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INTERSECT Overview

Toronto, ON
51 to 200 employees
2008
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Computer Hardware & Software
$5 to $10 million (CAD) per year
We want to be Where Business Meets the Future..

INTERSECT delivers mobile and IoT product strategy, design thinking, and engineering excellence for businesses that want to get ahead. We deliver experiences that inspire the next generation of ... Read more

Company Updates

  • We are incredibly proud to announce that Intersect had been named one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures for 2019 by Waterstone Human Capital.

    Our people have been the key ingredient for success since day one and through 2 acquisitions, a constantly evolving business, and a lot of growth, we know that the fact we haven’t lost the Intersect way is what continues to make us successful.

    Our number one goal is fostering the curiosity and innovation ingrained in our identity. From attracting world class talent, to building incredible products, talent shows, dragon boating and our community initiatives, we put 100% into every task at hand.

    Thank you again to the team at Waterstone Human Capital for this great honour!

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INTERSECT – Why Work With Us?


We deliver mobile and IoT product strategy, design thinking, and engineering excellence for businesses that want to get ahead.

Move Faster

RAPID PROTOTYPING

We help Fortune 500 companies think and act like a start-up.

Build Smarter

PRODUCT STRATEGY

Grow your business and brand with game-changing products.

Drop Jaws

PRODUCT DESIGN

Design smarter and create beauty in your business.

Create the Future

PRODUCT ENGINEERING

Build fast and build right. Launch secure and scalable products that work for you and your customer.

FLEXIBLE HOURS AND UNLIMITED VACATION POLICY

Need a break? No problem. Employees can take time off in the way that works best for them and their teams. Work remotely when you need to.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Comprehensive extended health care coverage, energy pod, and standing desks. Take care of yourself.

FUN

Off-site adventures, ping-pong, unique traditions, monthly birthday celebrations, Fancy Fridays, Lunch & Learns.

OFFICE MEALS

Catered lunches, healthy snacks, freshly-ground coffee, and Beer O’Clock

TOWN HALL

To stay connected we have weekly town halls to celebrate milestones, share updates, welcome new hires, present apps of the week, and crown the QA Star of the Week.

WORKATION

We like to work hard and play hard, and as such we offer yearly Workations for employees to unwind and spend non-work time with coworkers.

INTERSECT Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "My favourite horses"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Toronto, ON
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    I have been working at INTERSECT full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's cliched amongst tech companies at this point, but Intersect is the best culture I've everworked in.

    Intersect actively seeks out opportunities for learning, personal growth and inclusion for their team members. We have weekly lightning talks that cover every topic from LGBTQ rights/history to biomimicry, all the way over to other super important topics why 'I lost in fantasy football'. We also have more industry-focused lunch and learns to get team members informed on trends in design, tech, and business in general.

    Management (from the CEO down) is very down to earth, transparent and care about every person at the company. Further to this, I've never experienced a tech leadership team so committed to every aspect of their developer's well being. Tech + Design leads hold weekly one on ones with every person in their pod, and I can't undersell how important that is to everyone here. In all honesty, the management team at Intersect are equally well equipped to help you learn and grow as a professional and make you laugh your *ss off.

    There are always lots of weekly/monthly activities to take part in, both official and unofficial. We've recently broken out our social committee into four groups focused on creating initiatives focused on helping team members live, give, play, learn MORE.

    We're growing. A lot. There is a lot of opportunities for career growth, and you'll meet SO MANY smart, interesting, caring human beings here.

    Cons

    We're growing. A lot. There are a lot of changes going on as we transition, and it's difficult to know exactly what shape we'll take on the other side

    We we're recently acquired, and while our company always felt like a hot rod zipping down the track, it now feels a little like someone strapped a jet engine to our ride and pressed ignition. What this means is that our size, people, and processes are constantly in flux.

    You have to be adaptable to feel comfortable in an environment like that.

    Advice to Management

    We've been lucky so far that the hires we've made that enable us to scale have had a positive effect on our company culture, please keep this responsible growth plan going forward.

    Agency work is stressful, and we need to exercise every opprotunity to reward our teams and individuals for the hard work and sacrifices they make to get us across the finish line.

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INTERSECT Photos

INTERSECT photo of: Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures award 2019
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INTERSECT Interviews

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    Web Interface Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at INTERSECT (Toronto, ON) in April 2019.

    Interview

    A phone screen, followed by 3 in-person interviews with different members of the team. There was a general whiteboarding exercise in one of the interviews, that was more to determine my way of thinking than my specific coding skills. I was able to walk through projects that I built and talk about challenges that I faced, and what I would do differently. All the interviews felt more like conversations, everyone was really nice to talk to and even if I didn't get an offer I would have been happy because I get serious test anxiety so I was so glad to not have to go through an intense timed coding test.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the most difficult challenge in the last codebase you worked on?   Answer Question
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