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Avigilon Reviews

Updated Nov 27, 2019

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3.2
54%
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100%
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Avigilon CEO John Kedzierski (no image)
John Kedzierski
3 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people to work with from the top down(in 13 reviews)

  • "Fast paced environment with constant change due to growth(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "High turnover at management level(in 13 reviews)

  • "Culture of fear and inept management, leads to a work environment that can turn hostile very quick(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits and good salary Excellent team members Opportunities to grow within Flexible work schedules

    Cons

    Cant think of any right now

    Avigilon2019-11-25
  2. "Overall a very positive experience."

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avigilon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Many great people in there. Solid benefits and decent pay. Can be a fun place to work but that can depend on the team you join. Interesting technology but your working on a old monolithic solution. New CEO has a clear vision and places an emphasis on solid engineering practices. Overall a very positive experience.

    Cons

    Management can be little detached. Very little direction or clarity about progressing in the company.

    Avigilon2019-11-24
  3. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avigilon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Innovation driven - people are smart, friendly and collaborative - Management is supportive - work life balance is valued - Avigilon was acquired by Motorola Solutions which can bring extra room for growth

    Cons

    - pay is low - lack of transparency - no tuition reimbursement - no training

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    Avigilon2019-11-19
  4. "Post-acqusition uncertainties. Burnout is real"

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

    I worked at Avigilon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - great & friendly coworkers to interact with every day - fairly competitive salary - beautiful office in a great location

    Cons

    - lack of change management strategy and transparency post Motorola Solutions acquisition - limited to no discussions around opportunities and career growth - strong feelings of uncertainty in the company (many people are feeling less job secure and also uncertain about the company's future) - lack of direction and clear business goals throughout the organization - very busy ALL THE TIME, which quickly leads to burnout

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    Avigilon2019-10-30
  5. Helpful (6)

    "Order Management is a disgrace"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Avigilon

    Pros

    Great coworkers and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Manager is a bully and will blame team for everything. Forced overtime and forced to work weekends.i heard there was a great team that were paid more a few years ago and they all left or were let go as they made the manager and TL look bad justifiably. Team Lead is incompetent doesn’t know how to do the job. Does not reply to your emails or instant msg. Both mgr and TL are never to be found in the office and don’t tell you that they are off or working from home. Both don’t know new processes and makes the most senior team member teach the team .

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    Avigilon2019-09-30
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Take another Offer"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Richmond, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avigilon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are great Colleagues are great

    Cons

    High stress Favoritism Management puts you down High turn over in customer service Theres no proper training Managment is condescending

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    Avigilon2019-09-26
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Regional Sales Manager at Avigilon"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy and ability to make your own schedule. A lot of travel involved. Good base salary.

    Cons

    Can be isolating to work remotely all the time. Difficult targets to hit and commission percentage goes down as quota goes up year over year so if you don't hit targets you will earn less.

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    Avigilon2019-08-20
  8. "Great place!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Avigilon full-time

    Pros

    Motivated engineers, excited about what they do

    Cons

    Management sometimes is too hands off and doesn't take responsability

    Avigilon2019-08-17
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture and awesome people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture is great and the office is amazing Avigilon grew a lot bringing big company resources (benefits, opportunities and perks) Still have the start-up culture - fast paced, dynamic, innovative and casual Lots of opportunities to work with the latest technologies

    Cons

    After being acquired by Motorola Solutions we can feel uncertainty is everywhere Lack of transparency about the integration

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    Avigilon2019-06-12
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Work environment : is fear, manipulation, discrimination and micromanagement was what I experienced working at Avigilon"

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

    I worked at Avigilon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you're project manager you will be manager by three managers under project manager, PM managers manager, PM manager's manager of project manager and V.P devices manager. I know it's confusing

    Cons

    Managers are seated rooms with glass Windows so it feels always you have been watched.

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    Avigilon2019-07-10
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