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Pros
  • "free breakfast, cool parties, flexible schedule(in 69 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)

  • Cons
  • "Lack of communication and transparency from upper management(in 16 reviews)

  • "Low Salary/Sometimes bad management , depending on the department(in 10 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      It's a brand

      Oct. 29, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      So far cool company and there are surely pros and cons .There are news out there could be negative publicity and all. But, its the other way for sure. Varies from Department to Department. Lots of parties and gifts Free breakfast

      Cons

      Well RRSP's must be encouraged Salaries must be increased and compete with current market

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      2 people found this review helpful
    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Bad management

      Oct. 14, 2021 - Risk Mitigation Specialist in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Free breakfast Birthday lunches Company parties

      Cons

      Salary Schedule Coworkers Toxic environment with superiors

      1 person found this review helpful
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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Nice place for learning good technology

      May 17, 2021 - Software Developer in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - It's a good place for learning - Free breakfast - Good Culture - Friendly Environment - Referral Bonus

      Cons

      - As its big company sometimes in higher position there are some people are not good enough to lead which creates issue down the line - Work pressure is not distributed. Some people are under pressure, but some people are under pressure

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Sexism rampant; well you're in Porn!

      Mar. 31, 2021 - Data Analyst in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good tech stack, one upon a time free breakfast

      Cons

      Don't fall under the guise of a cruel manager... In the Data Warehouse Service... I suffered a lot

      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Ok place to work

      Jan. 26, 2021 - Customer Service Representative in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      free breakfast, cool parties, flexible schedule

      Cons

      no job advancement, favoritism, poor management

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      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 1.0
      Current Employee

      not recommended

      Jan. 21, 2021 - Software Developer in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      free breakfast from time to time

      Cons

      many incompetent co-workers and managers

      5 people found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to start your career and gain some knowledge, but experienced developers beware

      Oct. 19, 2020 - Software Developer in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      • Personally: this is the most fun job I have ever had. I have never had the ability to grow so much and so quickly at a company, and I have never been so happy to go to work • It's as fast- or as slow-paced as you want it to be, most of the time (with the exception of occasionally emergencies) • The software developers are great. Open-minded, kind, collaborative. Really awesome people! • Company has adapted to the Covid-19 Pandemic better than any other company in Montreal that I have heard of. MindGeek quickly shifted to work-from-home before it was mandated by the government, and has requested that employees stay working from home for the foreseeable future (at least until 2021). The CEO committed to not having the pandemic result in any layoffs. Very, very impressive on this front • Flex hours: show up and leave when you want as long as you are present for core hours (10am-4pm) • Summer Hours: leave at 1pm on Friday if you logged all your time for the week. (Applicable from June 1 to August 28) • Amazing quality FREE coffee: Illy & Starbucks Machines, freshly ground • Huge quarterly parties (5 à 7s, Summer BBQ, Halloween, Christmas) • Free breakfast (croissants, muffins, cereal, fruit, juice, etc.)

      Cons

      • Initial compensation is usually pretty decent, but pay raises after that are not typically very good (expect ~3% yearly unless you get a major promotion, regardless of the amount or quality of work you do) • Company is more interested in optimizing costs than code. They don't pay enough to retain the best developers, and it seems this is by design -- they want obedient little automatons who pump out cheap code like a PHP factory. This is a short-sighted strategy that I have seen backfire repeatedly, and that many developers I knew who left the company warned me about going back years, but upper management has no visibility on how much this choice costs them in the long run. They focus instead on graphs that show them how many new features go out and how fast, and they reward developers for speed rather than robust, reliable design or code maintainability. Then they freak out when these choices put them in legally or technically perilous situations, but fail to make substantive changes to the culture to correct this issue because that would inconvenience upper / middle management • Culture of nepotism. Expect to see incompetent people with bad attitudes promoted because of who they are friends with rather than the value they bring to the company • The higher up management goes, the more problematic the company's cultural issues appear to be. Most problems at the software developer level come from middle- or upper- management • The culture is fraught with indecision, and as far as I can tell it has been this way for many years. People higher up want the flexibility to change long term plans for software deliverables at the last second, but also want estimates by developers provided weeks or months in advance to be near flawless. You are expected to be near-perfect in your execution of long-term plans, but also are expected to accommodate tons of last-minute changes. It is unrealistic, and has been a problem for years before I arrived by all accounts. You will not be punished for failing, but it is demoralizing to constantly be told you are not doing a good job when you are killing yourself trying • There is a huge need for Project Managers who can properly coordinate big deliverables between teams, as inter-team communications is very, very bad • No Group RRSPs or financial contribution plans. Issue has been brought up repeatedly, but the company downplays it like the people who work there are "too young to need to think about finances"

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      8 people found this review helpful
    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Bad Management - Nepotism

      Nov. 18, 2020 - Business Development Manager in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good place to start, not to stay. Free breakfast (not anymore while WFH).

      Cons

      Nepotism across the whole management. Base Salary below industry median. Change of strategy and targets all the time. Do not value employees like assets but as disposable ressources. Culture of Fear. No Retirements plans while the CEO and C-Levels are driving Porsches and Lamborghinis...

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      4 people found this review helpful
    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Ethical company inside out

      Jul. 28, 2020 - Data Analyst in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Exposure for entry-level jobs Easy to enter Boy's club informal environment flexible hours Keep your tongue forward to grow. if you choose this company no long term goal can be achieved, just free breakfast, bonus, health insurance. Free parking.

      Cons

      No respect for an employee. Unethical decisions of the company including hr. Toxic management. Not advisable who is planning to work in top companies in future. Keep your tongue forward. NO RRSP benefit Layoff without warning.

      10 people found this review helpful
    11. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to work

      Jun. 27, 2020 - Content Formatter in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

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

      Cons

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

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