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Toronto, ON (Canada)

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Pros
  • Great Team, great place to start a career (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Something you need to work overtime (in 2 reviews)

  • the company is customer orientated, somethings you may have high pressure because of time limit of customer requirement (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Company is not doing enough for employees."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - One of not many places to work in Toronto in HW.
    - Average market salary can be negotiated. Rarely above it.

    Cons

    - Company does not have technological edge anymore.
    - No significant compensation other than salary.
    - Salary is quite modest.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Professional staff, core technologies, moderate pressure environment, but no attention to management detail"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Possess really smart, professional and senior engineers, and core hardware technologies of SoC. Health care covered well and colleagues are grossly kind, easy-going and helpful

    Cons

    As a junior engineer in team, unclear responsibility reporting mechanism. It is not a modern entrepreneur's culture, but to say workshop's style.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance really depends on project and individual person,
    compensation is ok. time off policy is flexible.

    Cons

    don't know the value of this company yet, and company's culture as well.
    atmosphere in company is not so good. For employee, job is job and nothing more than that.


  4. "Hope it will get a new start"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of talent people who are willing to work hard.
    flexible working hours.

    Cons

    lack communication between management and employee


  5. "It is decent."

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    Current Employee - Graphics Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Graphics Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A company with strong technology capabilities.

    Cons

    The payment is lower than the market.

    Advice to Management

    The management need to be improved.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Good and bad place. Good start for new comer."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good collaborative colleagues. Good opportunities to learn technologies, especially low level firmware and device drivers.

    Cons

    Bad management. Very less stuff meeting. You don't know what you are fighting for. No vision for EE. No good process.

    Advice to Management

    Find a buyer to sell this company is the best fate.


  7. "Hard Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Flex time.
    - Small company, big ideas.

    Cons

    - No personal time.
    - Always on the go.

    Advice to Management

    Better vacation time and benefits.

  8. "lot of work, lot of new technology"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    lot of new skills to learn

    Cons

    Need over time from time to time
    Pay is lower than normal


  9. "not bad for new immigrant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is really not bad for new immigrant. Because it is very hard to get first professional experience in Canada.

    Cons

    But the payment is quite low comparing to other company. And because lots of OT there, you have no time to accompany your faimily.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "No family life, only work, good for immigrants with limited language skills"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots and lots of work, there is no way not to learn. My manager is easy going, always cheerful, easy to communicate to. They provide jobs to immigrants unlike most canadian companies. The founder is immigrant and is very intelligent person.

    Cons

    Since mostly immigrants works here, my project leader who is white always feels the need to assert himself. He often raises his voice which is very unpleasant. I feel he takes credit for the work that I performed because of my limited English skills. I don't know how to solve this problem otherwise all ok

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work in launching new products. Increase the compensation to match with the industry standard. Talk one to one with the team members and do not get fooled when immigrants can not speak up.


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