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25 June 2019

Does Squiz offer parental leave?

Pros

Work from home Bonus incentives 30 days annual leave Paid maternity leave Supportive team Attractive salary

Cons

Team based incentives rather than individual

Advice to Management

Take onboard feedback that is regularly provided in order to retain influential and highly sort after staff.

Paid maternity leave

25 June 2019

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18 July 2019

How are the career development opportunities at Squiz?

Pros

- Talented and supportive colleagues - Complimentary snacks & breakfast - CBD location - Flexible work environment - 30 days annual leave

Cons

- The core of the problems with the company all come down to it's key CMS product offering. It is not competitive or relevant in today's market. - Therefore sales and marketing are scrambling to try and find ways to stay relevant and sell the product. - Retention is low and new sales are poor. - No career development as the company is stagnant and HR is all but non existent - No mentorship from manager or leadership team - Office environment is depressing. - No structured commission plan or individual targets for sales people (yet you have the high pressures of selling)

Advice to Management

You want to keep up with the industry and be a technology agency but are stuck in the past. Improve the product or scrap it and focus on services and partnering with other technology companies. There is a lack of transparency and the goal posts are forever changing - keep your employees better engaged and make them feel heard and acknowledged.

- No career development as the company is stagnant and HR is all but non existent

18 July 2019

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2 August 2020

How are senior leaders perceived at Squiz?

Pros

Really smart people with a great culture and the work is usually pretty interesting. Squiz's tech was getting a bit stale but the new stuff they're launching looks good. I think the product team has finally got their act together. I really liked working at Squiz and would go back if I had the chance.

Cons

I only gave 4 stars because the company had a big restructure that was supposed to be because of COVID. I can see things are working better, but I'd have preferred the company to be more open about their reasons for restructuring. The CEO is generally pretty open with lots of comms but this annoyed me as some of my friends got the boot.

The CEO is generally pretty open with lots of comms but this annoyed me as some of my friends got the boot.

2 August 2020

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3 October 2018

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at Squiz?

Pros

Some really nice people

Cons

Poor management with no people skills. No clear vision or strategy - change who they want to be as a company within in a week. Cliquey management team, with some being micro-managers. No investment in staff or technology. Inexperienced management who applaud themselves for below par projects. It seems acceptable to not do jobs properly as long as they get done. Squiz is trying to promote itself as a 'cool' company which it really is not. Their social feeds show this. Tatty unloved office with broken air-con and old chairs. Low pay.

Advice to Management

Stop trying to make out that Friday beers and a ping-pong table is a great perk. It's now standard in most offices, especially in tech companies. Make more of an effort with your staff. Bring in managers who have managed people before.

No clear vision or strategy - change who they want to be as a company within in a week.

3 October 2018

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27 July 2020

How is management perceived at Squiz?

Pros

The people here are some of the brightest in the digital industry. If it wasn't for the amazing colleagues I worked with I would not have stayed. Some of the middle management is quite good but it seems like they aren't trusted to make meaningful change.

Cons

This organisation is not for professional technology sales people. One only needs to read the recent reviews to understand the type of organisation this is. In my time here there were three massive restructures, one right after the Covid outbreak, where a significant amount of the sales staff were let go(more then 50% of sellers). The company line was this was due to market uncertainty but colleagues expressed to me that the company had a stellar end to the financial year, nearly 100% to budget.... so why let go of all your contributors? In addition, the company pays some of the lowest base salaries in the market and the commission plan has traditionally been horrible, with unrealistic targets and subpar accelerators. A new sales leadership was brought into the business in 2019 and there was some positive change but one of those leaders was made redundant and all the forward progress was undone. The've hired two new executives right after they let go of half the selling team but still haven't addressed the issues in sales. When you review the executive ranks of the business you quickly find there is not 1 executive with actual selling experience. There is no equity plan for high performers which is common in the tech space. The company recently received outside investment as well as being profitable for decades so the decision to lay off staff seems to be driven by greed vs ensuring continuity. The senior executives and founders seem to have a disregard/lack of understanding of sales professionals. It is clear that this company does not value high performing sales people. My suggestion is if you are a professional tech seller and value a lucrative sales plan, a culture that supports you as an individual contributor, equity in the company and a progression path... then Squiz is not for you and you should avoid it.

Advice to Management

Value your salespeople. I understand there is a vast amount of change happening on the product front but if you're not engaging your top performing sales people and remunerating them correctly they will leave and you will struggle to bring in talent into the business. Look to create a pro seller culture by hiring executives who have experience as individual contributors.

Some of the middle management is quite good but it seems like they aren't trusted to make meaningful change.

27 July 2020

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