Employee Review

  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Can't believe we are always working to invent the next big thing, it's as exciting as it sounds

    Sep 10, 2013 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    1. Always working on forward thinking projects 2. Lots of ancillary things going on; meetups, sports (basketball, dragon boating), teaching opportunities and hackathons. 3. Everyone on can hold there own -- you have faith that each member of the team is producing quality. 4. Full breakfast available every morning 4. Lots of toys such as the Oculus Rift, Leap Motion etc...

    Cons

    1. Kinda hard to get work done after 4pm on Friday (drinking starts) 2. When building innovative stuff sometimes experiments don't work out -- that's the nature of the lean method, and you have to have thick skin.

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Other Employee Reviews

  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Rewarding environment, coworker/friend line very blurry

    Jun 15, 2014 - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - An environment where everyone is playful and chill while also working really hard and trying to excel at their jobs - A place where people find common interests and very easily might choose to spend their Friday evenings bonding over them. - Very willing to provide lunch&learns, classes, etc... on engineering topics, new languages (like Mandarin), or other life improvement skills. - HR/Exec always has its year to the ground re: employee life. Company is always adjusting to make life easier, or to give employees things like more quiet space, standup desks, other perks. - Exec team is approachable, charming, and tries to set the tone of how hard-working and how casual we should be. - A group of diverse people! Older people, younger people, outgoing people, quieter people, not afraid of sticking out or people being cliquey/hostile.

    Cons

    - Office is open and gets noisy very easily. - Exec team encourages job flexibility and is not afraid to make mini-pivots when they feel it would best help the company, so don't feel too comfortable in your org structure and be interested in occasional changes to the kinds of things you work on. - Internal policies aren't always formalized and change somewhat often; keep checking the Intranet, but also don't be afraid to ask HR about how something internal should be done. - Dev Ops team is a bit overloaded at the moment, and the nature of the business involves juggling many projects.

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good place to work, tough to advance

    May 12, 2015 - Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    If you manage to get hired, you'll be working with smart people who have high standards. It's a really fun workplace with dedicated people and you'll likely learn a lot. As an engineer I got my fair share of cool projects, and certainly would recommend working here if you think you have what it takes. The culture is top notch and among the best in Toronto, you'll enjoy working here without a doubt. Management is competent and doesn't get in your way. I haven't had a bad encounter with anybody and overall they do a good job. In short, I believe this is an ideal workplace for intermediate to early senior level engineers.

    Cons

    Like most other places I've worked, most of the perceived problems lie in management, though in this case it's not your usual problems. Management has it's fair share of nepotism, and due to this it can be very difficult to move up in the company. There also seems to be a fair bit of instability in terms of employment, though if you prove yourself to be useful you probably don't need to worry. However if you stop being useful you can and will be removed. The founders seem to be preoccupied with their second start-up, Gallop Labs, so I don't know how much they truly care about BNOTIONS at this point. Despite these things BNOTIONS is still a great place to work. Unless you're looking for very long term employment, this company is still a strong contender.

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