Flipp Software Engineer Reviews

Updated 5 Jan 2020

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Flipp Chief Consumer Officer Michael Silverman
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  1. Helpful (10)

    "Leadership is a joke"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Flipp full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friday catered lunch, WFH options, gym membership.

    Cons

    Leadership is a joke; run by a man-child CEO who pivots the company based on his "inspiring article" of the month. There have been mass firings but yet the problem employee, the CEO, remains? This is the crux of the problem.

  2. Helpful (5)

    "Good while it lasts"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Software Engineer in Etobicoke, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Flipp for more than a year

    Pros

    Free snacks, drinks, office location, free parking or ttc reimbursement .work from home.

    Cons

    No vision, all of u sudden after spending so much, they realize thy have no money to keep people onboard .. let go of most senior designations to recent hires!! Well why hire if you had to fire? Playing with lives and careers of people ?? No clear vision no clear strategy no clear business projection. This company ison its way to closure.

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  3. "Great work term"

    5.0
    Former Contractor - Software Engineering Co-op 

    I worked at Flipp

    Pros

    Culture was a great fit for a modern company.

    Cons

    Happened rarely, but there was a bit of disorganization at times.

  4. Helpful (5)

    "Amazing people & culture"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Management cares about the people who work here and has built an open and transparent culture. The new leaders we've hired also seem consistent with the culture that we have. - The business is healthy and the product has come along way but still has much more to improve but that's what I'm excited about. - In most roles, there is a lot of opportunity for ownership - the new mission based teams that we rolled out were rocky to start but I think we're getting the hang of it.

    Cons

    We've done alot of rework on our technology to make it faster to move, but there is much more to be done.

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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flipp full-time

    Pros

    Collaboration with some brilliant people. Challenging tasks. Flexible work schedule. Casual and fun atmosphere. Free snacks, and I live in Mississauga so commute is great.

    Cons

    Fast-paced -- sometimes too much so and need to keep up with it. Not enough time to think carefully about the best answer to problems.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome internship experience"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Flipp for less than a year

    Pros

    -Flipp hires partly based on personality, so most it creates a great social/work environment -Interesting challenges -Upper management had positive interactions with interns -Accessible location via subway

    Cons

    No real cons for me, it was one of my first internships

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  7. Helpful (8)

    "Amazing place, amazing people"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Co-Op in Etobicoke, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Flipp full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The work is rewarding and the people are the nicest, youngest bunch you can find. The environment is undoubtedly the best I've been in, as I'm sure everyone who's been would tell you. Foosball, couches, snacks and lunches, and trips year-round.

    Cons

    The work for co ops can be repetitive by the forth month, but the team is always supportive for you expanding into other areas of development as long as you finish your tasks.

  8. "great time"

    4.0
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    Current Intern - Software Engineer 

    I have been working at Flipp for more than a year

    Pros

    good experience and there were good benefits

    Cons

    not a lot of fun

  9. Helpful (38)

    "Company is mismanaged. Not a good future."

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The people and individual contributor culture really is great. I love my team. - A lot of freedom on team's technical direction. - It really is a startup, despite having hundreds of employees now. This comes with pros and cons. - This also means there is a significant opportunity to contribute and learn so many things. - Opportunity to work on a lot of cool projects within Flipp. - Benefits are great. - Very competitive compensation.

    Cons

    I'm just an individual contributor but: - Management is very vague. None of the words coming out of them have much meaning. It's just buzzwords. - The wrong people are getting recognized. As a result, most of our best performing employees are leaving/already left. - High turnover at management level. Since a few months ago, a lot of strong individual contributors left. - Senior management is not good, just terrible priorities and decision making across the business. One example, a large round of layoffs before the December holidays. Another example, so much talk about Flipp becoming the greatest ever but we are not delivering anything meaningful on the consumer side to get us there. - The CEO (or C-level leadership) has made several decisions regarding priorities that lead to literally zero progress for Flipp as a company over the past 2 years. - The entire company context switches to focus on an entirely new company direction every 6 months. - Company morale is low. I feel no one cares at the individual contributor level here. - The only reason to try your best here is for self improvement, you will get nothing else out of it. - Flipp delayed giving their employees raises and instead promised to retroactively pay raises 6 months later. Major red flag. Summary: Flipp is a good place to be if you want to coast and collect a decent paycheck. The only condition is you stay friendly with management and become numb to the issues above.

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  10. Helpful (10)

    "Great but lots of room for improvements"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Extremely good cross team knowledge sharing - Career growth and feedback is top-notch (coaching culture is first-class) - Hired very well in the past year, as the company grew so did the talent level - Team/Company activities and trips are engaging

    Cons

    - Office snacks have degraded over time - Office is a bit dull compared to other startups, looks like a generic office workspace - Location is meh, downtown Toronto or Waterloo could fair better - You are locked to Goodlife when it comes to exercise benefits - No transparent Education allowance - Working remotely is not an optimal experience. Tooling for remote work is lagging. So many empty spaces everywhere, its may be time to adopt a desk sharing policy.

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