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EventMobi Reviews

Updated Oct 10, 2018

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3.5
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66%
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65%
Approve of CEO
Bob Vaez
34 Ratings
Pros
  • "Modern company culture & technology(in 6 reviews)

  • "I know that there is good work-life balance here when 5:00pm rolls around people are leaving with their colleagues which is think is great(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "benefits and retreats you get (and no, last year's retreat did not cost you that much per person, Bob)(in 5 reviews)

  • "No company has ever attacked growth with ease - there will always be growing pains(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Great Start!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EventMobi full-time

    Pros

    Great start up feel and innovative attitude. A lot of responsibility is distributed throughout the company. It's growing fast - a lot of employees that have been here less than a year.

    Cons

    Some growing pains! But nothing I haven't seen at other growing companies that are still figuring out organization/structure.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep on delegating responsibility to those you trust and leading the company overall in the right direction :)

    EventMobi2017-08-21
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great People, Fun Product, Amazing Growth Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EventMobi full-time

    Pros

    - Coworkers are smart, dedicated and genuinely good people that enjoy spending time together. There's a real sense of being in it together - no sign of backstabbing or petty politics, instead there's problem-solving and collaboration. - Managers that really care about their direct reports as people and encourage personal and professional development. - Those who are smart and hard-working are nurtured and given lots...

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    Cons

    - The fast pace and stretch opportunities can sometimes translate to extra hours and extra stress. Setting sustainable, realistic expectations can be a challenge for some, particularly for the go-getters who run the risk of burning themselves out. Advice: Be prepared to work hard and learn lots, but also maintain boundaries to protect work/life balance. - The company and product has gone through some growing pains recently...

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    Advice to Management

    Fine-tuning companywide communication and creating more alignment on priorities - executives seem to be aware that these are areas for improvement and there are a few good related initiatives in progress which is encouraging to see.

    EventMobi2018-06-29
  3. Helpful (17)

    "Terrible CEO and mid level management, STAY AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many low level employees are nice.

    Cons

    - CEO has a terrible reputation, arrogant, stubborn, cheap, etc... - Low salary, no career growth. - Hopeless amount of tech debt. - Mid level managers are either extremely introverted or obsessed with micro-management. - Talk to people who have left this company before joining.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone is already actively interviewing, myself included.

    EventMobi2018-07-01
  4. Helpful (13)

    "Review of eventmobi"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at EventMobi full-time

    Pros

    The salasry is ok compare to other companies

    Cons

    Really really terrible leadership and management

    EventMobi2018-06-25
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Great Opportunity for Career Growth"

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    Current Employee - Talent Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    EventMobi is a great place to explore your role and grow within the organization. Everyone working at EventMobi had an a great outlook on work and life and have incredible positive attitudes. Teams go the extra mile and the friendships go beyond just going for a lunch. Everyone is willing to learn and grow and the company is open to making mistakes and taking risks, analyzing these and trying something completely different....

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    Cons

    Not every environment is for everyone. If you do not love start-ups and organizations that are willing to change and try different things this company will not be for you. If you love start-up and lean organization with leaders who will mentor you it may be the company for you. This company is fast-paced and idea generation is valued and needed- if you are someone who likes to do the bare minimum your role will not lead...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep up the SkiMobi & CampMobi and facilitate people in Mix-in mingles they work. I made friends in engineering from a Mix & Mingle that I would not really hang out with before. Continue to put money into your people, perks and events- these motivate employees and make them happy.

    EventMobi2018-03-28
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Great place to start"

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    Current Employee - N/A in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EventMobi full-time

    Pros

    The work culture and people are definitely what will get you! I've been with EventMobi for a while now, and it still doesn't get old. EventMobi is a growing company with a lot of growth to be had. If you are ambitious, new to the work force and full of ideas and patience, this is a great place to be. That being said, because there is still a lot of growth, if you are experienced and well-seasoned in your career,...

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    Cons

    There are a lot of senior people leaving, which as seen in other reviews on here is something that we can be afraid of. This change can be seen as a negative or as a positive since it means restructuring and a new direction in the company. It just depends on how you look at it- if you fear change or not. If you fear change, this is not the company for you. If you embrace change, it is.

