Hootsuite Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Nov 30, 2020

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

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

    I worked at Hootsuite for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance, Amazing Culture

    Cons

    Low compensation, Less number of leaves

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  2. Helpful (3)

    "Going from bad to worse"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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. "Overall a great place to work"

    4.0
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    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 (9)

    "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. "Software developer coop"

    4.0
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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hootsuite

    Pros

    Very great company culture, work life balance

    Cons

    No extra benefit for coop

  6. "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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  7. Helpful (6)

    "AE at Hootsuite"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Field Account Executive in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good people but unclear career path"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Commercial Account Executive 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 people and team. Managers on this team are good and most have been with the company for a while. Work life balance is good.

    Cons

    After a couple months in this role many people realize it is not what it was made out to be in the interview process. Not many perks or benefits for working at Hootsuite. CAE team is underpaid compared to industry standards

  9. Helpful (8)

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

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    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

  10. "Amazing place to grow"

    5.0
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    • 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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