Absolute Reviews

Updated 6 Jul 2020

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3.6
65%
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94%
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Absolute Chief Executive Officer Christy Wyatt
Christy Wyatt
11 Ratings
Pros
  • "Some great people work there and the culture was great when I was there(in 20 reviews)

  • "Working time is flexible and promoting work-life balance(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "C-level executives threaten and force employees(in 8 reviews)

  • "A lot of pressure from senior management, especially quarter end(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Best kept secret"

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

    I have been working at Absolute full-time

    Pros

    Company is financially stable and has been in business over 20 years A heavy hitting exec team is being brought in to take the company to the next level Canadian culture is relaxed and open to change

    Cons

    23 year old start up - has many of the issues found with start ups including out dated processes and technologies i.e CRM Absolute is a very well kept secret - lacks brand awareness especially since the name change from Absolute Software and Computrace

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    Absolute Response

    March 1, 2016Absolute Software

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! This past year we added some impressive new faces to our leadership team- one of many reasons why we are confident in our long-term direction. Embracing change has always been a fundamental component in pushing the company forward. Everyone is encouraged to provide input on how we can improve and evolve our offerings, our structure, and our business processes as part of our continued development, without compromising the culture we’ve worked so hard to create.

  2. Helpful (3)

    "Marketing"

    1.0
     
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Absolute

    Pros

    Decent offices, good training possibilities

    Cons

    Awful people and company culture


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Very unstable"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Absolute for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great technology, unique (literally) A lot of great people Good work/life balance Good benefits

    Cons

    Very unstable Very few perks Little understanding of International markets

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  4. Helpful (22)

    "Tread with care"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Absolute for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The technology is unique. But not leveraged as it should be. It's also a bit of a one trick pony, and they have divested other technologies and put all of their dollars onto the one horse!

    Cons

    The single most political organization I have ever worked for. The company is drenched in nepotism. With senior leaders hiring friends to help shore up their own positions. They are increasingly hiring more and more middle-management positions to create an 80's style hierarchal style of organization structure. This makes it very top heavy and means it's more difficult to communicate. They play lip service to their own corporate values.

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  5. "Great opportunity"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compelling products, huge opportunities. Well kept secret.

    Cons

    reboot of company is a fast evolving work-in-progress and can't happen fast enough!

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "great technology and great people"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of positive changes, aiming the right direction, new market potential

    Cons

    still relying on old way of doing things, sometimes too political.

    Absolute Response

    April 6, 2015Absolute Software

    We are definitely in the midst of some pretty positive changes. As we continue to transition, we will replace the old way with the new way wherever it makes sense. But your input will be really important for this work so please keep it coming. Thank you for your feedback!

  7. "Absolute Software"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Channel Development Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoy the team environment and everyone's willingness to help.

    Cons

    at this time, I don't have any cons

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience but change of Management team"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Absolute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Downtown - Network - Internal job opportunities

    Cons

    Change of management team - tracking software of your work

  9. COVID-19

    "One of the best company I've ever worked for"

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

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

    Pros

    - Big office, free cookies & coffee. - Friendly working environment, flexible working time. - Very good benefits & good supports from HR up to CEO level, especially during COVID isolation time.

    Cons

    - A global company with multiple sites around the world, so there is timezone discrepancy. You might not be able to join some events with the HQ in Vancouver at the same time as other folks.

  10. Helpful (4)

    "Toxic Environment"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Absolute full-time

    Pros

    Downtown and central location and nice office

    Cons

    Toxic and bullying environment Managers have zero manager training Too many chiefs and executives Business is very discombobulated Extremely unprofessional environment

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