    Advice to Management

    Despite what I've read here, I think EventMobi is still figuring it all out in terms of management, and that's where growth happens. Bob started EventMobi with high hopes, and he's been doing a pretty great job. You can tell when he speaks how much he loves this company and tries to translate that to his employees. Bob, keep doing what you're doing and speaking with so much passion. If you are part of the MobiFam, that...

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    EventMobi2018-01-20
  7. Helpful (8)

    "There's a lot to work on, and communication of knowledge is sparse at best"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The people are most certainly friendly, as far as it is observed

    Cons

    - The sudden departure of many senior staff (i.e. those who have been around for several years) is a cause of concern, esp. for those left behind. - onboarding and continued learning process within the company appears broken and not well managed. information is sparse at best, and getting answers to questions is often delayed. - The original perks have disappeared to a degree, uncertain when they will come back - Career...

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    Advice to Management

    I think it was discussed in other reviews, but there certainly is a disconnect happening. Unsure if it is due to the need for more employee resources and everyone is busy, but employees need to work together more.

    EventMobi2018-01-11
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Vibrant, energetic culture with talented people!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EventMobi full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Genuine, considerate, comprehensive interview process - one of the best I've seen from a Toronto tech company - EventMobi is definitely concerned about the fit for you in addition to the fit for them - Some of the most capable, dedicated, and intelligent people I've ever worked with - A genuine desire to see the entire team/company grow and succeed - Inspiring individuals that go above and beyond for *everyone* ...

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    Cons

    - Slight and/or awkward communication at the company level (a little too much, or a little off-message, but not negative in any sense) - A growing team (at the time), which means you may have to recognize what you need and make it happen rather than relying on process to handle it (everyone is learning!) - Technology silos and an abundance of abstraction can slow the familiarization with the platform and increase reliance...

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    Advice to Management

    It's abundantly clear from my time there that you care about people - those who use your platform *and* everyone that helps build it. Keep doing that.

    EventMobi2017-12-19
  9. Helpful (23)

    "A Lost Cause - Intermediate and Senior Candidates Beware"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EventMobi full-time

    Pros

    The people are really the only pro of the company. Most people are genuine and nice and you will likely be friends with many people across the company

    Cons

    1. Almost all office perks have been taken away. There are no longer company retreats, a lunch program, nap room, personal education funds, snacks of any type, Thursday drinks, working from home, sports teams, or quarterly team outings. Anything that could easily be removed to cut costs has been done 2. It doesn’t matter if you go above and beyond, there isn’t really any manager who recognizes members of their teams...

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    Advice to Management

    Management needs to start treating employees fairly and with respect otherwise great people will continue to leave the company. The CEO and the COO are extremely conceited and believe they are giving everyone a once in a lifetime chance to work at EventMobi. They walk around thinking they’re on some sort of high horse because of their titles. They need to spend more time listening to their employees rather than over ruling...

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    EventMobi2018-01-01

    EventMobi Response

    January 15, 2018

    Dear Former Employee, thank you for your detailed feedback. We appreciate the time you took to share your personal perspective with us. You certainly spoke to some of our current growing pains. Scaling up a bootstrap startup is never an easy task however, we are truly trying our ...

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  10. Helpful (30)

    "Save yourself the headache and look elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Support Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EventMobi full-time

    Pros

    - Non-management staff are generally great people with positive outlooks - Decent selection of post work sport teams to join

    Cons

    - Offered promotion on "trial" basis with no increase in pay. When I pointed out the person they wanted me to train in this role made significantly more than me, they chose to get myself and that person in trouble for discussing salaries. Management refused to have that person and I sit in a room together with them to discuss and instead chose to have the other employee and I sort it out ourselves. What we were suppose...

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    Advice to Management

    If you are going to use the 12 questions of employee engagement as a measuring stick then you should actually consider reading the source material so as to understand why these questions are being asked in the first place. Bob, please talk less. Here are some examples of when you've put your foot in your mouth: saying that all of the hires of a particular manager sucked in front of the whole company (including the...

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    EventMobi2017-11-07

    EventMobi Response

    November 16, 2017

    Thanks for your feedback and for being specific about how you felt let down. Although you may be hesitant to believe it, we do truly take this feedback seriously and will use it to make improvements for the incredible team that is working so hard to provide the best technology and ...

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