Avigilon Employee Reviews about "fast paced"

Updated Oct 21, 2020

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Pros
  • "Great people to work with from the top down(in 16 reviews)

  • "The industry and company culture is fast paced and challenges you every day(in 14 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Average salaries, tight deadlines, high turnover(in 14 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. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great company

      Oct 21, 2020 - Management in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      Fast paced environment that rewards smart work

      Cons

      Pace of the company can be daunting

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Great place to work

      Oct 14, 2020 - Marketing Manager in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      Great atmopshere and culture, with the best product

      Cons

      Fast paced, sometimes no work life balance

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      A great company and an enjoyable work environment.

      Jan 12, 2020 - Systems Assembler in Richmond, BC
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      Pros

      Working as a team doing fast paced assembly. Learning how various security cameras are constructed. Monthly birthday celebrations. Occasional company BBQ.

      Cons

      You have to enjoy repetitive and fast paced work. There are constant production targets that have to be made. The night shift at the Richmond location finishes after the last bus of the day so a car may be required.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great culture and awesome people

      Jun 12, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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      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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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Technical Support Specialist

      Jan 4, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Knowledgeable employees Good working environment Opportunity to move up

      Cons

      Long hours, Little pay, Fast paced

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Order management

      Jan 26, 2019 - Order Management in Richmond, BC
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      Pros

      Good product lines. Fast paced environment. Good benefit.

      Cons

      Both manager and team lead are incompetent. Not only do they not understand how to properly delegate work, but they also bully most team members. They force people working over time constantly. There is no work life balance.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Place for Smart People

      Dec 3, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      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)

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Place to Work

      Jan 19, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      Fast paced environment with constant change due to growth. Lots of opportunity for learning new skills and being involved in making change happen. Always a platform to present your ideas and people do listen. Great people to work with from the top down.

      Cons

      Departments still work in silos and don't want to understand the challenges of others. Original employees from the early days still stuck in the past and have difficulty moving forward.

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Work Experience; Fear-Based Work Environment

      Sep 15, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      There are a lot of great people at Avigilon. The development teams and customer/technical support teams are filled with talent, expertise and personality. They do their best to keep their heads down and avoid the politics that consumes senior management. Avigilon is an incredibly fast-paced organization and if you're able to keep out of the drama and excel at your role, you will get work experience you probably wouldn't be able to get at any other organization in Vancouver. It is the type of environment that rewards A players.

      Cons

      Most people at Avigilon have no life. Work is life. Everyone is expected to give above and beyond, and senior management doesn't respect that everyone has lives outside of work. Although many positions are paid quite well, the expectation to live-breathe the chaos isn't worth the money. Senior management is chaotic and extremely volatile. It is common knowledge that if you reach Director (or above), you will eventually be fired. Everyone does. The senior management team isn't transparent with the company on leadership changes and most find out that someone is gone many months after they were walked out. Everyone fears losing their job and lots of the employees joke around about it in the lunch room and gym. This breeds an unhealthy culture. Although Avigilon is filled with great people, slowly but surely, they are being damaged by being in such a toxic environment. People throughout the company commonly say: "I wish I could leave." And you know what? That's awful. Awful for everyone who feels they can't leave and awful for all the young people that are being brought up in that culture.

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    11. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Could be a great company

      Aug 4, 2014 - Manager in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      Nice office setting, colleagues are smart and nice, decent salary with lots of challenging work, fun social events, casual dress, fast pace and lots of change.

      Cons

      Despite growth of company not a lot of promotion from within, benefits could be better, there's a revolving door in senior management and those changes are hidden from employees.

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