TextNow Inc.
TextNow's kitchen and lounge area in the office

Recognized as one of Waterloo Area's Top Employers (2018)

Here are some of the reasons why TextNow Inc. was selected as one of Waterloo Area's Top Employers (2018):

  • TextNow encourages employees to adopt an ownership mentality through a share purchase plan, available to all employees, and offers generous referral bonuses of up to $2,500 for employees who recruit candidates from their personal networks
  • TextNow offers meaningful opportunities for students and new grads to gain career-level experience through co-op placements, paid internships and summer employment
  • TextNow provides introductory maternity and parental leave top-up for employees who are new mothers or fathers, including adoptive parents
TextNow employees celebrating the holidays   (Photo credit: Aaron Summerfield)

Highlights

Industry Software Publishers
Established in Canada 2009
Major Canadian hiring locations Waterloo ON
Full-time employees in Canada 73
Part-time employees in Canada 4
Average age of employees in Canada 31
Longest serving employee 8 years
Long-term savings matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, telecommuting
Unlimited vacation allowance offers a no-limit vacation policy
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why TextNow Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers (2017):

  • A smaller Waterloo-based software firm, TextNow continues to grow at an incredible pace, doubling the size of its workforce in the past year with 37 additional new full-time positions
  • Employees working at TextNow's head office enjoy a variety of onsite amenities including a cafeteria (with free meals daily), an employee lounge with video games, foosball and board games, an ice rink and a beach volleyball court and free access to a fitness room
  • TextNow encourages employees to adopt an ownership mentality through a share purchase plan, available to all employees, and offers additional financial benefits including signing and year-end bonuses for some employees, and generous referral bonuses of up to $2,500 for successful hires
TextNow CEO Derek Ting standing in the office's newly expanded kitchen space

Highlights

Industry Software Publishers
Established in Canada 2009
Major Canadian hiring locations Waterloo ON
Full-time employees in Canada 71
Full-time employee growth in the past year 108.8 %
Average age of employees in Canada 29
Longest serving employee 7 years
Long-term savings matching RSP, non-matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Performance recognition individual performance bonuses, on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer recognition awards, tailored and unique rewards (i.e. travel), long-service awards

The Career Directory

TextNow Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
TextNow co-op students

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Software Publishers
Major Canadian hiring locations Waterloo ON
Full-time employees in Canada 71
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Typical new grad positions Internal Tools Developer, Android Developer, Web App Developer, iOS Developer, Backend Developer
Starting salary $65K to $70K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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