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Lambda Solutions Reviews

Updated Dec 27, 2018

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Shevy Levy
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "I love this company!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lambda Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - extremely intelligent co-workers who care deeply about their work and our clients - large degree of autonomy in my role - approachable management - good / flexible hours - a sense of 'family' in the office :)

    Cons

    - loud office makes it difficult to have conference calls sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! I've been so happy here for the past 2.5 years.

    Lambda Solutions2018-05-15

    Lambda Solutions Response

    August 16, 2018HR Coordinator

    Thanks so much for writing a review! We are glad to have you as part of the Lambda family!

  2. Helpful (4)

    "All things considered, a good experience, with some feedback."

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lambda Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    + Employees are fun, considerate people! + CEO is friendly, open and genuinely tries to have good values. + Flexible hours, work at home. + Cheese and wine on Fridays is a fabulous idea! + True open source company! + Feels like fulfilling work because it is Education and Training software. Moodle! + Strong mission on paper. + CTO not afraid of trying out new technologies.

    Cons

    - Most employees do not feel comfortable speaking their mind even if the CEO encourages it. Blank smiles aren't always honest. (There's a fear that constructive opinions may ruin your professional life.) Issues tend to get really bad before they change. - The company runs faaar too lean at times, leading to situations where a bit of money is saved short term, but has a huge actual cost and negative impact in the long...

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    Advice to Management

    1. I would be happy to work with any of my former colleagues in the future. They are all fantastic. 2. The company runs so lean that I feel it causes deep long term damage. 3. Anonymous suggestion box was a good move towards solving the small issues. Needs to actually be fully anonymous and respected or people will not use it. Personally, as a developer, it felt like I had one hand tied behind my back most days....

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    Lambda Solutions2018-12-04
  3. Helpful (12)

    "Be warned...this is a very uncomfortable work environment."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lambda Solutions full-time

    Pros

    - There are some good, nice people who currently work there.

    Cons

    - Management/Senior Management openly speak in Hebrew about employees (you can hear them use people’s names), with the employees sitting around. This is considered “normal” and was openly stated that they use Hebrew to discuss employees when they don’t want others to understand them. - Conversations in a different language happen multiple times a day between management in the open workspace environment. - CEO addressed...

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    Advice to Management

    - Make an immediate change that no longer allows managers to speak to one another in a different language at work. It is incredibly unprofessional. Take that one step.

    Lambda Solutions2018-10-18
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for!!"

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    Current Employee - Software Specialist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lambda Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Wonderful culture, very positive and supportive environment, I enjoy every minute of being part of this family.

    Cons

    The CEO is smart, welcoming and accommodating, she is definitely not one of those that work behind closed doors.

    Advice to Management

    Just stay as you are, we love you :>

    Lambda Solutions2018-03-14

    Lambda Solutions Response

    August 16, 2018HR Coordinator

    Thank you for the kind review! We agree we have something special here.

  5. Helpful (6)

    "An inclusive Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lambda Solutions full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - The CEO is a woman. Sexism doesn't work here! - Multi-national (at least 7 nationalities are represented) - who knows maybe more will be added. If you are looking for a quintessentially Canadian example of multi-cultural and if you are open to learning about other cultures, look no further. - Dog friendly (so far, at least 4 dogs visit frequently) - Child friendly (we sometimes have child care challenges - Lambda...

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    Cons

    - Open floorplan - can get noisy - People bring Timbits, cookies, chocolates or candy often so not easy when you are on a diet

    Advice to Management

    - Don't be discouraged and stay the course. You are not the only company with disgruntled former employees - You can't satisfy everyone. There is nothing wrong in wanting to find people who "fit" the corporate culture - they are also looking for the same - Continue to be inclusive with your staff and listen to what they say

    Lambda Solutions2018-02-16

    Lambda Solutions Response

    August 16, 2018HR Coordinator

    Thank you! We will try to keep the TimBits under control :)

  6. Helpful (4)

    "Let me tell you the truth!"

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    Current Employee - Partner Channel Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lambda Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I am shocked by the previous reviews Lambda received, and want to share my story and point of view. Lambda Solutions has been my second home for the past 4 years. I started as a sales executive. During my learning process, everyone was so nice, accommodating and willing to answer all my questions, including the CEO. After slightly more than a year, I was promoted to Customer Success Manager role, that was created...

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    Cons

    I appreciate that a less formal environment may not be everyone's cup of tea, but some look exactly for this kind of young, energetic, and easy going atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    I hope Lambda will never change its unique and amazing culture.

    Lambda Solutions2018-02-18

    Lambda Solutions Response

    August 16, 2018HR Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! We appreciate it!

  7. "A place for innovators"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lambda Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Pros The culture is what makes Lambda Solutions so great! Being surrounded by incredibly intelligent people who are so down to Earth at the same time! Our mantra: We Win as a Village!

    Cons

    It's a fast-paced environment, so if you're not in tune to what's going on around you, it can be easy to fall behind - more of a challenge than a con.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work

    Lambda Solutions2018-02-23

    Lambda Solutions Response

    August 16, 2018HR Coordinator

    Thank you! We do indeed win as a village :)

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Innovation is the key to success"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lambda Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I always feel like my voice can be heard, even when there are changes taking place. I can always go to my direct manager and ask questions or voice concerns- an open door policy is clearly displayed. At monthly meetings there is a bit of a round robin and employees from every department can speak up and generate ideas. cheesecakes beer... enough said!

    Cons

    since the company is expanding we need a better definition of roles, but growing pains effect this for sure.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the open doors!

    Lambda Solutions2017-12-28

    Lambda Solutions Response

    August 16, 2018HR Coordinator

    Thank you. Your voice should indeed be heard here. The door is open to Management and the CEO if you ever need it :)

  9. Helpful (21)

    "Don't work here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lambda Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Good pit stop if you need experience, but don't get comfortable.

    Cons

    - Market themselves as a "start-up", but have been around for 15+ years. - No professionalism. A family run business, so loud family fights can be heard through the whole entire office. Fights aren't in English, but employees names can be heard through the conversation, so it is always clear who is being talked about. Causes major tension. - Rude, racially insensitive, sexist comments made frequently - There is so...

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    Advice to Management

    Enforce some kind of code of conduct Hire people for their qualifications, not just on how well they fit your culture

    Lambda Solutions2018-01-22

    Lambda Solutions Response

    February 8, 2018

    Lambda Solutions is a pioneer. We have been around for 15+ years; we are a deeply rooted, strong, established company in Canada. We are also constantly striving to evolve and reach for greater heights, innovating and disrupting the existing business model, with new technology, which ...

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  10. Helpful (8)

    "Skip this "start up", no future. No growth"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lambda Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you're brand new to the industry (right out of school), you can get some experience.

    Cons

    - Their business model is based on an open-source product (e.g. free), so keep that in mind - unless you are directly related to the CEO, you will never have a career path - culture is opposite of transparent; extremely secretive about business strategy even with long time employees - been around for many years, and still relying on very small investors (that should be a signal)

    Advice to Management

    Try hiring from outside the family.

    Lambda Solutions2017-12-21
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