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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great if you want to learn more"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The environment was really geared towards people who want to learn more and continue to expand their skill set.

    Cons

    Work is repetitive. It quickly became apparent that the company was more concerned with making money then creating good products. All new work was focused around one product

    RealDecoy Response

    Mar 7, 2016 – Chairman

    Thank you for your comment -- while we have worked hard to retain our focus on learning and personal growth, the growth in scope and depth of our service offering has been impressive. Feel free to... More


  2. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Learning culture is amazing! very collaborative and engaging work, opportunities for growth, flexible hours, and a caring management team!

    Cons

    No real cons. Company is really working in the right direction.

    RealDecoy Response

    Mar 7, 2016 – Chairman

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts! It is great to have awesome people like you sharing your experience!

    - Geoff

  3. "Great company which is open to where it is heading"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RealDecoy (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked at RealDecoy full time for about 2 and half years. I enjoyed the people I was working with, and the projects I was working on.

    I really appreciated how the executive management was making itself available to listen to employees' requests, there's also been a real effort of transparency throughout my time there.

    Waffle Fridays were really appreciated too!!!

    Cons

    Most of the people were working in a basement. While the atmosphere was good, the lack of windows and natural light was making what I called the "basement blues" grow in me.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the employees, keep making yourself available as you did when I was working there. You're doing a good job!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Disorganized but fun if you like people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, you will laugh.

    Cons

    Talking is more important than thinking. If you are a nerd and want to touch many technologies, this might not be the place your are looking for. If you are an extrovert and know some technology you might be a good fit.

    Advice to Management

    Challenge your employees and get to know what other skills they might be good at. Listen.


  5. "Great environment and people to work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at RealDecoy full-time

    Pros

    * RealDecoy has a great culture and values
    * best people to work with
    * friendly and supportive management team
    * flexible dress code
    * fun environment (BBQs, Foosball table and PS3 in place, Waffles served on Friday)
    * good learning opportunity
    * Work-life balance, flexible working hours if you aren’t available for the average 9 - 5

    Cons

    The company has gone through some changes since the beginning of the year. The change initiative was generally implemented for the good of the company, however sometimes the need for change was not clear to everyone. This spreads doubt and fear among employees, especially for the change resistors.


  6. "Lacking consistency and competent leadership"

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

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

    Pros

    - the people are some of the best that I ever worked with
    - decent benefits and vacation

    Cons

    - lots of talk about change and continuous improvement with little actual change or improvement
    - indecision of what exactly their product offering is
    - HR depth and professionalism is lacking


  7. "Great Place to work"

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

    Pros

    Great people, good environment, emphasis on learning and work-life balance. Collaboration and sharing, teamwork. Positive environment. Growing. Travel if you like it.

    Cons

    Not everyone is ready for change as the company grows. The challenge will be to keep the close entrepreneurial culture.

  8. "A passenger during a transition"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Strong technology partners and interesting projects
    Relaxed and youthful atmosphere
    Work-life balance
    Learning opportunities and professional development
    The opportunity to be part of a growing professional services firm

    Cons

    There are many clans on islands, with very few bridges
    Workflow is best described as "fits and starts"
    The company's potential is tied to the leadership's ability to learn how to grow a company for the first time.

    Advice to Management

    The expansion into other regions leaves teams a fragmented and communication challenging. There probably is zero chance of over-communicating so opening the all channels couldn't hurt.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful people, great advancement opportunities, interesting work - what more could you ask for?"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Over my years with RealDecoy I've had the opportunity to work with wonderful people (both colleagues and clients), learn new technologies and skills, travel, provide input into improving the RD process as the company transitioned through exponential growth and tried my hand at 3 distinct roles. It has been a great experience!

    Cons

    Like any organization experiencing rapid growth, there have been bumps along the road. Processes and methodology have been evolving (with the purpose of providing a superior customer experience), which can be challenging; but it is all for the greater good.

    Advice to Management

    I hope that the RealDecoy management team continue to work at being as transparent and open as possible as we continue to grow and change. It makes all the difference!


  10. "RealDecoy has a great culture; filled with employees who love what they do and have fun while doing it."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Learning Culture - allows employees to expand their knowledge
    People - Hard working, driven, fun
    Growth - we are always growing; whether to new locations, adding new people to the team, or learning new technologies or processes - we never seem to slow down. This is exciting.

    Cons

    Need to solidify processes - progress has been made in the last six months to do so and we are headed in a great direction


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