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  • Great work-life balance and flexible work schedules (technology enables working remotely with ease) (in 8 reviews)

  • Flexible work hours, good work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "A company with Professional, Intelligent, Focused and Talented people!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Teradici full-time

    Pros

    One of the best hiring and interview processes I have experienced so far in 20+ years of my career! Once they find good talent and right person for the position they are both proactive and reactive! The entire process from my first telephone interview to getting an offer was managed very well and efficiently. The hiring manager and HR were super efficient, responsive and very cooperative. Am totally impressed! The work culture and environment is very friendly and everyone is super helpful. I love the work-Life balance! The entire Exec team is impressive and pretty strategic and focused!

    Cons

    None that I can think of as yet!!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! The new Platform will bring in lots of new opportunities. Continue hiring talented, smart, passionate and motivated people and continue building great team and thriving culture/environment :))

    Teradici Response

    May 25, 2016 – Recruitment Specialist

    Dear fellow Teradician,

    Thanks for choosing Teradici as a place to put your previous experience into work, further develop your skills, and grow your career. And thanks for recognizing the... More


  2. "Great Company if you love working in cutting-edge technology and building great software products"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Company has really excellent technology, and solid products that sell very well. It is currently positioned at the right place at the right time - the convergence of virtualization, cloud and mobility. Plans to build the portfolio of software products are solidly in place and being executed.

    Cons

    Company has a lot of products and it wants to focus all at the same time. Needs to prioritize and focus on the most strategic. You can't do all - even if you want to!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on hiring strong engineers! Continue the high level of investment in R&D.

  3. Helpful (10)

    "Potential but poorly managed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Passion, commitment and work ethics of most employees
    - Bright and talented individuals
    - Work-life balance
    - Competitive compensation

    Cons

    - Lack of organizational direction
    - Length of service by most senior management team (been on the job for way too long)
    - Lack of advancement and professional development opportunities
    - Too many firings over the last couple of years
    - Two rounds of layoffs in two years with another one most likely on the way as there's no money left in the bank
    - No new investors; limited to no funds left in the bank
    - Low sales numbers
    - Board of directors inability to make decisive decisions

    Advice to Management

    - Unwillingness to listen to criticisms and feedback; CEO tends to fire those that disagree with his vision. CEO needs to listen more to the company's directors and middle management
    - A major shake up in the senior management team is overdue; a new CEO is needed


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Teradici"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Teradici full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Collaborative team spirit in the organization.
    Industry leadership in the VDI industry
    Global, highly satisfied customer base.

    Cons

    Have yet to see any apart from the long Vancouver commute to/from the office.

    Advice to Management

    Well done. Keep it up !

    Teradici Response

    Apr 8, 2016 – Recruitment Specialist

    Thanks for making our day and sharing your employment experience with us and your fellow Glassdoor users. We strive to make Teradici a great place to work, learn and grow. As for the commute issue... More


  5. "Stimulating job with a healthy life work balance"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Teradici is a great place to work. A healthy life work balance is encouraged, and competitive compensation and benefits are offered. I work with many talented people and get to experience genuine comradery and tackle interesting problems on a daily basis. The company has an active social committee and very compassionate and flexible HR policies.

    Having previously worked in a satellite office I find it a benefit that the majority of employees are situated in one place. Transparency is practised across the company as a whole and employees are trusted with sensitive information up to and including the company’s balance sheet! Professional development is encouraged and the annual performance review process is reasonable.

    Teradici offers an interesting product line and is unique in the marketplace with its zero client solution. The company has some top tier customers, but through the Teradici Pervasive Computing Platform is able to support consumers of any size. Teradici has an excellent reputation and a lot of potential for further growth.

    Cons

    Engineering is spread a little thin especially in regards to the quality assurance capabilities of the group. On occasion teams have been forced to incur technical debt in order to deliver features on time. Recent initiatives have started to address both these issues, but there is still a ways to go.

    Historically there has been a bit of a silo mentality whereby teams do their own thing and don’t communicate well with one another. This issue is especially prevalent between the host and client groups, and unfortunately exacerbated as these teams are separated onto different floors.

