SOTI Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2020

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3.0
52%
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61%
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SOTI President & CEO Carl Rodrigues
Carl Rodrigues
168 Ratings
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  • "Would it be nice if we can work from home some times(in 10 reviews)

  • "If the upper management does not understand your role (which is more common than expected), you will be stuck completing menial tasks(in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting Times, Extraordinary Talent, Future is Bright!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Rogers, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sound and Passionate Leadership Culture of Excellence & Growth Deep and Diverse Cast of Committed Talent Laser-focused on Customer Happiness Endless Opportunities to Learn & Grow Customers Praise our Products and Support

    Cons

    Hyper fast-paced, very demanding - making time to consistently learn, train, learn and train more.

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  2. "OK"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Software Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SOTI for more than a year

    Pros

    - Work from home allowed (though not encouraged)

    Cons

    - At times felt like they had no direction or not a clear direction


  3. Helpful (26)

    "TITANIC with Leonardo the COO"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at SOTI full-time

    Pros

    Leaving SOTI is the most positive thing you can do. You fired and lost the best Talents!!

    Cons

    You already hit the Iceberg! You are not listening to your key people... Well you running out of key people... Good luck.

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  4. Helpful (17)

    "The other negative reviews have hit the ail on the head"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SOTI full-time

    Pros

    Cool and growing industry to work in. Lots of growth and potential to work on exciting projects

    Cons

    Terrible leadership - in my time there the company was a ship without a strong captain. It all starts from the top and when you have a leader that tries to micromanage nothing really does get done. Lack of professionalism - the biggest gripe with SOTI is that many times I saw a complete disrespect of employees and professionalism. For example, on more than one occasion I've seen a manager yell at their subordinate in front of the entire office. This was likely a scare tactic but uninspiring as the managers only real experience was 'managing' a retail store.

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    SOTI Response

    September 24, 2015HR Generalist

    Dear reviewer, Thank you for providing us with your feedback on our company. We are in a period of rapid growth and change within the organization. Since 2013, we have implemented multiple leadership development programs specifically training on how to have difficult conversations, as well as providing feedback to employees. SOTI fortunate to have managers who put a lot of care into ensuring that employees are set up to succeed day to day. We have a dedicated team that contributes to effective training practices to ensure that our leaders have the skills to develop their teams. Surely, as we have transitioned from a start-up environment to established and successful business, we have experienced growing pains as a result of the rapid growth. At SOTI, we continuously strive to become better than we were yesterday, and have a committed team of employees working towards a common goal. We will continue to work on building and strengthening our team. Best Regards, Gurvir Bains, CHRP, HR Generalist

  5. Helpful (4)

    "Great steppingstone"

    3.0
     

    I have been working at SOTI

    Pros

    Lots of teams, lots of talent in the company

    Cons

    Not enough compensation for the hours owrked

  6. Helpful (19)

    "A company driving itself into the ground."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SOTI full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Networking for a new job and No accountability. There is a lot of milk and cream for your coffee in the fridge.

    Cons

    Employees are leaving faster than they can hire. (Approx 4-6 a week). In a recent announcement the CEO clearly stated he will never sell, he will never ask for VC funding or ever go public. In the same announcement he introduced employee stocks. If you want money, I guess that's where you go to get it. Ask your employees. If SOTI is accelerating down, the CEO just jumped on the gas pedal.

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  7. Helpful (18)

    "This company has not changed. Run!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SOTI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I have nothing positive to report about working here.

    Cons

    Lack of direction and organization. Complete chaos internally with no real management structure, no job role definitions, metrics, etc. All titles are powerless unless you are the owner of the company. No ability to execute perceived job role due to lack of support internally and needing to work with equally disgruntled employees.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Ok company to work for"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Has good product and solid customer base Our manager was really nice guy YMMV Mississauga location is so good for commuting and settling down with family Recently revamped benefits are nice.

    Cons

    They don't like work from home. It's not the manager, this is coming from the top. It is always like this. In COVID-19, as someone mentioned, they let the kids into office when schools were closed and asked employees to take turns tending to them. Is it needed? This is a pattern, not one-time incident. Now they are planning to get employees to office as soon as possible. What is the hurry? Why do you hate WFH so much? If it's like this in COVID19, think about normal times. There is mistrust from management about employees, they now made us do 2 standups (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) in covid19 because we are working from home. Top management calls the shots, the hierarchy is there even though it's small company relatively. I personally don't care about that, but people who are very proactive in sharing ideas and discussing "why somethings need to be done that way" etc are going to get frustrated. Overall it's an okay company to work for, don't expect anything cool, just do what management wants you to do and you will be fine. Many people in the company are there for long haul as it's in Mississauga and is very very convenient for many people, so you will make some good friends.

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  9. COVID-19
    Helpful (7)

    "Top-down order and micromanagement"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SOTI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Revenue growing, though impacted by COVID-19 Benefits improved Core product is good

    Cons

    Directors are tasked to write reviews on Glassdoor. High turn over rate and short tenure, including even VP level Salary 10-20% lower than market Hiring bias toward specific ethnicity. Politics Micromanagement everywhere. Some non-competent mid managers.

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  10. COVID-19

    "Loving my work..a new experience every day"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior UI Developer in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team, helpful leaders, high recognization for performers, and performance driven approach for the promotion. Amazing support in the current epidemic and flexibieity towards team members

    Cons

    Not good for below average team members

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