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Bob Vaez
34 Ratings
  1. Helpful (30)

    "Save yourself the headache and look elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Support Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EventMobi full-time

    Pros

    - Non-management staff are generally great people with positive outlooks - Decent selection of post work sport teams to join

    Cons

    - Offered promotion on "trial" basis with no increase in pay. When I pointed out the person they wanted me to train in this role made significantly more than me, they chose to get myself and that person in trouble for discussing salaries. Management refused to have that person and I sit in a room together with them to discuss and instead chose to have the other employee and I sort it out ourselves. What we were suppose...

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    Advice to Management

    If you are going to use the 12 questions of employee engagement as a measuring stick then you should actually consider reading the source material so as to understand why these questions are being asked in the first place. Bob, please talk less. Here are some examples of when you've put your foot in your mouth: saying that all of the hires of a particular manager sucked in front of the whole company (including the...

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    EventMobi2017-11-07

    EventMobi Response

    November 16, 2017

    Thanks for your feedback and for being specific about how you felt let down. Although you may be hesitant to believe it, we do truly take this feedback seriously and will use it to make improvements for the incredible team that is working so hard to provide the best technology and ...

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  2. Helpful (23)

    "A Slow Motion Train Wreck"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EventMobi full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Because they like to chase trendy tech, there's good experience to grab here while you're looking for a real job. It's not the worst place I've ever worked.

    Cons

    Management was a nightmare. CEO micromanages and has no concept of boundaries or professionalism. Constant firefighting. Poor benefits. No real path for advancement. You'll see a review mentioning a marketing exodus, there was an engineering exodus as well. The company exists in spite of itself thanks to the momentum of its sales team. They'll try to sell you on microservices. They aren't. They'll try to sell you...

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    Advice to Management

    Try and think of your employees as human beings. Be empathetic towards them, not vindictive.

    EventMobi2017-09-21
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Great Start!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EventMobi full-time

    Pros

    Great start up feel and innovative attitude. A lot of responsibility is distributed throughout the company. It's growing fast - a lot of employees that have been here less than a year.

    Cons

    Some growing pains! But nothing I haven't seen at other growing companies that are still figuring out organization/structure.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep on delegating responsibility to those you trust and leading the company overall in the right direction :)

    EventMobi2017-08-21
  4. Helpful (3)

    "An amazing place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EventMobi full-time

    Pros

    The leadership are the most personable approachable people that I have ever worked with. There is great transparency within the organisation and they are super open to new suggestions from employees. It is like working with a family, everyone is very welcoming. Employees are truly hard working and dedicated which is a reflection of the management structure.

    Cons

    My only con is that the office space is not the most conducive to my specific role. But I expect that this change when they move into their new office.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing! Maintain and invest in the culture and you will continue to succeed!

    EventMobi2017-08-19
  5. Helpful (5)

    "High Potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EventMobi full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    * Modern company culture & technology. * Passionate employees who strive for improvement. * Lots of opportunity for challenging tasks and career growth. * The Events industry is both high potential and interesting. * The company is well positioned for further growth and success.

    Cons

    There are some growing pains as the company transitions to a larger scale in terms of communication, management, and process. However these are being continuously worked on and improved.

    Advice to Management

    * Prioritize hiring of experienced software developers. * Find ways to maintain strong company culture as the company grows. * Improve process and communication but ensure the company does not become overly bureaucratic.

    EventMobi2017-04-23
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Good place to learn + further your credentials for future endeavours."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EventMobi full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    EventMobi has a strong family mentality. It is this culture that made EventMobi in the early days! I was able to grow in my strengths while improving on my weaknesses. The company allowed me many opportunities to travel, and truly introduced me to what I think will be a lifetime career in tech. I am proud to say that I was able to help in small part to grow a very successful tech startup into a global corporate company.

    Cons

    It became apparent that I had outgrown the company by 2016. As one of the "older" employees, I felt for several reasons that my history with the company was no longer valued. I remember well a conversation with upper management in 2016 where I was told that being with the company for so long was actually going to work against me, since s/he was not able to mold me into the employee s/he could with any junior or new hires....

