Monsoon Company, Inc. – Oakland, CA
Master's degree or foreign equivalent in Computer Science or Computer Engineering plus 1 year experience. Experience to include developing server… Jobvertise
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I worked at Monsoon Commerce full-timePros
Great co-workers. Most of the people at Alibris are what make the employees want to stay.
The salary was decentCons
Lack of transparency and outright lies to employees. Poor, inexperienced leadership (mainly directors promoted into their positions without the needed experience), no plan for future growth, old technology, no clear direction, no training for managers (which is sorely needed), petty,catty behavior among many in leadership positions, "me vs them" mentality (again among many in leadership roles), departments are very isolated from each other and do not work together. The benefits are not great even if HR thinks they areAdvice to ManagementAdvice
Stop lying to employees. Don't say there will be no more layoffs when you are laying people off and telling them to say it's voluntary. Stop asking those in leadership positions to lie to their teams and telling them there are no more layoffs. Employees talk and word spreads fast. For such a small company it is amazing the drama and lies that are going on. Stop getting rid of very talented, knowledgeable employees just to save yourselves a few bucks (these people are the main reason the company hasn't crashed and burned yet).
No one trusts the current HR team. You may have noticed this. You got rid of all the people that were helpful, trustworthy, and that the employees related to.
Get some training for the current Managers and Directors. Most have never been in these roles and have no idea how to manage and relate to their subordinates. Several people have left due to catty, petty behavior of leadership. This isn't high school. I understand that there will always be conflicts but when people have yelling matches and curse at people in meetings, there's a problem.
The culture is changing rapidly and not for the better. Most people came to Alibris for the work/life balance, location, and people. Stop trying to change the company into something it isn't.
Several people have left and have explicitly stated their issues in exit interviews. Complaints are very consistent. You should look into those.
Hire people with experience. Don't simply promote people into roles that they can not do.Doesn't RecommendNegative OutlookNo opinion of CEO