Traction on Demand Reviews

Updated Sep 23, 2021

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Traction on Demand Founder and CEO Greg Malpass
Greg Malpass
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Pros
  • "I also thought that Traction is a place where they truly live their values(in 37 reviews)

  • "Lunch program is currently happening 3 days a week, but will probably extend to 5 days a week(in 14 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Nothing bad to say about traction(in 30 reviews)

  • "Work/life balance can be challenging at times(in 12 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      This Company Supports Your Goals

      Sep 23, 2021 - Instructional Designer in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      I continue to be impressed by the level of support Management provides to their teams. I truly believe people do their best to live by the company's values which have a positive impact overall. There is a clear effort by executives to listen to and try and improve pain points within the business, which is greatly appreciated. Yes, the company is experiencing 'growing pains' but does a solid job of trying to forecast and stay on top of those pain points.

      Cons

      I do wish executive communication would include more transparency into current issues such as attrition or burn-out. Long hours and a lot of meetings can feel overwhelming at times.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great employer overall, definitely some growing pains

      Sep 16, 2021 - Project Manager 
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      Pros

      1. Tons of opportunities for career growth 2. Supportive and collaborative teams that feel like family 3. Very reasonable working hours and flexibility around time off if you do work overtime 4. Large focus on corporate social responsibility

      Cons

      1. Salaries are below market average which is leading to attrition 2. Culture is not as strong as it once was but learning to adapt as they figure out the post-covid landscape

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      The greatest company Evert

      Sep 15, 2021 - Senior Consultant 
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      Pros

      People and Culture. It is a company which actually listens to the employees. Extremely dedicated in career advancement and one of the best companies to work for

      Cons

      Consulting is not everyone's piece of cake. Time management in an extremely fast paced company like Traction should be well thought of.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great people, but growing pains under the surface

      Sep 9, 2021 - Business Development Manager in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      - Puts a lot of effort into hiring - overall a great mix of teammates across the business - lots of employee office perks (pre-covid) - lots of opportunities for growth as company is trying to expand rapidly

      Cons

      - on the flip side, rapid expansion means little to no process - Most people have good intentions, but don’t have the resources or capacity to move projects forward - very poor work life balance, many people are burning out at a rapid rate

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      All for show

      Sep 15, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Flexible work. Decent pay. Interesting people.

      Cons

      Traction culture might suit a handful of individuals who don't mind overworking and pretending to be in the best company on the planet. I see a lot of politics in squads where only certain people attend meeting with squad leaders. Team Leaders are semi-managers with no manager skills. Squad leader is absent and barely interacts with the team.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Very team focused

      Sep 4, 2021 - Project Manager 
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      Pros

      Love that the squads are very supportive of team members. No finger pointing everyone is in it together. The General Managers really have your back and genuinely care about their teams. A large % of remote working opportunity which means talent from all over the world. A very thorough recruitment process to ensure that new hires are a good fit.

      Cons

      Very busy with challenging targets but stops things getting boring. Note that the week is 40 hours (and maybe more depending on how busy your projects are.)

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      People First!

      Sep 2, 2021 - Project Manager in Burnaby, BC
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      Pros

      Great people, great environment. A lot of emphasis on wellness and employee happiness. People first company for sure - always take into account what employees want to see and make sure that’s what is done.

      Cons

      Can be hectic and busy but it is appreciate.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Awesome company that cares about the world

      Aug 20, 2021 - Analytics Consultant in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Traction is very impressive in the ways that the CEO and leadership genuinely care about having a positive impact on society and on employees. We're surrounded by smart, skilled, and kind people.

      Cons

      Traction is struggling to compete with market salaries, resulting in people leaving the company. Traction was an amazing place to work pre-COVID, but they have not caught up with other tech employers in offering competitive salaries or other benefits, like Fridays off or additional vacation time.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing company to work for

      Aug 15, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      Amazing company to work for. Interesting clients, work from home options and an awesome company culture.

      Cons

      Working in tech, you can work longer hours but the work is awesome!

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Saddens me to write such a negative review for a company I once adored.

      Jun 8, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      ToD was a great place to start my career, and am very glad to have experienced all that the ToD community had to offer in-person (pre-COVID). The community in the office was, at times, incredible. A ton of smart people, and you can cultivate your own community. I won't use a blanket term and say that the people are all great, but there is a good opportunity to find people you'll love to work with. Find your people and you will enjoy your time here. ToD has some really great customers and an outstanding reputation. I was proud to work at ToD and proud of the work I got to do. Very positive experience during first 2 years of my time at ToD. Last 1.5 years was painful - not all at once, but slowly. My heart broke slowly as I was bounced between managers and given little to no guidance or feedback.

      Cons

      ToD leverages its "great place to work culture" to justify low salaries and sub-par benefits. Compensation is below industry standard. No RRSP contribution/401k equivalent, and instead there is a cult of "owners". To become part of the ESOP program, I had to a) wait 2 years and b) write a letter of justification to the CEO. Shares/options are table stakes and if you chose to stick with the ESOP program, find a better way. If you are regarded as a superstar within ToD, you're golden and all opportunities will be handed to you. To achieve superstar status, you will need to do your job + someone else's and be a cultural champion. If you dare stick to your job description, you will be overlooked and outshined. Sometimes just doing your job well is enough, but not at ToD. You need to overachieve and make sacrifices to even be noticed. Long hours and you're expected to bend over backwards. Senior resources take the brunt out resourcing challenges and, as a result, are burnt out. I feel for them all. They support so many younger, more junior resources simply because if they didn't, the business would crumble. The staffing pyramid (until recently) has been very bottom heavy. I have seen green resources take on multi-million dollar projects with only 1-2 hours of oversight from a senior resource. This is not so much a criticism of the people, but more a cause for concern for the senior resources who are asked to do so much, including mentor and course correct for junior folks. When I joined ToD, the values had just been re-jigged to reflect the ToD of the time; after 3 years, these had not changed despite immense change and growth across the organization. I believe that ToD had the best of intentions of seeing these values realized from top to bottom and bottom to top, but there were some table-stakes type items that fell through the cracks (i.e. wellness / mental health days or mental health benefits of any kind). In lieu of these types of benefits, I often found management quashing concerns of today with visions of the future, many of which were either obviously unrealistic (i.e a ToD campus?) or only applied to small subset of Tractionites (due to location or eligibility).

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