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    Advice to Management

    In order to keep your senior staff, you need to allow them to open up to you. Favouritism for those that will bend to any suggestion is not what you need, and I hope the top tier will do an audit of this with all managers as soon as possible. You need strong voices to help guide, especially from those that have seen the product and company through thick and thin. I have a great deal of respect for the CEO. Upper management...

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    EventMobi2017-04-19
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Fun place to come to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Monetary compensation is a bit above average * Plenty of company events, outings, and day-to-day fun * Bright, young, capable workforce * While not necessarily always following the advice they hear, management is very open to discussion. Especially on the lower levels, the company is very open to change for self improvement. * In general the technology used is fairly modern (not bleeding edge, but modern) with a...

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    Cons

    * Vacation time allotment is pretty average if not below average * As a company, sometimes at times a bit immature due to the youthfulness factor (when it comes to interviews, how to conduct oneself in the workplace, processes etc.) * While as people the execs are great and very friendly it feels like a lot of the top-down management processes like performance reviews, and company update format for town halls (as examples)...

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    Advice to Management

    Really listen to the people on the ground and take broader steps to change how things are done while considering their view points to get morale even higher than it is. Improve the vacation policy, for both new and existing employees.

    EventMobi2017-04-11
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Great Place to Work - Potential is Huge"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Dedicated & Passionate Team. People don't seem to be coming here for a job but really coming to make a difference which creates a driven culture that is constantly pushing to be better. Really makes you look forward to come into work everyday. - Environment. Though it's always shifting (and at times a little too much), the constant thought of providing an awesome place to work for employees is really great for a...

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    Cons

    - Internal processes. Still have not matured enough for the size of the company. Lots of ad-hoc decisions made that are not communicated thoroughly. They seem to be done just to execute vs involving the people being affected. Lots of apologizing after the fact but it gets tiring at times. - Wrong hires. Reactive hiring is causing management to bring on poor culture fit or just not the right individuals for certain...

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    Advice to Management

    I think to increase the speed and clarity of everyones work we need to not add new projects but rather take time to focus, find the important threads and double down on them. Bring on the right people to execute on those threads and continue to build the support structure and senior management team to help the teams & individuals mature and have help in doing their jobs well.

    EventMobi2016-11-27
  9. Helpful (12)

    "Stable company. Operates like a lean startup, and values all the right things"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at EventMobi

      Pros

      I’ve been through many tech companies in my career so far, and I’ve never felt compelled to leave a public review of my employer, but given what’s been posted here as of late, I feel like it’s necessary. I’m in the engineering department, so I can’t speak to other areas of the company, but my experience here has been nothing short of excellent. Frankly, I suspect at least some of the negative reviews here have been...

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      Cons

      Yes, it’s true that we are light on senior/management type people. This leads to a higher burden on each individual to make (good) decisions and show leadership within the teams, which is difficult. I think we have a long way to go on this front. For example: in engineering, it can be difficult to come to consensus on things, and because we are lacking in senior developers, some of those lessons are learned the hard way....

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      Advice to Management

      Do not lump perks like corporate retreats and education budgets in with compensation. It’s seen as padding the numbers, which is unfortunate because, personally, I feel well compensated. Invest more in personal and professional growth. Many people don’t get to make use of their education budget, because it’s not really enough to cover travel + tickets to most tech related conferences. Also, a little more structure...

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      EventMobi2016-09-28
    • Helpful (8)

      "Ideal for the self-starter"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at EventMobi full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Contrary to some other reviewers, I've found EventMobi to be an incredibly welcoming and inclusive workplace. I've never once been 'silenced' or felt too afraid to speak up. Feedback is met with consideration and understanding when brought up appropriately. In fact, I would argue that feedback is often encouraged, challenging the norm is rewarded, and this has permeated not only meetings but the way we do work. In addition,...

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      Cons

      The average age at EventMobi is very young, and so unfortunately it has brought with it a fair share of entitlement. This has started to erode the meritocracy that EventMobi strives to be, and every startup should be. That being said, there are growth opportunities if you excel at your role. If you expect a promotion just for showing up, then you're setting yourself up for failure. As a previous reviewer suggested (a...

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      Advice to Management

      I agree that an external body (e.g. Investors, advisors, a board) would bring great value and balance to EventMobi.

      EventMobi2016-10-04
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