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Maximizer Software Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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  1. "Avoid at all costs! You have been warned!"

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

    Pros

    - good location
    - fairly new office
    - thats about it.

    Cons

    - poor training
    - poor/weak business processes.
    - there is a buddy buddy system in place where certain individuals hardly do any work while others have to take up the slack
    - upper management especially those at the very top could care less about their emoloyees mental health.
    - company benefits does not cover msp monthly costs.
    - new office location is crammed and office furniture utilized is worse than ikea furniture, you are made to work on cheap plastic unstable desks.
    - they overload you with as much work as possible and yet pay you the same salary to which you have to constantly inquire about a raise otherwise you will never be given a raise.
    - the quality of catered food during quarterly meetings is soo bad that i wouldn't feed it to to a stray dog. No joke!

    Advice to Management

    Fire most of upper management and hire new management team with new and fresh ideas. Provide employees with better resources to do their job! Listen to employee and customer feedback before making any changes to the software.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Be careful"

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

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

    Pros

    Some extraordinarily good people there. Location.

    Cons

    New office has employees stacked like sardines. Legacy employees who have trouble adapting to modern processes. No risks taken.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so involved from the top down. Advice is one thing but ruling with fear isn't acceptable.

  3. "Product Management"

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

    I have been working at Maximizer Software full-time

    Pros

    Loyal client base with a cleverly diversified and personalized product offering has helped Maximizer stay in business for a long time (25+ years). Very few CRM companies like Maximizer were able to save themselves from the Sales force onslaught a few years back and manage to emerge stronger and better.

    Great company to learn and grow with really nice people around who will motivate you all the time.

    Cons

    On boarding would be a bit hectic as there are very less documents and resources within the company to guide.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Business development manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small company and will have opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Regional management wasn't good enough

    Advice to Management

    Please take time and hire qualified people for regional management


  5. Helpful (2)

    "DO NOT WORK HERE IF YOU VALUE YOUR CAREER"

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Product Marketing in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Maximizer Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I can't see any. People that work here quit without a new role lined up. That says a lot.

    Cons

    Tyrant Management Style, Extremely long hours - uncompensated. Dinosaur Product with dinosaur Management.

    Advice to Management

    The product is dated...


  6. "Lots of learnings and friendly coworkers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maximizer Software full-time

    Pros

    - Great team environment, friendly coworkers and fun working environment
    - Caring managers
    - Stable company that has been in the industry for 30 years
    - Great learnings, employees have opportunities to take ownerships
    - Complementary employee parking

    Cons

    - Heavier work load than the public sector but it's actually a good thing because employee can learn more things and able to take ownerships

    Advice to Management

    - So far I really enjoy working my time at Maximizer, like taking challenges taking ownerships


  7. "Things Are Looking Up"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great People, they hire the personalities first and skills second. Lots of passion and a great family feel.
    - Flexibility - Remote working and flexible hours allow me to balance my personal and professional needs.
    - Although not the quickest to make all necessary changes there is an appetite to make changes and growth path is on the horizon.

    Cons

    - Good, smart managers but need to be able to plan and execute faster.
    - No profit sharing for employees, but salaries aren't bad in comparison to local industry.
    - Feels stable financially but some times lack of resources appears to slow growth and change.

    Advice to Management

    Better, straight line communication and make confident decisions faster once all information is available. There is no perfect way to make a decision but with all of the experience and knowledge around them they could easily do better.

  8. "Big things ahead for the little company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Maximizer Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company is relatively stable despite the competitive market and has a lot of potential for the future. Hard choices were made a few years ago to let go some of the old-guard, leaving behind a solid team who have good ideas, strong passion, and a desire to make the company agile and competitive. There is a lot of technical debt, but there is a clear path to deal with it. More recent releases of the product show a more focused plan.

    Cons

    Benefits and salary are improving and are average. However, the company is profitable so there is no worry about whether you can collect your paycheque. Analysis paralysis has hampered the company making leaps forward, but motivated people can influence the company quite easily.

    Advice to Management

    Innovation requires taking risks. Focus!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Underdog"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Relatively stable company which have been around from the early days of the world wide web. Very dedicated employees, many of whom have 10+ years of experience with the company.

    Cons

    The company operates in a very competitive market space against some of the titans of CRM solutions. In its 30-year history it has been able to survive in this competitive space but is increasingly challenged by modern SaaS offerings.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Stable organization in a competitive marketspace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -everyone friendly and generally helpful
    -open concept office which can get loud, but promotes conversation amongst employees
    -bosses don't micromanage and you never have to look over your shoulder to see who's watching
    -stable company
    -convenient location
    -very accommodating to personal requests

    Cons

    -not enough emphasis on advertising
    -product looks outdated even though functionality is good
    -company sells software in a very competitive market
    -internal processes end up being obstacles in sales cycle
    -pay not enough to support life in Vancouver

    Advice to Management

    Take a more macro look at the industry and our place within it. Realize that even the way the product looks is very important. Key technology partnerships required to be successful in new technology industry. Management should leverage their reputation in the industry to create new strategic initiatives designed to increase product awareness. Salesforce and the other 'big' CRMs are not going away and Maximizer can't keep up.


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