Optelian Reviews

Updated Jan 9, 2021

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4 Ratings
  1. "Good company and team"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Software QA Engineer in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Optelian

    Pros

    Good work flexibility and culture

    Cons

    Long or unavailable hiring process

  2. "OK for a small company"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Optelian full-time

    Pros

    Most of the staff there are very nice

    Cons

    Capital expenses over scrutinized, you have to work to get things you need

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  3. "discrimination"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Optical Engineer in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Optelian

    Pros

    overall good and most people are knowledgeable and nice

    Cons

    manager is a racist and negative comments about everything everyday

  4. "Used to be great place!"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Senior Software Designer in Kanata, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Optelian

    Pros

    Lot of smart people to work with. Great culture.

    Cons

    Lot of growing pain. Some important software components outsourced, but should have not been

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  5. "Employees"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Clerical in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Optelian

    Pros

    Most of them are nice

    Cons

    some employee need to share more information

  6. "Focus and stay the course"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some great people here in R&D and Ops who are making due with so much less after catastrophic layoffs

    Cons

    Disconnected with market, company lacks focus and connection with the bread & butter business that keeps the lights on. Massive layoffs. CEO micro manages all R&D decisions

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  7. "Friendly and flexible environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People and management are nice and i has been comfortable to work with. Very good balance between job and life. Supervisors are very reasonable and do not push beyond reason. Company is very reponsive to the customer request and often times receive positive feedback from customers

    Cons

    Salary compensation is less competitive. Management could be more efficient in business decisions. Sometimes information or message is not delivered to every person who needs to recieve.

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  8. "Sales"

    3.0
     

    I worked at Optelian

    Pros

    Great people and good reliable products.

    Cons

    Low Salaries and long hours.

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  9. "Positive and supportive environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Optelian

    Pros

    People are friendly and helpful. Work is challenging and satisfaction is high. Lots of autonomy to make changes. Good dynamic among teams and across company. Everyone pitches in.

    Cons

    Small company.. sometimes lack of resources. Corporate communication needs improvement. Work really hard and long hours not compensated with a "thank you"... it is almost expected.

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