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Flipp Reviews

Updated January 13, 2019
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Flipp Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer Wehuns Tan
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  • "No work/life balance - the culture is filled with hypocrisy" (in 14 reviews)

  • "No work life balance in most departments - it starts to seem normal to feel panicky if you cant check your phone for an hour" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great company to work at"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many great perks, work-life balance, and smart people all around

    Cons

    Nothing really bad to say about this company


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Director, Business Development"

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

    I worked at Flipp full-time

    Pros

    andidly, Im surprised and disappointed to see the amount of negative reviews of Flipp on Glassdoor.

    Over the course of 3.5 years I realized 10x growth(professional & personal) and watched several of my peers grow into leaders and stars. This is a direct result of the consistent investment in employee engagement and development and the unique growth experience Flipp provides to all it's employees who are HUNGRY FOR GROWTH.

    As a sales professional, Flipp checks all the boxes(Compensation, Vision, Product/Market Fit, Hard ROI, Customers that actually want to meet with you to partner to solve complex problems and most importantly a world class team to learn and win with). Most importantly, Sales Leadership truly cares and provide an incredible amount of opportunity to grow and broaden your career as a professional.

    Flipp also offers a tremendous amount of perks and flexibility for you and your family.

    Cons

    Outside of frequent travel slim to None! if you don't like ambiguity, working closely to executives, stretching yourself or going above and beyond for your customers and teammates Flipp IS NOT FOR YOU.

    Advice to Management

    1) Strengthen leadership circle with team members who are a culture fit and have a track record at the current stage of the company.
    2) Constantly Reinforce Vision, Mission, Values and Journey. Top Down and Bottoms Up.
    3) CEO must create a stronger culture of transparency throughout the organization
    4) Higher Level of Accountability & Performance Management must be reinforced. I often found cross-functional resources WFH, Playing Video Games or simply not passionate/engaged with opportunity.

  3. Helpful (32)

    "Reimagining the work week 60+ hours at a time..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Flipp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Company retreats (if you can actually attend and aren't occupied with work)
    - Friday Lunches
    - The concept behind the app is great
    - Front line/ops team has an incredible sense of comradery

    Cons

    - Overworked (expect to easily put in 60-70 hrs a week continuously)
    - No overtime compensation (the argument of being passionate to work these hours gets thin real fast).
    - Micromanagement for several different sources can actually negatively impact productivity with all the status updates being asked
    - Visible inexperience and lack of maturity from "Sales/BD facing Executive team" that have led to instances of personal insults being used on team members as a means of delivering feedback.
    - Consistent use of rhetoric on the "if's" and "what could be" with little action to address the fundamental issues affecting employee morale on the day to day.

    Advice to Management

    If the executive team is truly serious about listening to their employees, implement 360-degree reviews outside of the management inner circle, hopefully this will dismiss the notion of everything being “perfect” in the workplace.
    Management needs to look beyond just speaking about being humble, as any negative feedback received tends to be dismissed as irrelevant or non-genuine. Management should focus on the roots of the problems that employees are facing and aim to address them as opposed to pursuing 'point in time' solutions.
    Leverage the sense of maturity and presence that is seen from a couple of the members of your management team on the development side. The Lencioni approach is the equivalent of “infomercial-type management” and is all flash with little substance.
    Lastly, management needs stray away from telling employees not to take feedback personally and picturing those with valid feedback as not passionate or not ‘’cultural fits’’. This should be expected as the management team is looking to their employees to act on business decisions made with little insight on team bandwidth and imposing unrealistic expectations on delivery and deadlines. This is poor management 101, not knowing your output capacity and overpromising to clients as a means to “close or get the deal”. The ones who face the impacts of such short sighted decision making are the front line employees on the development and operations teams who may have come into the role incredibly passionate but with little say and constant bombardment of incoming work and “consistent follow ups” there is no time to refresh through personal time which results in burning out.
    It’s not a matter of getting a pat on the back for what they have done. It’s a matter of having respect for your fellow colleague as a human being, By allowing them to have a mental reset, they can CONTINUE to provide exceptional work for the company.

     The outlook for the company is questionable in its level of sustainability from a management perspective needs to improve if they are to grow successfully.


  4. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flipp part-time

    Pros

    Chill place to work

    Cons

    Favouritism and not a lot of growth


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flipp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Flipp community is like no other I’ve seen. The culture really is what it appears to be - everyone wanting and trying to grow each other and people genuinely like each other. There is no politics which is refreshing for a company the size of Flipp. The Exec team truly care about its people and the growth of the business not because they want to line their own pockets but because they believe in the company and the product. Sure there have been growing pains but every successful start up goes through them, but they appear to be learning from mistakes made.

    Flipp also offers great perks, benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Most new Flipp employees are very young. Not a lot of experience and a high sense of entitlement.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to bring in experienced leaders that can bring us forward.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Software Engineer in Test"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - perks, benefits, salary
    - internal opportunities
    - coaching system and career development

    Cons

    - location (its not in toronto, its more like Etobicoke)

    Advice to Management

    - get an office in toronto and downsize in office space


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Best Company I have Worked for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Etobicoke, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Etobicoke, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flipp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Innovative industry leaders
    - Strong team and culture
    - Autonomy to grow yourself and your team
    - Visibility and transparency in company objectives
    - Competitive compensation and benefits
    - High growth

    Cons

    - If you're lazy, you'll get left behind in the dust
    - Healthy competition is inevitable since we have top talent

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic Work and Culture"

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

    Pros

    Working for Flipp as an intern was an absolute pleasure. The work was challenging and rewarding, the location was ideal (western Toronto), and above all the people and culture were fantastic. Work-life balance assured, frequent team and company bonding events, very flexible work hours. They are always open to and appreciative of feedback.

    Cons

    Not much, maybe more fast-paced than some would like.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Operations Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flipp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great health benefits and perks, Work From Home, Free Gym membership and TTC Pass an overall fun work experience

    Cons

    Highly competitive, not a lot of room for growth


  10. Helpful (23)

    "Organisation Has Become A Toxic Soup"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Flipp full-time

    Pros

    Great medical benefits

    Competitive compensation

    TTC or parking pass provided

    Lunch provided every Friday

    Cons

    Senior management lives in an echo chamber, and they don’t receive even honest, constructive feedback well

    Senior management fuelled by toxic male ego; and they are often unprofessional, cruel, and vindictive

    Very few if any women in management

    Very little middle management remains particularly engineering directors and product management

    Culture of fear and intimidation

    Professional growth is hard to navigate and limited

    Poor vision, product innovation has been stagnant for 2 years

    Advice to Management

    Please address the cons