Recognized as one of BC's Top Employers (2018)
By Richard Yerema and Kristina Leung, Mediacorp Canada Inc. staff editors (Feb 22, 2018)
Here are some of the reasons why Absolute Software Corporation was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2018):
- Absolute Software's head office is conveniently located in downtown Vancouver and features an employee lounge complete with vintage video games and a classic popcorn machine -- and employees can participate in weekly Tabata and yoga classes
- Absolute Software offers a number of great financial benefits, including generous new employee referral bonuses (up to $5,000), signing bonuses, profit sharing and share purchase plans, as well as matching RSP contributions
- Absolute Software's health benefits plan includes a wellness spending account (to $500 annually) for additional coverage -- employees can also take advantage of an onsite shared-use fitness facility
Feeling absolutely rewarded at Absolute Software
Absolute Software may have been around for a long time, and sure, it's publicly traded, well-financed and its partners are the largest computing companies on the planet.
But to Jason Wong, it's like working at a startup -- one with cash.
"It's very startup-like because we're building everything using the latest tools and technology -- you get authority over that and it's cool," says Wong, 29, a Software Development Engineer.
It's hard not to be happy when you work at a company that is focused on innovating for both employees and customers. Absolute is the industry-standard for endpoint visibility and control -- a cloud-based security platform that's built upon patented technology. In fact, this Vancouver-headquartered company has its technology embedded in over a billion desktop, laptop, and smartphone devices made by leading manufacturers such as Dell, Lenovo, HP and Samsung.
"This enables schools, hospitals and other organizations to put technology into the hands of their students, educators and employees -- ensuring critical information remains protected. In turn, it helps students get better grades, health-care professionals make better decisions to save lives, and businesses to achieve productivity gains," says Chief Financial Officer Errol Olsen.
"Our ability to help businesses, hospitals and schools overcome security and privacy challenges while making technology more accessible -- it's saving lives and enabling businesses to achieve productivity gains," says Olsen.
"Being associated with that kind of outcome is very exciting and rewarding for our people."
Wong couldn't agree more.
"It's really rewarding to think that what you're doing on a daily basis can actually impact the way someone interacts with technology," he says. "You can work at a different company and your software may be very specific and you don't know how it really affects people. Here you can see your daily work come to fruition."
Absolute also makes a difference in the lives of its employees, with a generous health benefits plan, corporate bonus plan and matching RSP contributions. Employees are offered leadership and other career/educational training.
That's the tip of the iceberg. From the annual staff retreat at Whistler to the Fun Clubs and their work in the community -- like providing over 800 blankets to homeless people during the holiday season -- Absolute prides itself on being "people-centric." That has Wong eager to get to work every day.
"It's the people. Working with people you like has made Absolute the best employer I've had so far."