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Rewarding and challenging experience that I would not trade for anything else
Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC25 July 2019
Working at FORM is like working on a final project at school with your best friends: It will be stressful, challenging and fast paced, but you will have the time of your life building it with some of the most quirky and lovable people you will ever meet.

The team at FORM is truly one of a kind. All of the teams intertwine and overlap in some way, which makes for a cohesive working environment and ultimately a better product. From eating lunch together to company retreats, there are no divides or cliques among groups. Previous co-op students returning for visits are also a strong indicator of this inclusivity, as they are treated like a full time employee and are given meaningful tasks.

As with most new companies, it takes time to optimize the product as well as optimize the team building the product. Since FORM has started, the management team has greatly improved the working environment. Although some issues still arise as a result of management error, the quality of their support and leadership constantly improves. What was previously a disorganized and biased experience has been replaced with a distinct feeling of inclusion and warmth that makes coming to work everyday a joy.

FORM is also a company where your work is appreciated and you will directly see the impact you have on the finished product. The salary level for the software team is below industry standard, but the amount of responsibility you are given as an individual spawns a wealth of experience and skills you could not have gained elsewhere. However, the mindset of the software team would improve if
  more... salary levels were raised, as undermining talent with low salaries negatively effects morale.

Overall, working at FORM has been a rewarding and challenging experience that I would not trade for anything else. I am proud to tell friends and family where I work, what I do and what we make, and that makes getting up in the morning worth it.
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Employees genuinely enjoy spending time with each other in and out of the office, unique work experience with encouragement to grow outside of your comfort zone
Cons
Salaries below industry standard
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Internal management issues.
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC19 July 2019
Pros:
There are a lot of great and friendly people that work within the organization. Good location downtown.

Cons:
There is an expectation that you should work really long hours and weekends for no extra pay, equity and low salary increases. There is uncertainty pertaining to the viability of the product because the market is so niche. The annual raises given to employees (even high performing ones) are very low (1k) resulting in company turnover. Some of the management can be unprofessional and will often publically disrespect former colleagues and even potential hires in front of the team. Would not recommend.
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A challenging, fast paced, impactful and fun place to work
Embedded Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC10 July 2019
This company is a great place to work at if you enjoy a fast paced start up environment where you given responsibility and can make an impact, minus the chaos that usually comes with it.

The management here has had a successful startup before this company. They know how to create a high velocity engineering process driven by product requirements. They also understand the importance of transparency so everybody is on the same page. I also like how the management team is is pretty small compared to the amount of workers.

The people here are friendly, fun and active. There are weekend hike groups. Some nice perks such as free food and beer.
Pros
Free snacks, Free food on Fridays, challenging & rewarding, fun place
Cons
Tight deadlines, longer hours
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Gotta play the game
Developer (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC16 June 2019
Pros: Free coffee and snacks, beer and food on Friday. Get to work on latest technology.

Cons: The management absolutely has priorities incorrect. There seems to be no structure or communication between the levels. When there is praise to be shared, the managers seem to pat themselves on the back, when there are delays, the managers seem to blame the lower ranks. The company also believes in asking employees to work over time and encourage weekends if they are behind schedule, without pay (unless you count a slice of pizza).

The company seems to have internal problems playing favoritism. They are not shy about excluding you socially and professionally if you are not "one of them" making it really hard to professionally grow within the company or be heard. They do not seem to hesitate to promote someone they favor but for everyone else will offer 0.5% yearly raise on an already under-paid position and call that fair.

The company's strategy seems to be to sucker in young blood with promises of working for a great progressive company that will treat you well and then dangle it in front of you until you realize it too late and leave at which point they will just replace you with the next young blood. I've seen too many colleagues leave in a similar manner. Stay far away.
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