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Wave Reviews

Updated 17 April, 2019
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Pros
  • "I love the fast paced environment, learning something new everyday and the fantastic employees who make up most of the fun" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Respects work-life balance (flexible hours, option to occasionally work from home)" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "The fast paced environment is not for everyone" (in 6 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. "Customer Support Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wave full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great job, people actually care

    Cons

    Pay is low, pay increases are also low


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Product Designer"

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    Former Employee - Product Designer in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Product Designer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wave full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everybody just gets everything done. There's no quarter by quarter planning, teams are pretty autonomous and just get the work done. CEO is fantastic, the best I've worked with.

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons to be honest.

  3. "Amazing Environment"

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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

    Wave is a super exciting place to be. The culture is outstanding. I've worked for multiple start-ups as well as large corporations and I've never been a part of something like this. The team is full of genuinely kind, thoughtful and supremely intelligent people.

    There are lots of opportunities to grow and develop leadership skills as well as formal ways to seek mentorship.

    Cons

    You'll never find a perfect work place, but Wave sets the bar high.

    Advice to Management

    Great work & superior on-boarding experience. Let's pick up the pace and keep moving!


  4. "Best place I've worked in the past 10 years of my career!"

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

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

    Pros

    Wave is constantly evolving and growing. Coming from a corporate environment, it was a huge breath of fresh air where you could see the impact of your line of work almost instantaneously.

    Being only 3 months along in my time at Wave, I have never looked back to my past jobs. I am so excited and invested in my job because the sky is the limit when it comes to learning opportunities and growth potential.

    Cons

    Wave is a fast paced work environment that changes constantly. You really have to get excited and keep your drive up to be prepared for going to work everyday!


  5. "So close to something big"

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

    I have been working at Wave full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is starting to evolve in very exciting ways. The company's been in an in-between kind of stage for the past year, and starting to come out of that to build momentum again. Lots of exciting things on the horizon. I'm more excited to be here now than I was the day I joined.

    If you know how to navigate a high-performing team environment, you'll do well here. Lots and lots of opportunity.

    Cons

    There's been a lot of change, which isn't for everyone. And for some teams there hasn't been enough change for a while, which isn't for everyone. The place is still figuring out how to figure itself out with everything that's ahead of us.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your foot on the gas. You got us all excited for what's ahead of us, now start driving towards that. You had us all chomping at the bit, don't lose that impulse.


  6. "Amazing place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director, Finance in Leslieville, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Finance in Leslieville, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth opportunities and the pace of change.
    Opportunity to make a difference while learning something new
    Work environment.
    Company Culture.
    Leadership competency and transpearancy

    Cons

    limited parking nearby nor access to GO


  7. "Truly unique, positive, empathetic environment"

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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

    People are great - welcoming, smart, fun, empathetic to others and to customers. It's a positive and healthy environment, as focused on the well being of its employees as it is on its customers. Solid product with a clear value and heavy impact to S&M business owners.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of right now, but as the organization is growing quickly, it will be key to keep your standards high and not compromise on the type of people you bring onboard in order to continue this positive and unique environment.

    Wave Response

    12 Mar, 2019 – Director, People and Culture

    Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are so glad you are enjoying Wave and we look forward to having you along for the ride while we grow. Don't be shy about continuing to... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing place"

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

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

    Pros

    The people
    The culture
    The amazing product
    The office space

    Cons

    Not many, really. If you're not used to the fast-paced start-up pace, then it may not be for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being amazing and transparent!

    Wave Response

    12 Mar, 2019 – Director, People and Culture

    Thanks for the review, even your "con" is a pro in our books.

    We will be sure to follow through on your advice :)


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture, tons of room for growth"

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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

    - People & Culture team is top notch
    - Wave genuinely cares about their user base
    - Transparency from execs and management
    - Managers seem to care about well-being of their workers

    Cons

    - The building is quite old but the interior is quite nice

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

    Wave Response

    17 Jan, 2019 – Manager, People & Culture

    Hey Fellow Waver,

    Thanks so much for the positive feedback and for taking the time to review us! We are happy to hear you are enjoying your time here at Wave and are thrilled to have somebody like... More


  10. "Excellent Environment for Growth & Fun"

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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

    Great Team, Great Leadership, Inspiring CEO, Opportunities for Growth, Excellent People & Culture team, 10/10 Office environment

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons

    Wave Response

    17 Jan, 2019 – Manager, People & Culture

    Hey Fellow Waver,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review with us and for your positive thoughts!

    We love to hear that you’re loving it here at Wave, and the positives you have... More