Workopolis Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2021

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3.1
47%
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51%
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Workopolis President Andrea Ziegler
Andrea Ziegler
25 Ratings
Pros
  • "I highly recommend working with Workopolis(in 7 reviews)

  • "good location(in 3 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Workopolis was a marketing company that ultimately couldn't compete against engineering focused companies(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Sales

      Jul 30, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company and culture, fun people and environment.

      Cons

      Outpaced by newcomers to the market, now closed.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great working environment

      Jul 15, 2021 - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Great culture. Freedom to work autonomously. Lots of responsibility and accountability. Good pay. reasonable working hours

      Cons

      Difficult competitive envrionment ultimately led to the company being sold. tough decisions needed to be made yearly (restructuring)

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good Company

      Mar 15, 2021 - Sales 
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      Pros

      Great People Good Culture Good Location Fun Events Good People

      Cons

      None that I can think of

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Not bad

      Feb 16, 2021 - Currently Unemployed in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Work structure, adept at management, good customer service

      Cons

      Carrot dangle criteria, insufficient work ratings

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Very difficult and irrational management - not worth it

      Feb 10, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Markham, ON
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      Pros

      Office space and specious nice

      Cons

      This is to review real estate developer with the head office at 85 Renfrew Drive, Markham - for everyone who is considering being employed by this company - think twice. The management is exceptionally toxic thinking that everything should be either their way or no way. There is no dialog between the management and employees - just the instructions that you have to follow without questing them. They only want to see in their employees obedience and submissiveness. Unfortunately, being a young company with a different cultural background without any experience working in Canada and Ontario, their instructions also usually range from simply ridiculous borderline outrages. If you don't want to loose your good professional reputation and your voice, do not go work there. PS did I mentioned that they will constantly expect you to do overtime without any extra pay?

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      It was wonderful for a time

      Mar 2, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      The culture at Workopolis was extraordinary. I've worked at other organizations praised for great cultures, but the people at Workopolis really made it a great place to work. One notable example--when longtime employees left the company, we'd have a sendoff party and former employees, some who hadn't worked there in years, would come to the celebration.

      Cons

      Unfortunately, the company was dragged down by a crippling re-platforming in 2007 or so, and the tech debt hampered it for many years. Also, the owners seemed content to invest in marketing over technology or product.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      A Case Study in Disruption

      Jan 25, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      If you were fortunate to land on the right team in the right era, real investment and mentoring was available. Some pockets of the company had remarkable cohesion and deep talent. During its heyday, Workopolis invested in technology and talent and produced some good results. Periods of good leadership.

      Cons

      Workopolis was a marketing company that ultimately couldn't compete against engineering focused companies. Failure to adapt and respond, sacred cows, refusal to properly acknowledge and learn from mistakes, and internal misalignment contributed to its demise. Lack of insights and over reliance on Hail Mary products that never successfully materialized left it ripe for disruption. Arrogance in certain senior leaders destroyed much of the good culture.

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      BI Developer

      Oct 11, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Very friendly atmosphere, outstanding benefits.

      Cons

      Way too much tech debt, disengaged management.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      Aug 24, 2018 - Manager in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Great people and lots of interesting work

      Cons

      Company went out of business

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Sales

      Aug 2, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Some of the most amazing people to work with and great company culture

      Cons

      Not a lot to provide at this time

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