Tucows Work Life Balance FAQ

Read what Tucows employees think about work life balance at the company and make sure this fits your lifestyle. Employees have questions about everything from the work from home policy, overtime and flexibility.

Tucows has a work life balance rating of 4.

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4 English questions out of 4

February 22, 2019

What is working from home like at Tucows?

Pros

It's a great company, probably one of the best in Toronto. It's certainly the best one I've worked at. I've been here a few years and have seen the company mature in many ways. There's lots of great things but the ones that I feel are the most important for me are the following: • great colleagues - very smart and ambitious people work here, and they actually enjoy what they do; if you're someone who puts in minimal effort you will not enjoy working here I guarantee it. • amazing learning opportunities - again, there's an education fund, in-house learning team, conferences and lots of resources available for professional growth. People are encouraged to take advantage of them and they are great! • solid benefits and perks - really good coverage, pretty decent provider, massage days, mindfulness training, you name it. • snacks and free food days - this one is a personal favourite. • flexible hours and work from home days - pretty self-explanatory • overall, genuinely nice people! If you're the kind of person who loves collaboration and openness you'll fit right in. If you're the type of person who would rather work alone and get annoyed when someone sneezes within earshot this place might not be for you. • really great work-life balance - I can't stress this enough, so many places encourage people to work themselves to death just to prove something, but this place is about finding that balance where you are productive but still have down-time to enjoy your life. This is important for so many reasons.

Cons

Honestly the only downside is the office space that feels dated and stuck in the 90's. In terms of facilities the company has outgrown the space, offices are in short supply for meetings or conferences. Also, I should note that Customer support has a fairly high turnover rate because most people don't treat it as a longterm career, so there's definitely a cultural shift there. But many people have transitioned from Customer support to other roles within the company and have been here for years, so it's a great starting point!

• flexible hours and work from home days

February 22, 2019

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January 8, 2020

How is the work/life balance at Tucows?

Pros

Work Life balance that will give you the opportunity to work from home full time or flex Open space environment with no cubicles People in the office very friendly. Great Benefits

Cons

In experienced leadership undefined roles not much opportunity for growth

Advice to Management

Hire better managers

Work Life balance that will give you the opportunity to work from home full time or flex

January 8, 2020

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February 22, 2019

How flexible is your schedule working at Tucows?

Pros

It's a great company, probably one of the best in Toronto. It's certainly the best one I've worked at. I've been here a few years and have seen the company mature in many ways. There's lots of great things but the ones that I feel are the most important for me are the following: • great colleagues - very smart and ambitious people work here, and they actually enjoy what they do; if you're someone who puts in minimal effort you will not enjoy working here I guarantee it. • amazing learning opportunities - again, there's an education fund, in-house learning team, conferences and lots of resources available for professional growth. People are encouraged to take advantage of them and they are great! • solid benefits and perks - really good coverage, pretty decent provider, massage days, mindfulness training, you name it. • snacks and free food days - this one is a personal favourite. • flexible hours and work from home days - pretty self-explanatory • overall, genuinely nice people! If you're the kind of person who loves collaboration and openness you'll fit right in. If you're the type of person who would rather work alone and get annoyed when someone sneezes within earshot this place might not be for you. • really great work-life balance - I can't stress this enough, so many places encourage people to work themselves to death just to prove something, but this place is about finding that balance where you are productive but still have down-time to enjoy your life. This is important for so many reasons.

Cons

Honestly the only downside is the office space that feels dated and stuck in the 90's. In terms of facilities the company has outgrown the space, offices are in short supply for meetings or conferences. Also, I should note that Customer support has a fairly high turnover rate because most people don't treat it as a longterm career, so there's definitely a cultural shift there. But many people have transitioned from Customer support to other roles within the company and have been here for years, so it's a great starting point!

• flexible hours and work from home days

February 22, 2019

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December 10, 2020

What do employees say about the location of the Tucows office?

Pros

- Legacy domain business is extremely profitable, able to prop up more dysfunctional business units - Flexible working hours (assuming Toronto time) - Hiring is slow, expect several months buffer time

Cons

- Diversity and inclusion still a major problem, hiring a few token women in mid level roles isn't enough. The conservative libertarian CEO was paralyzed during BLM and COVID-19. - Heavy meeting culture, very difficult to find time focused time - expect long hours, regardless of office location. - Compensation is low compared to industry average, usual abuse of uni interns which is popular in GTA. - Only life'ers are trusted at the C suite level, each team has a cherry picked "trusted" ally of the CEO - super unprofessional and heavy nepotism. - Hiring and career advancement is very broken, unclear what HR actually does besides payroll and firing paperwork. - Several fiefdoms, especially on the support & technology arms - no wonder so many major projects have failed. - Tech leads against any modern technology from within the past decade, cloud computing - forget about it.

expect long hours, regardless of office location.

December 10, 2020

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4 English questions out of 4

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