-office gym with classes
    -pool table
    -spacious lunch area
    -employee activities like go karting and pumpkin carving contest
    -employee concierge

    Cons

    A quiet office. Most people seemed to keep to themselves and weren't that sociable.


  3. "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.


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  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "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


  8. Helpful (5)

    "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.


  9. "Nice team, okay project"

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    Former Intern - Math Intern in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Math Intern in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Maplesoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. Comfortable and family-like work environment. The company culture is very inclusive and do not treat their interns differently. The language used is pretty easy to learn (think python and matlab's unholy love child).

    Cons

    Bland and uninterest project. For people who like structure in their work place, this may not be the best for you. The company seems to not have too much growth potential. pay wasnt great.

    (The coffee was terrible)


  10. Helpful (3)

    "New executive team needed"

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

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

    Pros

    The research here is interesting and the development team is made up of a very smart, quirky and fun group. I've walked into lots of interesting conversations - some are work related others not.

    Cons

    Because the company is so small there is little room to progress to new positions, plus the company has sort of stagnated.

    The executive team is made up of an old boys club who have grown up in the company. As a result the team is extremely insular with little experience outside of Maplesoft. This has been very detrimental to the long term success of the company. Often egos get in the way of good ideas so the company struggles to make any real progress.

    Advice to Management

    Need new vision. The old timers need to make way for creative new ideas from internal and ideas from outside the


  11. "Good place to start"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Maplesoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hands-on experience on a wide variety of tasks. On-site gym and fitness classes. Fresh fruits, pop, milk, tea etc readily available at any time. Friendly work atmosphere. Very helpful concierge service. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Could not see any advancement opportunities. The salary could not compete against similar positions' salary from other companies in the region. No breakthrough on the products.

    Advice to Management

    I'll buy Maple if it's available on mobile devices.