Yoobic Reviews

Updated 28 Jun 2020

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4.0
71%
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Yoobic CEO Fabrice Haiat (no image)
Fabrice Haiat
31 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great team, amazing working environment, young flexible and dynamic, great product(in 7 reviews)

  • "Fast growth which means lots of opportunities and constant evolution, great work environment, smart people, value-added product(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Need to be agile as fast growing(in 4 reviews)

  • "Fast-growing company so they are periods with a bit of pressure (can be a Pro(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great working environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CSM in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, amazing working environment, young flexible and dynamic, great product

    Cons

    Don’t be afraid to work hard

  2. "Great environment"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, fun environment and give responsibility from day 1

    Cons

    Product sometimes bugs, more training could be given

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  3. "Good product"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Developer 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yoobic full-time

    Pros

    Very young culture, high growth startup environment

    Cons

    It could be unorganised in some team.

  4. "Nice atmosphere but it's a bit fake"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Young fun team, managers are a good team (brothers) but not great managers

    Cons

    Management sells transparency but it not really the case. The product is just ok

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Unprofessional, does not care about end user or trust employee"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Experience 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yoobic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    young team (30%+ interns) so fun atmosphere

    Cons

    many interns= often unprofessional and immature, leadership does not value or trust employees, no remote work flexibility, fired several employees with no warning and no fault of theirs.

  6. Helpful (4)

    "Fake company culture, employees are not valued"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning curve, given high responsibilities, decent product, my team was nice

    Cons

    Management including decision-making, and especially communication by senior directors is terrible. Certain departments are much more valued than others. Future hires are told that employees are the main focus for the company, but you quickly realise that the real focus is money. The biggest joke is probably one of the company values, which is, "no ego" (top management should review that one). French language is used all the time, very disrespectful for non-French speakers.

    Yoobic Response

    April 14, 2020Head of HR & Talent

    Thanks for your review and the feedback. Providing a great learning environment is something we pride ourselves on, as is giving a high level of responsibility to even our most junior and inexperienced team members. We're of disappointed to hear your thoughts on leadership. We work hard to ensure that all departments feel valued. Ultimately, we believe we're all one team, and one department cannot be successful without the support of others around them. Money is of course high on our list of focus, as one way of making sure the teams feel valued is to make sure they get paid! :-) But we also look for other ways to make the team, feel valued, listened to and understood, with company trips, monthly internal surveys with updates on progress made, and a highly collaborative and open environment, welcome to feedback and ideas. Thanks again for the review, we continue to look for ways to improve

  7. Helpful (8)

    "Toxic work culture, lack of transparency from management"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Yoobic full-time

    Pros

    Made some genuine friendships at the company.

    Cons

    Let's start with the basics. YOOBIC has almost no provisions for employee welfare. They only provide statutory sick pay, with no provisions for parental or compassionate leave beyond the statutory requirement. Employee welfare falls right at the bottom of their list of priorities. There is no work from home policy. Their 'flexible working' policy discourages working from home and even then most of the conditions are at managerial discretion. They provide private healthcare, but it is so basic and unintuitive that most people don't bother using it. The working hours are long (9-6.30) and there is a culture of disapproval surrounding missing work for doctors appointments etc (employees have been known to skip this because client meetings have been considered more important). There is no policy for holidays given in lieu of working weekends (which happened from time to time). Employees are valued according to their revenue-generating ability, with sales at the top, and there is clear favouritism. Senior management have created a toxic work environment that promotes a culture of fear around them. There is a monthly Town Hall, during which employees are theoretically able to ask questions, but they will actively avoid awkward/difficult questions (e.g. about budget, employee benefits, company culture) live on video if they doesn't feel like answering. Senior management practise a 'do as I say, not as I do' approach, particularly with regard to the company values, one of which happens to be 'no ego'. Communication style with employees is intimidating and often quite rude. Senior management are quick to take credit when projects go well, and quick to shrug off responsibility when they do not. Communication with employees as a whole is beyond poor. There is a monthly survey that gets sent out to all employees, but it is not sufficiently anonymised for employees to feel comfortable giving honest feedback. This almost doesn't matter, however, as senior management once again pick and choose which feedback to address during whole-company meetings, again avoiding challenging/difficult topics. General feeling among employees as a whole is one of being ignored and made to feel irrelevant. During my time at YOOBIC, there was a significant reduction in budget allocated to company events and culture. Not a problem in itself, but this happened in the wake of an enormous company ski trip, and was not communicated at all. The lack of transparency and unspoken vibe from management suggested that we should all be unquestioningly grateful for the ski trip and not question why budget was being shrunk. Approximately 80% of employees are French. This, of course, is not in itself a problem. What is problematic is that even outside the Paris office, French was the main language spoken in the offices, even when in the presence of non-French speakers and when discussing client projects. This was incredibly disrespectful and exclusive and senior management never made any effort to discourage this. Middle management tended to be nicer, but were often young and inexperienced. Many could definitely do with attending some management training courses! In general, on-boarding was patchy and training for new employees was often insufficient. New starters often felt overwhelmed and unsupported. Salaries generally speaking are low, and during my whole time, there was never once the opportunity to constructively discuss salary rises. There is no clear progression within the company, and a clear sense that favourites will do well while others will not. Really would not recommend this as a place to work.

