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Toronto, ON (Canada)
51 to 200 employees
2014
Company - Private
Information Technology
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We are the leading and fastest growing connected software company in North America. We are a world-class team of Software & Firmware Engineers, UI/UX designers and Product Strategists. We use the "Connected Method" ... Read more

Mission: To work with the world's most ambitious companies to build the best connected software experiences.

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    "So far, so glorious"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
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    I have been working at Connected Lab full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Keep in mind I'm probably still in my honeymoon period. That said, I'm thrilled with it so far. I have been given trust and opportunity from day one. There is a corps d'esprit here that goes past the veneer of other places. There are no "brilliant jerks." Kindness really IS important. You can be both honest and tactful here. We punch above our weight and we do projects with huge companies doing some really cool things. The "with" is key. We are not code monkeys and CL is involved from inception to design to implementation.

    Cons

    Since the core hours were reduced from 9-6 to 9-5, that addressed my single biggest concern. My only other one may be sick days. This is an allocations based company so I get that you can have a bunch of sick time but 5 days paid sick time is a bit lean. More people are having kids so this may not scale well.

    Advice to Management

    The company is at a dangerous growth point with respect to culture. I see the (heavy) efforts to maintain it (house system). Keep on your path and don't lose sight of that during this time.

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Connected Lab Interviews

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    User Experience Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Connected Lab (Toronto, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    There were two portfolio interviews although I wasn't sure why it couldn't have been just one. The interviewees in the first interview were respectful, asked thoughtful questions and the overall experience was nice. Although in the second interview, one of the interviewees seemed uninterested and bored right from the beginning.

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Company Updates

  • Danny, one of our Product Managers at Connected, just wrote a unique perspective on what tech can learn from Big Oil: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQPQ4

    Can Tech Learn From Big Oil?

    Here are three lessons from oil & gas that can help technology companies build better products: 1. Think long term, like really long term During my time in the oil & gas industry, one of the largest capital investments my company made was in a large-scale oil sands project near Kearl Lake, Alberta.

  • Part 2 of our Design Thinking Series is available on our blog: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQvKE

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Connected Lab Awards & Accolades

  • Canada's Top SME Employer, Canada's Top 100 Employers, 2017

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