Attabotics Reviews

Updated Apr 30, 2021

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Wonderful company to work for! New leadership is great!

    Apr 30, 2021 - General in Calgary, AB
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    Pros

    It's a really fast paced environment, cool technology, great culture and great people! Very flexible, very inclusive (gender neutral bathrooms, accepts everyone for who they are). People who succeed here like to think outside of box, like new challenges and like fast/agile environments. Office is dog friendly, Attabotics offers really good benefits and unlimited vacation.

    Cons

    If you are just looking for a paycheck this probably isn't the company for you.

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Could be a great place if someone stepped aside

    Mar 29, 2021 - Engineer in Calgary, AB
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    Pros

    There are some really great people here. The concept is actually really good, and has a lot of potential. This means there are a lot of problems that need to be solved. You have a lot of flexibility in finding something to do that you enjoy. The benefits are reasonable for a tech company.

    Cons

    The biggest issue is the “leadership” team (quotes used because the majority don’t lead). The executive team in particular has a lot of challenges and is completely disconnected from the reality of running a company. The CEO is the root of the issues; he is unable to admit he is out of his depth and has been the cause of a lot of issues. He also can act like a 4 year old, throwing (very vocal) temper tantrums because he doesn’t like to be held accountable. The shame is that if he simply stepped aside, the work could be orders of magnitude better. After that point, the fake directors, VPs and C-suite people would be quickly found out to be frauds and swept aside. The other issue is compensation (especially in the context of how they spend money). Don’t expect to make money here. You’ll be told to drink the koolaid about how you will be changing the world. But those words don’t pay a mortgage or childcare. The equity package is nowhere near competitive.

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    7 people found this review helpful
  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Amazing new company

    Apr 13, 2021 - Team Lead in Calgary, AB
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    Pros

    Good benefits and compensation. As well, the managers take care of their teams and respective branches of the company. There is always an abundance of help from both peers and other teams when it come time to problems solve, learn, or execute on projects. There’s excellent leadership here and many opportunities to grow. The product is cutting edge and fascinating to see in action!

    Cons

    It’s a startup, so not every process is documented and detailed yet. Some people have trouble taking accountability for their shortfalls, and sometimes pass blame for not succeeding onto others

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  4. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Sinking Ship

    Apr 19, 2021 - Manager in Calgary, AB
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    Pros

    Most of the people without titles are great and there is good peer to peer collaboration in problem solving. The concept was good and had a lot of potential if only qualified and skilled individuals had been put in leadership roles.

    Cons

    Long overdue for a deep cleaning of poor leadership. Temper tantrums, scapegoating and impulsive decision making are hallmarks of the CEO. Jen and the “people and culture” team have zero people skills and have cultivated such a negative hostile culture that people are constantly on edge. They are all more focused on giving the impression of a great work environment rather than actually making positive changes. The leadership and business teams do not listen to qualified engineers, let alone data, regarding the systems capabilities and issues. All they are doing is selling hype which is wearing off. You know the ship is sinking when the C-suite is no longer concerning themselves with building and maintaining a sustainable business and are instead marketing themselves in the media as successful tech leaders. Buyer beware.

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    6 people found this review helpful
  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Unbelievable Potential

    Apr 19, 2021 - Manager in Calgary, AB
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    Pros

    Great opportunity to re-invent how supply chain is currently being done. Lots of opportunity to be innovative. Get to work with smart people.

    Cons

    Very fast-paced, this doesn't work well for everyone.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Challenging and Exciting

    Apr 13, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    The company is on the cusp of some very exciting opportunities. Future outlook is strong. I work with a great team, and the work from home flexibility is great.

    Cons

    There is a lot going on; it can be challenging juggling all of the work.

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  7. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Worst Leadership Team I've worked for

    Apr 7, 2021 - Director in Calgary, AB
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    Pros

    Lots of opportunity if you can find it, teams have lots of great individuals, easy to stand out because the bar is low, easy to fly under the radar because of low accountability

    Cons

    Leadership doesn't seem to know hat they are doing, lots of infighting and competition internally, lack of any cohesive plan (lots of vision, no execution). Lip service paid to culture, using all of the things you'd read in a start up book circa ten years ago - very cliche. Lack of automony

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    4 people found this review helpful
  8. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Submissive to Corrupt and Egocentric Only Need Apply

    Mar 19, 2021 - Group Leader 
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    Pros

    There are great people in the organization if it let them solve the many problems that exist.

    Cons

    Leadership (especially the CEO and HR Team) are corrupt liars that will stab their company people in the back. They will smile to your face but have no regard for you as a human. Raised millions this year but released people of colour, people with physical disabilities and people with developmental disabilities as a much higher percentage of the working population. Definitely using grant money from the City and other sources without oversight.

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    10 people found this review helpful
  9. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Amazing technology, great people, horrific leadership

    Feb 4, 2021 - Senior Engineer in Calgary, AB
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    Pros

    The inspiring vision and cool technology keeps you engaged. The average employee is incredible.

    Cons

    What a mess! The pay is shabby and no one is at the helm. For a company with such a bright future the culture is depressingly toxic and begins and is exacerbated by the top. The CEO is is very hard to work with and has issues. He's extremely rude to his employees, especially if you're an engineer, and seems to feel threatened easily. He only surrounds himself with people that agree with him, regardless of their competency, and coincidentally only these types get promoted and recognised.

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    8 people found this review helpful
  10. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Fun technology, Bad culture

    Mar 2, 2021 - Engineer in Calgary, AB
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    Pros

    -The actual robots and tech are interesting and engaging. There are lots of opportunities to learn and create. -Benefit plan is quite good.

    Cons

    -Poor management will shut down any idea that they disagree with without reason or real justification. -Poor compensation in both salary and equity. -It feels like you have to fight management to make the product better because they are disconnected from the real issues. It seems like most engineers here keep their resumes up-to-date and are looking for a better opportunity.

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