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Updated Jun 6, 2017

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2.6
17%
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Nancy S. Gougarty
8 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible schedule, great work life balance(in 7 reviews)

  • "Head office is not in some faraway land, it's right here in Vancouver(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Excessive turnover rate in upper management(in 4 reviews)

  • "poor management, organization changes every 3 months, no vision, no direction(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      company review

      Sep 11, 2015 -  in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Located in Vancouver and technology based company. Nice office location which is not in downtown Vancouver. Good work life balance. Good training available.

      Cons

      Very unstable. Not good change management in difficult times. Very political and difficult to get promoted or raise in compensation. Average salaries are very low compare to industry.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    2. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Good work life balance. Not much else.

      Jun 6, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance good. Reasonable PTO.

      Cons

      Company just doesn't know how to make money. Favors new product development over selling current products.

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great experience however the company is at a cross roads

      May 23, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great salary/benefits (health and dental, RRSP matching) Great co-workers (willing to help out if you ask) Good work life balance (flex hours, work from home, etc)

      Cons

      transition from a start up to a multinational public company has been bumpy Lack of communication from Executive team to rest of company - they use town halls to sugar coat what is happening. There were a bunch of layoffs in 2013 and I haven't heard any senior exec even acknowledge that they happened.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Average place to work

      Oct 16, 2015 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits are good (extended health; paid time off) Great location Work life balance encouraged

      Cons

      No maternity leave No job security - company going through a slump, no transparency

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      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Bad management lacking strategy, vision and discipline

      May 12, 2014 - Design Engineer in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There is some flexibility in terms of work life balance. The coworkers are nice for the most part. The pay and perks are good, but not great.

      Cons

      The pompous management is Westport's demise. They are constantly reacting to various crisis instead of planning ahead. Every week they appoint someone new to a VP position with hopes of performing a miracle. They fall flat on their face and burn more investor money in the process. They have most of their eggs in the wrong baskets. Internal communication is nearly nonexistent and everybody is constantly caught by surprise.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      Good learning experience

      Feb 6, 2014 - Anonymous Intern 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible schedule, great work life balance

      Cons

      Pay is low, no mentoring/minimal feedback on the work you do. Not much training either. Office environment is too dull

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    7. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Revolving door, terrible management, no focus. STAY AWAY!!!

      May 12, 2014 - Design Engineer in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Good coworkers - OK benefits - OK work/life balance

      Cons

      - Arrogant engineering managers with no university degrees, no ability to lead and no clue about the products, market or projects - Promotions are given based on favouritism and who you kiss up to, NOT performance - Terrible HR department - No sense of responsibility and accountability ANYWHERE in the company. Quick to blame everyone else

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      9 people found this review helpful
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