Broadsign Reviews

Updated Aug 8, 2022

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Pros
  • "Nice work environment, well located, friendly people(in 13 reviews)

  • "Great teamwork, tech and work/life balance(in 8 reviews)

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  • "Broadsign is the opposite of a product lead company(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      A nice place to hone your skills.

      Jun 27, 2022 - Software Engineer II 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Like every other company, it all depends on the team that you end up working with. I was lucky enough to end up in a team where the colleagues are amazing. That being said, the company overall has good culture and everyone that you work with are almost on the same vibe. All in all, a good place to work. The HR makes puts a lot of effort to get the right kind of people, both in terms of technical ability and fit to the team... Good perks, the engineering teams are almost 100% WFH.

      Cons

      Had the pleasure of meeting some real rotten ones... I mean every company has them (In their eyes I am the rotten one)... Salary is on the lower end, compared to industry.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good

      Aug 8, 2022 - Programmatic Specialist 
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      Pros

      Good company Good work culture Good salary Good perks Good people

      Cons

      I haven't found anything bad with the company.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Not perfect, but a decent place to work

      May 9, 2022 - Web Automation Engineer in Montreal, QC
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      Pros

      Lots of great people, open to change and improvement. Interested in best practices and implementing them as much as possible. (Mostly not possible, but the focus is there). Good company culture, focus on fun and having a great place to work! Competitive salaries.

      Cons

      Sometimes lacked sufficient, consistent direction, with some projects overlapping and duplicating effort. Occasionally some pressure to prove yourself, and unequal treatment of employees (e.g. some perks based on merit for one person but not for another). Employees could be a bit cliquey, not explicitly excluding newcomers, but not making an active effort to include them.

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good for starting a career

      Apr 13, 2022 - Software Developer in Montreal, QC
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      Pros

      - Great colleagues - Flexible hours - 3 weeks of vacations + Xmas week + 5 personal days - Decent social activities - Remote work

      Cons

      - Low salary, below what you can get in Montreal - Unequal salary compared to colleagues at the same level - Very hard to grow because of the lack of more experimented/senior devs - Turnover rate is very high - Lots of barriers to get promoted - Dependent on the handful of people who fully understand the project - Get more responsibilities over time without compensation - Poor management. Higher managers do not seem to know what they are doing - IT service is a joke (forgetting to buy licenses, deploying changes without making sure it works for everyone) it's embarrassing

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great company, great values

      Mar 30, 2022 - Frontend Developer 
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      Pros

      - Company is aware of its opportunities for improvement and actively, continuously working to make the environment, conditions, and perks better and more interesting for their employees. - Systems in place to enable employees who want to promote values like gender equality, environmentalism, or generally do good in their community, both in and out of the workspace.

      Cons

      - Health plan, although good on average, may not focus enough on certain needs, depending on your situation.

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place if you start your career, avoid if you have some experience

      Apr 9, 2022 - Senior Software Developer in Montreal, QC
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      Pros

      Some clients have extremely specific needs, which can require to use unorthodox solutions to solve their problems: if you're at the beginning of your career, your will learn a lot.

      Cons

      Intense politics that get totally incompetent people promoted. They will take some stupid decisions and then try (and success) to deflect the blame. They will also give their opinions on too many topics about which they don't know much. This leads to some very painful meetings/discussions. Salary is way below what a developer can get on the Montreal market. This has 2 consequences: - the skilled and competent people leave - the ones who stick around don't really have a choice (was true before the pandemic, surely less now) I know a few team leads in other companies and some told me that they were interviewing Broadsign employees but it was always quite disappointing. They will try to make you believe that you're saving the world by playing ads on screens (feels a bit too much like a cult, not great if you don't like to be brainwashed).

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      A company that values employees

      Mar 19, 2022 - Director in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      An open-minded company that empowers employees to be creative, learn new skills, and grow professionally. Here at Broadsign, they nurture a culture that creates a balanced work-life; the values they have are respected and encouraged. From day one you observe a collaborative and transparent work environment. Upper management and HR are in constant communication with employees and feedback goes both ways. All of these are reasons why Broadsign has been nominated multiple years in a row as a Top Employer in Montreal.

      Cons

      For the moment, I see no real cons in working for Broadsign.

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      Broadsign Response

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      Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We are so thrilled that you are enjoying your experience at Broadsign! Respect and dignity are at the forefront of our core values, and we are so glad that you are feeling appreciated and respected while also growing professionally!

    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Decent overall

      Mar 20, 2022 - Software Developer in Montreal, QC
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      Pros

      - Good work life balance - Awesome colleagues - Xmas week off - Nice social initiatives by company to keep workers involved - Open to remote work

      Cons

      - Compensation is sub par to industry standard - A lot of brain drain. All the good devs realize their worth in the market and end up leaving - Lack of leadership in development roles - Get a lot of responsibility thrown at you if you're competent under the guise of "this will help you grow into the next level"

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      Broadsign Response

      Technical Recruiter

      Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry to hear that your experience at Broadsign was lesser than your expectations. We have taken your feedback into consideration, and we will reflect on the points you have mentioned for future processes.

    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      People-oriented tech company that feels like a small family

      Mar 14, 2022 - Software Developer in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Broadsign promotes a healthy and diverse workplace with a people-oriented culture. The workplace culture is very strong, with a large emphasis on employee empowerment and healthy work-life balance. The employee benefits are great as well. The tech-stacks, while not bleeding edge, are fun to work with and provide a solid foundation for the variety of products that the company offers.

      Cons

      While there are always opportunities for advancement and internal promotions, the way employee performance is evaluated is a slow and stiff process that can be frustrating at times, with an evaluation matrix that is often ambiguous. Comp is fair, but could be bolstered given how competitive the industry is in Montreal. There is a lack of financial incentives for developers who provide all the features for the sales-reps to earn commissions on.

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      Broadsign Response

      Technical Recruiter

      Thank you for your response! Here at Broadsign, we definitely value a healthy workplace and strive to achieve a work environment in which our employees can feel empowered and respected. We will definitely consider your feedback regarding the evaluation matrix system for future advancement opportunities. We appreciate your honesty, and hope that we can continue to provide you with a positive work environment!

    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company

      Mar 15, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, great company. Allow remote working.

      Cons

      People often wearing multiple hats.

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    Broadsign has an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5, based on over 109 reviews left anonymously by employees. 82% of employees would recommend working at Broadsign to a friend and 83% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Broadsign employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.9 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Broadsign. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

    82% of Broadsign employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Broadsign 4.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.4 for culture and values and 4.1 for career opportunities.

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