BDR (Current Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 19 July 2019
People are quitting in waves. It speaks volumes to the culture and terrible management.
You will work with some amazing people, and the "hang out all the time" aspect is strongly built into the culture. You'll be doing everything with your work colleagues. Which for some is amazing, especially if you're fresh out of college and want to feel like you're right back in it.
Amazing co-workers aside, the management and culture of this company is toxic. As one review said "cancerous" and that's putting it lightly.
The CEO won't listen to ANY criticism and always has a "rebuttal" to anything constructive anyone tries to tell him. People who question the status quo are fired, sales is a revolving door.
High quality, skilled workers leave instantly, some only staying a month before quitting. There is no career development, there is no advancement, upper management is only out for themselves and it shows.
It's not a good place to work. Don't be fooled by the HR reviews on Glassdoor and the curated pictures on Instagram. They claim that all the "negative" reviews are actually a "hiring tactic" by local companies. This is a horrible mentality. They think that local organizations in Kitchener are posting negative reviews, and spreading gossip about the terrible culture, layoffs, and rapid staff-turnover as a hiring tactic. It's hard to believe that all companies in KW are out to get Vidyard. They are very oblivious to the negative image they have in this city and the industry.
If you want to see a prime example of bro-culture this is the place for you. Men are favoredmore... heavily here, there are many in high level positions who are very under qualified and unsuitable for the role.
There are far far FAR better places to work.
Good if you're right out of college but not the place to build a career, or further your growth.less
Bro-Culture, Terrible management, horrible culture, lack of expertise, lack of direction, outdated product, arrogance, staff turnover, firings.
Sales (Current Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 8 April 2019
This company is good for co-ops who don't want to be trained or learn anything but want free beer and parties.
This company is run like a frat house and is very juvenile. They have a serious employee turnover problem and have a negative imagine in the industry. Highly talented, senior level staff are exiting at rapid rates. There is no direction, terrible gossip and clique behaviour. Very highschool.
This is not a healthy place. It's soul crushing. There are no inspiring managers to learn from or work for. This company is a pit stop on your way to a better career.
Former employee (Former Employee) – Kitchener – 5 June 2018
Horrible "bro culture" with sloppy developers and a virtually non-existent QA. Constant pressure to join company outings which happen multiple times a week. Work/life balance is extremely poor and management do not care about career advancement. This company is cancerous. Stay away.