Tooploox Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2019

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  1. "Interesting project, good vibes, startup atmosphere"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Very interesting projects which involve many people; many challenges and problems to solve - Even if the company is hiring more and more people there's still a startup atmosphere - Good benefits and pay - PEOPLE: very motivated, conscious of the fact that we're working together to accomplish a bigger goal; many experienced people

    Cons

    - There are many things to do, in different projects, so it's definitely not a place for lazy people :)

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  2. Helpful (14)

    "A super-market where you can buy your own engineer to mown your lawn"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Tooploox full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1) A very unique atmosphere and still some great people on board
 2) Some perks, such as 3-days for self development each quarter are great. 3) If you are a veggie hipster millennial, who comes to the office wearing a winter cotton cap (in the summer) and wire-frame glasses, you blindly believe in everything what comes from the US, you may actually enjoy working in Tooploox for some time. However as soon as you turn 20 years, you normally stop.

    Cons

    1) First of all, most of the other reviews are an effect of some internal marketing initiative. Just check the dates. It’s hard to believe the people suddenly started to post reviews at the same day. 
2) The fast expansion was a stroke of lack rather than an effect of wise decisions and long term strategy. Tooploox was happy enough to start a cooperation with a fast growing startup which helped a lot in growing the company, but it seems like they have no idea what to do next - there is plenty of nervous and chaotic moves, which are hard to explain.
 3) They focus mainly on increasing sales: it’s really dangerous as what they sell are the engineers. Literally they treat engineers as something they can sell. There is plenty of people stuck or made to join projects way below their competences. Usually there are short term projects related to parts of the system the client doesn’t want to handle on his own. Plenty of people also left recently. Probably plenty more to do so.
 4) Dungeons & dragons way of running the company - so called holacracy. You need to fill a role just like in a RPG game and your role needs to stay stick to the constitution, which is absurdally detailed and long. Your role need to act and perform according to the constitution and any action your role take might be verified against it. There are so called “coaches” who have difficulties in tying their shoes, but ready to provide you a “quote” from hola-constitution in the middle of the night. Seriously, it’s true. 5) Tooploox pretends to have some values, but in practive the only value they have is "money". There is nothing bad with that as each company has to earn money, however in this case they apply a really greedy approach, which consequences are usually handled by engineers. On the other hand, they put much effort in promoting great, idealistic values, which are forgotten as soon as the smell of dollars is around.

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  3. Helpful (5)

    "A great place to work... Not anymore"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Wrocław
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Tooploox full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - the people are cool and the team fit while hiring is important - free lunches each Wednesday - work life balance

    Cons

    - a messy organization with huge scaling problems - Tooploox gets involved in almost any project they can get, even those which are super not interesting and frustrating for developers (that's why they grow so fast) - no way of getting promoted in any way - in theory you have access to events, but in practice only to local ones: all the big stuff is attended by two guys, who represent the company anywhere -the office at first was super cool, but now it's really crowded and not comfortable at all - average salary

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    Tooploox Response

    Thank you so much for your feedback! As you mentioned, Tooploox is growing very rapidly and it doesn't come without extra organizational headaches. We're definitely not a perfect organization, we've made mistakes along the way and are currently tackling challenges of a 110+ strong company. We are working with the rest of the Tooploox team on improving our conference rules, people growth initiatives and better transparency (with input from the team) on who do we start working with and when do we say no to our potential partners. As for promotion, we've made a strategic decision to keep the company structure as flat as possible. This does not mean space for promotion is not available, but it is rather understood as gaining new responsibilities within your existing or future role. Once again thank you for your honest feedback. It really allows us to learn from our mistakes and helps us shape a better company. Thanks, Pawel Solyga Co-Founder @ Tooploox

  4. "Great place for developers, very satisfying projects, home-like atmosphere"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fullstack Developer in Wrocław
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company allows you to work remotely. Although most of employees prefer to come to the office. Probably because of great atmosphere, friendly and skilled people. Feels like home, sometimes even better :) Projects are very satisfying, mostly startup-like. Lots can be learned from them and other people. So if you like long-term maintenance projects, you should look somewhere else.

    Cons

    Company is rapidly growing, and from time to time some organizational issues arise.

  5. "Great people, interesting projects, cool environment!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Android Engineer in Bolesławiec, Lower Silesia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Tooploox full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Remote work - Interesting project from very different subjects - Awesome people - Great benefits - Options to learn and develop

    Cons

    You need to aim for the sky and get better all the time to keep up - if not it's not for you.

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  6. "Greate place to work, feels like home"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wrocław
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    - awesome people - great leaders - flat structure - interesting projects - everybody have power to make changes - lot opportunities to learn - great benefits - good salary - home/startup atmosphere

    Cons

    - you need to be hard worker and very responsible to work here as we have lot of freedom - Company allow to work remotely, so it's always little harder to work this way rather when whole team is in one place.

  7. "Awesome company!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Product Designer in Wrocław
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Tooploox

    Pros

    - like a startup (but mature) - good salaries - amazing people - remote work - managers = team players - perks

    Cons

    - nothing to say, nothing to add :)

  8. "Great projects and work atmosphere."

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Warsaw
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Challenging and exciting RnD projects - Opportunity to advance career and learn new things - Possibility to develop new creative ideas and projects - Great teamwork atmosphere - Remote work option available - Benefits: private health care, multisport card etc.

    Cons

    - Definitely for people who like to learn new things and are not afraid of challenging projects.

  9. "Amazing people and interesting projects"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Designer in Wrocław
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    • Great people from whom you can learn a lot • Friendly and healthy atmosphere • Founders really care about people • Super-interesting and challenging projects • Plenty of options to learn new things and experiment • Flexible working hours • Option to work 100% remotely • Great get-togethers, hackathons & parties

    Cons

    Flat structure may be not suitable for people who care about constant promotions in a corporate ladder.

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  10. "Best company for ambitious people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Android Developer in Wrocław
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    * very flexible working hours * ability to work remotely as much as you feel comfortable * well-equiped fridge with tons of free snacks! * great atmosphere * people are willing to improve, do not look for excuses. * medicare, sports card

    Cons

    * flat company structure makes it hard sometimes to make fast decisions. * hard to park the car nearby sometimes

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