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Updated 6 Oct 2018

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3.7
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54%
Recommend to a Friend
70%
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Rob Balfour
3 Ratings
  1. "Once a legend"

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    Former Employee - Advertising in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Great work. Hard working CEO. Saw very few firings during my career at Trapeze. Lots of interesting work but always a consistency to keep growing and hitting new milestones. Rob Balfour was an incredible leader with distinct vision at every corner of the industry. Long live Trapeze.

    Cons

    Same old cons every agency has, except we never had to worry too much about eh-holes.

    Advice to Management

    Stay frosty!

    Trapeze2018-10-06
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Culture but overworked"

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    Former Employee - Front End Web Developer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work with great knowledgable people and the work you get is interesting. The creative team is a blast to work with and you get to brainstorm with them even if you are a web developer on how to make the site better. You have good structures of teams with a lead front end and a lead backend and you are learning new stuff along the way

    Cons

    you work overtime and you have to deal with office politics unfortunately. the project managers will argue about the alotted time for you and make you feel crummy over this. they dont do any code reviews so if you code badly how the hell will you know?

    Advice to Management

    Don't overwork your developers and expect miracles to come out of them. Dont make timelines for projects without the help of the lead developers

    Trapeze2016-11-15
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Exploitative company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great dev team to work with - Very nice people

    Cons

    Management is not supportive and pushes work on subordinates while they take it easy and don't face their responsibilities

    Trapeze2014-11-24
  4. Helpful (3)

    "A marketing company through and through"

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    Former Employee - Web Applications Developer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Get placed onto projects that go live within weeks of working there. Get to work on short projects that take a few months to develop. Getting to work with Python and Django. Pays really well.

    Cons

    The projects are the same. Not an agile environment: undocumented code, no unit testing on the front-end at all, expecting QA to catch all bugs instead of preventing bugs, no consistent release schedule. Overtime happens way too frequently and estimates are ignored or are aren't trusted by managers. There is no consistent coding style and the excuse offered is that each project is different. Constant interruptions...

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    Advice to Management

    Create consistent teams of 3-4 developers who can handle a project on their and keep that team together. Move the developer area away from the managers and the other departments. Pressure clients for better specifications and more User Acceptance Testing. Trust developers to make estimates correct within a day or half a day.

    Trapeze2013-08-08
  5. Helpful (3)

    "A nurturing environment to grow in."

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    Former Employee - Designer in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects, good mentoring and a lively team to learn from.

    Cons

    It got stagnating for me after 2 years. As in other small design firms, the protocol for making design decisions is quite dictatorial, and because of the small scale of the team, there wasn't much scope for monetary growth.

    Advice to Management

    Take projects that are proportionate to the size of the team.

    Trapeze2012-10-16
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Web Applications Developer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Strong set of principles underlying all of the work. The processes are well documented and are sensible, if they are not sensible then a good discussion takes place to improve them. Relaxed work environment; things get done on time but at a relaxed pace.

    Cons

    Open concept office, can hear everyone chatting, headphones are a must.

    Trapeze2012-06-09
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