Vena Solutions Reviews

Updated Sep 15, 2020

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Vena Solutions CEO Hunter Madeley
Hunter Madeley
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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (5)

    "Great culture, great people, fun environment, challenging tech"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Dev Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are very friendly, collaborative and motivated. Not just within each development team, but across all the teams, and across different parts of the business. The company is good at figuring out what it could do better, and putting in place the right processes, and where needed, hiring the right people, to drive change. The product is very powerful and hearing how customers have benefited from it or things they like about it is always motivating. Lots of great perks (education opportunities, employee recognition events, amazing holiday party every December, great snacks).

    Cons

    The office space, while beautiful, can be a bit noisy at times. Noise dampening should be a priority - acoustic panels, more carpets. Meeting space is hard to come by, but the company is addressing that with some future office space expansions.

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    Vena Solutions Response

    Chief People Person

    We appreciate your feedback especially your advice to Management on keeping our focus on culture. As I'm sure you have noticed our new CEO, Hunter, truly believes in the importance of culture in building a great company. Additionally, your suggestions around noise and meeting rooms are noted - we continue to work on making the office space more effective and efficient for Venanites. Keep your suggestions coming! - Tracey

  2. "GREAT CULTURE AND OPPORTUNITY TO GROW"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Talent Partner in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Vena Solutions full-time

    Pros

    -Encouraged to bring new ideas -Opportunity to grow -Always help when you need it -Great coworkers

    Cons

    -Can't think of anything yet


  3. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - amazing leadership team - great work culture - did an fantastic during COVID-19, no layoffs and ensured all employees were up to date during the most difficult times - a lot of development opportunities

    Cons

    - salary/benefits are not as competitive as other tech companies

  4. "Great place to be"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of pros when it comes to Vena. Culture is second to none. ELT team is strong, and there is trust that they will be able to take Vena to the next level. Competitive compensation. Strong product/market fit. Autonomy. Lots more.

    Cons

    Typical things can be frustrating, but that comes with being at a fast growing company.

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    Vena Solutions Response

    Senior Social Media Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to review us on Glassdoor. We're glad to hear that you think our culture is second to none. We've been focusing over the past year on career development opportunities for Venanites and will continue to do so. Please feel free to share any additional feedback through our Vena Life Pulse Survey or directly with the People Team. - Team Vena

  5. "Maybe not as great as it used to be"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of nice, smart, respectful and collaborative people to work with. Reasonable compensation and benefits. They are bringing in some of the other benefits you would expect from a company of this size. Work life balance is great. Fast growing business with lots of opportunities for growth and advancement.

    Cons

    It seems like leaders aren't very aligned with each other. It feels like there is a lot more misalignment, uncertainty and indecision which is starting to make it challenging for people. We're having much less say in what gets done, decisions take forever (and still aren't clear), things don't seem to improve when we point them out and we have much less autonomy in how we work. It feels like getting *more* work done is more important than doing good work and working well with the other teams.

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    Vena Solutions Response

    Chief People Person

    We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback to us. We agree that the people we get to work with everyday here at Vena are really great! Thank you for also sharing your constructive feedback. It is an important part of our “One Team” & “Execution Excellence” CORE values to ensure we are continuously improving. I will be taking your feedback around autonomy, alignment & decision making to both our ELT & our Technology Leadership Team for further discussion. If there is any additional context you’d be open to providing please reach out to me directly so we can chat further. - Tracey

  6. "Great sales management"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is an environment for those who love Constant learning. A team of experienced managers in sales who are genuinely interested and invested in your personal success/career trajectory. I feel fully enabled in my Role

    Cons

    I’ve been with company for 3+ years and I’ve yet to see any true cons. The company isn’t a startup anymore, more of a scale up and with immense growth we do experience some growing pains

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    Vena Solutions Response

    Chief People Person

    Thanks for sharing your Vena review on Glassdoor. We've been focusing lots of effort over the past year on learning & career development opportunities for Venanites and we're glad to hear this is resonating with you. We have a Vena Life Pulse Survey launching in early September. Feel free to share any additional feedback you may have through our VLPS or with me directly. - Tracey

  7. "Agile, rapidly growing tech company with top talent and an awesome culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Brand & Creative Services in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am continually impressed by and proud to be part of such a dedicated, performance-driven company focused on execution excellence. Vena is an exciting, agile, rapidly growing company with a high calibre of talent across the board. Furthermore, the companies culture is amazing. Vena actively cultivates an inclusive corporate culture with internal groups dedicated to diversity, the environment, supporting women in technology, accessibility, and more.

    Cons

    Honestly none that come to mind

  8. "working with great people makes up for any other gripe you could have"

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

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

    Pros

    great people, fantastic culture, interesting technical problems. lots of opportunities for learning. seriously, I can't emphasize enough how great the people and culture are. They're everything you want in your teammates: welcoming, friendly, supportive. It's not just my team, either. The people all across the company are consistently great people.

    Cons

    career progression is frustrating individual autonomy is decreasing it doesn't feel like senior leadership trusts any input from individual contributors because leadership either doesn't address feedback or doesn't ask feedback when making sweeping top down decisions.

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    Vena Solutions Response

    Chief People Person

    Thank you for taking the time to share your Vena feedback. I'm glad to hear that you're feeling positive on our Vena culture, opportunities for learning & the people you can to work with day in and day out. It would be great to hear your ideas around career progression and instilling trust - feel free to connect with your HR Business Partner or me if you'd be open to sharing in more detail. - Tracey

  9. "Canada's next great tech company!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vena, in my experience so far there, is the best company I've worked for and I believe is on it's way to becoming Canada's best technology company. The culture and people are amazing, and the leadership team are all-stars! The original founders and all C-levels are totally accessible and a pleasure to conversate with. Love seeing the growth and working to help achieve an amazing vision.

    Cons

    Used to be lack of meeting rooms - but office expansion this is less of an issue.

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  10. "A great place to grow"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Marketing in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Vena Solutions

    Pros

    Built on values with a fast track to growth. Smart people doing smart things. A lot of extras, including committees working on more than work - network for women a huge highlight Support for education on the job

    Cons

    With growth comes pains, so there’s a few of those.

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