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Avigilon Reviews

Updated Jun 12, 2019

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3.3
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58%
Recommend to a Friend
67%
Approve of CEO
James Henderson
21 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people to work with from the top down(in 12 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 11 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 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Helpful (3)

    "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
  6. "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
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Not a good place to make career"

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    Former Employee - Shipping in Richmond, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and friendly relations with Co-workers

    Cons

    excessive work hours and weak support

    Avigilon2019-02-21
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Rewarding experience, dynamic business, lifelong connections"

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

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

    Pros

    - High-growth company with ambitious 5-year targets - Young and charismatic leaders at the executive level - Amazing team of staff, know how to work hard and play hard - Very dynamic business with exciting transactions/changes taking place regularly - Excellent mentorship - Beautiful office space

    Cons

    - Acquisition by Motorola in 2018 may potentially have implications for long-term job security - As with any large organization, opportunities to move up may be somewhat protracted

    Avigilon2019-01-12
  9. Helpful (9)

    "Turnover central in orders"

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    Former Employee - Order Management Representative in Richmond, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice coworkers and Ed a good location when downtown .

    Cons

    Holy hell. So much turnover , in order management - you get written up for every mistake and if you don’t do overtime. Manager and team lead have no idea how to do the job . They get other people to train and write up processes.

    Advice to Management

    Fire them for goodness sakes!

    Avigilon2019-02-06
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Richmond, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, great medical and dental benefits, supportive team environment

    Cons

    No cons to report, left on good terms due to moving countries, would work for again.

    Avigilon2019-01-03
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