Wildfire Interactive
4.3 of 5 51 reviews
www.wildfireapp.com Redwood City, CA 150 to 499 Employees

Wildfire Interactive Reviews

Updated Feb 4, 2014
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4.3 51 reviews

                             

95% Approve of the CEO

Wildfire Interactive Founder & CEO Victoria Ransom

Victoria Ransom

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91% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Energetic, motivating, constantly changing

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Redwood City, CA

I worked at Wildfire Interactive full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat people with a serious drive

ConsUpper management could have been more experienced. Too many structural changes constantly

Advice to Senior ManagementGet upper managers with more experience.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great opportunity to work with an amazing group of people and start a career!

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Redwood City, CA

I worked at Wildfire Interactive full-time for more than a year

ProsComplete transparency from top down, fantastic leadership from management, autonomy to have an impact across multiple departments, and great group of coworkers to work with everyday. They promoted from within, and had great training program for new hires. Everyone was friendly and always willing to lend a helping hand. Culture was like nowhere else.

ConsPay was far below industry averages especially for the Bay Area, and meals weren't paid for.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing, and continue to promote from within.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Loving My Job

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA

I have been working at Wildfire Interactive full-time for less than a year

ProsConstant opportunities to learn; within and outside of my department. Smart, fun-loving people. Victoria Ransom is an incredible CEO, with a great vision and honest leadership. Management listens. Dynamic environment

ConsOur growth explosion has certainly caused some challenges, so for those who don't operate well in ambiguity this may not be the place for you. Large, but still has some of the issues of a smaller start up in terms of organization, communication, and hiring qualified management.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to be uncompromising in the talent we hire. Especially when it comes to individuals who have exhibited both high mental aptitude and a track record of hard work.

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

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A Unique and Wonderful Place (very thankful to have this opportunity!)

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA

I have been working at Wildfire Interactive full-time

Pros* lovely, motivated, hard-working, and kind individuals.
* extremely collaborative environment
* awesome example of leadership and professionalism found in our CEO
* exciting time/place to work in the Social space
* Gorgeous office setting
* Snacks/Perks are decent
* Co-workers quickly become friends

Cons* atmosphere can become too collegiate (only occasionally!)
* I sometimes wish managers took more of a hands on approach. I appreciate being respected enough to do my own thing, but sometimes guidance is helpful.
* sometimes we run out of Diet Coke
* as we've grown, overall communication from the top down has become a little less transparent (understandable)
* tedious commute from SF

Advice to Senior ManagementWork actively to improve communication with your team/those underneath you. This will be crucial as we officially transition from a "late-stage start-up" into a larger company.

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

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True Startup Life

Senior Account Executive (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA

I have been working at Wildfire Interactive full-time for more than a year

Pros- Strong leadership from our CEO, Victoria Ransom. She is a visionary and someone who inspires all of us. Victoria is always eager to listen to her colleagues and take action where appropriate.
- Very smart and passionate people.
- Biggest and best social media software company in the space.
- Transparent management team.
- Lot of opportunity for professional development and even personal growth. This has been an accelerated MBA program for myself that will ultimately help me in my future entrepreneurial ventures.
- Autonomous environment.

... and it's fun!

Cons- Benefits could be better but there is now a focus on improvement in that area.
- There are some growing pains, but that comes with the territory when you grow from 40 employees to 300+ in the 2 or so years I've been here.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep listening :)

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

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Great company, some growing pains, awesome perks and culture

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA

I have been working at Wildfire Interactive

Pros- culture
- lateral mobility within workplace
- the office is awesome
- cal train passes, gym membership, snacks
- good people, smart coworkers, plenty of opportunities to learn how a company is actually grown and how customer relationships are managed
- the CEO practices what she preaches, as does all upper management for the most part

Cons- if you're going to get us snacks... get us healthy ones
- sales is known to be a bit cliqueish, but nothing you can't look around

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on doing what you're doing. Remain candid, transparent, trusting and inspiring. Don't be afraid to tell us what we are going to do. Wildfire is a very collaborative place where people don't step on one another's toes, but at this junction I think we need clear, unambiguous marching orders sometimes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It's a great place to be!

Client Services (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA

I have been working at Wildfire Interactive

ProsWildfire is filled with incredibly intelligent people who are passionate about the company and what they do. I look forward to coming in to the office each day.

ConsSometimes there seems to be unnecessarily large communication gaps between departments and teams

Advice to Senior Managementkeep on listening :)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The Best Place I have Ever Worked Period.

Account Executive (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA

I have been working at Wildfire Interactive

ProsThe work environment is very helpful, relaxed, and full of energy. Anyone and everyone is willing to help at anytime no matter what department you are in. It is very well balanced giving you opportunity to hang out and get away from your computer whenever you need a break. You want to come to work everyday because of the comradery shared between everyone who works here. I feel like I can walk up to anyone from a new hire to the CEO and ask for assistance or just chat. On top of that we not only work hard, but play hard. We have awesome team building events that involve costumes, refreshments, and many Wildfire memories. I love working here.

ConsWildfire is growing from becoming a lean start-up to a medium/large sized corporation. Now that we are getting bigger there are needs to be more scalable management in place and the work environment has to cater to several hundred people rather then a smaller group. However, Wildfire is adjusting accordingly and always gives us an opportunity to share when we walk to suggest an improvement.

Advice to Senior ManagementI would recommend that management keeps the same hard working and humble attitude we have always had. As we get bigger don't forget where we came from.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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the LEADER of an incredible space, with passionate, bright, and humble employees

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA

I have been working at Wildfire Interactive

Pros- Work with humble, creative, and passionate people
- Gorgeous office with huge windows and a view of the bay
- Victoria's leadership inspires all of us. She is brilliant yet incredibly humble and considerate
- Everyone is SO excited to come into work everyday. We are all team players and are proud to work at Wildfire
- Huge momentum; we're in an incredible space and are growing like crazy.
- On any given day, there are several puppies running around the office
- Youthful and witty employees
- Wildfire is HANDS DOWN the best social media marketing technology in the WORLD.

Cons- space: we work in one big room, so distractions come easily.
- commuting from San Francisco to Redwood City is exhausting

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing. You are inspiring all of us. We trust you, and feel that we are in good hands.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Best place I have ever worked

Team Lead/Senior Social Media Account Manager (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA

I have been working at Wildfire Interactive

ProsThe people you are surrounded with on a daily basis are the more intelligent, drive, excited and happy people that I have had the pleasure to work with. They push you daily to be the best you can be and deliver the best product and service for the clients.

ConsIt's a bit messy around the common areas and kitchen as many of the employees are young and don't understand the importance of cleaning up after yourself.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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