    Advice to Management

    In general I’d say “keep up the good work”. I’ve seen positive changes over the last little while in regards to improving communication between groups. I believe the multi-day, engineering wide, release train planning sessions, although not the most fun events to attend, are proving beneficial. A bit more notice of all hands meetings would be good; it’s a little nerve wracking to be notified of a companywide meeting the week of. Finally I’d encourage management to keep pushing the envelope on the protocol to embrace emerging technologies sooner rather later.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great office environment, good pay, professionals to work with"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people working at Teradici at various departments are professionals and pleasant to work with, I would say 95%. Pay/benefit is very competitive and annual review process is fair and timely. The company is not afraid to pivot and always looking for an edge. Very cool technology to get involved for engineering and marketing as well. You get to use the technology you build everyday as part of IT setup (your desktop) so very cool. The application potential of the technology is immense. Opportunities to work with big partners like VMware, Amazon, Samsung, LG, etc are attractive. Lateral transfers are granted without negative nudges from managers. Great gym and shower facilities, allowing people to bike in and shower. Many active sports groups (soccer, jogging, yoga, squash, beech volleyball, table tennis, etc) exists so lunch time exercises are very enjoyable for those who wants to stay active. Lunch and working hours are very flexible so you can exercise and shower during lunch time. Burnaby office location is very convenient to drive into with lots of parking.

    Cons

    Of course, not everyone gets to go to the big meetings with big partners. It would be good if those opportunities are given for professional development. Teradici could be more competitive on RRSP matching.

    Advice to Management

    Keep developing your people outside of the expected work duties. Those are the key in having the people engaged and excited to come to work. Give more opportunities to those who seek them. Include them into product planning meetings for educational/profession/career development and start grooming them to be the next leader.

    Teradici Response

    Jun 17, 2016 – Recruitment Specialist

    Dear fellow Teradician,

    Thank you for recognizing your colleagues for their awesomeness, and positively commenting on Teradici’s pay/benefit competiveness, cool technologies (use what we build... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging yet very rewarding and enjoyable"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer II in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer II in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I initially joined Teradici as a Co-op student. I enjoyed it so much that I spent a solid 16 months working at the company and now I came back as a full-time employee! I guess what brought me back is a combination of a great working environment and relevant/challenging work. Another way to put this is that it doesn't feel like your just another tiny gear that is part of a much bigger machine!

    My experiences with my co-workers are very positive, and the managers are great people to work with/for. Overall, I am very pleased with Teradici.

    Cons

    None that I can think of. Nothing so far has left me with a negative feeling or thought.

    Advice to Management

    Management is doing a good job as far as I can tell so my only advise is to keep up the good work and keep us employees engaged with interesting work!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Teradici full-time

    Pros

    Great technology and excellent work environment. Most of employees are smart, talented and friendly and work well with each other as a team. Managers have reasonable and clear expectations from the employees and are open to suggestions. Excellent work-life balance and flexible hours.

    Cons

    At times it seems that managers of different teams don't communicate effectively with each other or are not fully aware of what their team is doing. This can result in confusion and makes cross team collaboration more difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication with each other and with their teams to improve cross team collaboration.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Incompetent management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Flexible work hours, good work-life balance.
    -Most developers and QE are great to work with.

    Cons

    -Managers are lazy, incompetent, inexperienced, and arrogant (some have all of these characteristics, others are blessed with just some).
    -Why am I even writing this review? Not because I expect any change to come from it. Just to vent. The biggest problem with management is they don't listen to developers.
    -They insist you work on a virtual desktop for development. They seem to randomly decide that certain developers can buy a real machine. Others buy their own.
    -No career advancement opportunities for developers. Team hierarchies are flat and are managed by a non-technical role (product owner). There are no technical roles for developers where they can stay on a team yet have some responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    Give developers more power and listen to them. Promote them to technical leadership positions where they can lead and have a say, but still do what they love (develop).


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Penny-wise and pound-foolish"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    People are top-notch both professionally and humanly.
    Good salaries.

    Cons

    An unpleasant feeling creeps in when the company acts hypocritically. Like announcing that it cannot sponsor the SunRun team while throwing out hundreds of thousands out of the window on the dead end projects.

    Last year there were 35 people taking part in the SunRun, so approximately $2,000 expense for a 50 million company.

    Advice to Management

    Taking people for fools breaks trust in Teradici as employer. We are going to leave, dignity is more important than money!


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