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Avigilon Overview

Vancouver, BC
1001 to 5000 employees
2004
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$100 to $500 million (CAD) per year
Competitors

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At Avigilon, a Motorola Solutions company, we help solve some of the biggest challenges around safety and physical security by developing advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and products that are used to help keep people, businesses and cities safe, including ... Read more

Avigilon Reviews

  • "A great company and an enjoyable work environment."

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    Former Employee - Systems Assembler in Richmond, BC
    Former Employee - Systems Assembler in Richmond, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avigilon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working as a team doing fast paced assembly. Learning how various security cameras are constructed. Monthly birthday celebrations. Occasional company BBQ.

    Cons

    You have to enjoy repetitive and fast paced work. There are constant production targets that have to be made. The night shift at the Richmond location finishes after the last bus of the day so a car may be required.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

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Avigilon Photos

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Avigilon Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Avigilon (Vancouver, BC) in October 2018.

    Interview

    Initial phone call with a software developer manager at the firm, general "getting to you know" type stuff on both sides. A couple of high level technical questions related to networking.

    A week later I went to a 3 x 1 hour face to face interviews at the office. Was quite clear that most of the interviewers were out to prove how much they knew at various topics. One interviewer kept deliberately trying to trip me up, by putting (incorrect) ideas into the conversation.

    Other interviewers asked me a whiteboarding a question (whiteboarding and paper questions are generally a big red flag for me) and said they would "collaborate with me to get to an answer", when I tried to discuss different potential solutions I was met with two blank stares - so much for collaboration.

    In the final interview I was told "I hate asking people to write code on paper, but please write the following program on paper..." - If you hate asking these type of questions, then why ask them?

    Avigilon gave pretty much the text book interview that's ruining the industry right now.

    Interview Questions

    • Very broad technical topics, from OS to networking to C++   Answer Question
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Avigilon Awards & Accolades

  • Profit 500 - Canada's Fastest Growing Companies, Profit 500, 2017
  • Finalist - Sports Venue: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Golden Eagle Award, 2017
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