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Ian Blaine

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87% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great work environment that deteriorated over time

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsThis is a strong engineering organization and good place to be a senior developer. Lots of nice people working on small, agile teams, delivering good software.

    ConsThe marketing, sales and operations aspects of the company have become increasingly political. The leadership is smart but tends to belittle others' ideas or to not hear them. Career opportunities for non-engineers are limited.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen. Dare to decide not to do some things in order to do other things better. Promote the emerging leaders who have earned trust from others, and shed the ones who are not trusted.

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

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    Good place to work - some cons

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    Prosinteresting work
    great people
    pretty nice office
    good benefits
    fair salary
    fun to see Kabletown referred to on 30 Rock and you get the inside joke

    Cons- bad understanding of resource management and staffing
    - little real product management
    - shifting priorities all the time
    - predictable busy times are not staffed for and then you get to work 60 hours a week
    - small raises yearly from Comcast due to slow economy (all the while they are buying NBC)
    - lots of long term employees who are all super burned out

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to people's complaints
    The exec team are not the only people who are smart - stop thinking you are the smartest

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A pretty nice work place, with decent benefits & salary

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsGreat workplace. Company provides free snacks and pop, and semi regular events like parties or catered lunch for everyone. There are some very smart people in lead positions that don't mind helping other engineers out when asked.

    ConsHard to figure out how raises and promotions work, annual reviews don't really give much feedback on how to get that raise or promotion. This may have to do with how the economy has been doing lately.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore transparency on raises and promotions. It sucks to find out that raises will be 1-2% 1 month before they are given out. Also, a better bonus structure if raises aren't happening so employees have some motivation to excel.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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