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  8. Helpful (8)

    "Money is more important than people"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Breakfast, company wide skitrip, people are quite friendly, international office, new equipment

    Cons

    As I stared to work there we used to have snacks, breakfast and monthly team lunches, after two months most of it disappeared. For a non French speaking person is quite hard to find one´s place. 80% of the employees are French which wouldnt be a problem if they would stick to the company language English. The communication between the differnt teams is very rough and there is big blaming culture. Team work should also be improved. The company sticks to the bare minimum when it comes to benefits and holidays. When I signed the contract I wasnt aware that they dont have paid sick days!! No flexible working hours and no working from home. And last but not least 15 people where fired in one day as they all of a sudden facing financial risks. All in all not a very pleasant experiance and I would not recommend to start working there.

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    Yoobic Response

    April 14, 2020Head of HR & Talent

    Thanks for the review. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed the company ski trip trip, as well as the great environment that we work hard to create, to ensure all our employees enjoy their time at work. Snacks and breakfast are great, but we feel a very small link in the overall chain, of the culture we're trying to build at YOOBIC (although these did not disappear, with opening our new office, food was simply spread throughout 2 locations). We're sad to hear that your overall impression of YOOBIC seems to be negative. We work hard to ensure communication lines are always open, both between leadership & employees, and between departments. We are dependant on each other, and one department cannot be successful without the support of another. As a young growing company, we continue to build out our benefits package, adding private medical cover for everyone last year, as well as a host of other benefits across all of our locations. We can't quite compete with Apple and Facebook yet! But we continue to improve as we grow in order to attract and retain high caliber talent. We are deeply saddened by the enforced decision to have to let go a portion of the team, brought about by the Covid-19 crisis. The fact we are not the only company forced into these decisions, does not make those decisions any easier. However, we are proud of the number of people we have been able to keep employed with us, and are confident we will make it to the other side of the crisis, and be stronger as a result of it. Thanks for the review, and despite disagreeing with some of it, we wish you all the very best

  9. Helpful (5)

    "Decent"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Yoobic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lovely team, free breakfast, good trips

    Cons

    Lack of communication, CEO’s are stiff

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    Yoobic Response

    April 14, 2020Head of HR & Talent

    Thanks for the review. Is great to hear you enjoyed the team and the company trip. Disappointed to hear you think there is a lack of communication. We hold a monthly CEO TownHall meeting, providing updates on the business, as well as giving insights on strategy and direction to the coming month and beyond. We also utilise the opportunity for the anyone in the company to be able to ask any questions during the sessions, so feel we work hard to ensure communication lines remain open, and remain 2-way. We appreciate the feedback and wish you all the very best

  10. "Hard work but rewarding"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President UK in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Consistent year on year growth - A meritocratic organisation, with great opportunities to grow on a personal and professional level - Ever evolving product, in line with market needs - Great team: bright, hungry and hardworking

    Cons

    - Sometimes the hours are long, but this should be expected in a scale-up

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