Wildfire Interactive

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Wildfire Interactive Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
52 Reviews
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Wildfire Interactive Founder & CEO Victoria Ransom
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23 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • I am allowed to work for myself as much as I want but it always feels like I am a part of something bigger (in 3 reviews)

  • Great people with a serious drive (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Pressure to "work"--aka be in the office--for long hours (in 9 reviews)

  • I think that WF is just experiencing some growing pains (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fantastic work experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive Wildfire Interactive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive Wildfire Interactive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Wildfire Interactive

    Pros

    Awesome company, great people, brilliant vision

    Cons

    Terribly rude cleaning lady on the 7th floor I ran into after hours one night

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a stern talk with that cleaning lady

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Energetic, motivating, constantly changing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Wildfire Interactive full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people with a serious drive

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get upper managers with more experience.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Wildfire Interactive full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Complete 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing, and continue to promote from within.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loving My Job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Wildfire Interactive full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Constant 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

    Cons

    Our 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 ManagementAdvice

    Continue 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in 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 ManagementAdvice

    Work 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    True Startup Life

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Wildfire Interactive full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company, some growing pains, awesome perks and culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It's a great place to be!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Services in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Client Services in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Wildfire Interactive

    Pros

    Wildfire 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep on listening :)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Best Place I have Ever Worked Period.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Wildfire Interactive

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Wildfire 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 ManagementAdvice

    I 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.

    Recommends
  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends

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