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Flipp Reviews

Updated 13 January, 2019
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Flipp Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer Wehuns Tan
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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. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flipp part-time

    Pros

    Chill place to work

    Cons

    Favouritism and not a lot of growth


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Flipp community is like no other I’ve seen. The culture really is what it appears to be - everyone wanting and trying to grow each other and people genuinely like each other. There is no politics which is refreshing for a company the size of Flipp. The Exec team truly care about its people and the growth of the business not because they want to line their own pockets but because they believe in the company and the product. Sure there have been growing pains but every successful start up goes through them, but they appear to be learning from mistakes made.

    Flipp also offers great perks, benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Most new Flipp employees are very young. Not a lot of experience and a high sense of entitlement.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to bring in experienced leaders that can bring us forward.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Software Engineer in Test"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - perks, benefits, salary
    - internal opportunities
    - coaching system and career development

    Cons

    - location (its not in toronto, its more like Etobicoke)

    Advice to Management

    - get an office in toronto and downsize in office space


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Best Company I have Worked for"

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

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

    Pros

    - Innovative industry leaders
    - Strong team and culture
    - Autonomy to grow yourself and your team
    - Visibility and transparency in company objectives
    - Competitive compensation and benefits
    - High growth

    Cons

    - If you're lazy, you'll get left behind in the dust
    - Healthy competition is inevitable since we have top talent


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic Work and Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working for Flipp as an intern was an absolute pleasure. The work was challenging and rewarding, the location was ideal (western Toronto), and above all the people and culture were fantastic. Work-life balance assured, frequent team and company bonding events, very flexible work hours. They are always open to and appreciative of feedback.

    Cons

    Not much, maybe more fast-paced than some would like.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Operations Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great health benefits and perks, Work From Home, Free Gym membership and TTC Pass an overall fun work experience

    Cons

    Highly competitive, not a lot of room for growth


  7. Helpful (23)

    "Organisation Has Become A Toxic Soup"

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    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

    Great medical benefits

    Competitive compensation

    TTC or parking pass provided

    Lunch provided every Friday

    Cons

    Senior management lives in an echo chamber, and they don’t receive even honest, constructive feedback well

    Senior management fuelled by toxic male ego; and they are often unprofessional, cruel, and vindictive

    Very few if any women in management

    Very little middle management remains particularly engineering directors and product management

    Culture of fear and intimidation

    Professional growth is hard to navigate and limited

    Poor vision, product innovation has been stagnant for 2 years

    Advice to Management

    Please address the cons

  8. Helpful (33)

    "Like working at a bank now"

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

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

    Pros

    - Free food until it runs out
    - Pay is good
    - People are cool
    - Free TTC pass

    Cons

    - MAybe this is a pro for some but what was a startup is now a bank. 9-5, no one cares about doing good work.
    - Tons of redtape, HR department runs interference and you have to sign into a website for everything now like vacation and working from home. Feel like a factory.
    - Founder are checked out and just show up to sell us slide decks
    - Middle management are useless and most have quit
    - Department go through mass layoffs. I used to think this was normal but I feel like we’re always firing people in engineering product and sales.
    - No career development. Flipp is trash in the community and I can’t get interviews to leave

    Advice to Management

    Get outside help to learn to manage and stop talking about values when you dont’ follow any of the values like the really long review says.

    Before you take a job talk someone who used to be here and they will tell you the truth about Flipp.


  9. Helpful (32)

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

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    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.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Its ok, but can be a lot better"

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    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