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Any good software companies to work for?

Do you know any good computer-software companies to work for? (ie. work/life balance, yearly bonuses, good work culture/environment, low turnover where most employees stay for 3-5 years). More specifically, a privately held company with approximately 200-500 employees in Toronto, Mississauga or Markham.
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world25 wrote: Do you know any good computer-software companies to work for? (ie. work/life balance, yearly bonuses, good work culture/environment, low turnover where most employees stay for 3-5 years). More specifically, a privately held company with approximately 200-500 employees in Toronto, Mississauga or Markham.
How smart are you? ... lol
There's Google in KW and Amazon in Toronto, that kind of fits what you are looking for - question is whether you can get in ;) .
At the same time, you don't seem to be interested in challenging role (by virtue of the work in the industry, 200-500 employees indicate that you won't learn too much compared to start up environment).
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i think softchoice in toronto is a pretty big company
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damnos wrote: At the same time, you don't seem to be interested in challenging role (by virtue of the work in the industry, 200-500 employees indicate that you won't learn too much compared to start up environment).
:facepalm:

You obviously haven't worked in many companies, the size of the company have nothing to do with how much you can learn.
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Buddy of mine works at NexJ ... seems to enjoy it.
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Vision Critical is a market research/software company with an office down town Toronto. Headquarters in Vancouver, probably around 5-600 employees globally.
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damnos wrote: How smart are you? ... lol
There's Google in KW and Amazon in Toronto, that kind of fits what you are looking for - question is whether you can get in ;) .
At the same time, you don't seem to be interested in challenging role (by virtue of the work in the industry, 200-500 employees indicate that you won't learn too much compared to start up environment).
I have no intention to work for companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, RIM, Yahoo, Facebook, etc. It's just a personal choice to work for a company with 200-500 employees (appears to be more stable than a start up company). But, I already know that nothing is stable in this economy. For now, I'm keeping a list of good companies to work for even though I am not really looking for opportunities right now.
maddydo wrote: i think softchoice in toronto is a pretty big company
I read online reviews. Sounds like a good company.
KevC wrote: Buddy of mine works at NexJ ... seems to enjoy it.
There are mixed reviews on glassdoor recently (especially in 2012). They hire mostly Waterloo co-op students and graduates (just by looking on linkedin itself). It's definitely a fast growing software company though.
Mazman08 wrote: Vision Critical is a market research/software company with an office down town Toronto. Headquarters in Vancouver, probably around 5-600 employees globally.
I remember applying to this company last year but I didn't get a reply.
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Xiaohaibao wrote: :facepalm:

You obviously haven't worked in many companies, the size of the company have nothing to do with how much you can learn.
Lol you obviously haven`t been on both sides.
While it`s still a generalization - (most) start up companies definitely give a ton of opportunities to experiment and learn a lot of new things (as well as getting a lot more responsibilities) than (most) established companies. Just for example, in a company of hundreds of people, a lot more likely than not there`s a specific team to do release (release engineering team, deployment team, etc), something that start up companies won`t have luxury to and thus the devs often need to be involved in those kind of work - just something small, simple and specific example that extend a lot further to every area of experiences that you earn from start up vs established companies.

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