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23 English questions out of 23

September 14, 2020

Does Wagepoint offer vacation time?

Pros

So many things to love about this company. I'll break it down, point-form style: - A small start-up remote environment allows for autonomous work - no micro-managing or hand-holding. You are trusted to do your job, period. - Challenging but rewarding work. Every person here wears more than one hat - this can get difficult at times, but so much satisfaction comes from getting a lot done (and you're definitely recognized for it!) - Lots of impact. Because we are still relatively small, everyone has a voice and that voice is heard. Anyone is able to message Shrad (CEO) directly without any fear of judgement; he truly cares about each and every person that works for him and wants everyone to bring their true, authentic selves to work - this is so refreshing! - The people! Extra care is taken to hire the right people, and that is plainly clear. Everyone has the "thanksgiving effect" - I would gladly have thanksgiving dinner with each and every person at Wagepoint (we're going to need a bigger table!) - Wagepoint is a remote company, so it's a huge plus to work in your own space/own schedule/etc. - Transparency and communication is great! Because we're remote, extra care and attention is paid to making sure everyone is on the same page. - Psychological safety - this is a big one. I feel safe at work both to be myself and to do my job without any fear of being reprimanded or negatively judged. I would feel comfortable raising any concerns or asking tough questions. All feedback is given (and received) with care and empathy.

Cons

I don't really have any "cons" at the moment, because anything that could be a negative is already being worked on/looked at. But here are some things to consider: - Remote work isn't for everyone - sometimes it can be a little lonely and if you've never worked remote before it takes some getting used to. But the nice thing is that your colleagues are a slack message away and are always open to a friendly non-work-related chat. - There are still some bumps in the road when it comes to process creation and documentation. But we are currently working on a company wiki which will be game-changing when it rolls out to the whole company and hopefully solve a lot of those issues. - Onboarding for new employees was a bit rocky (but this is something that is currently being improved) - There is also room for improvement with overall perks and total rewards (comp, vacation time, benefits offerings) - it's a massive perk to be remote, so that's a pull for a lot of people. But as the company grows, we will have to differentiate ourselves in becoming a bit more competitive. - Not a con for me personally because I have a good setup, but you need your own equipment - the company provides this if you need it, but not until after your probationary period

Advice to Management

My advice is to keep on being awesome! Keep hiring great people, investing in them and allowing them to do their best work without any unnecessary red tape or barriers. You already listen to your employees - keep doing that and take action on their feedback! It's very much appreciated. As we grow, let's try our best not to lose our small-town vibe and friendly atmosphere. That's what really sets us apart :)

There is also room for improvement with overall perks and total rewards (comp, vacation time, benefits offerings)

September 14, 2020

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December 19, 2020

What is the retirement plan like at Wagepoint?

Pros

Paid OT Culture of the team is amazing Training Mentor/Mentoree program Room for growth Everyone is treated equally Fun virtual staff events There is no corporate BS Great benefits plan RRSP matching Paid 1 hour lunch 100% Remote Honest, kind, encouraging people Management cares about each team members well being

Cons

Have not found one yet

Advice to Management

Keep doing what your doing because your doing well!

RRSP matching

December 19, 2020

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January 2, 2020

Does Wagepoint offer dental insurance?

Pros

- Ability to move quickly. Whether you’re in an established team or growing a team, there are fewer obstacles to accomplish your goals. A smaller company means fewer hoops to jump through. To be successful, you need to quickly read the room and make things happen. Not a place to be spoon-fed work. - Kindness. The culture is very empathetic and there are genuinely good people who work here. In the absence of a physical space, management has done a good job of hiring considerate and communicative people to bridge the gap. No one takes themselves too seriously. While people aren’t always PC and things can get silly, people are very respectful of each other. - While it’s not scalable, the number of people who were hired by the CEO is very surprising. Again, a testament to ensuring the right people get on the bus. - Remote work has all the benefits you hope for. With 100% of the company working from home—any remote pain you feel is also felt by management and addressed. - Generally a flat organizational structure. Makes it easy to reach out to anyone in the company. Everyone has been very receptive anytime I’ve reached out. - No tech hubris. Management is careful with how money is spent. At the expense of beer taps, ping pong tables, annual retreats and 3 monitors for every employee—you get the sense that there are responsible people running the company. That said there are good benefits (RRSP matching, medical, dental, health, life) provided. - I feel confident that this company will continue to find success.

Cons

- Remote work isn’t for everyone. It’s a bit more difficult to bond with colleagues without a physical space. - Onboarding, training, internal communication, and other HR processes can feel clumsy. An HR consultancy has just been hired to address.

Advice to Management

- Continue to keep your standards high (hiring, results, culture). - Keep improving on ways to improve remote work. - Keep enabling employees to move fast and make waves. - Continue to be transparent with the health and direction of the company. - Provide more HR support—onboarding, training, remote work advice, etc

That said there are good benefits (RRSP matching, medical, dental, health, life) provided.

January 2, 2020

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January 2, 2020

Does Wagepoint offer life insurance?

Pros

- Ability to move quickly. Whether you’re in an established team or growing a team, there are fewer obstacles to accomplish your goals. A smaller company means fewer hoops to jump through. To be successful, you need to quickly read the room and make things happen. Not a place to be spoon-fed work. - Kindness. The culture is very empathetic and there are genuinely good people who work here. In the absence of a physical space, management has done a good job of hiring considerate and communicative people to bridge the gap. No one takes themselves too seriously. While people aren’t always PC and things can get silly, people are very respectful of each other. - While it’s not scalable, the number of people who were hired by the CEO is very surprising. Again, a testament to ensuring the right people get on the bus. - Remote work has all the benefits you hope for. With 100% of the company working from home—any remote pain you feel is also felt by management and addressed. - Generally a flat organizational structure. Makes it easy to reach out to anyone in the company. Everyone has been very receptive anytime I’ve reached out. - No tech hubris. Management is careful with how money is spent. At the expense of beer taps, ping pong tables, annual retreats and 3 monitors for every employee—you get the sense that there are responsible people running the company. That said there are good benefits (RRSP matching, medical, dental, health, life) provided. - I feel confident that this company will continue to find success.

Cons

- Remote work isn’t for everyone. It’s a bit more difficult to bond with colleagues without a physical space. - Onboarding, training, internal communication, and other HR processes can feel clumsy. An HR consultancy has just been hired to address.

Advice to Management

- Continue to keep your standards high (hiring, results, culture). - Keep improving on ways to improve remote work. - Keep enabling employees to move fast and make waves. - Continue to be transparent with the health and direction of the company. - Provide more HR support—onboarding, training, remote work advice, etc

That said there are good benefits (RRSP matching, medical, dental, health, life) provided.

January 2, 2020

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April 7, 2021

How are senior leaders perceived at Wagepoint?

Pros

Honestly, after working at Wagepoint, it almost feels like everything I was doing all these years was wrong. I look forward to coming to work each day. The team, all the way from the CEO, to my immediate leader and the most recent hire is beautifully in sync in terms of values and culture. There are probably 1000 pros of working here (not kidding) but below are a few: -Brilliant work culture -Opportunity to learn -Super-Helpful Team -Strong & Impactful Product -Genuine concern for clients and their success -Respect amongst colleagues

Cons

Really cannot think of any and this is my truth :)

Advice to Management

Keep at it guys! You've almost perfected the art of having fun at work.

The team, all the way from the CEO, to my immediate leader and the most recent hire is beautifully in sync in terms of values and culture.

April 7, 2021

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