Developer (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 17 January 2017
It's a fun company with talented folks. Environment is cool and a large variety of snacks, pops, beer... however the startup company mentality still pulling people down and not making them growing as well as the profitable business.
Technical Project Manager, Delivery Services (Former Employee) – Toronto – 11 November 2015
Points was a very fun environment to work in. Many talented people working there. Typical day was heavy on email and conference calls, also meeting oriented. Sometimes you could be stuck in meetings literally all day and your job awaits for after business hours, but that was part of the thriving and growing work place. Most challenging part of the job was mentoring and coaching team members that have no interest in growth. Most enjoyable part was learning from all the new technologies the company was focusing on.
Great work/life balance, very hands on senior leadership
Less room to advance, wearing many hats on the job
Business Development (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 18 November 2014
An ongoing power struggle. Too many chiefs and not enough people getting things done. Travel was extensive and demanded even if the prospect was luke warm. No concern on spending money...I'd be a nervous investor as the company does not seem to be fiscally responsible. Concentration on Tier1 merchants is unrealistic as the very large companies can go direct to the loyalty partners. Not sure there is a great deal of value having Points act as the conduit for marketing access/entitlements. Even when a deal gets signed and agreed upon the timeline to launch is painfully slow and long. On a positive note there are number of great middle management people that seem to have their act together.
Some nice people/personalities
Sales cycle is painfully long. Some senior management walk around like there stuff doesn't stink.