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Nonlinear Creations Reviews

Updated March 13, 2017
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  1. "Excelent Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nonlinear Creations full-time

    Pros

    Linear Hierarchy, Great Team Members, one of the Best Companies than I have worked.

    Cons

    Nothing. Just more trainings for the Emplyes.


  2. "A Rockstar Incubator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Nonlinear Creations full-time

    Pros

    1 - The people. Learn from brilliant, experienced minds who work for the love of their work, passionate about client outcomes. Reputation as a trusted advisor to many of their clients.
    2 - New and different clients and business problems to solve provides exposure to many industries and verticals.
    3 - You have to opportunity to accelerate on merit and attitude. The sky is the limit. Entrepreneurial mindset is appreciated and nurtured.

    Cons

    1 - Demands the ability to deal with ambiguity (this can be a pro for some people)
    2 - Because the business is always evolving, the amount of support and structure is always shifting, which can be difficult to manage. Still start-up mentality after 20 years in business.
    3 - Internal communication can be a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to reach out to and engage more fresh talent, and let people get to know Nonlinear earlier on in the pipeline. More people should have a chance to see whether or not the company is a fit for them, earlier.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Poor management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Information Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nonlinear Creations (More than a year)

    Pros

    Mostly great people to work with, other than a couple of exceptions. Good work environment. Interesting projects and a good learning experience for people new in the industry who are building their resume.

    Cons

    Very poor management, way too many VPs and directors for such a small company, inexperienced managers, with no real management skills, who get promoted from within for no valid reason. No way up for most people within the company. Poor pay and mediocre benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Hire professional managers with real people management experience. Create a plan and stick to it for the long term instead of switching direction every so often.


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  5. "Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer
    Current Employee - Developer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nonlinear Creations full-time

    Pros

    Very dinamic and good place to work. Full of talented people.

    Cons

    Coffee machine could be better


  6. "A great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Project Lead in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Marketing Project Lead in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nonlinear Creations full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great workplace culture, flexible work environment, talented colleagues, customer-focused, stimulating projects

    Cons

    I can't think of any red flags


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great agency with an emphasis on smarts"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent strategy, high profile clients, experienced management and senior staff

    Cons

    Multiple locations can be a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Need to make sure that the excellent culture is nurtured across all locations.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "This company will bring out the best in you"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nonlinear Creations full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Awesome work atmosphere with a fun, supportive culture. Cutting edge technologies and practices means there's always something new to learn. Success as a team is highly encouraged. Management is extremely approachable and truly cares what you think. Initiative is recognized and rewarded.

    Cons

    Fast-paced, dynamic environment that can be somewhat challenging when first starting out.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent and supportive as you've always been.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great positive work environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nonlinear Creations full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - open door policy
    - senior mgmt open to suggestions at all levels
    - Great work environment 'work hard, play hard"
    - no micro management

    Cons

    - no specific cons - all organizations have their own challenges and issues

    Advice to Management

    Co-founders are great guys to work for and are open-minded


  10. Helpful (2)

    "A fantastic place to work..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Designer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nonlinear Creations full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people at nlc are amazing. You are challenged in a way that is positive, productive and fun.

    Although there's always a lot to do and the timelines can be tight, the management team always allowed me to set my own schedule. The importance nlc places on balance in work and in life is refreshing.

    Finally, I was always challenged at non-linear; I am without a doubt better at my job today because of what I learned at non-linear.

    Cons

    Travel. As a global organization, sometimes travel was necessary and if you're not a fan of hotels and plane food, it van get tiring.

    Advice to Management

    Don't get complacent. When things are going well, it's easy to settle. Success throughout an organization can take years and years but if things start to deteriorate they deteriorate quickly.


  11. "Non linear creations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nonlinear Creations full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can have a personal life. No one controls if you arrive at 8am or 10am.. We're going agile, it's being nice.

    Cons

    Too many "politics". Some people trying to 'block' you from advancing in your career..

    Advice to Management

    We DO SOFTWARE. Although you think we do not.


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