MindGeek Employee Reviews about "free breakfast"

Updated Jan 21, 2021

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Friendly company"

    5.0
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    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. "not recommended"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MindGeek full-time

    Pros

    free breakfast from time to time

    Cons

    many incompetent co-workers and managers


  3. COVID-19
    Helpful (7)

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

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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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  4. Helpful (4)

    "Bad Management - Nepotism"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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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  5. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    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.

  6. Helpful (7)

    "Ethical company inside out"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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.

  7. Helpful (6)

    "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. "Amazing place to work, learn and grow."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free breakfast. Parties. Lots of technologies making it a great learning environment. Fun environment.

    Cons

    No remote (working from home)

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Entry Level Job... Not Many Opportunities"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Vfx Generalist in Montreal, QC
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flex time, good free breakfast every morning and free lunch once a month, great staff parties, easy work

    Cons

    Way below average salaries, weird management due to exceptionally high turnover, inexperienced managers, redundant content, not much room for creativity, VERY high turnover.

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  10. "Great company culture"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Marketing & PR 

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

    Pros

    - Flex time - Free breakfast - Great company events

    Cons

    - not much to say

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