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Updated Jul 31, 2021

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4.1
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BlueCat CEO Michael Harris
Michael Harris
111 Ratings
Pros
  • "Location - on subway line at York Mills Station(in 8 reviews)

  • "Discounted breakfast and lunch options(in 7 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "We are in a period of rapid growth, so I suppose we might encounter some growing pains(in 6 reviews)

  • "it has been a revolving door lately(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company to work on, with many new customers every year!

      Apr 12, 2021 - Software Engineer II in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Good work life balance Free beer and discounted food at office

      Cons

      Very old code base to work on

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      I have a lot to say

      Jun 23, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      some learning opportunities/career development IF you work like a dog

      Cons

      everything else. even the pro isn't that great

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      3 people found this review helpful
    3. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Too political

      Jun 29, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      You can grow fast within the company if you know the right people.

      Cons

      If you don't know the right people or you don't swim in the 'cool' pool, you will not grow. Too much politics and drama.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company culture

      Jun 25, 2021 - Customer Success Manager in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Broad DNS services, great work culture, supportive upper management, good work/life balance.

      Cons

      I didn't like having to do Sales initiative activities. I feel those should be lead by the Sales/Sa team. Especially if those teams are getting incentives for those efforts.

      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      A generally good company, especially for new developers

      May 13, 2021 - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      - New developers get a lot of responsibility and opportunities to learn - Senior team members are very happy to teach and help new developers grow - Lots of modern technology in use - Workplace culture was very good, everyone is treated like a person

      Cons

      - Being a B2B company with huge clients, there can be a lot of sudden pivots to meet their needs; this can be discouraging at times - In some ways, software was overengineered and tasks come with a lot of overhead to complete

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      -

      Jun 9, 2021 - Manager in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      - Growth if you work hard

      Cons

      - Depends on how you look at work

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great culture

      May 22, 2021 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Profitable company devoted to an amazing employee experience

      Cons

      Not the most exciting industry

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Not a good fit for young developers

      Apr 7, 2021 - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Company with good management, fair perks.

      Cons

      Doesn't have good space for young developer to grow up and learn. Legacy code and technologies is the core of their system and hard to touch. The knowledge of computer network may keep many people away.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Even the new code looks old

      Jul 5, 2020 - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Client retention is very high - no-one changes their DNS solution unless they have to - although the market they're selling into is shrinking. This makes them more stable than the average small software company. They make up for it in others ways (see cons). The office location is good if you live north of Toronto and can take the TTC or Go Bus to work. Not so good if you have to drive as there is limited parking and it's expensive. It's generally quite friendly although also cliquey.

      Cons

      There is constant, never-ending churn in the management of the products group which makes long term planning impossible. Expect your project priorities to change al most monthly. The code is just awful. The legacy products, which seem to make all the money, are 15+ old J2EE apps with user interfaces from the dark ages. The new, cloud based, products are a tangle of tiny microservices that make no sense at all and resist all efforts at simplification. Insane mircromanagement of all technical decisions by the most radical application of SCRUM I have ever seen. If you're a senior developer expect to be treated the same as a college intern with every decision you make scrutinized by ten people, most who know nothing about what you actually do. No positive growth direction from any of the products. The things with the most sales appear to have been random accidents rather than planned new functionality. Zero transparency over the value of any options you might be granted. Assume they're worthless and you'll be about right in all probability.

      9 people found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great work life balace

      Feb 7, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great people, stable company, good management

      Cons

      We can take more risk.

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