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Exchange Solutions Reviews

Updated 18 May, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    "Best company for a Software Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Full Stack Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Full Stack Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Exchange Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    * Smart and talented people
    * Great technology stack
    * Great and strong leadership and managers
    * Great benefits
    * Flexible and casual
    * Interesting technical projects
    * Nice office
    * Very close to subway station

    Cons

    There are no cons. Everything is perfect.


  2. "Casual and Flexible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Exchange Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule with work from home policies
    Smart and friendly people everywhere to help you with any issues
    Good benefits
    No Micro-management
    Fun activities
    Lots of room and opportunities for experts to come and make a difference

    Cons

    mundane work
    development infrastructure lacking
    takes on projects that hurt overall company goals
    training sessions are lead by only peers and lack
    legacy systems written and only readable by one or two people with no documentation

    Advice to Management

    Hire more staff for operations
    Write more documentations


  3. "Great environment and culture, with room to improve"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Exchange Solutions full-time

    Pros

    - Flexible hours
    - Pleasant coworkers
    - Free pop, coffee, snacks on certain days, and engaging team events
    - Casual dress code (unless you are client-facing)
    - Compensation on par with industry, if not better
    - Approachable top-level execs

    Cons

    - Work can get mundane and fluctuate in load drastically
    - Success is not always judged by the quality of your work

    Advice to Management

    You're on the right track, just need more of the right people.


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  5. "Great company, great people, great culture!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Contractor in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - IT Contractor in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Exchange Solutions (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They really do care about their people and their clients (so many say this and so few really do).
    A very healthy and invigorating culture - centered around trust, accountability and collaboration.
    So much room for personal growth, very diverse projects, very busy and challenging, very empowering environment.
    Very little politics and hidden agendas... a very cohesive team that all works toward achieving common objectives.

    Cons

    None - unless you are looking for a "slacker" job

    Advice to Management

    I don't know how you managed to create such an incredible culture, but what ever you are doing KEEP DOING IT (don't let growth and competitive pressures change this)!


  6. "Great people, bad direction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Exchange Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great workplace and coworkers, very flexible with a laid-back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Company is constantly reinventing themselves. Lots of vaporware is produced...LOTS.


  7. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Exchange Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced. Interesting problems require multi-disciplinary teams to solve.
    Smaller account teams means you get an opportunity to work on a broad range of different projects.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for mobility as it is a smaller company.
    Attempts to create a young, start-up vibe but is still very old fashion.
    Small senior management team is based in the US makes for interesting organizational structure.

    Advice to Management

    Get a CEO that is based out of Toronto. The addition of senior leadership onsite 5 days a week would improve the company alignment, prioritization etc.


  8. "Nice and decent place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work culture, flexi-time
    Competitive technology stack.
    Free beverages
    People are nice.

    Cons

    I couldn't find any during my tenure.


  9. "Great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Exchange Solutions part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people were very friendly, very supportive. Everyone wanted to work hard but also have a good time.

    Cons

    None! The only con was working part time.

    Advice to Management

    Try to integrate the different departments a bit more. I didn't really meet that many people outside of my department.


  10. "Casual atmosphere, great people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very relaxed, start-up like environment. People wear jeans to work most days. Very social

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to write about really. Everyone was great, very friendly.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing great! Keep being friendly awesome people


  11. "I liked the atmosphere and the team, but the work itself wasn't very interesting towards the end of my employment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Exchange Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exceptional co-workers, who are very supportive and fun to be around with. Decent work/family balance. Allowed to take time off when needed.

    Cons

    A lot of politics are involved: some promotions happen not because you are doing an outstanding job, but because you are on good terms with upper management. Work itself wasn't challenging / interesting enough.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to lower level employees.


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