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Avigilon Reviews

Updated Aug 20, 2019

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3.3
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57%
Recommend to a Friend
64%
Approve of CEO
James Henderson
23 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people to work with from the top down(in 12 reviews)

  • "The industry and company culture is fast paced and challenges you every day(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 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
  2. "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.

    Advice to Management

    More of a conversation around quota and target increases with employees would be good.

    Avigilon2019-08-20
  3. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avigilon

    Pros

    - culture is fantastic - office is great - people are smart and cool - innovative company - great technology - future is promising - work-life balance

    Cons

    - lack of career opportunities - pay is below average - lack of transparency

    Advice to Management

    Be open about the future of the business with your current employees.

    Avigilon2019-08-13
  4. "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

    Advice to Management

    Senior leadership should be more transparent about integration with Motorola. Employees need guidance and assurance to feel comfortable with the transition

    Avigilon2019-06-12
  5. Helpful (3)

    "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.

    Advice to Management

    Motorola should do something about it. They can't even post job opportunities at B.C. tech website. Most popular site for engineers in Vancouver

    Avigilon2019-07-10
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work in tech!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Specialist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, nice work culture and friendly environment. Management is always there to listen to our concerns.

    Cons

    nothing to share right now

    Advice to Management

    There is a definitive need to hire more personnel in tech support

    Avigilon2019-05-14
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Support Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great culture and organization. Friendly environment. Good Benefits

    Cons

    Nothing to share right now

    Avigilon2019-05-08
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Support Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avigilon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Always learning new things. Opportunities to grow and move within and to other departments.

    Cons

    There are opportunities but are not offered to everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time to train team.

    Avigilon2019-05-04
  9. Helpful (8)

    "Understand what you're getting into before taking it on"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good benefits for a tech company - Relatively good pay - Good location and great looking office (Vancouver)

    Cons

    - Severe amounts of gossip and lack of procedures to cultivate a better work culture - Upper management values favoritism over merit - "Looking good" or optics are more important than doing your job well to the point that jeopardizing other teams is a favorable option - Run like a mum and pop shop even though it's a company of over 2000 employees - Lack proper processes - Lack of proper change management procedures...

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    Advice to Management

    Understand the needs of your team and actually try to connect with them. If you see a problem with the culture, fix it instead of trying to conceal it. Good people leave good companies because of their managers.

    Avigilon2019-05-25
  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manager, Business Applications in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast moving company, very responsive corporate culture.

    Cons

    Nothing to share right now

    Avigilon2019-02-19
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