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Workopolis Reviews

Updated March 11, 2017
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Pros
  • There's a good work/life balance too (in 7 reviews)

  • Great people with talents and passion (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • uneasy work environment due to shady senior management (in 5 reviews)

  • Eventually, the company lost a lot of money due to these incapable workers, and the fact that other capable people had to cover for them (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Best recruitment and onboarding process ever experienced"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, SMB in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Director, SMB in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My recruiter, Shawn D'Souza, was amazing. He was intuitive, communicative, and a pro at his job. Once hired, my direct manager sent me my very detailed (in increments of 15m) onboarding itinerary. My first week was great! People here are supportive and happy. I highly recommend working with Workopolis.
    Great downtown location, full kitchen, meeting rooms, open concept work space.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons to report.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "reality check"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workopolis full-time

    Pros

    - culture and the people truly are fantastic
    - benefits THE BEST YOU WILL EVER HAVE!
    - everyone is approachable and friendly to work with

    Cons

    - competition is EXTREMELY rough on this company
    - struggling times
    - EXTREMELY high turn over in all depts.

    Advice to Management

    moving extremely too slow and wasting time with way too many trials and errors of testing everything to anything. clearly nothing is working properly. you're not a sinking ship anymore, the ship has sunk.


  3. "Great company in a very tough market"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workopolis full-time

    Pros

    Workopolis has one of the best work environments I've experienced. Coworkers are all hard-working and genuinely nice. And you'll mostly get to work with very smart people.

    Senior management is open with staff on the future of the company and everyone is invested in doing their best.

    The company went through a rough transition a year ago and a lot of people were let go but it has started to turn itself around. The products and sales strategy seem more focused than previously.

    Cons

    Workopolis competes in a very difficult market. After spending a long time as the top job board in the country it had a hard time re-inventing itself as the underdog. It's still paying the price for poor product ideas and partnerships started by people that have left the company.

    Workopolis is a small regional player fighting against global brands like Indeed and LinkedIn for job posting dollars. It's tough to compete with companies with unlimited budgets.

    It's also lost a lot of brand awareness to brands like Indeed and Glassdoor.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the basics. Start trying to re-invigorate the brand. Retire products that aren't selling.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Deceptive, delusional management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some good people on the team, and the workload is not too demanding, which means that it is not an unpleasant place to spend the day. There's frequently free food and numerous (irrelevant) celebrations.

    Cons

    I have never worked anywhere with worse management than this. They are passive aggressive and dishonest. Everything is all smiles and talk of teams and cultures, but in reality they are scared and mean. Fighting for bigger pieces of a shrinking pie. Each new iteration of the leadership team (and there are frequent coups) is worse than the previous one.

    Advice to Management

    Management might actually be the problem - maybe even at the board of directors level. Certainly the current president is useless. There are smart creative people still there. They should be put in charge or they will flee the sinking ship.

    Workopolis Response

    Feb 22, 2017 – Director, Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback. You are correct, there are some great people on the team; we continue to be proud of our people and our “One Team” culture displayed across the organization. We are also ... More


  6. "Good work-life balance, great people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has probably the best work-life balance I've ever experienced. They also encourage everyone to take and make the most of their vacation days. The culture is open and supportive; if you have an idea, you don't have to be afraid to share it.

    Cons

    The location of the new office is less central than where they were prior, this means that lunch options are not as plentiful.

    This is a very competitive market, so there is a sense that the company has to redefine itself. That might be a negative for some, but I think most people here now see it as an opportunity to be part of a change.

    Advice to Management

    Have you thought about an unlimited vacation policy? :)


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Workopolis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    amazing environment to work in and people are great

    Cons

    compensation for certain roles do not match the market

    Advice to Management

    continue to listen to your employees


  8. "A great team working hard and having fun"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open culture, everyone can talk to everyone else candidly. Things that are worked on get done. Feels like a small business even though it's not exactly small.

    Cons

    Very competitive market putting pressure on revenues. Still working its way out of some past mistakes.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Poor management"

    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 Workopolis full-time

    Pros

    People - colleagues are great

    Cons

    Senior Leadership to the executive level lack experience. No direction.


  10. "Flexible and great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - work/life balance
    - great leadership
    - value employee opinions
    - team building activities
    - vacation time
    - bright open office

    Cons

    - could use updated equipment
    - work from home leniency


  11. "Great Opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Great Worklife Balance
    -Friendly/Helpful Staff
    -Downtown Core
    -Great opportunity for beginning your career path

    Cons

    -competitive industry
    -no room for growth



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