MindGeek Reviews

Updated Jun 28, 2020

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3.4
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91 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free breakfast every day and free lunch once a month(in 61 reviews)

  • "Also very easy to create a work/life balance unlike other places that may require lots of OT or weekend shifts(in 21 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Friendly company"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MindGeek full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Free breakfast - Start work at 10:30 - Environment very relaxed - Events are pretty cool

    Cons

    - Job autonomy lacking - Time management is a pain

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  2. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Content Formatter in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working schedule Free breakfast Depending on your team, clear objectives

    Cons

    Salary. Depending on the team, management/leadership style.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Stepping stone at most."

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Strategic Project Manager in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at MindGeek full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Perks, free stuff,free food, flex hours. Benefits are standard, lots of parties and social events. Young team, casual dress, informal environment

    Cons

    Too informal, no respect for those with experience. Very toxic dealings with upper management. Boys club, who knows who, who got the job because he’s friends with who. Ridiculous. A lot of finger pointing and throwing people under the bus Strange performance structure. They have a day called Black Friday where they let go of a bunch of people based on the annual reviews. Creates very strange competition Directors rarely support their teammates.

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  4. Helpful (11)

    "Go here if you want something quick, but don't stay"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Easy job, all API and framework based. - Work/Life Balance is phenomenal, no one expects you to do work after 4. - Very chill environment and very cool people. Lax. - Insane job security, the market will never die. - Free breakfast, 500$ Gym, 2000$ credit on courses (all tax deductions for the company so it's not like it's out of their pockets)

    Cons

    - Garbage raises, barely above inflation rate and low salaries. Probably the lowest I've ever seen for such a lucrative company. - No Christmas Bonuses, they organize some insignificant Christmas party instead where the best you can get as a "prize" is a cheap 400$ TV (1 for the whole company tombola btw). Engineering Christmas bonuses are 3000$+. They're doing this to cheap out. - This is not a job for people with high drive, HUGE turnover, everyone worth a anything quits. This is why most people are very young. It's a place to get some experience and quit afterwards. - No RRSP. The CEO is so cheap he stopped doing LIVE questions because he couldn't answer the lack of RRSP. Kind of repulsive considering all he opens his mouth about is how much money they made while he parks his lambo right next to the office. - Initiative is punishable. Doing more work than expected will not be rewarded, they'll just put more on your shoulders and pay you the same. Do the least amount of work possible. It's extremely hard to get fired and you won't get a good raise anyways.

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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Junior go right ahead; otherwise take your experience elsewhere"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key Player in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally the everyday people are worth knowing and you will find a rich diversity of culture.

    Cons

    The smoke and mirrors are all too real. Breakfast was fine the first few months, you get over the bagels and the russian roulette melon selection. You are a peon, they will use you and as soon as you demonstrate any advice, also known as contradiction, they will let you go and hire someone cheaper and who doesn't have an opinion - I've seen it happen countless times. Want to keep your job, keep your head down, agree with the inexperienced and mindless managers and laugh at all the boys club jokes. Keep it up and you too can be a manager within the year given the turnover rate! Work life balance is a joke and non-existent unless you are friends with higher ups but I haven't done a 45 hour work week let alone 35. Social distancing has given us the opportunity to avoid the pointless parties that are put in place as a distraction to the dismal salaries, invest in a company that invests in you (RRSP cough cough**). If this is your last resort, hey take it, you'll get some experience from it, then take that experience and run, far away and forget the rest.

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  6. Helpful (7)

    "Go here if you want something lazy"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Lead Business Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at MindGeek full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Really great culture. Because of the industry, the company is lax on a lot of things. - Let's say in some department with the lack of proper goal-setting and measurable results, it's really easy to slack off. So this is great if you want something relax. - On that note, as long as you are liked and do the minimum you're pretty much set. The industry will never die, so no worries on stability. - You'll find some great people to be with if you get a good team - All the little perks are cute and convenient. The work/life balance is pretty great.

    Cons

    - If you haven't seen it in across all the other reviews, nepotism. You better hope you're rubbing shoulders with the higher-ups otherwise don't expect to grow. - Given the point above, expect some people in managerial positions to not know what they're doing. Your best friend will be Google here. - If you are passionate and hard-working, your drive will be wasted here. Look elsewhere. - Low pay. Really, make sure to do your research on the given salary. It will be lower, guaranteed. And let's not even talk about once you are actually doing a stellar performance, you'll only get a meager raise. - Missing key benefit plans (RRSP Contribution, Subsidy for public transport, etc...).

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  7. Helpful (4)

    "Not much recognition and lack of culture"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free Breakfast, $500 gym allowance, low stress environment and cool coworkers.

    Cons

    Not much of an company culture, management doesn't really engage with their staff, acknowledgement from higher ups is minimal.

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Unprofessional, unpredictable"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Digital Marketing in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at MindGeek full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free breakfasts, close to the metro, flex time.

    Cons

    Recieved no training upon being hired. Was kept in the dark as to what my role actually was. Very vague description of tasks or duties. Managers had no plans as to what I my purpose was. Long interview process (*over 2 months) with five seperate interviews before an offer. Was laid off after 5 days. With no issues with performance or being on time. Was simply told "the position has been eliminated". Do not waste your time here.

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  9. Helpful (6)

    "If keeping up with the latest Frontend technology doesn't interest you Mindgeek could be a great place for you."

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Frontend Developer in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MindGeek full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Sincerely speaking, If you are in a settle down mode and if keeping up with the latest Frontend technology doesn't interest you Mindgeek could be a great place for you. Great company culture. Great team mates. 35'ish work hours a week. Breakfast, gym + many other perks.

    Cons

    The culture is really great, so it's easy to fall victim to the golden handcuffs and miss out on keeping your career profile (frontend) up to date due to their very out of date tech stack. You will fall behind in the frontend world which will hurt you to find other opportunities. Your title will be Frontend developer but 80% of the time you are doing design integration and SEO stuff, the other 20% is vanilla javascript, no modern libraries. The site I worked on had a lot of technical debt so I spent a lot of time digging through spaghetti code rather than working on new features & there is always no time allocated to refactoring. Projects can be badly organized at times with very poor analysis and vision, which then turn into long and painful projects. Lastly, no work from home, you will be asked to just take a sick day should you have to work from home one day.

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  10. Helpful (6)

    "Creative lead"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Creative LEad in Montreal, QC
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at MindGeek

    Pros

    Flex hours were nice to have

    Cons

    Gender inequality in salaries Blatant misogyny and sexism from the top down (VP once had to apologize for a rape joke during a sexual harassment meeting) Terrible management at level of managers and directors (major lack of integrity) HR is only there to protect the company

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