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ApplyBoard Reviews

Updated May 18, 2019

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4.3
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Martin Basiri
25 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Communications Coordinator 
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    I have been working at ApplyBoard full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The workplace culture is so positive and supportive. I felt welcome right away both within my own team and within the company as a whole. Upper management really takes the time to try to learn everyone's names and get to know a bit about you. Everyone here really cares about our Mission and Vision and it shows in the work we do.

    Cons

    Since we are doing something no one's really ever done to this scale before it comes with its challenges of having to pave the way. It also is quite exciting because it presents more of an opportunity to work together as a team to find solutions.

    ApplyBoard2019-05-17
  2. "Good Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ApplyBoard full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, very young and energetic environment. Free lunch on Wednesdays.

    Cons

    Lots of changes, salary isn't as competitive.

    ApplyBoard2019-05-13
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Growth + Energy + Youth = ApplyBoard"

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    Current Employee - Senior International Recruitment Manager in Kitchener, ON
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ApplyBoard full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It has been more than one and a half years since I have joined the sales team at ApplyBoard. I could not have achieved the same growth in my career as I have achieved here. As it is a startup, it makes it easy to get attention from the management and they help you to grow. The CMO & Co-Founder is super energetic and you get many opportunities to work closely with him on various projects. The very positive and energetic...

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    Cons

    In my role, I have to balance my work hours with Canadian and Foreign Clients which, other than that nothing I can complain about :)

    Advice to Management

    Start, Evening Skill Programs at the office or Permission to join Skill Development Programs in Extended Education in local schools. Some more budget for employees to use towards their professional skill development.

    ApplyBoard2019-05-07
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Not the best"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ApplyBoard full-time

    Pros

    - Everyone is SO friendly, I have not met one rude person - vacation is decent

    Cons

    - sick day policy is messed up, you get a limited amount and they are unpaid. I have never worked at a company where you have a limited amount of sick days and you don’t even get paid for them - no flex time...would love to come in earlier and leave earlier but they don’t allow that - pay is low - benefits are not amazing - are constantly pushing overtime - work space is not comfortable. Your desk is out in the open...

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    Advice to Management

    Take into account what people are saying. This should not be considered a start up anymore!

    ApplyBoard2019-05-15

    ApplyBoard Response

    June 4, 2019Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Hi there! Thank you for leaving this review. We love giving people a balanced perspective about what to expect at ApplyBoard! That being said, we do offer paid sick days as part of the employee package--check it out! :) As for work hours, each department is a little different that ...

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  5. "Work in progress"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kitchener, ON
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great mission and purpose to help international students with their right to access education . Welcoming and friendly environment.

    Cons

    Can be overwhelming due to the lack of communication among teams and need of more formalized training. Not flexible in work hours - can't start earlier and leave earlier etc.

    ApplyBoard2019-05-18

    ApplyBoard Response

    June 4, 2019Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thanks for your feedback! We'd love to clarify your great point about work hours. We strive to balance being available for inquiries with giving our customer-facing employees the flexibility they need. :)

  6. "A Great Group of People and Ideas!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have only been at ApplyBoard for a few months, but so far everyone here has been friendly, intelligent, ambitious, and wants the best possible outcome for every application - it doesn't seem like a "doing this for the paycheque" job for anyone I've met so far. The CEO Martin is extremely passionate about this company, and cares deeply about the people it serves. The office is typical of a modern startup - massage chairs,...

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    Cons

    Typical startup issues (ie: technology tools for daily use are seriously lacking). Startups will always have hurdles, but as I've seen in the past, companies that make the amount of effort that ApplyBoard is making are worth sticking around for.

    ApplyBoard2019-05-08
  7. "Great people to work with!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ApplyBoard part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very motivated and passionate leaders Tons of learning opportunities Friendly coworkers mostly in their 20s

    Cons

    Work is not consistent, there can be down times and at times you can become overwhelmed.

    Advice to Management

    Need better process, specially in the engineering team.

    ApplyBoard2019-05-06
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great Culture, Co-workers and Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kitchener, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Nice and Flexible Work Culture 2. Helpful and Amazing Co-workers 3. Supportive and Approachable Leadership 4. Ownership of Work

    Cons

    1. Slightly Slow Technology Adoption

    ApplyBoard2019-04-01
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Building something special here."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kitchener, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It feels like a family that is continually growing. The culture is so inclusive and diverse. It is really fast paced and allows you to take on more and build your career. I love our product offering, we are literally helping people around the world gain access to education.

    Cons

    No cons I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up what you are doing.

    ApplyBoard2019-04-01
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Innovative and collaborative environment!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kitchener, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Absolutely love working here. I always feel heard and get to own my work and ideas. -Passionate people who truly see the "greater good" of what they do -Unique structure and innovative agenda -HR is amazing. They keep adding to the long list of benefits of working here. -Wednesday lunches are a great way to stay plugged into other teams -Compensation is good -Casual dress code

    Cons

    -Compensation could be better for some, but is overall generous -Not a dog-friendly office

    Advice to Management

    Keep going. You do good work.

    ApplyBoard2019-04-01
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