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  1. Great place to work with great people

    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Speakeasy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and great customer service

    Cons

    Management needs to communicate vision.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to the companies core competencies.


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    Always doing too much with too little, in too short a time

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There was a strong support for good software development practices. They were good about letting you work from home, when you needed too.

    Cons

    There was very little employee career development. It was rare to get classes paid for, but they would buy books if you asked. There was too much reliance on offshore developers. There was too much reliance on offshore tech support for customers.

    Advice to Management

    There is great customer focus at Speakeasy (now Megapath). But, the focus on employee development and career advancement needs consideration too.


  3. A good place to work for a couple of years

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Seattle, WA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Speakeasy is a machine that turns smart people into talented people. After a year or two you will likely be far more advanced at your skill set.

    Cons

    It's very hard to get promotions and salary increases at Speakeasy. You really need to play hard ball (preferably when you get in) in order to get any kind of a raise. As a result, many of the highly talented staff have been leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on development of culture and creating a fun atmosphere. Also try to outline a clear path that indicates how to get promoted.


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  5. Fun with peers, but isolated from leaders when you're a minion

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The office culture is casual and laid-back, while keeping a "lets get the job done" mentality. The work-life balance is great too.

    Cons

    There's been no salary increase or push to make us grow as individual professionals. There seems to be an unequal amount of workload - some people may be extremely busy, while others are twiddling their thumbs. Communication from the top level feels always scattered and hush-hushed; and the merger wasn't handled very gracefully for anyone not top level.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees in the loop, because it's discouraging and demoralizing when you hear rumours and whispering in the halls and kitchens. Or least if it's because of some legal issue, keep us engaged and feel important.



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