GoGrid Cloud Hosting
3.1 of 5 15 reviews
www.gogrid.com San Francisco, CA 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated Apr 12, 2014

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John Keagy

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54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to learn and grow

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsGreat opportunity to set your career path.

    ConsIt would be nice to be given laptops

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing technology and great work/life balance.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsRelatively drama-free. Friendly people. Lots of company social events and catered lunches on Friday.

    ConsSome accumulated tech debt can make developing new products slower than it could be.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReduce tech debt.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Clouds in the sky

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsGoGrid likes to innovate and create their own solutions with various opensource technologies. This gives you a wide breadth of options and the ability to see what the community is doing instead of being pinned down to vendor contracts or software license agreements (as a developer)

    ConsSometimes getting a product or project to market comes at the sacrifice of a more complete solution.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaybe show how a product's spend (cost to develop) returns the company by sales and how much money we're making on that. Celebrate those successes and then continue to iterate on that feature (which is making money).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    CEO breeds dysfunction.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsFree lunch on Friday's, frequent company fun activities. Good benefits, $10 Crunch fitness, good medical plans, 401K match. Location is good.

    ConsThe CEO gets an idea for a product and wants it released to our customers before it is barely a V1 beta, thus our great new products that have potential never get fully bug tested or vetted. Then you have your best customers using those products and when they fail, you spend your time trying to save the customer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet the developers develop a fully functioning product before releasing it, don't cut corners. Someone stand up to the CEO.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Same old, same old

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people here are amazing.

    ConsContinued bad strategy judgement calls.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees. Trust that they know how to do their job but allow them to make mistakes.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sales a Sinking Ship

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    San Francisco, CA

    ProsFree lunch on Friday. Nice benefits. Good place to get your foot in the door into an IaaS provider.

    ConsThere isn't a realistic vision how to grow sales. Management is clueless. Lost the start up culture to macho sales environment that doesn't mix well with tech team.

    Lots of turn over.

    The CEO is a tech guy, not a sales guy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to veteran employees. If you ask opinions don't disregard them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A company with vision but needing work to promote, retain & inspire the team

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsGoGrid has a start-up feel but with some serious dreams to go big. People are friendly. Some of them are quite smart. Being a leader and innovator in the cloud is nice. Free drinks, good perks, free Friday lunch all nice.

    ConsNeeds to reward its employees more. Start up feel is nice but need to work harder to retain smart talent with much more aggressive salaries. Becoming more corporate in procedures is taking away some of the fun.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork to retain employees...pay very competitive salaries and you will retain employees and attract more and better talent!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Could be better

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLocation is ideal
    No micromanagement
    Flexibility to create or establish your own role

    ConsOver worked and underpaid
    Culture is changing too quickly and there's new employee older employee tensions
    Company direction is reactionary
    Company thinks its an 800 lbs gorilla and it's not

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook internally to support much needed infrastructures. You can't grow the business if you don't fix the problems with the internal systems.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Easy going, but under valued

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    ProsFree lunch on Fridays
    Good medical, dental, eye care
    Relaxed atmosphere

    ConsThey pay poorly and don't offer profit sharing
    Difficult product to promote in a very competitive landscape

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay better, work on building a culture of success. The mood in general around GoGrid is collect a paycheck and go home.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's been OK.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsThe opportunity to build your resume is the best. You will get to config systems that you'd have to work at other companies for years to have access. Since GoGrid is a hosting provider you get to learn and use just about every OS that anyone has ever used for a site or application.

    ConsThe pay isn't competitive. Job descriptions rely heavily on "other responsibilities as required by a small business." Reviews are annual, and you're be performing the duties of any promotion you should receive long before you will see compensation for it. The Friday lunch doesn't have enough variety.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees, even the ones that are leaving. Do regular department meetings. Acknowledge the employees that are doing an exceptional job.

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