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Flipp Reviews

Updated 15 September, 2018
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  • "No work/life balance - the culture is filled with hypocrisy" (in 14 reviews)

  • "No work life balance in most departments - it starts to seem normal to feel panicky if you cant check your phone for an hour" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flipp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Lots of big problems that we are solving and working with an amazing team
    - Culture is open and transparent, and we are working hard to create something unique
    - Team is great -- we're not perfect, but we pull together

    Cons

    - Company vision was foggy in the last bit, but now is alot clearer
    - I'd like to see more senior managers brought in

    Advice to Management

    We have to keep up with our growth and hire more senior people in the right roles.


  2. Helpful (22)

    "This seemed like such a great opportunity, but I left after a few months."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Media Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Digital Media Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Flipp full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Flexible Hours and work from home
    - Compensation is generally high, good perks (ttc pass, gym pass)

    Cons

    - My main issue was the 'always on' mentality. I was told directly by my manager that I wasn't checking my phone enough in the evenings.
    - Not a lot of second chances or job stability. They are quick to fire people or place you on probation.

    It depends on your role, but I needed to work weekend, holidays. At first I was OK with this since I felt I was well compensated, but the stressful and un-supportive work environment were what drove me out.

    It feels like this used to be a good company, but I got here too late. The opportunities to move up quickly are no longer there. Whether or not it's even true, most people see this is a sinking ship and the 'great people' seem to be leaving.

    Your experience at this company varies a lot based on what team you're on and who your manager is. I would not recommend the Media Science department.

    Advice to Management

    It seems like the intentions are genuinely good. The only thing I can say is that when you're talking to the whole company at big scrum about how we need to pull together, and reminiscing about the glory days of when the company was only 20 people and you stayed up all night tagging Walmart products - I mostly just felt like, 'gee that company sounds great', except Flipp isn't a scrappy startup anymore - whether you like it or not.

    I'll say my issues were mostly with the 'always on' aspect and the lack of support from my direct manager. I felt like I was at least treated with respect in other areas and have no issue with Flipp as a company. There are lots of good benefits and policies.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Its ok, but can be a lot better"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Flipp full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great compensation package

    Cons

    Need to re-think company strategy and slow down shifting in priorities


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Significant and positive experience in my career trajectory thus far"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flipp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Meaningful and impactful products and services, interesting challenges, cutting-edge technology, empowerment, recognition, merit-based, feedback solicited frequently with results and follow-up, accountability, top-notch talent, friendly atmosphere, snacks, lunches, nap room, tons of fun activities and events, gym membership, massage, physiotherapy, acupuncture, life coach, counselling

    Cons

    Admittedly some setbacks lately, attrition ticked up, but a correction is well under way, potential is tangible, and future is very promising; Office is located in Etobicoke but it is on the subway line

    Advice to Management

    Let’s do this!


  5. Helpful (16)

    "Mixed bag with downward trajectory"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Etobicoke, ON
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Etobicoke, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Flipp (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture
    Great snacks
    Well intended leadership

    Cons

    Exec Leadership is in over their heads
    Company pivots on a whim


  6. Helpful (15)

    "Toxic Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Flipp full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Catered lunch, bright and spacious office

    Cons

    Leadership group does not have a clear vision and strategy. This has resulted in a lot of good people leaving the company. It is no longer the place to be, unfortunately.

    Advice to Management

    Have a clear vision and articulate that vision to the team. Stop micromanaging employees, when you hire smart people you need to listen to them and give them freedom to implement their ideas.


  7. Helpful (16)

    "Worst job I’ve had... weird cult vibes"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Flipp full-time

    Pros

    Can’t think of any positives

    Cons

    No clear vision on how to more forward. Company makes drastic pivots at the slightest whim. Zero transparency. There whole three Hs thing is so weird, kooky and culty.

    Advice to Management

    There investments should do a take over and get the CEO out. He’s in over his head and it’s clear he has no idea what he’s doing.

  8. Helpful (28)

    "Company is mismanaged. Not a good future."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Flipp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - The people and individual contributor culture really is great. I love my team.
    - A lot of freedom on team's technical direction.
    - It really is a startup, despite having hundreds of employees now. This comes with pros and cons.
    - This also means there is a significant opportunity to contribute and learn so many things.
    - Opportunity to work on a lot of cool projects within Flipp.
    - Benefits are great.
    - Very competitive compensation.

    Cons

    I'm just an individual contributor but:

    - Management is very vague. None of the words coming out of them have much meaning. It's just buzzwords.
    - The wrong people are getting recognized. As a result, most of our best performing employees are leaving/already left.
    - High turnover at management level. Since a few months ago, a lot of strong individual contributors left.
    - Senior management is not good, just terrible priorities and decision making across the business. One example, a large round of layoffs before the December holidays. Another example, so much talk about Flipp becoming the greatest ever but we are not delivering anything meaningful on the consumer side to get us there.
    - The CEO (or C-level leadership) has made several decisions regarding priorities that lead to literally zero progress for Flipp as a company over the past 2 years.
    - The entire company context switches to focus on an entirely new company direction every 6 months.
    - Company morale is low. I feel no one cares at the individual contributor level here.
    - The only reason to try your best here is for self improvement, you will get nothing else out of it.
    - Flipp delayed giving their employees raises and instead promised to retroactively pay raises 6 months later. Major red flag.

    Summary:
    Flipp is a good place to be if you want to coast and collect a decent paycheck. The only condition is you stay friendly with management and become numb to the issues above.

    Advice to Management

    - Just because you have been at Flipp since its inception does not make you a good Manager, Director, or C level leader
    - Hire more senior management externally


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Great but lots of room for improvements"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flipp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Extremely good cross team knowledge sharing
    - Career growth and feedback is top-notch (coaching culture is first-class)
    - Hired very well in the past year, as the company grew so did the talent level
    - Team/Company activities and trips are engaging

    Cons

    - Office snacks have degraded over time
    - Office is a bit dull compared to other startups, looks like a generic office workspace
    - Location is meh, downtown Toronto or Waterloo could fair better
    - You are locked to Goodlife when it comes to exercise benefits
    - No transparent Education allowance
    - Working remotely is not an optimal experience. Tooling for remote work is lagging. So many empty spaces everywhere, its may be time to adopt a desk sharing policy.

    Advice to Management

    - Look to improve remote work culture
    - Look to other companies when it comes to improving benefits, look to be innovative in this area


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Great Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Flipp full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent culture
    Competitive pay
    Opportunity available to grow
    Free lunch of fridays
    Snacks in the kitchen
    Paid parking/TTC/Presto
    Average benefits

    Cons

    Work / Life Balance
    Lack of established policies
    Too much inner management turmoil
    Excessive changing roles, management and room switches on premises


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