iQmetrix Employee Reviews about "vancouver"

Updated Aug 25, 2020

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3.6
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35 Ratings
Pros
  • "People I work with are awesome, company values work-life balance and lots of opportunity for growth(in 11 reviews)

  • "They have done a good job during these pandemic times and the people who work there are good people(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Depending on which team you join, you may have great growth opportunities or none at all(in 5 reviews)

  • "If you are not in Vancouver, you may as well forget about ever getting recognized for your hard work(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Autonomy, people and cool projects"

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

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

    Pros

    iQmetrix provides a huge amount of autonomy and a process to help employees take advantage of that autonomy. Across all of the offices the people are amazing. I've seen a number of people leave the company and all say that if they had stayed it would have been because of the peeps. In Vancouver there are some amazing people. Smart, knowledgeable, talented, willing to share and support and just plain awesome to hang out with. The work is interesting. Not all teams or people get the very coolest projects, but almost everything I've worked on has been challenging, interesting and a wonderful chance to learn.

    Cons

    Especially in the Vancouver office our ability to deliver hasn't been great. This isn't because of talent, vision, money or even process. It's generally been because of focus and purpose. With some recent hires, including at the executive level you can see that changing for the better. At a very fast rate. Still work to be done, but iQmetrix is getting back to being innovators that can deliver.

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    iQmetrix Response

    May 16, 2017Recruiter

    Thank you for the super positive review! Our current hires (mentioned above) are hard at work to help improve the future outlook at iQmetrix.

  2. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "A mixed bag of good and bad."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Winnipeg, MB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have done a good job during these pandemic times and the people who work there are good people. There is always someone willing to offer help when needed.

    Cons

    There is virtually no chance for advancement unless you are friends with the right people. If you are not in Vancouver, you may as well forget about ever getting recognized for your hard work. Management does not really value employees.

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  3. Helpful (15)

    "No opportunity for growth"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Winnipeg, MB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    For the most part, the people are really down to earth and great to work with. There are some really talented people there that know there stuff and do the best they can to make their products successful. iQmetrix makes it easy to have a good work-life balance

    Cons

    iQmetrix likes to advertise itself as a flat structure. If you want a role, just start doing it, and it will become your job. But almost a decade of experience at this company has shown everything to be the opposite. At iQmetrix, you need to rub shoulders with the right people in order to progress into new roles. Every single leadership position in the Winnipeg office has been filled by someone being tapped on the shoulder. I've worked on the ground floor as a developer, and as a team lead, but I got lucky being in the right place at the right time for that to happen. For other developers, their best hope is to keep working and hope one day someone takes notice, which can take years, if it ever happens. Couple this with the fact that the entire executive team is located in Vancouver, so there is no insight into the needs of the office at all. In terms of building products, it's basically split into two camps. iQmetrix has a flagship application which dominates the market, and essentially pays the bills of every other product that the company makes, as none of these other products turn a profit. Decisions on what to build and how are made in echo chambers by people in positions of authority, which based on how they got there, are typically people with zero product management experience. iQmetrix doesn't seem to recognize that they have a completely untapped pool of people who have worked on their products for years, and have something to contribute for making a successful product. If you want to progress into helping define what makes a product successful, and once again, you don't know the right people, just stop right now. You have no path of progression into this role.

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    iQmetrix Response

    August 14, 2017Recruiter

    Thank you for your review,; a lot of the points above have been noted by the P+C team from our recent company wide employee survey. In regards to your concerns with growth within the company, we have provided our internal job board as a platform for employees to proactively pursue opportunities within iQmetrix. Any new roles are posted first OR at the same time as an external opportunity and any internal applicant is treated in an objective manner when being considered.

  4. "DevOps"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at iQmetrix for less than a year

    Pros

    - great working environment with flexible hours - colleagues were extremely nice and welcoming - solid and strong dev teams

    Cons

    - maybe the location (downtown Vancouver)

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  5. "Great company, lots of soul"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Senior Software Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at iQmetrix

    Pros

    Treats people well, tries to run like a meritocracy. Fun culture. The view (at the Vancouver office) is fantastic.

    Cons

    Admittedly underpays a bit. Likes to talk about how great it is a bit too much.

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "Product is work in progress to put lightly. Management could use a massive overhaul."

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Regina, SK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment for the most part, especially in Vancouver. Opportunity to travel with special events and abundant amount of drinking in office.

    Cons

    Product is perpetually and hopelessly broken and not user friendly. Management is not competent with the material they work with and should not be in this progressive environment they don't understand.

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