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 3.9.

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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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February 3, 2021

How is the work/life balance at Tucows?

Pros

Strong focus on work-life balance, respect for your personal life, great efforts to improve and evolve in every area by the leadership team, lots of new and diverse hiring is bringing the company into a great spot. Hire amazing people, great benefits, nice culture, a very pleasant organization to work at. Many people coming from large corporate cultures find a home at Tucows. We are growing quickly and evolving a lot as a company. Lots of freedom for creativity and trying new things out.

Cons

Sometimes gaps in process/systems or wholistic thinking can lead to frustration amongst employees but its something everyone is thinking about and trying to improve

Advice to Management

Keep thinking about communication, how to scale the company at large and how every department works together and interacts not in silos.

life balance, respect for your personal life, great efforts to improve and evolve in every area by the leadership team, lots of new and diverse hiring is bringing the company into a great spot.

February 3, 2021

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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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March 22, 2019

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

Pros

Nice office location, friendly people

Cons

Cutting costs and other social benefits

Nice office location, friendly people

March 22, 2019

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