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HOOPP Reviews

Updated 12 Nov 2019

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3.0
46%
Recommend to a Friend
85%
Approve of CEO
HOOPP CEO Jim Keohane
Jim Keohane
34 Ratings
Pros
  • "Culture, people, benefits, work life balance, wellness program(in 24 reviews)

  • "(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Communication, consultation and feedback mechanisms from within the organization can be improved(in 3 reviews)

  • "Many layers of Management, most of whom seem to realize they are very well-paid so no one wants to rock the boat(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderful people. A very nice place to work."

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HOOPP full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great pension plan, benefits and culture. Yoga classes, meditation and an onsite massage therapist. You do not see things like this in other work environments.

    Cons

    There is still work to be done in embracing the work from home. Other companies embrace this and offer a few days per week remote. Studies show employees are more engaged and productive when there are flexible options.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what people are saying and adjust accordingly.

    HOOPP2019-11-12
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Good company - Too Political"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HOOPP full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great benefits - Good work life balance - Company culture is good, people are nice - Amazing CEO

    Cons

    - Management does not care about the well being of their employees - Incompetence is promoted - No sense of fairness in the promotion or hiring process - Blatant nepotism / favoritism - Incredible amount of office politics which is completely unavoidable - The door might be open to speak out about issues but i would not recommend taking it

    Advice to Management

    Focus on individual concerns, do not foster a culture of fear

    HOOPP2019-10-29
  3. "Great culture, big on collaboration and high performing team"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 

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

    Pros

    For a smaller organization, they have some well thought out practices in place. They are ahead of many companies by 100% in the cloud, strong technical skilled professionals and have a very friendly environment.

    Cons

    Some practices are old school but they have been moving towards a high performing and transformational team.

    HOOPP2019-10-23
  4. Helpful (15)

    "Halloween is real in IT"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Systems Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Better salary than similar firms Excellent benefits Good place for fresh grads to get exposure and brain washed

    Cons

    You can be successful in ISG if you can: -live and breathe BS -expert in talking with no real hands on skills -graduated with a Phd in playing politics -proficient in back stabbing -knowledgeable in the art of manipulation, fear mongering and deception -detail oriented in keeping a black book of your peers -throw buzz words around - special consideration given to agile, transformation, high performance, tech debt,... microservices, raising the bar, etc. -lead a team to 0 business value -train the next generation to pass on work to others instead of taking responsibility -thrive and relish in chaos -display inconsistent, inflexible and arrogant behaviour -excellent in playing multiple roles without receiving any credit -forget the words like accountable, professional, humble and integrity -crush your colleagues without any empathy or remorse

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    Advice to Management

    HR in bed with IT leadership. Big brother is always watching your every move. PTSD-Paranoia, tension, stress and depression is all that is being delivered by IT currently. Start caring about people and prove me wrong!

    HOOPP2019-11-01
  5. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Culture, people, benefits, work life balance, wellness program.

    Cons

    Set up with individual divisions, so silos can exist. Smaller organization so not as many career opportunities.

    HOOPP2019-10-02
  6. Helpful (14)

    "High turn over, numerous useless meetings,toxic environment,no opportunity for growth, gang-related promotion"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Busineess Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HOOPP full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are more or less market standard

    Cons

    Avoid this company unless you are a sycophant. Management is only interested in consummate back-lickers. Useless people with back-rubbing skills thrive in that company. Technical people with hard-skills do not. No room for promotion unless you applaud management's ridiculous edicts publicly. Everything technical is being outsourced, so don't bother applying. Find a company where your technical skills will be... appreciated.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring external consultants to do your job, you incompetent bureaucrats.

    HOOPP2019-10-10
  7. Helpful (6)

    "So-So"

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    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HOOPP full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work Life Balance - Pension Plan - Great view on lake

    Cons

    Very political company - No room to promote

    HOOPP2019-09-13
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a good company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Benefit Processing Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HOOPP full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits and Work/Life Balance.

    Cons

    This a great company with great benefits. However, there are some office politics lurking around.

    HOOPP2019-07-22
  9. Helpful (16)

    "Incompetents get promoted"

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at HOOPP full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Salary and benefits, work life balance is decent.

    Cons

    "Clapping seal culture," where if you don't clap like a seal every time the "leadership team" talks about their great ideas for the company, you will be labelled an outsider, not a team player, and ostracized by the very same "leadership" team and its brownnosers

    Advice to Management

    Quit. You are running the company to the ground. You do not belong in IT. You are unskilled. Your only "competency" is to kiss the read end of your higher ups. You are driving skilled technical people away from the company. You are using your "agile" nonsense to offload YOUR work to the teams. Technical teams now have to hire people, grade them, track their holidays, coach them, all in addition to their real work.... You are a disgrace.

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    HOOPP2019-08-13
  10. "Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HOOPP full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance is great CEO fantastic Employees rock

    Cons

    Management politics is a big think Managers are playing favoritisme There are Unqualified Management

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Senior management (Manager/Director) in Corporate Finance

    HOOPP2019-05-13
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