Squiz Reviews

Updated 18 Jan 2021

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3.6
57%
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "A great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A strong product team enjoying some major growth under great leadership. I'm happy to be part of it.

    Cons

    No company is perfect, and with a lot of change underway there are some challenges but from what I can see they're all leading towards good outcomes.

  2. "Sales"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Collaborative team - Amazing office culture in every location - Very supportive management

    Cons

    Product transition to SaaS took a while..


  3. "Heed the warnings"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Sales in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Squiz full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people who care, interesting clients

    Cons

    I shouldn't be at all shocked by the fake reviews posted here, but it speaks volumes about the state of the company at the moment. If you're looking to join, ask tough questions and be certain you're willing to jump in at such an uncertain time in the company. Why uncertain? As many others have pointed out, the company's direction changes constantly and many key staff have left out of frustration, or are on their way out. Squiz have had to make some big decisions regarding product and company structure, and neither has been managed smoothly. This has led to much of the uncertainty as things are in a constant state of flux, with no strong leadership guiding the way. Squiz needs dedicated people and a great culture in order to survive from here on, but there seems to be an us vs them mentality from the top which is counterproductive. I mean, read some of these 5 star reviews and tell me they're genuine! Rather than spending effort on your online image, pay attention to the staff who are like canaries in the mine. When they start leaving on masse, find the root cause. What's sad is that Squiz could be a great company. Unless things change soon, the decline will continue. If you're looking for a job here (and I get it, it's a tough market), know what you're in for. Don't expect much from the Executive, expect a high possibility of a stressful environment with low morale, don't expect growth, and don't expect market rates. If you're in sales, pay careful attention to the compensation plan before you join. All said, you'll probably work with great people around you, but don't be surprised if they're looking for an out!

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  4. COVID-19

    "Heading in a good direction"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Squiz full-time

    Pros

    Great people with amazing resilience and humour

    Cons

    A lot of change, especially hard during a period of pandemic uncertainty

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  5. "Going places and honing their focus"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Team Member 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Squiz full-time

    Pros

    * Ability to make an impact that benefits customers and staff * Most colleagues are great to work with

    Cons

    * Going through some big cultural shifts which may ruffle some feathers * Communication doesn't always flow freely

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A phenomenal culture, and an exciting product suite to work with.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about Squiz.

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Changing with the times"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Agile Lead in Sydney

    I have been working at Squiz full-time

    Pros

    Has a great vision for its future in the market

    Cons

    A lot of things are easier said then done, we are working on it everyday

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Top culture and vision forward"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Sales in Sydney

    I have been working at Squiz full-time

    Pros

    - Excellent working environment - Shared purpose and camaraderie - Consistent development of tech - Growth on the horizon

    Cons

    - Structure of the org is not quite right yet - Process's are slow to evolve and streamline

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good people but wrong direction"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Implementation Specialist in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Squiz full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People there very nice and happy to help each others.

    Cons

    Still using legacy techs and the CMS less competitiveness

  10. Helpful (9)

    "BEWARE! DO NOT JOIN!"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Squiz full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    My colleagues were some of the best I've ever had in my professional life. Very intelligent group of people with honest desire to do the right thing. Leave structure is good (lumped annual and sick into one bucket)

    Cons

    Where does one begin... My thoughts are purely from a sales individual contributor perspective at Squiz and I did not have experience from a product or services standpoint. CULTURE: The corporate culture is some of the worst. There is nepotism and favouritism for those that are within the founders close circle. If you're not in this group good luck getting a look at career progression or salary reviews. The middle management is horrible, my manager was a good coach but he was absolutely toothless when it came to making a call, I suspect this was because he wan't enabled or was stopped by the founders. There is also a massive undertone of greed. There is very little money to go around for exciting initiatives and forget about benefits for employees. The founders are fully focused on profitability at the expense of culture and job security. They had their 3rd restructure in as many years and let go of most of their sales staff in April to turn a profit in June. There is very much a US(founders) vs Them (employee) culture. From what I heard after this restructure the services teams were asked to work 12-15+ hour shifts to deliver projects and take a 20% paycut!!! Showcases what the culture is all about, work you to the bone, no job security and no real sense of caring for the employee. At Squiz you are just a number and a resource in the view of the founders, all they care about is getting richer and not the people. PAY- HORRIBLE , some of the worst base salaries in the industry and an even worst commission plan. STAY AWAY. You will be promised pay rises but they will never come as the founders are more focused on the dollar in their pocket than actually remunerating top performance. No equity plan, No solid incentive plan, no support to achieve targets. CAREER PROGRESSION- Given the constantly redundancies there is some career progression but don't expect an increase in salary for a role with more responsibilities and work.

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