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Wave Reviews

Updated 8 November, 2018
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Pros
  • "Super fast paced, continuous learning environment that doesn’t shy away from making smart changes" (in 10 reviews)

  • "It really is a great place to work and I am very proud of what I have accomplished here" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Thus, the work/life balance is a hard one to keep whilst your brain drowns in happy thoughts about your work" (in 5 reviews)

  • "If you're someone who needs a lot of direction while working you may need some time to adjust to the culture" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "High Pace and Fun with a Strong Leadership Team"

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    Current Employee - Director in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Director in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wave full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - The company cares about you
    - You are surrounded by fun and smart people
    - All teams move fast and push hard
    - Good opportunities to grow inside the company
    - The leadership team, led by Kirk (the CEO), is strong and often inspiring
    - Wave is a great Toronto tech success story

    Cons

    - Moving fast and pushing hard is not for everybody

    Wave Response

    7 Nov, 2018 – Manager, People & Culture

    Hey Waver,

    We care a lot about our team, and we try very hard to bring in the best to work with the best - you! In an environment like ours, we all have to be moving fast and pushing hard to get... More


  2. "Great engineering culture; not enough product innovation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wave full-time

    Pros

    Great internal culture and everyone believes in helping small businesses.

    Cons

    Things take too long to move and with not enough innovation it feels like the work is just to maintain status quo

  3. "Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wave full-time

    Pros

    Incredible culture, very easy to feel like you are a part of something great, while being extremely well taken care of by an amazing HR team

    Cons

    As the company grows, it can be possible to lose sight of what makes the culture great. You have to give to get, and if you aren't willing to immerse yourself deeply within this culture, you can get stuck feeling like you're on the outside looking in.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up what you're doing; you're an amazing team that deeply cares about its employees and the company's customers.

    Wave Response

    2 Aug, 2018 – Manager, People and Culture

    Hello fellow Waver,

    Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We work hard to build & grow our amazing Team, which includes you! With so much on the go, we encourage lots of... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Two Worlds: From Corporate to Startup"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wave full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Coming from almost 20 years in the conservative, suit-heavy corporate world in downtown Toronto, moving to the startup, casual setting of Wave just outside of the "concrete jungle" was a big step for me. I left a world that I was comfortable in (probably too comfortable) and embarked on a new career journey filled with different ways of doing anything and everything. The first few weeks were scary, but it's amazing how comfortable you start to feel in your abilities to do your job and also how quickly you feel a part of the Wave culture. Everyone here is very friendly and ready to help and answer all your questions. As scary as it was I never felt any regret or questioned making the move to Wave. I have been incredibly happy here and I would recommend working here to anybody. Don't be afraid of change and don't be afraid to take a big leap of faith at something totally different and out of your comfort zone!

    Cons

    I wouldn't say there's any downside to working at Wave...I think, for me, the most important thing is to give yourself time to adjust to a new working environment, stay confident, accept the bumps in the road, and in a few months you'll be back to feeling like the "rockstar" you always knew u were.

    Wave Response

    2 Aug, 2018 – Manager, People and Culture

    Hello, Waver!

    We're thrilled you chose us to take your career to the next step. With 185~ish people, we've all been new once, and continuous growth is a part of what makes Wave (and our Team... More


  5. "Intern Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great culture and product. People have passion for what they are working on.
    - Get real responsibility as an intern
    - Lots of learning opportunities
    - Good perks

    Cons

    Constantly changing priorities. But it is understandable as the company is growing fast and there are so many things it can achieve.

    Wave Response

    2 Aug, 2018 – Manager, People and Culture

    Hello, Waver!

    Thanks so much for leaving us your feedback. We're very fortunate to have a Team of folks who care deeply about each other, as well as our products and Customers. In order to... More


  6. "Great work culture and a fantastic office space"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wave (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Talented, driven and open-minded people.
    Great company culture, good perks and compensation.
    HR is really welcoming and friendly.

    Cons

    Bussing to and from work can be difficult.

    Wave Response

    2 Aug, 2018 – Manager, People and Culture

    Hello, Waver!

    We're glad to hear you're loving it here. We hope your work & the environment we have here at Wave HQ makes up for your commute - don't forget we have work from home days, if you... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Couldn’t be happier, very inspired!"

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    Current Employee - Director in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Director in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wave full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Super fast paced, continuous learning environment that doesn’t shy away from making smart changes. Great leadership and incredible collaboration, highly intelligent staff with honest and transparent communication.

    Cons

    Ever changing priorities are a reality and can be challenging to navigate if you are the type who craves structure and order.

  8. "Amazing place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wave full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    An awesome, open and collaborative environment. Great place to be if you enjoy working with smart and talented people

    Cons

    the heating / cooling system in the building is not always 100% reliable

    Wave Response

    10 May, 2018 – Manager, People and Culture

    Hi Waver,

    We're glad to hear you've been loving it here! We're very lucky to have some pretty amazing folks (if we do say so ourselves) on our team; yourself included.
    One of the joys of working... More


  9. "Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wave full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wave is an amazing place to work. My co-workers are intelligent, extremely talented and personable. The company invests time and effort in growing the people here. Wave has fostered a very positive culture. I look forward to working with my co-workers, collaborating on solutions.

    It really is a great place to work and I am very proud of what I have accomplished here. The best work of my career is happening at Wave.

    Cons

    There has been tremendous growth which has led to some growing pains. To give Wave credit, the company makes every effort to resolve or mitigate the pains once they are voiced to management.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Wave Response

    10 May, 2018 – Manager, People and Culture

    Hello, fellow Waver!

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We're so glad to hear you're loving it here. We are so fortunate to have folks like you on our team - intelligent... More


  10. "Passion. Smarts. Innovation. Cool. Wave."

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    Current Employee - Director, Marketing Creative in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Director, Marketing Creative in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wave full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Exceptionally smart and talented people to work with, riff with, build with and grow with.
    - Entrepreneurial spirit embodied in the "can do" attitude here
    - Strong, open, inclusive and fun culture of celebration
    - Strong leadership with clear vision that is shared regularly with all team members
    - Inspiration on the daily with everyone around you working towards a common goal
    - High expectations of the team because we truly strive for excellence so if you want to be surrounded with that - then this is the place for you
    - Genuinely nice bunch of people
    - Love how there are many exceptional women in positions of strength and influence here
    - People care about the work they're doing here. Lots of passion.

    Cons

    - parking at times is challenging but that's about it

    Advice to Management

    Keep going. Keep sharing strong vision. Keep inspiring.

    Wave Response

    15 May, 2018 – Manager, People and Culture

    Hello, fellow Waver!

    Thank you for taking the time out of your day to leave us your feedback!

    Love that you're loving it here. We are so lucky to have you amongst the rest of the exceptional... More