GoGrid Cloud Hosting Reviews

Updated June 19, 2015
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  1. Customer Support

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Support in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at GoGrid Cloud Hosting full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    lots of freedom, awesome people, a great learning experience. I enjoy my job.

    Cons

    many situations are not addressed properly or managed properly. there are a few employees that do not have filters and mistreat other employees with no repercussion.

    Advice to Management

    reward your people, and hold the employees accountable for their work load.


  2. Great starter job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GoGrid Cloud Hosting full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to "everything" (networking, data center operations, customer support, sysops, devops, etc). Great place to gain job experience if you can tolerate the hours.

    Cons

    Recently acquired by Datapipe, company now feels like an abandoned project. Employees are there just to keep things running until the inevitable.

    Advice to Management

    Try listening to ALL you employees, not just the ones that revolve around your office all day.


  3. Enjoyed the Experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at GoGrid Cloud Hosting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working at Gogrid gave me a lot of freedom to be creative, I earned well, and the people on the sales side were highly professional and friendly. I'd not worked with many other departments, but holiday parties were enjoyable. A great bunch of loyal characters there.

    Cons

    There was little reward for innovation and what reward there was often required thick skin. The infamous, "no good deed went unpunished."

    Advice to Management

    Reward extra effort with freedom and respect. Start shifting away from a pure startup mentality.


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    Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GoGrid Cloud Hosting full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you looking to learn new skills this is the place. Also provides free lunches on Fridays, $10 gym membership and decent medical benefits.

    Cons

    pay is not as competitive within its industry. Employee morals are down as management has changed a lot.


  6. Great place to learn and grow

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at GoGrid Cloud Hosting full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity to set your career path.

    Cons

    It would be nice to be given laptops


  7. Amazing technology and great work/life balance.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GoGrid Cloud Hosting full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Reduce tech debt.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Clouds in the sky

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at GoGrid Cloud Hosting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    GoGrid 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)

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Maybe 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).


  9. Helpful (2)

    CEO breeds dysfunction.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at GoGrid Cloud Hosting full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (3)

    Same old, same old

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GoGrid Cloud Hosting full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people here are amazing.

    Cons

    Continued bad strategy judgement calls.

    Advice to Management

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


  11. Helpful (2)

    Sales a Sinking Ship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at GoGrid Cloud Hosting full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There 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 Management

    Listen to veteran employees. If you ask opinions don't disregard them.



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