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Avigilon Reviews

Updated Nov 27, 2019

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3.2
54%
Recommend to a Friend
61%
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Avigilon CEO John Kedzierski (no image)
John Kedzierski
3 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people to work with from the top down(in 13 reviews)

  • "Fast paced environment with constant change due to growth(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "High turnover at management level(in 13 reviews)

  • "Culture of fear and inept management, leads to a work environment that can turn hostile very quick(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Avigilon full-time

    Pros

    trendy place with good technologies

    Cons

    no con which i can think of

    Avigilon2018-10-09
  2. "My experience was positive"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Rather Not Say 
    Recommends

    I worked at Avigilon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay was very good. Also had one of the best managers I've ever had (I was a remote employee, so can't speak for Avigilon's head office)

    Cons

    There was a lot of grumbling from the Sales team, which I found pretty demotivating. Their compaints were around their Management. The company's approach to sales was very aggressive, but it clearly paid off.

    Advice to Management

    Sales Management needs a shake-up in certain regions.

    Avigilon2019-08-01
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great product - no people stills"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avigilon full-time

    Pros

    Great Product! Great marketing! Money is good but they burn you out!

    Cons

    Company treat staff terrible it's all about numbers, the product is amazing, but the staff turn over is a joke, but did look better but guess that was for the Motorola buy out. Burn you out and throw you away......

    Advice to Management

    People buy from people! Bully Tactics don’t work! Bad managers don’t make good business growth!

    Avigilon2019-07-15
  4. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits and good salary Excellent team members Opportunities to grow within Flexible work schedules

    Cons

    Cant think of any right now

    Avigilon2019-11-25
  5. "Overall a very positive experience."

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avigilon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Many great people in there. Solid benefits and decent pay. Can be a fun place to work but that can depend on the team you join. Interesting technology but your working on a old monolithic solution. New CEO has a clear vision and places an emphasis on solid engineering practices. Overall a very positive experience.

    Cons

    Management can be little detached. Very little direction or clarity about progressing in the company.

    Avigilon2019-11-24
  6. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avigilon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Innovation driven - people are smart, friendly and collaborative - Management is supportive - work life balance is valued - Avigilon was acquired by Motorola Solutions which can bring extra room for growth

    Cons

    - pay is low - lack of transparency - no tuition reimbursement - no training

    Advice to Management

    Focus on people and they will deliver

    Avigilon2019-11-19
  7. "Great product, Awful management"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Best product in the industry - Constant innovation - Financial Backing from Motorola Solutions

    Cons

    -Everyone is replaceable mentality. - Unrealistic sales quotas set by clueless individuals with zero video industry experience. - Management is micromanaging; they create a dishonest and toxic work culture.

    Advice to Management

    -Manage up. - Reward employee loyalty. Not everyone is replaceable. - Implement an employee to management feedback system. - Look at and clean middle management. This is where much of the high turnover problem starts. People don’t quit jobs, they quit their bosses.

    Avigilon2019-11-28
  8. "Post-acqusition uncertainties. Burnout is real"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avigilon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - great & friendly coworkers to interact with every day - fairly competitive salary - beautiful office in a great location

    Cons

    - lack of change management strategy and transparency post Motorola Solutions acquisition - limited to no discussions around opportunities and career growth - strong feelings of uncertainty in the company (many people are feeling less job secure and also uncertain about the company's future) - lack of direction and clear business goals throughout the organization - very busy ALL THE TIME, which quickly leads... to burnout

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    Advice to Management

    - improve on change management strategy and prioritize the people, to mitigate feelings of uncertainty and distrust - improve on better team and people management skills, to help inspire and empower workers - improve and prioritize work-life balance, or high employee turnover will continue to be a challenge due to burnout

    Avigilon2019-10-30
  9. Helpful (6)

    "Order Management is a disgrace"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Avigilon

    Pros

    Great coworkers and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Manager is a bully and will blame team for everything. Forced overtime and forced to work weekends.i heard there was a great team that were paid more a few years ago and they all left or were let go as they made the manager and TL look bad justifiably. Team Lead is incompetent doesn’t know how to do the job. Does not reply to your emails or instant msg. Both mgr and TL are never to be found in the office and don’t... tell you that they are off or working from home. Both don’t know new processes and makes the most senior team member teach the team .

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    Advice to Management

    Fire order management manager and team lead.

    Avigilon2019-09-30
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Regional Sales Manager at Avigilon"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy and ability to make your own schedule. A lot of travel involved. Good base salary.

    Cons

    Can be isolating to work remotely all the time. Difficult targets to hit and commission percentage goes down as quota goes up year over year so if you don't hit targets you will earn less.

    Advice to Management

    More of a conversation around quota and target increases with employees would be good.

    Avigilon2019-08-20
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