Workopolis Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
22 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun & dynamic environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Workopolis part-time

    Pros

    open concept office, excellent onboarding program, friendly coworkers, ping pong room to alleviate stress, transportation allowance

    Cons

    going through an organizational re-structure so the environment can get somewhat tense

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lacking in vision and innovation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    King West location (downtown Toronto), fun/laid back work environment, focus on work/life balance

    Cons

    Lack of innovation and vision from senior management; management is deliberately non-transparent; mediocre benefits/compensation; few growth opportunities; overcompensation on "fun" to mask serious shortcomings on the business side; too much reliance and focus on Sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Resting on one's laurels has been the downfall of so many other companies: being a market leader without innovating will lead you to the history books.

    2. Fun doesn't pay your employees' rents: telling employees that they will be paid the national average salary for their position in one of the highest cost-of-living cities in the country regardless of their performance will not motivate, no matter how "fun" you think you're making it for them

    3. Decide whether the business is a technology business, or a media business: If you decide it is a technology business, the product should be in a state where it sells itself, if you decide it is a media company then you need a really really good sales team to compete with technology companies like LinkedIn and Indeed (read: you will fail)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience so far

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Workopolis full-time

    Pros

    Great Culture ! Great People ! Drive and desire for innovation. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Communications gaps between senior and middle management who hide underground problems leaving only pink colors Not learning lessons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes listen to doers while taking big decisions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    If I were to leave Workopolis one day, the people will be what I miss the most.

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    Current Employee - Corporate Development  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Corporate Development in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Workopolis full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I've worked at large corporations before. In a lot of big companies, you feel like a number as you are just one of the hundreds of people working in the office...But here at Workopolis, people are so nice and respectful. People care about each other. It actually feels like a family.

    I started with an entry level position and I always feel that I have a say in the projects I'm involved with. And it is a really great feeling when your voice is heard and appreciated by the management.

    I am really lucky to have a great manager who is very supportive and caring. I feel really comfortable to come to her whenever I have a question or problem at work. And with her help, I was able to grow both personally and professionally.

    Cons

    Sometimes communication between departments can be an issue. For the same project, different people may not have the same level of commitment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Once great company, becoming a white elephant in recruitment world.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Workopolis

    Pros

    Great work environment, good downtown location, still seen by many candidates as the main job board in Canada, good strategic partnerships.

    Cons

    Constant "restructuring" means most staff are looking to get out. Employees not invested in taking company forward as no real leadership from above.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to and trust your employees, stop playing favourites and get Workopolis back to its former glory.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Workopolis as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good culture, great co-workers, many events to keep the employee happy. Work is interesting and always changing in order to keep up with the ever changing internet.

    Cons

    There is technical debt that slows down some development but is being cleared away steadily to make way for newer technologies to be implemented.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Was at the company for almost three years. Then was laid off for no reason! Sinking ship, do not work here.

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Used to have great management till they fired them all! Great office space, downtown location, monthly commission, great employees, vacation, great sales conferences

    Cons

    President, leadership and management are a JOKE and don't care! No career growth which was promised. Very unfair quota targets, pulled from the clouds. Sinking ship!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need new president and management! Need to take suggestions from their employees who deal with customers daily!

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Run...You do not want to work here. Unsecure work enviroment and poor Leadership

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Workopolis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    downtown location
    cool office space
    benefits ok

    Cons

    no room for advancement
    peope are jumping shipp and dropping lie flies
    sinking ship competetion is kicking ass
    embarassing technically poor user experience
    senior leadership lacks the experience to lead and motivate
    coaching and development does not exist. manager/director of insides sales only meet with you to tell what you are not doing
    president has brought in all of her friends from Bell and has crushed the workopolis culture
    senior leadership team has no people skills. do a great job of pushing out spreadsheets and graphs but then they treat their staff like crap
    well known with the company that senior leadership has favourites who always win awards
    unsecure working enviroment not hopeful that this company will still be around in the next 3years
    no advocate for employees. hr team doesnt care about the health and well being of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more open about how the company is performing and the number of staff that is require
    training for senior leader team on how to motivate and coach employees
    reinstate annual employee survey you need to provide an avenue for employees to voice their opinions. the discussions around the water cooler and in the kitchen about the company is disheartening as this used to be awesome place to work
    president needs to take the time to get to know her employees at least say hi to people as they walk by

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    An innovative company - at once a market leader and an underdog

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Workopolis full-time

    Pros

    Workopolis has a great workplace culture, one that inspires creativity and initiative. People are free to reinvent their roles and expand their careers to the best of their abilities as they take on new things.

    The benefits are more than fair and the pay is at par with or above industry standard. It is also in a fantastic location on King St. West in downtown Toronto.

    Cons

    The company is held back by some technical debt to outdated platforms that can hamper its ability to implement some of the innovative developments that would take it to the next level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less afraid of down-time. All sites go down. It is more harmful to not experiment and not launch new functionality than it is to break and have to fix something on the fly. This is a constantly-evolving dynamic sphere. Survival and growth will come from being similarly dynamic and evolving ahead of the curve.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Used to be awesome - not so great anymore

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Workopolis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Most of the people are awesome. People truly care about their jobs and the company in most departments (but not all).
    - Great company culture
    - transportation allowance
    - great King West location
    - good vacation policy

    Cons

    - less and less career opportunities, no opportunity to grow as the company is downsizing, despite what HR tells you during the interview process
    - Company used to be HR oriented, but is no longer puting the employee experience first.
    - No Change management through big changes - employees feel left alone
    - No coaching / training opportunities. If you're lucky, you're told what you do wrong, but no help or guidance to improve.
    - Lots of politics and friendship at a director / senior level, which means that a person needs to play this game in order to grow / stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking politics, start rewarding your top performers and focus on staying on top of the game! Start motivating people instead of demotivating them. Workopolis is not Bell...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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