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Avigilon Reviews

Updated 3 December, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great people to work with from the top down" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Avigilon is a great place for people who respond well to fast-paced environments and who want to feel an impact in what they do" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is absolutely a cascading culture of fear descending from the top down" (in 7 reviews)

  • "High turnover at management level" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Corporate Office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avigilon full-time

    Pros

    A great place to grow your career.

    Cons

    Nothing so far, it has been great.


  2. "Great Place for Smart People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avigilon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Avigilon is a great place for people who respond well to fast-paced environments and who want to feel an impact in what they do. You may be asked to do more than your job description entails, which is a privilege, a sign of trust, and an opportunity to prove your skills and worth. If you're seeking a job in a stagnant environment with repetitive processes and silo mentality just to pass your time, then this may not be the place for you.

     With the recent acquisition by Motorola, the company continues to grow, while certain teams invest additional time in seeking answers and cementing new processes. This is part of any M&A, and is meaningful for those who want to be part of a team that is building something new.

    Pros (I can only speak for corporate office):
    - Fast-moving, many opportunities to learn and grow
    - Good Department Heads and Executives
    - Fantastic Office (Vancouver Headquarters)

    Cons

    - Not enough communication
    - Not enough personal development initiatives (e.g., no leadership development workshops)

    Advice to Management

    - Provide training on policies and procedures to first time supervisors / leaders
    - Focus on people / soft skill development

  3. "Quality Assurance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avigilon part-time

    Pros

    Good pay and work environment

    Cons

    the work here seems very monotonous


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Bad management - orders"

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

    I worked at Avigilon full-time

    Pros

    Good people work here and are nice

    Cons

    Probably last year to work here. Good people leave because of bad managers. They work us like slave and treat us like dog. Make us work weekend and long days. They are bad manager and supervisor. Should know how to do the job instead tell us to do and yell at us. Now we lost another good person so will have to work even more and probably have to training new people too.

    Advice to Management

    Manager and Supervisor need to go. Our team need training properly by someone who knows their job. We are tired and have families that we need to have time with too. You want improve the department you need good leaders


  5. "Fast paced but lots of opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avigilon full-time

    Pros

    Broad exposure and lots of opportunity due to growth and pace of change. Changes in senior leadership have been excellent for culture and the acquisition by Motorola Solutions have improved things further. The people in the Vancouver office are excellent to work with.

    Cons

    There has been an ongoing issue with turnover, mainly outside of Engineering. Still no centralized HR department and poor recruiting capabilities which add to the problem. The fast pace never seems to end, which can be tiring.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Robot"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Avigilon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits pay good a lot of hours

    Cons

    Expect you to work OT - super long work days - under staffed - management not good


  7. "Security Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avigilon full-time

    Pros

    Provides good benefits and you work in a friendly environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to work under pressure.

  8. Helpful (11)

    "Do not work here - stay away !"

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    Former Employee - Order Management in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Order Management in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avigilon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team mates, great location, quarterly dinners for dept.

    Cons

    Worked in Orders, The Lead and Manager are useless, they do not know how to do your job, and are away from the office ALOT smoking in their car. They don’t say hi or bye or good morning! Incompetent is putting it mildly!
    You get written up for mistakes
    They are in humane and ignore emails and concerns
    You have no voice.
    Your office email signature is not your name , it’s just a general team, how impersonal!

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the TL and manager.
    You lost great workers.
    People are leaving in droves. Now you know why!


  9. Helpful (9)

    "DO NOT WORK HERE"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avigilon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They give you a taxi voucher when you are asked to leave. Management takes long cigarette breaks in their cars. When that happens the office is fun to work in.

    Cons

    Management is demoralizing. The style of management equates to a 19th century textile factory. The work environment is childish and hostile. You will succeed better if you panhandle for spare change on Hastings Street.

    Advice to Management

    You should outsource customer service to India.


  10. "Great Place"

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

    I have been working at Avigilon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Recently acquired by Motorola Solutions. Great place to work. Benefits are good. Location is amazing. Growth opportunities are the best. They promote internally.

    Cons

    Nothing as such. Cannot think of anything.

    Advice to Management

    Keep continuing the great work.