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Absolute Reviews

Updated Jun 4, 2019

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Christy Wyatt
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  • "A lot of pressure from senior management, especially quarter end(in 7 reviews)

  • "Dischord at the C-level: personal agendas seem to trump strategic objectives(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Java Developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Absolute

    Pros

    You will have chance to work with a lot of talents and gain experience from the expert in Canada and Vietnam team. The culture and activities in Absolute are various and exciting.

    Cons

    Code quality is not so good. There are so many technical debt.

    Absolute2018-07-04
  2. "Great work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends

    I have been working at Absolute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great location & work environment, nice ppl

    Cons

    person do well should not be under paied

    Absolute2019-05-16
  3. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Absolute full-time

    Pros

    Great company, great people and great product! Good process.

    Cons

    Too many managers and sometimes it is hard to follow.

    Absolute2019-04-18
  4. Helpful (3)

    "declining company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Absolute full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very unique core product. Require state-of-art development .

    Cons

    laundering money is major business from 2015, as a result development stopped, core team was kicked out. One of core team member with experience of 15+ years was treated so badly they he died shortly after contract termination.

    Advice to Management

    no advice for a crooks

    Absolute2019-05-18
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Absolute full-time

    Pros

    leaving at the end of the day

    Cons

    no energy or smiles anywhere. just a general feeling of malaise

    Absolute2019-04-12
  6. Helpful (6)

    "There are way better opportunities outside Absolute"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Absolute

    Pros

    Great location and great office

    Cons

    Never join if you have an equivalent opportunity out there. No one recognize your talent and you will be under lots of pressure since day one. Beware!!! No one knows what company is doing and which direction they will be following. Since it came under new management they keep laying off people

    Absolute2019-03-13
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Development"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Absolute full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Weekly Snacks, monthly pizzas and unlimited drinks. Whistler trip yearly mostly subsidized. Christmas party and Children's Christmas party and Flexible hours. Bentall building with renovated office space.

    Cons

    Too many PMs. No promotion for "Doers". Expected OT with no pay (industry standard). Yearly layoffs in the summer for the past 4 years and a couple of minor ones here and there. Open office <-- Decision makers this does not work for developers!!!

    Advice to Management

    Many years ago when the owner was still in charge things were good. But then he retired and things started to go downhill. I've been in the industry (and this company) long enough to see everything. The "doers" are the people (Devs and QAs) who go on their business and do their work they will never get promoted. Only the "talkers" will get promoted (PMs and BAs). One exception to this, there is one team manager...

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    Absolute2019-02-11
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work if you don't mind the job risk"

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    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Absolute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work and learn Managers are done of the best I've seen Lots of internal activities to take part in Yearly Whistler trip is fun

    Cons

    Lots of job cuts has happened and probably will continue Hey used to seeing people come and go, almost as if it's routine and normal Benefits could have been better Increments and benefits aren't that good Not many new things to learn after working for a couple of years Hard to convince manager to try out new things QAs still doing a lot of manual testing. Automation is last on the list

    Advice to Management

    It's not always about the money There are many good practices that can be followed and will be better for the product in the long run

    Absolute2018-11-28
  9. "Great Vancouver software company"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Absolute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very collegial staff, interesting product suite , supportive work environment, generous benefit plan, lots of interesting perks

    Cons

    Opportunity for advancement was uneven. Some managers provided level up promotions for their staff, and others didn't put the effort into it.

    Advice to Management

    The culture of Absolute is strong. It made working there pleasurable and interesting. The effort put into the culture definitely pays dividends in employee satisfaction.

    Absolute2018-10-11
  10. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - N/A 
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Absolute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good company to start, people are nice and help each other, work / life balance

    Cons

    not as good as before

    Advice to Management

    keep good local employee

    Absolute2018-10-17
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