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Updated Jan 6, 2021

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3.6
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Sierra Wireless President and CEO Kent Thexton (no image)
Kent Thexton
29 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work environment, Great colleagues(in 16 reviews)

  • "They have a good work life balance(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "It's in the middle of nowhere in Richmond(in 5 reviews)

  • "Growth opportunity can be limited if you are not digging yourself in the opened internal position(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Be very aware before choosing to work here

      Mar 1, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Salary is above industry average for Vancouver - One of the well-known tech brands in the Vancouver area - Global footprint - you get to work with colleagues from different continents (Europe, Asia, US-North America) - Undergoing aggressive transformation - very exciting time for those who enjoys lots of change happening concurrently - Along with this there are a lot of exciting and challenging projects, which is great for building out a career - Everyone works very hard. Definitely no place for slackers. - Always finding innovative ways to do more with less - Subsidized cafeteria

      Cons

      - With transformation brings a lot of uncertainty for the future of this company. - This company expects you to work, and you work a lot. Things move very fast here. People are sacrificing their livelihood and health. There are literally people getting sick because of it. Go to a different company for work-life balance - Too many VPs, Sr Directors, Directors, and Managers. As a result - lots of chiefs moving in too many directions. Not all chiefs are equal in competence. - As a 2nd result, there are lots of fighting between departments. Also lots of fighting within departments. Culture is becoming toxic. - Recent layoffs driving down morale and going through massive cost cutting. - Other than the salary and health benefits, the perks are severely lacking compared to other tech companies - It's in the middle of nowhere in Richmond. If the bridge goes wrong then expect to be stuck in traffic if you're outside of Richmond - Other than work, this company hasn't shown much that it cares about the employees. Seems like anyone is expendable - High turnover, especially at sr management level - Office layout is outdated and the cafeteria food sucks (although subsidized) - No real effort put into company culture. It's mostly work and go home. Not a 'fun' company by any stretch of the imagination. - Entrenched in waterfall mindset. Management hasn't fully grasp agile practices. - Have to be in meetings in European and Asian timezones from time to time

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    2. 4.0
      Former Contractor

      Good Internship

      Jan 6, 2021 - Student in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good work environment, Great colleagues

      Cons

      Office in middle of nowhere

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great leadership no room for growth

      Jun 16, 2020 - Sales in Richmond, BC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great team, leadership, benefits, decent pay, easy job

      Cons

      No growth, office is in the middle of nowhere, not much diversity

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      Sierra Wireless Response

      Human Resources

      Sorry to hear that you found that your career development was not supported, but really appreciate your feedback. We will take it onboard.

    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Sales

      Oct 26, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Great looking business model and very Smart/hardworking CEO - Good Coffees! Free Espresso - Fair benefits - Huge Cubical/Great office space, PCs and etc - You can retire there if you pretend-working

      Cons

      - it's the worst company to work for if you have little bit of Natural Sales talent (Sales instincts) or even ambition to become a Sales professional (there are no selling involved in their process just dialings and shooting in the dark) - Inside Sales management act and look like Aliens (except one or two). It's the only Sales Management team (in Tech-world) that even haven't sold a peanut and doesn't have any direct sales skills. - I've over-heard a manager that relates SALES to cashiering/Customer Service in retail chain stores ... Some of the things you over-hear are comical and there are people there working for years that cannot put 2-3 cohesive sentences together over the phone - Politics is strong - Place has ZERO/NO Culture! - It is in middle of nowhere in Richmond, There is nothing around you ...

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      3 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Sierra wireless

      Apr 18, 2017 - Inside Sales in Richmond, BC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      I enjoy working as an inside sales rep for Sierra wireless. Leads are provided, little to no cold calling. Management is hands on without being overbearing. Great subsidized cafeteria options and ride plans available.

      Cons

      Not very social, it's in the middle of nowhere in Richmond.

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      1 person found this review helpful

      Sierra Wireless Response

      Senior HR Advisor

      We’re happy to hear you’re enjoying your work! Our social committee and wellness program both provide social opportunities during and outside of work hour. Definitely more to come!

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