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Vena Solutions Overview

Toronto, ON
201 to 500 employees
2011
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Changing the world by changing the way companies manage their business.

Vena Solutions redefines how companies manage their business. Vena combines a centralized database, sophisticated workflow, powerful reporting and advanced analytics with Microsoft Excel ... Read more

Mission: Empower people to work the way they think:

Vena was founded on the belief that the technologies people know and love should be incorporated into their businesses, especially when business complexities become more sophisticated. We’ve turned a ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Learn about our CEO, Don: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ9nT

    From fishermen's insurance to finance CEO: Lessons from a serial software salesman

    From fishermen's insurance to finance CEO: Lessons from a serial software salesman Back in high school, one of my first summer jobs was selling insurance to fishermen in Nova Scotia. I would literally have to walk down to a fisherman's dock and try to sell a policy for cash.

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Vena Solutions – Why Work For Us?


Organizations of every size rely heavily on spreadsheets to drive business processes. People love their flexibility, easy to use modeling capabilities, raw analytic power and many options for enhancing reports with charts and graphs.

 However, spreadsheets are limited. Companies need a more robust, secure and collaborative environment than Microsoft® Excel® to protect data integrity and improve process efficiency.

 The team that started Vena Solutions spent many years at leading software companies, including Oracle, SAP and IBM, developing and implementing corporate performance management (CPM) solutions that replaced spreadsheets. They noticed the pain, costs and work-arounds associated with solutions that force people to stop using Excel.

 Vena’s founders knew there had to be a better way.

 As a result, they created a CPM solution that closes the gap between Excel and the functionality of traditional corporate performance management solutions.

 Vena is a cost-effective, user-friendly and easy to implement corporate performance management solution that ties the power and flexibility of Excel to a secure, centrally managed application.

 While other solutions replace existing spreadsheets with inflexible applications, Vena’s web-based software leverages your spreadsheets so you can experience the best of both worlds with no compromises.



About Vena

Vena is one of Canada’s fastest growing companies.  Our solution leverages leading-edge technology to provide a simple solution to the problems that businesses face every day. We are passionate about continuous technological evolution, innovation and teamwork, and are constantly looking for people who share these passions and want to be part of a company with an exceptionally bright future.

About You

  • You love to be continually challenged with new, exciting and complex problems.
  • You solve problems and challenges with robust, yet easy-to-use solutions.
  • You leverage critical and creative thinking skills, in addition to your knowledge and experience, to deliver results that exceed expectations.
  • You love working with and learning from a closely-knit team that includes the best and the brightest in the industry.
  • You continually pursue learning, take calculated risks and are tenacious in finding answers.
  • You explore options outside the box to succeed where others have failed.

About Our Technology

Our technology stack is constantly evolving because we foster a creative environment where there are many opportunities to take ownership and grow Vena’s product ecosystem.

Vena Solutions Reviews

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  • "Fast growing, receptive and responsive workplace with typical rapid growth challenges"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
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    I have been working at Vena Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lack of red tape, if you need something to do your job need multiple levels of approval. The company responds to critical feedback or suggestions for improvement quickly and implements them where it makes sense. The people are collaborative and smart. The challenges are fun and it allows for rapid career growth. Work-life balance is heavily promoted and encouraged.

    Cons

    Lack of resources in key areas of the business and a lack of understanding why certain roles are critical. There is more Vena could do to improve the perception that we're a sales over product company.

    Advice to Management

    Company culture starts with management. While Vena is invested in making the company better overall I think more can be done to hold leaders to account where they or their employees behave unprofessionally.

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Vena Solutions Photos

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Vena Solutions Interviews

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    Business Development Representative Interview

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Vena Solutions (Toronto, ON) in August-2016.

    Interview

    Interview was fairly casual. You still need to be prepared to explain your experience and why you would be a good fit. You should do research ahead of time on their offering. Very intelligent team. Overall good interview and positive experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Roleplay introductory phone call   1 Answer
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Vena Solutions Awards & Accolades

  • Companies to Watch, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50, 2013
  • Stratus Award - Finalist, Business Intelligence Group, 2015
  • 20 Most Promising Corporate Finance Tech Providers, CIO Review, 2015
  • Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, 2016
  • Cloud Award Winner 2017 - 2018, The Cloud Awards, 2018
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