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  • romanroche1217 romanroche1217 Jun 10, 2014 7:19 PM Flag

    Who's doing the hiring at SWIR?


    Just met up with some SWIR staff at an event. Reflecting on it. Big salaries. No degrees. BCIT Dopers all around. Blazing it up. Was NOT impressed. Can't HR find some guys with degrees? Maybe this explains why things are so slow at SWIR? Talent pool to thin in Vancouver? Or? Someone help me out, but I thought Vancouver had a few universities....

    Sentiment: Sell

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    • A "degree" is not necessarily a precursor to product development even at a place like SWIR.

      Sentiment: Hold

      • 1 Reply to rockinfifty2
      • You might even argue the reverse, in so far as Universities turning out innovators, in large numbers. Why? Schools turn out, in large measure, people who have learned to memorize, follow set procedures and theories, long and well established. In other words,they do not, often, teach how to be divergent thinkers.IMO Which is why people like Bill Gates emerge, after leaving early. They simply get bored and can't wait to move on their own ideas, and are often way ahead anyway in the areas that they want to move on. SWIR has proven leasing technology. It came from being a leader, not a follower. Give me those divergent thinkers, like they encourage in Israel. Not the boring turned out thousands of clones we see from many schools.IMO

        Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • Vancouver attracting all kinds of companies. SWIR has lots of talent. You must have been at the cleaners convention hanging out with your peers!LOL

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

      • 2 Replies to beststockstoownnow
      • Anyone who is familiar with Vancouver should know that it is a hot place for high tech right now. Consider: Microsoft just announced hiring 400 more in Vancouver, Amazon 100, Sony just announced it is moving their Large Digital Imaging headquarters from the Bay Area to Vancouver, Gener8 just raised big money for Vancouver Operations, Hootsuite expanding in Vancouver and strong rumors has Alibaba moving into Vancouver with their North American Operations, as well. Have you seen Boeing operations in Vancouver in high tech area? As for whether some employees graduated from a particular school, or not, I suppose Bill Gates, who did not graduate, by the way, and Microsoft, might know a bit about where to find the best. Ever checked out how they do it??? So why did these big names just pick Vancouver? I guess they should have consulted the resident genius on this board who claims to know better They all must be crazy, and need to consult with him! FACT IS: VANCOUVER is hot for programming and high tech right now, for a variety of reasons: very large community of highly trained in tech, access to highly trained immigrant base (Chinese and other moving here) best living conditions (always in top 5 cities in the WHOLE WORLD to live, in most every serious major survey and analysis,The Economist, for example) , lower taxes than say California, less crime than many large cities in the U.S. and great schools, including BCIT (B.C. Institute of Technology), Simon Fraser University and U.B.C. But again, just look up who is moving to Vancouver. It speaks for itself. So SWIR looks very well positioned and ahead of the pack. They did not get where they are, by being stupid. So dream on, shorts or negative crew, Vancouver and SWIR perfectly positioned and with plenty of brains on board. So at least get your facts straight! roflmao Price trends up, but of course with volatility. That is the nature of this sector. But this looks to be a major winner.IMO

        Sentiment: Strong Buy

      • Just reporting what I saw and who I met. I was shocked. They didn't actually have drool coming out of their mouths - but it was close. I've held this stock for a long time. Its on a nice trend. The M2M focus has been good. But NO - I don't think they are loaded with talent. And NO - I'm not impressed with the local companies. And NO - I don't think Sierra should be paying clowns from BCIT $100,000 a year to fiddle around in the lab or yak on the phone to customers. Hire up and get this company rolling. I have a solid position in this stock, and want to see it managed well.

    • Your a tard, ignore for you... Let me guess your shorted AAPL and FB as well LOL.....

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

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