Hootsuite Software Developer Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2020

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  1. "great environment"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible work environment with great people. Company in process of maturing after years of rapid growth."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hootsuite full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -fairly flexible with working hours and arrangements - People are fun, friendly and good natured. - New executive leadership taking things in a good direction

    Cons

    - until past year or so, limited direction from upper management, including lack of structure and overall vision. Now in a period of "catch up" trying to get the structure that has been missing.


  3. "Overall a great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    - Work with smart people on challenging projects - Kind, empathetic co-workers - Pretty good work/life balance - Good Software Development managers - Lots of opportunities for learning and career growth

    Cons

    - As the company has grown, it has gotten less agile and exciting, more of a corporate feel - Less autonomy for teams, more long term planning, more top-down projects, increasing focus on predictability above all else

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  4. Helpful (4)

    "Great People, Poor Management and Front-end Practices"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hootsuite full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great learning opportunities for those beginning their careers - Developers you get to work with are great people for the most part - Good work/life balance; a pretty social company - Lots of interesting problems that need fixing

    Cons

    - Management fails to listen to development concerns and continually forces new features despite pretty large issues in underlying systems and development practices - Lack of focus on building quality UI/UX despite their desire to "make UI/UX a differentiator" - CEO is purely in it for himself rather than putting the company first (he's a 45 year old party boy that abuses the office for his own pleasure; ex his party room at the office that only he gets to use) - Past sexism issues that were ignored by multiple levels of management until someone on a completely different team got involved (all but one of these managers are still there)

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  5. "Tons of room for career growth in an interesting sector"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent mentorship with the perks and freedom of a startup with the stability and resources of an enterprise business.

    Cons

    Mentorship quality can vary/is team dependent, like anywhere

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  6. "Awesome environment"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - High School Software Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hootsuite for less than a year

    Pros

    Collaborative, open space office, everyone is really friendly and social

    Cons

    I worked during the construction period so there was lots of loud noises

  7. "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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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible, Fun, Challenging"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 

    I have been working at Hootsuite full-time

    Pros

    Lots of interesting new engineering projects to work on, good work culture with lots of flexibility with regard to working from home and such.

    Cons

    I understand that your experience can vary a lot depending on what team you are on.

  9. "Amazing place to grow"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. You can set up meetings with anyone (seniors, directors) and gain valuable knowledge from these encounters that you would otherwise not be able to do in a larger company. Fosters a growth mindset. Great work/life balance. People are into being healthy and trying new things.

    Cons

    It's pretty much career limiting to not be social so if you like to just come in and not talk to anyone, it will not work out. Company getting bigger and more structured so growing out of its startup culture abit.

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to grow; fun place to work"

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

    I worked at Hootsuite full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's a fun place to work, first and foremost. You're surrounded by fun, smart and friendly people. The team does a great job of organizing social events and at any given time you're likely to see a foosball or pingpong game in action. HS is a great place to grow. Work hard, make an impact, and you'll be rewarded up the career ladder. That said, the work-life balance is probably as good as you can get (the vacation policy is about as good as you can get with a company this size). The business is doing well and the outlook is as good as it's ever been. Great benefits, above average salary, and a good culture make this one of the better workplaces in town.

    Cons

    There's been a lot of recent change at the executive level, and change in direction, which has caused some ripples of concern. But I think the change is good - a startup like HS that's trying to move into the next phase of growth needs to stay lean and adaptable; it can't be afraid of change. The one con I have here is that maybe the changes could have been communicated earlier and better.

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