- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
Employees rate Vancouver 3% higher than the overall average
I knew ATA is one of the best tech companies to work for in Vancouver. So, my expectations were pretty high when I joined. Nevertheless, my experience working here has far exceeded my expectation.
Growing opportunities, both technical and product, are ample . Engineers are expected to work on all aspects of products and have ownership. Engineers aren't pigeon holed into tiny areas of repetitive work. It is challenging, but at the same time, very rewarding. Employees have budgets for professional growth.
Compensation is top notch and fair. No low-balling. Annual compensation reviews and adjustments to keep it competitive(I got a raise because of this, a month after start working here. Didn't ask for it. Didn't know that's a thing. Such a sweet surprise.) Great benefits and work life balance. Work from home is okay. Hours are flexible.
Work environment is great. Top-of-line hardware, height adjustable desks and almost any stuff you might need are provided. People team does a great job taking care of people. There are fun events, catered lunches, e.t.c. You get to know people you're working with and be actual friends. We just moved into a new office. Now that everyone is on the same floor, it makes the atmosphere even better.
Learning curve is steep. Engineers are expected to be generalists, meaning they should be comfortable learning new tech and ship code. It requires people to go out of comfort zone, a lot.
Catered lunch is only on Wednesday. Going out for lunch feels like a waste of time to me sometimes. But exploring restaurants is also enjoyable too. Oh well.
I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at A Thinking Ape (Vancouver, BC).
Applied through the university co-op program. Got selected for an in-person interview. They gave me a tour of the office before moving onto two rounds of 30 minute technical interviews. Only technical questions were asked. There was a primary interviewer and another shadowing.