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Norsat International Reviews

Updated Apr 25, 2019

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Amiee Chan
13 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great entry level work experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Norsat International part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The employees are some of the nicest people I've met. Nice business casual environment Manager was awesome to work with

    Cons

    Rarely rewarded for job efforts No place to move up in some departments

    Norsat International2014-01-05
  2. "Very Good place to learn and work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Norsat International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Co-workers and policies Lot of social events and structure

    Cons

    Need more company culture and motivation

    Norsat International2019-04-01
  3. "Absolute dumpster fire of a company"

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

    I have been working at Norsat International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some talented staff, and some closely knit teams

    Cons

    An executive team more adept at lying than leading. Expect horrendous workloads, no recognition, and plenty of blame. You’ll trip over all the corrupt and unethical business practices. Corporate strategy is flakey and poorly copied off the flavor of the month guru.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t pretend you’re great. You’re not. Especially when you try to take advantage of people. Don’t take your team for granted. You’re not fooling anyone. Step down, both of you. You have no business managing anything, never mind aspiring to lead anyone.

    Norsat International2019-04-26
  4. "Low pay - high pressure"

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

    I have been working at Norsat International full-time

    Pros

    - nice fellow - hight tech skills - senior and veterant engineer

    Cons

    - low salary - mot of things to deal with - no communication

    Advice to Management

    more communication more communication

    Norsat International2019-01-09
  5. "Cheap Company"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Richmond, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Norsat International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very friendly company with other employee Interresting JOB and lot of responsability

    Cons

    NO MANAGEMENT - all manager are scared and dont want to take a decision NO INVESTISSEMENT - last 10 years Board of director spend 0 USD in investissement in the company

    Norsat International2018-09-22
  6. "Good"

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    Current Employee - RF Engineer in Richmond, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Norsat International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Learn new things and can work in various different basic things

    Cons

    Not good management nd communications

    Norsat International2018-07-11
  7. "Great people to work with ."

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    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable Specialist in Richmond, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Norsat International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People drives the company and good support

    Cons

    Workload can be quite a bit

    Norsat International2018-06-20
  8. "Xxxxx"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Norsat International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Standard benefits. Flexible to work from home sometimes or take time off. Company party and BBQ

    Cons

    Too much work for the salary that you are being compensated. Lack of training and management. Unprofessional environment with immature employees and unfairness. Bad attitude from employees and management. No career opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people, pay your employees so they can have a standard life and be fair to everyone.

    Norsat International2017-09-08
  9. "Good Coworkers"

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    Former Employee - QA Manager in Richmond, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Norsat International full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Was fund place to work

    Cons

    Hi stress, unreal demands on workers

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so tuff on workers

    Norsat International2017-05-05
  10. "Needs some work, but getting there"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Norsat International full-time

    Pros

    - Super friendly and supportive coworkers that are welcoming and inclusive - Active social committee that works hard to set up fun team building events - CEO and CFO are approachable and don't mind getting their hands dirty - Quarterly bonuses and stock options are available

    Cons

    - The benefits are pretty basic in their coverage of dental, vision, drug and extended medical and could be improved, but they do pay MSP - They definitely do not pay fair market value for salaries; almost everyone except executive management are underpaid - There doesn't seem to be a lot of concern about the hire turnover; a lot of people leave for better compensation - The company strives to be Lean, but it feels...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and pay attention to the data that tells you that you keep losing good people because the pay is not on par with industry standards. Being cheap might seem good for the bottom line, but at what cost?

    Norsat International2017-03-04
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