Hootsuite Senior Software Engineer Reviews

Updated Jun 4, 2020

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  1. "great environment"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Surrey, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hootsuite full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Friendly, casual, fresh foods, so far productive

    Cons

    Slow process sometimes, too rough plan

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  2. "Great culture"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hootsuite full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Collaborative culture - Work-life balance - Young working force - Interesting problems to solve - Working on scaling problems - Startup mentality

    Cons

    - Some processes need more maturity - Using obscure or non-industrial languages (e.g., Scala, Go)

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  3. Helpful (5)

    "Joke company"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hootsuite full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Gym, fruits and napping room.

    Cons

    Bro culture, lack of leadership and transparency.

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  4. Helpful (27)

    "Was good, there’s nothing left here."

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hootsuite full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Great people - Some teams still performing - Company still making money - Nice neighborhood to work in - Very easy to interview and get a job - An easy way to accelerate your career

    Cons

    - Horrendous turnover rates resulting in inexperience people being promoted by default. You don’t have to be a genius to guess the resulting quality of leadership. - HR is a joke. Using government like salary ladder and banding systems. You guessed it, government like salary structure. Build a better way do not resonate with this team. But it’s okay, they will get a promotion for doing a great job. Don’t take my words for it. See the other reviews. - Threatening to leave is your only way to get a promotion. Make sure you time your request with a departure. See #1 above. - The people that created the Hootsuite brand are long gone. - Company and leadership directions changes every week. They will tell you it’s Agile, adjusting to customers. But the truth is, they have no idea what they’re doing so they’re reacting. See #1 above. - Very desperate to find new people but can’t compete for talents in Vancouver so they will take anyone. - Good people have all left or will be leaving for Amazon so there’s nothing else to learn here. - See #1 and #2 again.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "A great place to learn and gain valuable tech experience"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hootsuite full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This is a place where you get the opportunity to work with talented and bright people, and have the structure and mentorship to learn relevant technical skills and work on interesting projects. I thought my resume looked good before - but it was nothing compared to what it is now. Opportunities to grow from within the dev organization gives me the incentive to stay and do my best.

    Cons

    Working in tech you naturally drink a lot of coffee. The coffee from the machines here can definitely use an improvement.

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  6. "Amazing people! Great culture!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people that I work with everyday are amazing and talented. They create a very safe space where I can innovate. The management is great as well! The culture in my team is something that is really unique and is one of the reasons I love working here.

    Cons

    I would like a little bit more investment in retaining the current employees.

  7. Helpful (3)

    "Fun and Challenging"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Lots to learn - Room to grow - Self starters can excel - Fun and smart people

    Cons

    Compensation is lower than industry median

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