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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Private space for each employee, flexible working time

    Cons

    Less social network if you are expecting that.

    Safe Software Response

    Jan 17, 2017 – HR team member

    Most of our employees have said that the private office space is something they really value. One of the reasons that Safe will be moving to a new building (2018) is that we want to continue to offer... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A Fantastic Place to Work"

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

    Pros

    Friendly, intelligent co-workers. Owners who care deeply about their employees. Consistently innovating (read : exciting product!). There are not many employers out there who are so invested in their employees, and it truly shows. From the little things (such as free coffee/drinks) to the big things (asking for our opinion on big questions regarding the future of the company), there are so many ways that Safe demonstrates that each member of the team is valued. We also have our own offices, which is awesome :)

    Cons

    As others have stated, the location isn't ideal for everyone, but it is accessible by transit an by car.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you are doing.

    Safe Software Response

    Dec 22, 2016 – HR team member

    Thanks for such a great review, and for being part of our team! Safe is a pretty special place - the people and our products are truly amazing! With regards to the location - we are excited that... More

  3. Helpful (2)

    "great mid sized company"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Safe Software full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Having worked at a wide variety of companies of different sizes, I can say with confidence that very few employers create such an enjoyable working environment. Good people, interesting work.

    Cons

    Safe is not large enough to accommodate outrageous salaries, and the Newton location is not great for transit.

    Advice to Management

    It's going to be hard to maintain our core values during this period of rapid growth. Please be vigilant that we don't sacrifice culture for size.

    Safe Software Response

    Nov 25, 2016 – HR team member

    Glad to hear that your time with Safe has been so positive. A lot of thought goes into creating a positive work experience for the team so it is great to get that feedback. We definitely pay... More


  4. "Phenomenal gem"

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

    I worked at Safe Software full-time

    Pros

    Tucked away in Surrey is one of Vancouver's best places to work

    Cons

    Distance from easy to access food options

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Great job listening and responding to employees

    Safe Software Response

    Oct 27, 2016 – HR team member

    What a lovely note - thank you! We wish you success and happiness wherever life takes you.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "A great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Safe Software full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Safe provides a great work environment for its employees. The company is full of smart, friendly people and management encourages and promotes work life balance. Working at Safe provides a good balance the flexibility and excitement of working at a Start-up with the stability of a company that has been around for 20+ years.

    Cons

    Location may be inconvenient for some, there is a lack of nearby amenities.

    Safe Software Response

    Oct 1, 2016 – HR team member

    It is pretty cool that Safe has managed to maintain the same sense of excitement that started almost a quarter of a century ago (wow!). It's true that we aren't located in the middle of a... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic People and an Awesome Environment"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Safe Software (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's an amazing environment filled with smart passionate people who all want to create the best product possible. As a result everyone is open and willing to help each other; we all work as a team and strive for success.
    There is also a wonderful balance between work and life to help keep employees happy and healthy. There are a number of groups and activities that happen including board game nights, lunch time sports, and monthly catered meals for us all to socialize.

    Cons

    Offices are in Surrey so transit time may be an issue; thankfully there is a shuttle bus from the skytrain to the business park.

    Safe Software Response

    Oct 7, 2016 – HR team member

    It's great to read yet another great review of Safe. We were chatting the other day with an employee about the positive feedback that the company has on Glassdoor. They said they hope that the people... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company culture"

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

    I have been working at Safe Software full-time

    Pros

    Safe Software is a fantastic company. The co-founders and managers genuinely care about employees and customers, and it’s exciting to be part of an organization doing research and development on the leading edge of data technology. Creativity, innovation, and teamwork are encouraged at Safe and initiative is recognized. It’s a very inspiring place to work.

    Major pros include generous benefits, smart and hardworking colleagues, an in-office gym, flexible schedules, and many opportunities for professional development.

    If you’re looking for a rewarding job, I highly recommend working for Safe.

    Cons

    The office location is a bit of a commute from Vancouver, but there are multiple bus routes and a shuttle that runs from the skytrain.

    Safe Software Response

    Sep 15, 2016 – HR team member

    It is great to learn that you find Safe to be an inspiring and rewarding place to work. Thanks for letting us know. While it's true that we are not located in Vancouver, and you face a bit of a... More

  8. "Great culture - Great product"

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

    I have been working at Safe Software full-time

    Pros

    Don and Dale (founders of Safe Software - 20+ years) know how to get along with each other and employees. Their love for the product (FME) and care for employees shines. I have never worked at a more friendly and caring workplace. I love that everyone has a separate office with a door that can be closed. Great that everyone here understands/respects that sometimes deep thoughts require quiet. Love the communal lunch room, lounge, gym and games room. The location in Surrey is perfect - I live in Surrey and bike to work.

    Cons

    After drinking the free Safe Software coffee, coffee made at home is no longer attractive :)

    Advice to Management

    Experiment with working remote

    Safe Software Response

    Sep 9, 2016 – HR team member

    Agreed! Our product - FME - rocks! The culture at Safe is pretty amazing, as is the excellent quality of our caffeinated beverages. Your suggestion of experimenting with a remote working model is... More


  9. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance is amazing. Flex time was a great way to take the time as you needed it.
    The place is full of developers so it's easy to take an idea from inception to production quickly.

    Cons

    The location isn't ideal, there isn't much to eat nearby.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, I couldn't think of any other cons even.

    Safe Software Response

    Jul 20, 2016 – HR team member

    We are glad to hear that you enjoyed you time with us and we will definitely "keep doing what we're doing". Work life balance is an important part of the Safe culture!


  10. "Co-op"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, everyone is very helpful, great perks

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say about Safe

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Safe Software Response

    Aug 18, 2016 – HR team member

    It's always nice to get such positive feedback. We really enjoy working with the interns who spend time with us. You are a very important part of our team!


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