Street Contxt Reviews

Updated Nov 27, 2019

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  1. "Great company, great team"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Toronto, ON
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Street Contxt full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Way too many to list here Catered lunch Investing in employee learning and development Great work life balance Amazing culture Very transparent and direct feedback True start up operation with all the challenges and learning opportunities Many team building activities

    Cons

    Nothing significant to mention here

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    "It's alright"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Street Contxt full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Catered Lunches - Nice People - Not very stressful

    Cons

    - Somewhat political - Was easy for people to coast there - Work was not very interesting

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    "Best career move so far"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Sales in Toronto, ON
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Strong product market fit, significant opportunities for the company to go wide and deep as far as content in the capital markets is concerned - Strong board + senior management team with extensive industry experience at top-tier firms - Transparency is the norm: feedback dished out liberally, and senior management lays out very clearly why they make the decisions they make - People know how to have fun without compromising a high-performing, team-focused and respectful work environment - Senior management is super approachable all the time and willing to talk about virtually anything - Awesome perks: food, professional development, etc.

    Cons

    - Nothing really, unless you're bit of a snowflake and aren't comfortable with constructive, insightful feedback on the spot

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    "Wonderful company culture, great place to grow"

    5.0
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    Former Intern - Software Developer Intern 
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Street Contxt for less than a year

    Pros

    Over the course of my two terms I spent at Street Contxt, I have gained an invaluable amount of insight and knowledge into the Software Development profession. My team members have been very supportive in helping me learn the skills and technologies that I needed for success. I am treated with the respect and responsibility of a full-time employee, and am not prohibited from working on a more complicated task if I ask for it. This gives working at Street Contxt a feeling of freedom and fun that, I suspect, may not be found so frequently at other companies. On the whole, its company culture empowers and motivates new recruits to do their best work possible.

    Cons

    In my second term of employment at Street Contxt, I found that I didn't quite receive the amount of feedback that was necessary for me to correct my own oversights and bad practices as a new developer. However, after expressing this problem to management, I am confident that steps have been taken to address the issue.

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    "Great culture and CEO"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Street Contxt full-time

    Pros

    Culture: -Moves quick and focused on solving the industry problem -Strong internal communication and transparency on product roadmap -Opportunities for professional development through benefits and learning sessions -Catered lunches -Sweet office CEO: -Great motivator, strategic, and cares about employees -Understands the problem space deeply and involved in the product development process

    Cons

    Young Company: -Processes are still forming and the adjustment phase is a bit chaotic -High intensity culture, can be expected to work late -Bit of a frat culture Talent: -Difficult to attract high talent because online presence is quite under the radar and the problem can be difficult to understand

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    "Great team + inapproriate behaviour"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
     
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    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Street Contxt

    Pros

    Interesting team open to trying out new technologies some of which cutting edge. Testing is solid. A lot of which is automated and employs the latest in continuous integration and deployment tools.

    Cons

    Product doesn't feel as innovative as advertised. Too really push the boundaries would require tackling a tougher problem. Unfortunately what exists now feels like yet another REST API and not a million dollar product. Blair is great but seems more interested in selling the company instead of taking ownership of the product.

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    "Authentic, Smart, Motivated, and Fun"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Surrounded by intelligent people who genuinely want to do high-quality work - Communication and transparency are always top-of-mind - Access to people and resources - Promotes continuous learning and helps new hires get up to speed on industry knowledge - Collects feedback from the team regularly and quickly takes action - Believes putting in face time does not equal good work - Is creating a solution that serves a huge, profitable industry

    Cons

    - The regular growing pains of any other startup in high-growth mode - Required to deliver work at a rapid pace (a pro for some people)

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    "Awesome People + Interesting Problems"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
     in Toronto, ON
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Street Contxt

    Pros

    Street Contxt is a great place to work, filled with some of the smartest individuals I've had the pleasure of working with in my career. Very well funded, by an incredibly VC. The culture is fantastic - everyone works hard, quickly develops autonomy in their role, and the team is a perfect combination of welcoming and hilariously sarcastic. The work is challenging and interesting - the ever growing customer base is a challenging one to please, but therein lies the fun - solving challenging problems with elegantly simple solutions. The CEO, Blair, is a very, very smart guy and does a great job inspiring the team. Great news or bad news, he and his leadership team are incredibly transparent. Perks are lights out: - Benefits from day 1 (and they're badass) - Great stock option plan - Mostly healthy (but tasty) hot lunches delivered every day, plus great breakfast food and dinners that you can heat up in microwave. I'm guessing I save $4-5k a year on food because of this. - Sizable learning budget to get smarter (not just for tuition either)

    Cons

    The interview process is long, but very candidate friendly in my opinion. I was apprehensive about it before I went through it, but completely understood it on the other side. A 40 person company needs to hire the best person for the job that is ALSO a great fit with the culture. By the end, you will meet representatives from all teams you'll work with to ensure that SCX is the right place for you, and that you are right person for SCX. It's worth the time and effort.

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    "Founder + Funding + Team + Perks + Hustle"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Street Contxt full-time

    Pros

    The team that Blair, the founder, has assembled are incredibly smart, passionate, and dedicated - with just enough humour and sarcasm to take the edge off. People around here truly trust one another and if you make it in to this tight-knit team, you feel like you're working amongst good friends. There's a strong sense of purpose around the office, the organization is totally transparent, and the support from our leadership team, advisors and investors (who are the real deal) is awesome. I've never been treated better than I have during my time with this company. The perks are exhaustive: - Breakfasts, Lunches + Dinners provided daily, totally free of charge. - Significant budget for personal improvement, software licenses, hardware, travel, cell phone subsidies, team events. - 100% employer covered benefits (extending to family members). - Meaningful stock-options packages. - Company funded group-study on topics from finance, to scaling companies, to product management.

    Cons

    - Rigorous interview process - Fairly demanding workload

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