Hootsuite Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jul 2, 2020

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Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes
Ryan Holmes
246 Ratings
Pros
  • "Very great company culture, work life balance(in 37 reviews)

  • "Great people that are also quite capable of being client partners in guiding them to maximize their Hootsuite investment(in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • "Vancouver is really still the heart of the organization and it feels like good work in the Toronto office goes unnoticed(in 19 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great culture"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    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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  2. "Overall a great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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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  3. Helpful (1)

    "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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  4. "Software developer coop"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hootsuite

    Pros

    Very great company culture, work life balance

    Cons

    No extra benefit for coop

  5. Helpful (4)

    "AE at Hootsuite"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    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

  6. Helpful (2)

    "People just chill already!!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Finance in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This has been my most favorite workplace ever!! I am telling 101% truth here. Extremely good work-life balance, get in just before 8 and disappear before 4:15. Team Managers are cool and we often troll each other for fun. Amazing snacks and fruits!! The gym is small and smelly but functional! Free yoga and fitness classes! Also free courses provided by HR on how to behave and interact around here. Easy brownie points! If you push the right buttons of your manager's manager, you get promoted within a year like myself! :) Don't really get all the negativity here. Hootsuite is famous for paying above market and doesn't expect too much of your work. In order to survive you must show up properly in team meetings. Key is to make people think you are way more important than you really are.

    Cons

    Hardly any honestly. No weird politics, just trolling around. There will be stressful periods but you gotta know how to push for extra temps. Why kill yourself right? It's just a job guys... I believe most complainers here have nothing better to do or just never satisfied despite their fat pay cheques. Not a single one person I know ever complained about pay and workload. Sales peeps just getting too greedy!

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  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. "Amazing place to grow"

    5.0
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    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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    "Great place to grow; fun place to work"

    5.0
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    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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