Unbounce Employee Reviews about "professional development"

Updated Dec 3, 2017

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  • "This company truly reflects it's core values from top to bottom, and ensures that something fun is happening every week(in 8 reviews)

  • "The culture is fiercely valued and protected and the professional development opportunities are abundant(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A place where you can truly grow"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - you're surrounded by so many competent people who remind you everyday how much you still have to learn, but at the same time everyone is so generous with their time to help you improve yourself - company puts in a lot of resource and encouragement into professional development, you get every second friday as profession development day to improve at your skills, and there are many internal knowledge sharing sessions - one of the very few companies where core values such as delight, transparency and generosity are actually lived and breathed everyday - great benefits and vacation - friendly and cheerful bunch of people, you can have casual chats and be friends with just about anyone regardless of their titles - work-life balance is encouraged by the company - heavily involved in community events

    Cons

    Certain things are not outlined and communicated clearly, such as the definition of a junior, intermediate and senior developer. Long term direction of the company is a bit blurry, feels as if we're lacking courage to take risks in certain areas.

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Best job I ever had"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Every day, it was an honour to work alongside talented people who empowered each other to do their best work. I felt especially well-supported in my professional development, with a clear track for building new skills and responsibilities. Exceptional benefits package.

    Cons

    Regular restructuring of departments and goals always felt like building on strengths, but the frequency of changes seemed to hinder alignment on new initiatives.

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  3. Helpful (6)

    "Amazing Culture; Poor Managers / Lack of Parental Leave Security"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Unbounce full-time

    Pros

    Unbounce is one of the greatest places I've ever worked. The culture is fiercely valued and protected and the professional development opportunities are abundant. Vacation bonus is great and you have the ability to work from home whenever you'd like. The Unbounce lifestyle is perfect for young, motivated hustlers and you'll never find another company where you can make friends so easily.

    Cons

    Lots of favouritism amongst leadership for select employees. The same employees get promoted without much being done for those who actually put the hard work in every day/who are more qualified. Managers are young and unexperienced, and even those who come from seemingly experienced backgrounds desperately need leadership training. There is a lack of trigger finger as well when it comes to firing under-performers (but I guess that could also be a good thing, depending on how you look at it). Additionally, there is a tendency for "squeaky wheels to get the grease"; another testament to lack of solid management. There has been a lack of clarity around parental leave as well since the majority of the company is young. Men seem to have had a standard experience where they leave and then come back to their same role/a role they crafted, but women have not had the same experience (likely due to the longer time out of office). Some female employees have expressed concern for what their future would look like if they were to have children while at Unbounce. Something I hope People & Culture will address before things go downhill.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    QA Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Unbounce for less than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic office environment Talented workers Competitive salary Empowered autonomous teams Constant drive to improve and try new things Professional development days Working with the latest software and tools Social Fridays

    Cons

    Some growing pains as the company rapidly expands. However, management are aware of the issues and striving to address them.

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  5. Helpful (3)

    "You wish you worked here!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -The company is focused on treating the employees well and it shows. People have high job satisfaction and turnover is rare. - Benefits and perks - 4 weeks vacation plus Christmas holidays, $1,000 for taking your vacation, $500 for networking, $500 for health and wellness, professional development days twice a month, flexible work hours - company is growing and so are the opportunities - talented, smart, passionate people work here

    Cons

    - company could move with more urgency - company has a lot of legacy apps that it uses. There are too may and it's difficult to find information you need.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Best Company I have worked for"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Software Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Unbounce

    Pros

    Unbounce is the best place I have worked at. There is a lot of autonomy given to teams to figure out the best solution to problems. Leaders & managers do a good job of providing resources & sharing knowledge to tune our processes. We are also very keen on experimenting with good ideas for building software such as Rx and Functional Programming. We also have professional development days every-other Friday to focus on skills we want to improve on. Unbouncers can particpate in guilds to share knowledge, which is pretty awesome.

    Cons

    Communication and moving everyone in the right direction is not as strong, which can happen as a result of autonomy. Feedback process for career growth is not yet a standard process, which management is looking forward to improving.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, culture, atmosphere and people."

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company culture is fantastic. In fact, it’s one of the only places I’ve worked where people want to stick around and mingle come Friday at 5pm. The office is a fun place to work, with events, team building, flexible work hours and even dogs. The company has grown exponentially over the past 2 years, and with that has brought incredible opportunities for growth and advancement. As far as benefits goes, Unbounce hands down some of the best benefits in Vancouver - including $500 Networking Budget, a $500 Health and Wellness budget, 4 weeks vacation and a $1000 bonus if you actually take your vacation. The leadership and management teams are inspiring, attentive, thoughtful and focused on your professional development as well as moving the company forward.

    Cons

    Based on what I know, Unbounce generally pays above industry standard for tech companies in Vancouver. The only issue is that salaries for tech companies in Vancouver are on average lower than what you’d receive in similar tech-hub cities in the US. Add this to the fact that Vancouver is one of the most expensive cities to live (in the world) and the Canadian dollar being at an all time low and you can't help but feel a little underwhelmed sometimes. This isn’t a fault of Unbounce in any way, and for what it's worth they're doing everything they can to pay above average, provide great opportunities and ensure your work/life balance is second to none… but if an ultra competitive salary is your number one priority, you'll be hard pressed to find this in YVR.

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