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RuggedCom Reviews

Updated July 3, 2017
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  1. "Middle of the road"

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    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer in Concord, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer in Concord, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Now that it has been bought by Siemens, all decisions seem to go through Germany.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more regional decision making and become more entrepreneurial.


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    "Company, Co-worker Review"

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    Former Employee - Electronic Technician in Vaughan, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Electronic Technician in Vaughan, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    The company and my former co-workers have no respect for other peoples privacy.
    They harassed me, bullied me, and violated my privacy. They are a bunch of peeping toms and perverts.

  3. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RuggedCom full-time

    Pros

    - Team leads are technical and hands on.
    - Good work culture.
    - No work Pressure.

    Cons

    - Low pay.
    - Things can be very unorganized at times.
    - No work from home.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to identify good growth strategies and involve employees to bring new ideas to the table.


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    "Software Developer"

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

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

    Pros

    Learn some new tech.
    Good benefits.

    Cons

    The department manger does not real respect employee.

    Advice to Management

    Don't play too much game.


  5. "Awesome company - R&D Point of View"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RuggedCom full-time

    Pros

    Run like a family business
    Great People
    Great flexibility

    Cons

    Recently bought by Siemens so there's no longer the family business feel. Before there was a direct relationship between individual efforts and the bottom line. That is you might put in an extra effort and see the result with a major design win which would result in greater profit for the company. Now this is disconnected as the Siemens process blocks this visibility. There used to also be a lot of flexibility but Siemens processes are very ridged and don't necessarily mesh with the old adaptable dynamic culture. I'm not saying Siemens is a bad thing; just different. Siemens brings more discipline along with its processes. Its up to the individual about what environment they prefer.

    Advice to Management

    Doing a great job given all the constraints; however I wouldn't under estimate the impact the Siemens way of doing things is having on R&D. IE don't assume R&D isn't fulfilling its requirements; more likely its the adjustment that's causing the issues. Keep going and keep as much of the Ruggedcom culture as possible - this is what made the company successful.


  6. "Alright if you are not bothered about growth"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not to much stress.
    Mostly stable job if you do the minimum expected of you.
    Great team and leads who are ready to help if you know what to ask.
    Good company to start not to stay

    Cons

    Usually work tends to be repetitive , not great for people who want to learn and love new challanges.
    Some managers are very micro managing,will not go well if you are a honest person who will tell what you feel is right.
    Culture not so great.
    Limited growth opportunities,Politics for credit is appalling.
    Salary

    Advice to Management

    Improve the culture in engineering especially testing team.Provide employees with potential to grow .
    Need a better process and mangers who will take on suggestions positively and promote work ethics


  7. "Positive Work Environment, Low Expectations"

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    Former Intern - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The management has, for the most part, an open door policy and is willing to hear about issues or problems you are facing, technical or otherwise.

    Pay was acceptable, but could be higher.

    Cons

    Projects for interns tends to be "make-work" and not very well defined.

    Deadlines for projects tend to be unrealistic. Not too short, but often too long, resulting in wasted development time.

    Advice to Management

    Improve time management of the employees under you.

    Have properly defined and non-make-work projects for interns - these are the people who you will be looking to hire when they finish their schooling.

  8. "RuggedCom was an amazing company but unfortunately they were forced to sell which changed everything"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people and great organization...care about their employees

    Cons

    Recently acquired by Siemens which may limit growth potential depending on your field

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain as much policies, procedures, and infrastructure as possible which made Ruggedcom great.


  9. "Very positive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Autonomy within the organization is great...

    Cons

    Weak management at times - poor communication


  10. "Very Friendly Environment, highly recommend to others wishing to gain experience in the industry."

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    Former Employee - Internship
    Former Employee - Internship
    Recommends

    Pros

    It is a very small company, and the relationships with senior management is almost family like. You will get to interact with every department in the company.

    Cons

    The work can become tedious at times. The work assignments allow for as much creativity as you want to make it.

    Advice to Management

    RuggedCom should seek to tighten the standard it has for its senior management. The level of expertise and enthusiasm among some of the managers can be questionable.