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Halogen Software Reviews

Updated 11 June, 2017
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  • Was let go for "not being a good fit" but when asked for specifics and what exactly was done wrong, was told "I'm not getting into this with you" (in 4 reviews)

  • Talent Management principles/corporate vision not being applied successfully e (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "I like it here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Support in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Halogen Software (More than a year)

    Pros

    - great people
    - mangers are sincerely interested in helping with develop and engagement through regular 1 on 1 discussions
    - new perks and programs are continuously introduced to compliment a progressive work environment

    Cons

    - un sure about cons; uncertainly about changes however messaging is positive

    Advice to Management

    Keep putting people first - Halogen employees and clients

    Halogen Software Response

    13 Apr, 2017 – Manager, Global Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Don't practice what they preach"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Halogen Software full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, strong corporate culture, lots of corporate events and team building activities, company treats employees well, lots of opportunities for self-development, very easy to stand behind product, team very helpful and encouraging, open door policy.

    Cons

    Was hired during transition period of Halogen being acquired by Saba. Was told multiple things during hiring process (work hours, benefits, job description) which turned out not to be true at all once hired. Very informal and messy on-boarding process and was not at all given the tools to be successful off the get-go. Felt very excluded by my team, especially the person to whom i directly reported (on my second week she took the entire team out for a 1.5h lunch and left me at my desk without saying anything). Was let go for "not being a good fit" but when asked for specifics and what exactly was done wrong, was told "I'm not getting into this with you". Still have absolutely no idea if it was related to acquisition or other reasons. Did not have any formal conversations leading up to that point and was not given much feedback, yet Halogen is based off a "culture of ongoing coaching and feedback". If you do choose to work here, start drinking the kool-aid fast. To me, my manager was more concerned with integrating with the team and making friends rather than actually doing the job I was hired to do.

    Halogen is a great company, but unless you want to feel like you're surrounded by high school cliques again I wouldn't recommend the department I worked for.

    Advice to Management

    Give people a chance to adjust, especially if you don't set them up for success or have any involvement in their on-boarding process.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Politics over Profit - Dont believe the hype"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Saba bought them out
    Pride themselves on being average.
    Perfect place if you are "Yes: person.
    Little or no accountability
    Great place to hide - and get paid.
    So much Bureaucracy it would makes the federal Government envious.
    Little or no vision.
    Always look forward - Never acknowledge mistakes.
    Great marketing of talent managment - However None applied internally

    Cons

    Poor Morale
    No Development
    Very High Turnover - Pre saba - Post saba
    Layoffs
    Poor Managment
    Poor Senior Managment
    No Career Advancement
    Office Closures.
    Customer Retention issues
    Revenue issues
    Poor Recruiting - Strategy
    No Succession - Politics over quality.
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    You get the idea..... No point talking about the product, it wont exist in a year.

    Advice to Management

    Close up shop, Let Saba take the 2000 customers that we could not grow over the past 5 years.
    If you are laid off thank them - They are truly doing you a favor.
    Run !!!!
    Advice to Saba,- Make Lemonade as fast as you can


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Success Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Was the best place I ever worked until the recent acquisition. Had an amazing culture where providing feedback was asked for and encouraged. There are still many brilliant employees left at Halogen/Saba so that's a definite pro.

    Cons

    Saba selected a very toxic leader to stay onboard in sales. It feels as though this individual went out of their way to keep only "yes men/women". If you have opinions, best keep them to yourself. Even if you aren't in the sales org, you might want to stay away for the next 6 to 8 months until layoffs settle down a bit. Extreamly talented people where let go instead of placing them in other open positions. Two rounds have taken place since January and they make sure to keep numbers under the threashold to be required to pay higher severances.

    Advice to Management

    One of your leaders is a great talker but toxic and lacks vision. Take a closer look. You are being fooled. It is well known accross the org. This person has done a great job surrounding themselves with people who won't rock the boat but will undoubtedly create major blind spots for the business.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "A good place to work, but change makes it uncertain"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Halogen Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - good people
    - good company atmosphere
    - decent hours
    - close to my home.

    Cons

    - salary is a bit low compared to others in area
    - uncertainty about company future is scary
    - poor communication around company future due to regulations on public companies

    Advice to Management

    - the salary ranges need to be adjusted as they are on the low end for the area.
    - more opportunity for movement in the company itself.

    Halogen Software Response

    30 Mar, 2017 – Manager, Global Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it :)


  7. "Good Company - Great people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Analyst in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Halogen Software full-time

    Pros

    Great people - Work life balance

    Cons

    Not much room for improvement

    Halogen Software Response

    24 Mar, 2017 – Manager, Global Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for your feedback, we appreciate it!


  8. "Good company with lots of room to grow"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company with talented people. Good company culture. Great supportive work environment.

    Cons

    so many changes in the past year

    Halogen Software Response

    21 Mar, 2017 – Manager, Global Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Halogen Software full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Outstanding vision to lead our customers to next generation performance
    - Saba acquisition is an unprecedented opportunity to combine outstanding Learning with Performance
    - Incredible career growth opportunities when take some initiative
    - Truly care about our customer's success

    Cons

    - Employee and customer engagement and will need to be monitored during this important time of integration

    Advice to Management

    - Treat others as you would want to be treated
    - There is no success without a successor

    Halogen Software Response

    27 Feb, 2017 – Manager, Global Talent Acquisition

    Thanks so much for your feedback, we appreciate it!


  10. "Great Team, Fun Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Automation Specialist in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - QA Automation Specialist in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Halogen Software full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work is fun. Great People. Learning is encouraged. There are organized team events as well as monthly social activities.

    Cons

    There are a lot of changes going on, some of which sometimes comes as surprises.

    Halogen Software Response

    27 Feb, 2017 – Manager, Global Talent Acquisition

    Thanks so much for your feedback, we appreciate it!


  11. "Saba aquired it, so new direction and transition period"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Halogen Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    more knowledge, more focus on training

    Cons

    Saba office is very far in the states, get a car

    Halogen Software Response

    14 Mar, 2017 – Manager, Global Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for your feedback, we appreciate it :)


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