Riipen Reviews

Updated Sep 20, 2021

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Riipen Co-Founder/CEO Dana Stephenson (no image)
Dana Stephenson
9 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Awesome place to work!

    Apr 30, 2021 - Affiliate Channel Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Riipen is awesome for its Flexibility , growth, and culture!

    Cons

    Nothing to share here! :)

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place to work

    Sep 20, 2021 - Channel Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Fast paced, entrepreneurial environment, learning & development opportunities.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything atm

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  3. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good Entry Level Starting Point

    Sep 10, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Excellent introduction to Ed-Tech at the entry level - Good people first culture for the most part - Diverse team from across Canada/US - Good product market fit on educators side of the marketplace - Competitive salaries at the entry level, less so in more senior positions

    Cons

    - Some inexperienced leadership - a few excellent department heads with industry expertise to learn from, but certainly in the minority with turnover by key hires to these roles. - Lacking product market fit on the industry side of the platform - Lots of fire drills and changing direction - expected for a startup but excessive at this stage in the company's growth. Extremely counter productive and causes massive spikes in workload. - Lack of growth opportunity. Easy to outgrow your role and hit a ceiling.

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  4. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great mission, poor execution

    Jun 22, 2021 - Anonymous 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Riipen has a mission that the entire team believes in, and the company is full of great people who care deeply about their work. The company is trying to solve graduate underemployment, which is exciting to be a part of. It is a wonderful place for new graduates and interns to gain experience. The founders and senior leadership are accessible and genuinely want to help people succeed. Flexible remote-first culture and 4 weeks of vacation.

    Cons

    Compensation is low for a tech company, and talent retention is a problem. Equity is not available to most of the team. The company reorganizes departments and changes employee titles every quarter. There is a lack of diversity among the leadership and a lack of transparency from the founders and management regarding compensation, decision-making, departures, and company direction. The business model only seems to work with government funding and grants. Customers love the team, not the product.

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    Riipen Response

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience of working at Riipen and I am so sorry that there were some things about your time with us that didn't feel great. Your comment about compensation is well timed; you must have just left before we re-launched our compensation program (including sharing all of our salary bands, really tackling transparency) at Riipen in late June which also included a new program granting ESOP to every Riipeneer. Thank you for being a part of Riipen's story and we wish you every success as your forge your path forwards. - Sarah

  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    High growth, high impact

    Apr 24, 2021 - Team Member 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Phenomenal culture. Unlimited opportunities. High growth trajectory.

    Cons

    Very fast-paced environment because of the growth. Forget about your job description. New hires pop in almost every week, so it's getting harder to get to know everyone and what everyone is doing.

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Employee Review

    Feb 9, 2021 - Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good company culture. Would recommend to friends.

    Cons

    Unorganized teams. Difficult career development.

    1 person found this review helpful
  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    Dec 28, 2020 - Sales Development Representative 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great environment, lots of support

    Cons

    None! I love the company

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Incredibly exciting job in a mission driven company

    Dec 18, 2020 - Sales Development Representative (SDR) in Toronto, ON
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - great company culture - opportunity to advance in our roles within the company - management works closely with us to achieve targets and career goals - competitive pay and benefits packages

    Cons

    - can feel a little daunting at times, as we are trying to solve something very challenging (but that's part of the excitement!)

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  9. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Fun company to work for

    Oct 30, 2020 - Sales Business Development Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    It is a mission driven company

    Cons

    Processes could be more standardized

    1 person found this review helpful
  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Review

    Oct 14, 2020 - Client Success Representative 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Inclusive, Supportive, Fun, Engaging, Motivating

    Cons

    none, none, none, none, none

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