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Vecima Networks Reviews

Updated Nov 16, 2019

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3.0
51%
Recommend to a Friend
63%
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Vecima Networks Chairman and CEO Surinder Kumar (no image)
Surinder Kumar
10 Ratings
  1. "Good company to have a lot of potentials after new mangement teams in place"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support in Saskatoon, SK

    I worked at Vecima Networks full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    lots of talents and good people to work with

    Cons

    cultural and process change

    Vecima Networks2019-10-07
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Saskatoon, SK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vecima Networks full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    none now. company is going bankrupt

    Cons

    no growth and management is unfit to lead

    Advice to Management

    Value humans and stop laying off people for useless reasons

    Vecima Networks2019-11-16
  3. "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vecima Networks full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Long time employees

    Cons

    Slow moving Challenging times

    Vecima Networks2019-03-05
  4. "Great Small Technology Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President Marketing in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vecima Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast Paced, Innovative technology company

    Cons

    Company size constrains opportunities for the business to grow in scope.

    Vecima Networks2019-01-26
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vecima Networks

    Pros

    Has a pop fountain, dishwasher, pool table in R&D.

    Cons

    Cardinal crescent employees are treated like cattle moving to the slaughter house.

    Vecima Networks2018-11-04
  6. "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Saskatoon, SK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vecima Networks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Most of the people who work there are quite competent. There is a very relaxed atmosphere, and you are trusted to do your job. The managers are the among the best you will ever encounter.

    Cons

    Upper management (executives) were clueless about what was possible, and insisted on doing things that everybody actually doing the work knew was counter productive. There are very, very few female employees. The facility/office is not the best.

    Vecima Networks2018-06-19
  7. "Could be good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vecima Networks full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility for work hours. Free parking, water, coffee, tea. A very safe work environment.

    Cons

    Does not invest in their employees. Company has lost direction. Not many opportunities to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Give people to be invested in the company.

    Vecima Networks2017-07-14
  8. Helpful (1)

    "A good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Vecima Networks full-time

    Pros

    a. Great benefits and compensation package b. Lots of company activities and special events c. Knowledgeable, long-term staff d. Great work environment: Casual, friendly, albeit professional e. Technology leaders in the market

    Cons

    a. Lack of cohesion and mingling between certain divisions b. Lack of clear goals and objectives from upper management c. Can be slow to finish projects

    Advice to Management

    Clearer communication and stricter timelines for project planning

    Vecima Networks2017-04-06
  9. "there is a lot of good here"

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    Software Developer in Saskatoon, SK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vecima Networks for more than a year

    Pros

    very interesting new technologies to work with in software development especially in the newer projects. So there is a lot to learn. A good place for a developer who is passionate about working on new cutting-edge technologies. the new products have very clean code. Vecima has a tightly controlled code-review process. So future maintenance of that code base should be a good experience. the management is very... nice. Very nice and respectful people. They are open to hearing your concerns. they may be slow to respond or respond in a way you don't expect, but your job is not at risk when you speak up to voice issues. there is no undue pressure to deliver work. So good for work-life balance. very profitable debt-free company. They manage money very carefully ... maybe too carefully. software developers have team meetings using online video conference tools. this works great for multi-site development and also for when a developer needs to work remotely for some time. Management is very accommodating. developers are given time to learn the necessary skills they need to do their work management is willing to allow developers to relocate to the offices in BC from SK or vice-versa. But they prefer if you work in SK

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    Cons

    for the bigger urgent projects, the leads have too many people working for them. So many developers may end-up neglected, idling, and don't get good mentorship or training. if a developer is not proactive, it can take a very long time for them to get their code through the slow code review process. A developer can literally idle away weeks worth of time. pay increases are not based on performance. But everyone... gets a decent pay rise every year. however, you can get over-time pay if you are lucky to work on an overtime approved project. bonuses are not really bonuses but small tokens of appreciation for loyalty to the company. They amount to a few hundred dollars a year, and it depends on how long you have worked for the company. it may not be the best place for someone who is "in it for the money". however, it is a great place for someone who is "in it for the cutting edge work". the cable tv industry is changing fast and so vecima will have to change its products and business model. this causes some uncertainty about what to expect 2-3 years from now.

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    Advice to Management

    good job for the "Pros", you need to work on the "Cons" :)

    Vecima Networks2016-09-10
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Vecima Networks full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice people, good location

    Cons

    Traditional, 20th century management style

    Advice to Management

    Read cons. :-)

    Vecima Networks2016-08-25
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