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Workopolis Reviews

Updated 3 Mar 2019

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3.3
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Workopolis CEO Andrea Ziegler
Andrea Ziegler
23 Ratings
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  • "uneasy work environment due to shady senior management(in 5 reviews)

  • "Unfortunately, the company was dragged down by a crippling re-platforming in 2007 or so, and the tech debt hampered it for many years(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "It was wonderful for a time"

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      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.

      Workopolis2019-03-03
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      "A Case Study in Disruption"

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      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...

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      Advice to Management

      There were plenty of early warning signs that were raised and summarily ignored. Trust your people more. A culture of blame isn't motivating.

      Workopolis2019-01-25
    • "BI Developer"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Workopolis full-time

      Pros

      Very friendly atmosphere, outstanding benefits.

      Cons

      Way too much tech debt, disengaged management.

      Workopolis2018-10-12
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      "Great place to work"

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      Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
      Recommends
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      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

      Workopolis2018-08-25
    • "Sales"

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        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

        Workopolis2018-08-02
      • "Sales"

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        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.

        Advice to Management

        Don't rest on your laurels while competitors take over market share.

        Workopolis2018-07-30
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        "Was a great company"

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        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.

        Workopolis2018-04-03
      • "pretty good"

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          Former Employee - Software Engineer 

          I worked at Workopolis full-time

          Pros

          new tech good benefits and such

          Cons

          lots of competition from other companies

          Workopolis2018-03-03
        • "Bilingual Customer Service"

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          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.

          Advice to Management

          Needs to get some vision - Workopolis used to be number one in the digital recruitment but for the last few years, they weren't able to stay ahead of the competition. Now they are way behind in everything it seems.

          Workopolis2018-03-07
        • "Sales"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I worked at Workopolis full-time

          Pros

          Great culture and work colleagues. Office location is good. Generous vacation policy

          Cons

          No direction or commitment. Not enough transparency. Lack of solicitation from employees on ideas and suggestions

          Workopolis2018-02-16
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