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WebCanada Reviews

Updated December 18, 2016
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  1. "Great People, Poor Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WebCanada full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance and great people. The Perks: Aeron chairs, monthly company outings and an endless supply of junk food in the kitchen.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement. Poor management leads to not enough time to develop projects, and low moral.
    We're supposed to have flex hours but it's frowned upon if your hours don't regularly fall between 8am - 7pm. You can't work from home. Poor on-boarding of new employees. Holidays are the bare minimum and bad pay.

    Advice to Management

    Let people work from home. It costs you nothing and would really boost moral. Stop under valuing the good people you have. Stop under budgeting the development time. Give more regular feedback to your employees on an individual basis not just in all hands meetings and yearly reviews.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Software Developer"

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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 WebCanada full-time

    Pros

    Great people working at the company. Good location and nice office space. Lots of snacks and candy. Free coffee.

    Cons

    Poor corporate culture with an unhappy workforce. Employees are forced to work on old machines and use outdated technology. The salaries are significantly below industry average. No bonuses. Senior leadership is not engaged with employees. Poor business strategy with 95% business coming from one client that they may lose due to a merger - the future of the company is unclear.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees and take genuine interest in their well-being. Be more innovative and invest in technology to improve business. Foster a culture of transparency and accountability and stop leaving your employees in the dark. CEO needs to be more hands off. Empower your employees to work hard and smart instead of micromanaging.


  3. Helpful (8)

    "Poor client prospects & future of company @ risk"

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

    I worked at WebCanada full-time

    Pros

    ~ Lunch catered on Fridays
    ~ Close to street car so easy to get to (but far from subway)
    ~ flex (kinda) hours

    Cons

    ~ Company has no goals or strategic direction
    ~ Upper management seems to be more concerned about what they look like and how their hair is combed than the people that are working
    ~ Weekly all-pathetic meetings do us no good and is a waste of time
    ~ Any management that has been any good has already left
    ~ Archaic software practices with the technical leader being incompetent
    ~ Terrible hiring practices, confidentiality is not commonly practiced in management
    ~ Stressful environment and always context switching developers

    Advice to Management

    ~ Having a President of a company that's a contractor is insane, find someone more permanent and that knows something about business
    ~ Hire proper HR personnel


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at WebCanada full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company recognizes its greatest asset, the amazing people working here. Culture, diversity and work-life balance make WebCanada a great place to work. It is a fast growing place with many advancement opportunities. Highly experienced management team with a door always open attitude.

    Cons

    With such fast paced growth over the last two years it can be a challenge to keep up with organizational processes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and positive attitude. Hire more amazing people so we can keep up growing the team.


  6. Helpful (9)

    "great place to start but"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WebCanada full-time

    Pros

    its a good place get a foot in the door and learn while you are entry level. Super chill atmosphere, very casual office. most people are a pleasure to work with

    Cons

    the wages are low and leadership is untrustworthy
    workstations are outdated. there are very processes and rules, but we manage to break them anyway. It can be pretty chaotic place to work. There are probably 5-6 A-level employees that carry the rest of the company, and none of them are senior leaders.

    Advice to Management

    find quality good people and pay them well to stay


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Employees need morale boost and support."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WebCanada full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The teams are made up of mostly great hard working people. The office is in a good location easily accessible by transit. Free lunch on Fridays. Social events help bring people together. The chairs are comfortable.

    Cons

    The workstations are old, slow, and cheap. Software we rely on for work is old or free. Some loud talkers can blab for hours about little things relevant to literally nobody. There seems little room for personal growth. Have not received helpful feedback from my boss or hr. Positions remain open for months after people leave.

    Advice to Management

    The company has no clear mission. Employees need a moral boost and support.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Empowering"

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

    I worked at WebCanada (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing people and great opportunity for advancement and growth. Management always open to new ideas. Always recognizing milestones for employees and great snacks and treats.

    Cons

    Still perfecting process. Not a lot of cons except that with so much growth, you have a situation of overcrowding and because of the open concept and high ceilings and wood floors, can be a bit noisy.

    Advice to Management

    Recent changes indicate advancing in the right direction. CEO is amazing and teams benefit from more exposure to him.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place with good people & global clients"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fast growing company (more than 50% employee growth in the past 2 years) with nice people. Customers all over the world. Neat projects. Smaller business so you can get involved in a lot of things and learn quickly.

    Cons

    Some of the technology could be newer but I know that's expensive for a smaller business.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working to add positive energy to the team. Some people have had a lot of negative energy, but some of them are leaving which is good.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "just being honest"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WebCanada full-time

    Pros

    the people you work with are amazing and you make good friendships and life long ones. its good for people who are entry level in their careers just starting out you have some movement when youre young, energetic, motivated and dont know any better. sure you get some free food here and there but for the price of the melancholy work environment is jst not worth it.

    Cons

    the pay is very low in terms of industry standard and the people are not motivated to do more just enough to get by. the weekly monday all hands meetings are just stupid and pathetic trying to keep people happy saying the same things. no one cares! they think by having them itll make the company better. please. the technology used is dated and you dont get to work on anything new or innovative or get to improve things. there has been and always will be high turnover. any good management that was there has left. you rush everything and do things improperly and get rewarded for doing crappy work. there is no culture...

    Advice to Management

    get way better management team or people who have experience to manage them. pay people more to keep them.


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Experience only with a single client with little to no growth potential"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people that work within the teams are generally great

    Cons

    You're treated generally like crap
    The technology used is from circa 2003
    management is horrible, no forward vision or goals

    Advice to Management

    Fire the president
    Let managers actually do their job
    get the CEO out of the way to make proper changes



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