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    Great company still trying to get its legs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Laika, Inc full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You work with fantastic, talented, interesting, and hard-working people from around the world. Portland is a fantastic city to live in (or near, as we'll see in the cons) and very affordable, especially compared to the rest of the West Coast. Name recognition is becoming more prevalent, and the quality of the work is undeniable.

    Cons

    LAIKA, though advertised as being in Portland, is actually half an hour drive west (no traffic) in an area called Hillsboro, but don't expect the rent to be cheaper out there, as the proximity to Intel drives up prices. And you will be renting, because the company has a high rate of turnover. People are routinely lost once a project completes, without any idea if they'll be able to come back or not. The company seems to be trying to remedy the situation, but everyone I ever spoke with didn't feel confident that they'd still have a job in a year.

    Pay is substandard for industry, but Portland is cheaper than other cities, though it really isn't a perfect scale. Also, I've yet to work anywhere that actually pays this mythical "industry standard", so there's that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to retain people from project to project, and let department heads tell outstanding employees when they can be expected back, instead of only letting them say, "We hope something happens." Long term planning seems to be a company-wide issue, and that leads to pessimism and anxiety in current (as well as former) employees.

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    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Laika, Inc.

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    Had two interviews over the phone. One with a recuriter and one with the head of the department.

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    I asked for higher pay and they said no.
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Website www.laika.com
Headquarters Hillsboro, OR
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2005
Type Company - Private
Industry Media
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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