Benevity Reviews

Updated May 15, 2021

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Pros
  • "Great Culture, great benefits, opportunities to grow within the company, amazing people,(in 10 reviews)

  • "Benevity is also very dedicated to employee happiness, which translates to a fantastic work environment(in 8 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "it can be fast paced with tight deadlines(in 5 reviews)

  • "Employees who have a fair work/life balance are seen as lazy and not as valuable as those putting in long hours in the office or online(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Best place to work!

      Apr 27, 2021 - Business Development in Calgary, AB
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      Pros

      One of the best cultures I have worked in. Exciting environment, ability to move around in different roles.

      Cons

      Getting quite big can be slow-moving in some areas.

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Time to toughen up

      May 15, 2021 - Job Title 
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      Pros

      The company goes above and beyond for DE&I. Very flexible work structure, do the right thing get the job done and you’re trusted to do what you should.

      Cons

      The company goes over the top to care about people to the point where good people are held back to make others feel better. No one wants to hurt anyone’s feelings. It’s Like kindergarten. People (mostly white males) that have a history of horrible performance, bullying, abuse will be put on a PIP forever and never be let go regardless of how much the rest of the team suffers. The good people end up quitting within a year or two, the long timers are the ones that offer nothing.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing Opportunity to Work in a Purpose Driven Company

      Feb 10, 2021 - Business Development Representative in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      - You are surrounded by a diverse, unique, intellectual, and fun group of teammates that are there to support you and provide you with the proper resources to grow. -If you value gratuity and kindness, then this is a great place to work for. - You work for a company that literally does good things for the entire planet. It's so amazing that Benevity is a certified B corp and works to help other companies maximize their impacts on the triple bottom line: People, planet, profit. - I love that they set you up with the full remote work office supplies. (I'm a big fan of MacBooks over anything else so it's great that they are using Apple products throughout the company) - They even host these team bonding Zoom meetings and buy everyone on the team lunch that day, and we all just remotely enjoy lunch together! So so sweet and caring! - They host fun company-wide cultural events like afro dance lessons to celebrate Black History Month, as well as cooking lessons and company-wide Bingo/trivia. So much fun!

      Cons

      - Lots of opportunities for growth are happening right now and as awesome as this is, it can also be a bit turbulent at times. - If you are a person that is uncomfortable with change, pressure, and working at a fast pace, then this role is not for you.

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Nice people, widespread burnout

      Mar 12, 2021 - Others in Calgary, AB
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      Pros

      - Smart, ambitious, engaged and kind people everywhere - Progressive and insightful discussions about LGBTQ+ issues, Black Lives Matter, etc. - Beautiful Calgary office in a fun neighbourhood - Globally recognized clients - Apple computers - Rapid, exciting growth - Likely a fun and exciting 9-5 for an intern or new grad

      Cons

      - Little to no support for career growth and progression, or personal development - Priorities shift constantly and workloads are unsustainable, making it hard to actually do good work - Culture rewards working until 10 p.m. and putting in time on the weekends, so if you’re good with boundaries, you’ll be overlooked for praise and advancement - Widespread burnout and stress leaves, especially on client success team - Salaries don’t commensurate with volume of work and expectations - Company seems to use their purpose (spreading good in the world) to justify not paying staff reasonable salaries and cost-of-living raises, i.e. “everyone who comes to work here takes a pay cut” - No RRSP matching or other retirement support - Benefits package may be enough for a healthy 20-something, but not sufficient for a mid-career professional supporting a family

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Flexible and Modern Company Culture

      May 5, 2021 - Client Technical Support 
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      Pros

      - forward-thinking practices when it comes to company culture and overall employee wellness - varying degrees of flexibility - above average vacation days

      Cons

      - can be difficult to advance internally - seems to be a lower average salary compared to equivalent roles at other similar companies

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Benevity is a great and flexible company for developers.

      Apr 17, 2021 - Senor Software Developer in Calgary, AB
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      Pros

      People at Benevity are nice, kind and very friendly.

      Cons

      I haven't found any that disappointed me.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Growing, Forward Thinking Company

      Mar 3, 2021 - Site Reliability Engineer 
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      Pros

      Great purpose driven company Lots of transparency in executive decision making and direction Growing fast! Inclusive policies with a focus on taking real action to improve diversity and inclusion Open to receiving negative feedback and letting that feedback drive decision making Strong focus on work life balance and employee health Lots of support for programs around events like BLM, Black History Month, Women's History Month, etc.

      Cons

      Lots of legacy technology limiting progress Slow moving in updating old systems and dealing with bottlenecks despite high number of tech staff Huge focus on feature development instead of dealing with core system issues

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      I love my job and the people

      Apr 6, 2021 - Professional 
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      Pros

      -doing good in the world -flexibility -amazing people -autonomy in my role

      Cons

      -things change a lot - great to keep you on your toes but can be stressful

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

      Mar 17, 2021 - Client Success Manager 
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      Pros

      Benevity is really walking the talk with their DE&I initiatives. Our Black History Month and International Women's Day (week!) was intentional, thoughtful, and life-changing. It was a pleasure to bond with colleagues over such important topics during work hours.

      Cons

      Difficult to maintain my workload at times while wanting to attend all of the programming events available.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Move Fast and Break Sh*t

      Mar 31, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
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      Pros

      Young, Bright, Dynamic, Progressive, Fast-Paced

      Cons

      Stressful, Overwhelming, Challenging, Manual tasks, Fast-Paced

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