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"Opportunities to learn, but check innovation, leadership and accountability at the door."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

- Interesting products at the cutting edge of media
- Very nice offices and location
- Decent time off
- Growth opportunities

Cons

- Leadership does not provide direction to the company. As said from the mouth of the CEO, 'we live from board meeting to board meeting.' When the board wants a shift in priorities, we scramble and forget about what we were doing for the past 3 months. Result: NOTHING GETS DONE.
- Leaders completely screwed-up long-term business planning. Examples: Marketing department that has too many employees; but engineering teams (the ones trying to build the product to be marketed in the first place) don't have enough resources. There are too many VPs trying to sell incomplete products because leadership is spending too much money in fancy offices, marketing people, sales people, and random VPs who don't even know what they're doing.
- Toxic environment: a lot of whispers and gossiping because of the feeling that leaders simply won't admit to us what's really going on.

Advice to Management

- LEAD. If you don't have the courage to stand up to the board and tell them what the vision of the company will be, instead of asking them what they think we should do, this company will never get anything done. PICK A PATH AND STAY THE COURSE!

Other Employee Reviews for Canoe Ventures

  1. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exceptional culture and passionate people. I would work with any of these people again in the future. Everyone genuinely working to make the best possible solutions to business requirements. Everyone pulls together to succeed. Low politics, but there are some. Great compensation, educational reimbursement, benefits, and social activities week to week. Snacks, sodas, and other beverages

    Cons

    Slow sometimes to weed out excess baggage

    Advice to Management

    Speed up in getting rid of dead weight, which decreases morale.


  2. "Stay away from this place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Canoe Ventures (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay. Salaries were high for everyone.

    Cons

    Unethical management. Glad the NY office closed.

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