Absolute Sales Reviews

Updated 15 Jun 2020

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Absolute Chief Executive Officer Christy Wyatt
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  1. "Good experience but change of Management team"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Absolute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Downtown - Network - Internal job opportunities

    Cons

    Change of management team - tracking software of your work

  2. Helpful (3)

    "Absolute Software"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good technology, company been around a long time.

    Cons

    Mgmt. and direction controlled by one persons agenda. company really run for the profit of a few board members.

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    "Sales Review"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people around you. Typical yearly sales meeting held on resorts in Canada.

    Cons

    For a company so small, it lives in its own way in times of delivering executable paperwork to customers for purchase. Also, is heavily reliant on OEM and partner to assist sales process. Poor career growth. Poor culture: work life balance, work from home, you will be treated like a number, and looked at sideways if any leadership knows you wish to or took vacation. Horrible end of quarter processes. Leadership is designed to lead through fear over enablement.

  4. "Small company but great network"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule depending on manager

    Cons

    Lack of diversity and culture

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    "Review from my tenure a few years back"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Absolute for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Canadian headquartered so it has a different vibe than a lot of software companies in Austin. Annual sales meetings are usually in Vancouver and can be a lot of fun. Some great people work there and the culture was great when I was there.

    Cons

    Absolute struggled to make the transition from the "Lojack for Latops" days to managing an array of smaller, more mobile devices. They went from being the only game in town for laptop recovery to a much more fragmented space of mobile device management and security. Revenues stagnated, attainment struggled and pressure began to build. It's been years since I've been there but word is they're still struggling to hit goals.

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    "Corp Greed at its finest"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Absolute full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great technology and a great office space in downtown Vancouver

    Cons

    CEO and CFO are really only concerned with lining their own pockets. Most of SR Mgmt is subservient to them and walk around on egg shells

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  7. "Best Place to Work!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, amazing collaboration, semi-flexible hours, lots of opportunity to move up within the company and gain new skills, lots of mentorship from management.

    Cons

    Compensation could be a bit higher

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Lack of employee focus"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Absolute full-time

    Pros

    Great product and has a chance to explode if they market it correctly. Do invest in employees on training.

    Cons

    Below market pay. They have taken away the chance to hit quarterly accelerator's. Which means less in employee pocket and more in company based on your performance. A lot of pressure from senior management, especially quarter end. Job can be stressful due to this. May consider training for managers up to C level on how to treat people.

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    "Uninspiring and Toxic"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Sales in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Absolute full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The new offices are "nice". There are some good people who work here. Pretty good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Really too many: this is a hard place to get anywhere in. Sales reorganizes every 6 months or so. HR had become absent when a new head started. Marketing is ineffective and full of conflict. The biggest issue though is the tone from management, the C-levels. CEO came on with some vision but then flopped hard and fell on his face, he's uninspiring and has just surrounded himself with "yes" people. In fact when you look at the new offices one thing you'll note is that the CEO and other CXO's have an office along the windows, where everyone else doesn't. It seems that he's so full of self importance that he demanded a window office where generally he doesn't deserve one.

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    "Used to be amazing, lost it's lustre"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people however most are leaving.

    Cons

    The world's most boring job ever. Literally everyone sits around with nothing to do.

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