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Canada Drives Software Developer Reviews

Updated 18 December, 2018
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Canada Drives Founder and Co-CEO Cody Green
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Pros
  • "I love the stocked kitchen - free breakfast and lunch everyday of the week saves me loads of money" (in 24 reviews)

  • "I have worked at Canada Drives for over two years" (in 46 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, but this is optional" (in 25 reviews)

  • "I really enjoy working at Canada Drives and I can see career growth within the company" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Company!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canada Drives full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    it's the people who really make this company stand out! great people, easy to get a long with that it hardly felt like work sometimes
    free food up in the 6th floor
    the CEO by the name of Cody, what a an easy guy to talk to, very down to earth and very approachable
    monthly lunches with the team
    flexible hours
    beside the Burrard Skytrain Station so very convenient plus transport allowance
    seems to be a very successful company growing by the month, about 400 people I think

    Cons

    sometimes you could have long hours
    2-3 people doing the job of one
    project managers would push too many things at once
    office space could improve

    Advice to Management

    slowing down would give people time to deliver better results


  2. Helpful (11)

    "Great Platform Learners"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been with Canada Drives for the past 10 months and it is a great and exciting place to work. It is great to see a company grow and improve month over month. The team is great and everyone is amazing to work with. I honestly consider them family and we all work together very well. If you are looking to be part of a strong team of fully dedicated individuals and you are not afraid of working hard.Canada Drives is the best place to be. They always ever ready give the chance to upgrade yourself with latest technologies and the positions as well. I am really proud to be part of Canada Drives.

    Cons

    Long working hours makes me sick.

    Advice to Management

    please Consider the working hours

  3. Helpful (11)

    "Great place for developers"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Canada Drives has a very friendly and quiet work space for developers. They encourage you to do your best with little micro-management. Things can get busy now and then, but it's pretty manageable and nobody is breathing down your neck.

    If there does happen to be downtime, developers are encouraged to learn new tools and approaches that will help our team in the future. The company even offers to pay for online video courses (think Udemy) if they are relevant to your position.

    Free food for breakfast / lunch, is a plus. Beer Fridays are a nice way to relax unwind after a busy week.

    Cons

    Currently, there aren't many set coding standards. This means that code can look quite different from developer to developer. However, we are starting to do more code reviews, so this should be less of a problem in the future.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to give developers the option to work from home now and then. It would be a good way to break things up and prevent developer burn-out when things get busy.

    Also, more optional after-work outings / activities would be very welcome.


  4. "I have been working at Canada Drives full-time (Less than a year)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been with Canada Drives for the past 10 months and it is a great and exciting place to work. It is great to see a company grow and improve month over month. The team is great and everyone is amazing to work with. I honestly consider them family and we all work together very well. If you are looking to be part of a strong team of fully dedicated individuals and you are not afraid of working hard. There is no wonder that Canada Drives one of the top 500 fastest growing in North America.Best Platform for New comers and learners.

    Cons

    The work load gets a bit too much at times.other than that everything is good.

    Advice to Management

    Please Consider working hours.