Hootsuite Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Nov 30, 2020

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Pros
  • "Work life balance is really good(in 42 reviews)

  • "Developers you get to work with are great people for the most part(in 37 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Constant strategy changes with little transparency from HQ in Vancouver(in 21 reviews)

  • "Growing pains that any company goes through(in 14 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Intern, more than 1 year

      Company is very good and the work culture is the best.

      Aug 11, 2020 - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      Work life balance, Amazing Culture

      Cons

      Low compensation, Less number of leaves

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great People, Poor Management and Front-end Practices

      Jun 21, 2020 - Software Developer in Vancouver, BC
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      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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      9 people found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Overall a great place to work

      Jul 2, 2020 - Software Developer in Vancouver, BC
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      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. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Going from bad to worse

      Nov 23, 2020 - Senior Manager in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      Used to have a laid-back culture, with fun parties, and a strong work-life balance. Some strong leaders passed through for a moment in time.

      Cons

      New leadership is driving out the last remnants of talent. Clueless product leadership, unwilling to make the hard choices to clean up RH's mess.

      3 people found this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to grow; fun place to work

      Apr 21, 2019 - Software Developer in Vancouver, BC
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      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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      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Software developer coop

      Feb 5, 2020 -  
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      Pros

      Very great company culture, work life balance

      Cons

      No extra benefit for coop

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing place to grow

      Jun 11, 2019 - Software Developer in Vancouver, BC
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      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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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great culture

      Sep 18, 2019 - Senior Software Developer in Vancouver, BC
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      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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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Looks good on your CV but not a career-changing place

      Jun 14, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      > A good line to have on your CV > Good work/life balance > Decent location for the offices > Decent benefits

      Cons

      > Still rests on the laurels of its heyday - but there's a lot of things wrong with both the way the company is ran and the product > No confidence in team members - favorites are played > You come in with big ideas to change things and meet a lot of resistance and dead ends

      9 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      AE at Hootsuite

      Sep 16, 2019 - Field Account Executive in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible work culture, with solid work/life balance Lots of great people, everyone is friendly Strong brand recognition

      Cons

      Very poor leadership - especially at the executive level Lack of transparency from C-Suite and Founder Tons of product issues, and no real strategic direction

      6 people found this review helpful
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