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SweetIQ Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Sep 1, 2019

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SweetIQ CEO Paul Bascobert
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Pros
  • "Great people: smart, talented and ready to roll up their sleeves(in 6 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is good, at least on the dev side(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "It's a startup so you have to be prepared for some long hours and growing pains(in 3 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance was definitely compromised as you are often putting in 12 hour day without even accomplishing much(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Nice work/life balance, interesting projects, but management needs to improve"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice work / life balance. Work from home is allowed. Projects are interesting

    Cons

    Management are getting to much pressure from Sales and Marketing, and they are passing down to their development teams, which is impacting the good development process we used to have.

    SweetIQ2019-09-01
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    "Great people but average management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great team, talented and lovely people - Flexible hours - Work/Life balance ++

    Cons

    - Lack of vision from the management (it's very slowly getting there) - Lack of ambition (we could be doing much better and faster) - Lack of initiatives (some management representatives don't take enough time to know their team members: after all we are all humans)

    Advice to Management

    - Listen to comments - Spend more time with your team members. Get to know them on a personal level to be able to have health and solid relationship at work. - Spread motivation and energy - Organize team events (outside of work) - Be less in useless meetings - Think about the futur and invest in people they will give back! - Pay more - Promote people for them to stay and enjoy new challenges

    SweetIQ2019-04-06
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Cannot recommend"

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    Former Employee - CSM in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SweetIQ full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Beautiful office and central location Nice colleagues (but not all, some are very unwelcoming)

    Cons

    Where to begin? As many other reviews have mentioned, middle management is extremely inexperienced. Some other people just seem to be there to spend time and hang out. It's unlikely that your hard work will be recognized. Most people are just drowning in work without any time to invest in career goals. The relationship with sales is borderline abusive. It's one of those cultures about who has the loudest... voice wins by intimidation. The software is definitely a problem. Doesn't make you feel good to represent that product - see other reviews. After the acquisition, a process to standardize everything started and you really feel like nothing but a number in a big corporation. Work-life balance was definitely compromised as you are often putting in 12 hour day without even accomplishing much. Overall, this was the most frustrating work experience I've ever encountered.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop having so many stupid meetings and spend time doing actual work! Be honest about why the product you are selling is so much more affordable than your competitors! Pay your bonuses on time. Stop overloading your employees.

    SweetIQ2019-01-03
  4. "I do not recommend"

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    Current Employee - Web Developer in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Did you get a participation trophy when you were young? Did your parents told you that you can be anything when you grow up? 
If the answer to both questions is yes, then this is the right place for you!
Environment full of young people that NEED those positive words and encouragement to do a good job. While walking on the hallway you will experience such a positive environment (you will high five everyone in the... office) because it's the cool thing to do. Ohh let's not forget the huge amount of product owners doing nothing. But... of course expect "GOOD JOB", "NICE WORK", because you NEED this as an employee, right? Forget about your personal life, only WORK LIFE is what matters :) I mean if you are one of those in that generation that NEEDS approval for anything that you do in your life, then this is the right place for you.

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    Cons

    NO work/life balance. Don't even ask for help to HR.

    SweetIQ2018-02-15
  5. Helpful (17)

    "Knowledgeable tech team, penny pinching management, illegal hiring practices"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SweetIQ

    Pros

    People working there are very knowledgeable and nice to work with. There was a time when the company was smaller and a lot more fun to work at though but it's still ok. The office is pretty nice and very conveniently located. You will get to know a lot of people while working at sweetiq because so many come and go. Work life balance is good, at least on the dev side.

    Cons

    The founders are penny pinchers and it trickles down through the company. As someone else has said, if you need something to do your job, good luck getting it approved. It's easier to go buy it yourself and hope you'll get it expensed in a few months. Most (all?) of the curation team is hired as contractors to save a few $$$, avoid paying them vacation time, keeping them off the company's insurance and to keep... them in a precarious state where they wont get employment insurance if they're fired. This is wrong and illegal but only the contractors can make a complaint to the labor board. Turnover is pretty high because this is not a nice place to work at. Management/founders think they are above of everyone else and only come out of their corner office to tell people they're not doing a good job. Friends don't let friends work at SweetIQ.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop gloating about all these million dollar contracts you allegedly signed! Considering how penny pinching the company is, it's an insult to the employees. Hire your contractors as full time employees, as they should be. Cheaper is not always better.

    SweetIQ2016-03-09
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