Workopolis Reviews

Updated Mar 2, 2019

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3.3
43%
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48%
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Workopolis President Andrea Ziegler
Andrea Ziegler
23 Ratings
Pros
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  • "uneasy work environment due to shady senior management(in 5 reviews)

  • "If your priority is learning and career growth, this isn't the right place for you(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Dying company"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun working atmosphere, great parties, strong teams

    Cons

    Management directions, layoffs, lots of voluntary departure, focus on sales rather on technology

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  2. "It was wonderful for a time"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Workopolis full-time

    Pros

    The culture at Workopolis was extraordinary. I've worked at other organizations praised for great cultures, but the people at Workopolis really made it a great place to work. One notable example--when longtime employees left the company, we'd have a sendoff party and former employees, some who hadn't worked there in years, would come to the celebration.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the company was dragged down by a crippling re-platforming in 2007 or so, and the tech debt hampered it for many years. Also, the owners seemed content to invest in marketing over technology or product.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "A Case Study in Disruption"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Workopolis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you were fortunate to land on the right team in the right era, real investment and mentoring was available. Some pockets of the company had remarkable cohesion and deep talent. During its heyday, Workopolis invested in technology and talent and produced some good results. Periods of good leadership.

    Cons

    Workopolis was a marketing company that ultimately couldn't compete against engineering focused companies. Failure to adapt and respond, sacred cows, refusal to properly acknowledge and learn from mistakes, and internal misalignment contributed to its demise. Lack of insights and over reliance on Hail Mary products that never successfully materialized left it ripe for disruption. Arrogance in certain senior leaders destroyed much of the good culture.

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  4. "BI Developer"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Workopolis full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly atmosphere, outstanding benefits.

    Cons

    Way too much tech debt, disengaged management.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Workopolis for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people and lots of interesting work

    Cons

    Company went out of business

  6. "Sales"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Workopolis full-time

    Pros

    Some of the most amazing people to work with and great company culture

    Cons

    Not a lot to provide at this time

  7. "Sales"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Workopolis full-time

    Pros

    Great company and culture, fun people and environment.

    Cons

    Outpaced by newcomers to the market, now closed.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Was a great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Workopolis full-time

    Pros

    Smart and fun people, good culture and events, good bosses, room for advancement, great location, beautiful office.

    Cons

    Team is getting smaller and smaller. Less budget for everyone/everything. Company seems to be contracting.

  9. "pretty good"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Software Engineer 

    I worked at Workopolis full-time

    Pros

    new tech good benefits and such

    Cons

    lots of competition from other companies

  10. "Bilingual Customer Service"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Workopolis full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment, everyone was super friendly. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Little room for real advancement in spite of what managers and directors advised. The company is shrinking and streamlining a lot so that leaves little to no room for advancement opportunities.

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