TheLadders Reviews

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Marc Cenedella
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    Incredible people, good opportunities for growth, questionable strategy

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I worked at TheLadders full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
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    Disapproves of CEO
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    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - TheLadders hired some of the nicest, friendliest, smartest people I’ve ever met. I met lifelong friends, and the alumni network from past employees is deep and always willing to help. This is the #1 main takeaway for me. Every company has its pitfalls, but the people are what kept me there so long.
    - Good opportunities for growth & career progression. If you are a dedicated, loyal, smart, hard worker, you can go really far up the ladder.
    - The culture was easygoing, fun and flexible until recently when management changed. Can’t speak for it now, but it was a make-your-own-hours and work-until-your-work-is-done type of place. Sometimes you were there from 8am to 8pm, and sometimes you were there from 10am-6pm. Everyone cared about their job and doing it well.
    - Opportunities to learn new tools/take classes/go to conferences for further development

    Cons

    - People can be promoted up and out of their jobs – not everyone is right for the next step, and there are high expectations even if management knows a certain person doesn’t have the experience or desire to take on more work or responsibility
    - If I can describe the company strategy in one work, it’s “pivot.” The same mistakes seem to keep getting made, strategy changes rapidly and with seemingly no research behind it. It’s hard to work for a company that is essentially tactical and trying to keep the ship afloat rather than looking toward the future
    - Super high turnover and no incentive to stay
    - While people seem to care deeply about doing a good job, the passion isn’t necessarily in the products/people the company serves.
    - People are notoriously under-paid. Recruiters seek TheLadders’ employees because they know they’re hard workers, and cheap to recruit.
    - Micromanagement from the CEO. Claims the people make the decisions, but steers the company where he wants. Lack of candor. Trying to foster an open culture but not giving real answers to solicited questions.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees power rather than just saying you're empowering them. Give real answers. Follow through - had high hopes but lost trust. Gain trust through actions and showing you actually care about the employees.


TheLadders Interviews

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at TheLadders (New York, NY) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Frist got a phone screen. The usually JAVA questions asked. Then went down there a few days later for a face to face interview and coding testing. Wrote code for them and did a whiteboard design of an object they wanted.

    Interview Questions

    • In the face to face they gave written tests. First write the code to find the average length of the words in a string. Next write the code to implement a hash table. Then whiteboard with another person to develop an object which will have a switch and an light bulb and than multiple switches and one light bulb.   1 Answer

TheLadders Awards & Accolades

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Webby Awards, Webby's, 2009
Best Companies to Work for in New York (Large), Best Companies Group, 2009

Additional Info

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Website www.theladders.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 2003
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors Unknown

Founded in 2003 and with over 6 million members, TheLadders is the premier mobile career network, committed to finding the right person for the right job and advancing careers by providing people access to reliable data and acute intelligence. Our software engineering -team-driven company is passionate about building data driven products that make our users happy and improve... More

Mission: Our mission is to design, develop and deliver the very best data driven products to 'Improve your career'.

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