Global Relay Reviews

Updated Jan 12, 2021

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Global Relay CEO & Founder    Warren Roy (no image)
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76 Ratings
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  • "Takes itself too seriously and upper management feels self-centred rather than caring about employees(in 7 reviews)

  • "Having the majority of our resources in Vancouver can cause some delays on some things, as they haven't always got a UK based equivalent yet(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Mid-sized company with a great business model and exponential growth!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Management in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Global Relay full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - company is growing rapidly, more than 50% this year, no slowdown foreseen - solid business model based on archiving makes revenue stream very resistant to any economic crisis - despite getting close to 1000 employees, company managed to keep bureaucracy and hierarchy levels quite low - work-life balance is sustainable

    Cons

    - due to the fast growth, governance and processes cannot always keep up; some areas might appear to be a little chaotic - priorities can change fast, sometimes requiring team changes that are rarely desired but deemed necessary

  2. "Worth an Experience"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Product Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Global Relay full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are several product lines within this growing company and depending on where you land your experience may differ. On the technology front many will be pleasantly surprised with the engineering talent within the company. There are some really great senior engineers who have been here a while across several product lines. The executives have built the company with a great culture. The company just keeps growing (worldwide) Cons On the product side the upper management layer has no vision, strategy or leadership and they are a laugh riot (all talk and passing blame) If one enjoys technology there is definitely lots of scale and technically challenging problems to solve however career growth may be a challenge.

    Cons

    On the product side the upper management layer has no vision, strategy or leadership and they are a laugh riot (all talk and passing blame) If one enjoys technology there is definitely lots of scale and technically challenging problems to solve however career growth may be a challenge.

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  3. "Good people and good environment"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer 

    I worked at Global Relay part-time

    Pros

    snacks and friendly people and good location !

    Cons

    not too many to complain about

  4. "Growing Tech Company"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Global Relay full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cool to be a part of a growing tech company. Some great people!

    Cons

    Salary is not on par with market, movement within company (horizontal or vertical) is not as easy as they like to make it seem. Might be a good place to start but likely not where you will get the best opportunities.

  5. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior DevOps Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Global Relay full-time

    Pros

    Great staff, smart people, good food.

    Cons

    Process to get things done can be a little frustrating.

  6. "Excellent Learning"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Global Relay full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Respectful environment and a great opportunity to learn

    Cons

    No perspectives for growing in your career except technical knowledge

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  7. Helpful (4)

    "A leader with no accountability"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Management 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Global Relay full-time

    Pros

    The company employs talented and intelligent people and provides them with free alcohol, food, and nice office space. The company appears to be successful at the moment.

    Cons

    The CEO's impulsivity and unwillingness to listen mean that you are constantly switching directions and accomplishing little. HR ensures that the company meets its legal obligations to staff but seems uninterested in the health or wellbeing of employees. There is condescending tone to all-staff email.

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  8. "Good organisation"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Vancouver, BC

    I have been working at Global Relay full-time

    Pros

    Good company. We can learn a lot of new skills and technologies.

    Cons

    Nothing comes to my mind.

  9. "Intermediate II Software Developer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intermediate II Software Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Global Relay full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good environment to work Progressing challenges Good communication

    Cons

    Not enough documentation No remote-work options

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Data archiving"

    3.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Global Relay full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun and interesting place to work

    Cons

    Management is inconsistent and keep changing with no direction

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