Efficient Frontier

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Efficient Frontier Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
29 Reviews
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Efficient Frontier President, CEO & Director David Karnstedt
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  1.  

    Real tech, Ethical

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Efficient Frontier (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great CTO, great tech, great culture. It was a great team that was building great products. I strongly recommend hiring people from Efficient Frontier.

    Cons

    relaxed environment, no room for growth, not innovative enough. The company missed out on a lot of new waves.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Good working experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Efficient Frontier full-time

    Pros

    Encouraged to learn and do things independently. Very sooon, I was independenly completing things like opening and closing...

    Cons

    Up selling. Under utilized by manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use your employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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    Efficient Frontier is a progressive, positive, collaborative place to be!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Efficient Frontier

    Pros

    How many startups do you know that offer a 401(k) match, how many do you know that acquired a company, how many do you know that have very low employee contribution costs for benefits? EF has all of this and more! We also have a CFO that supports investing in technological resources that make sense, he's not your typical CFO - so conservative that you have to beg, borrow and steal to get a new resource.

    Cons

    Offer leadership training, EF is a great gig, we can be better ... a little training goes a long way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cultivate people as they are the most important asset.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Great company with lots of potential

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Efficient Frontier

    Pros

    The vision that EF is execting on is great and very interesting. The team is great and the management team is good at listening and communicating. The technology and the work is very interesting. EF is building a solid platform that will combine search, display and social and its very exciting to work in the environment.

    Cons

    Lots of work. Can't hire fast enough. Product is very strong and the company needs to market it to more people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep executing on the big vision of combining search, display and social. Hire faster.

    Recommends
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  6.  

    The new management has really done a good job in energizing company and expanding the vision.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Efficient Frontier

    Pros

    Exciting space and executing on an exciting vision
    Brought in good management and are focused on execution
    Good camaraderie in team

    Cons

    lot of work but otherwise nothing much to complain about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some more people so we can execute and grow faster

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Excellent Place to Work and Excel....There are no glass ceiling.

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    Current Employee - Manager @ EF in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Manager @ EF in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Efficient Frontier

    Pros

    Efficient Frontier, has a very collaborate environment where people are its biggest asset. I found employees to be very cooperative willing to work together. Its technology is the best. No one looks over your shoulder and there is enough latitude for an individual to succeed. The company has a open door policy and ideas are welcome to be shared with management and founders.

    Cons

    During good times the company should have been conservative in how they spent money on food, paper glasses, hiring. Considering that it is a start-up, employees should have been pushed hard to deliver more to succeed as a team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Hire cautiously and make it a compelling environment for your employees to push harder. Additionally, do away with lunches and sundry expenses and celebrate every new customer acquisition with the entire company.

    Recommends
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  8.  

    Have never regretted joining Efficient Frontier

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Efficient Frontier

    Pros

    - Opportunity to work with the brightest people
    - Efficient Frontier is an industry leader and we work with the biggest clients across Search, Facebook and Display
    - Opportunity for personal growth and advancement
    - Company is focused on profitability, growth and shareholder value
    - Flexible schedules, good work/life balance
    - Free soda, coffee and snacks ;)

    Cons

    - When there are open positions it's difficult to find great candidates to fill the roles, so hiring can take a little longer than we'd like.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Continue working collectively towards the vision and goals you've stated to the organization.
    - Great job on the Context Optional acquisition.

    Recommends
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